Trying out a new restaurant near Fenway Park? Here's a list of restaurants near Fenway Park locals and critics love.
5 Fenway Restaurants Bostonians Love
1. The HawthorneLocated in the Hotel Commonwealth in the heart of Kenmore Square, The Hawthorne serves up American bar bites, small plates and signature craft cocktails. Owner Jackson Cannon brings to the restaurant his expertise as beverage director at sister and neighbor restaurants, the Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar. The modern and inviting space features plush chairs and sofas, making it an ideal spot to gather over cocktails.
2. Mei Mei
Mei Mei dishes out local Asian-American fusion cuisine. The expansive open kitchen, brightly illustrated chalkboard walls and yellow-hued furniture create a laid back, upbeat vibe. Inventive non-alcoholic beverages, plus pitchers of beers and cocktails for sharing, are available.
Josephine serves contemporary seasonal French cuisine and wines, bringing a taste of Paris to Boston. It's interior, designed with large pieces of Berkshires wood and steel, boasts a laidback, chic atmosphere. The two-story restaurant features a wine bar and an intimate patio.
4. Island Creek Oyster Bar
Located right by Fenway Park, Island Creek Oyster Bar brings transparency to the farm-to-table concept. The menu, sprinkled with the names of purveyors throughout, offers seasonally influenced New England shore food with a sophisticated sensibility. The Kenmore Square eatery's menu is printed just before service to ensure a presentation of the freshest ingredients possible. A destination unto itself, the bar features an extensive list of craft cocktails, rotating beers and wines by the bottle and the glass.
5. Eastern Standard
Eastern Standard is a casual Cambridge brasserie that boasts a lounge and Boston's longest marble bar, where guests can snack on inventive late-night offerings and sip on craft cocktails. The glamorous Kendall Square destination is also home to a daily bread program, specially tailored game time menus and a unique weekend brunch. Thick mirrored pillars and decorative red accents make Eastern Standard feel like a larger-than-life Parisian brasserie.