Published on March 2, 2016

5 Somerville Restaurants Bostonians Love

Looking to try a new restaurant near Somerville? Here's a list of Somerville restaurants locals and critics love.

5 Somerville Restaurants Bostonians Love

1. SpokeSpokeSpoke serves up New England-inspired plates in a casual neighborhood setting. The ever-changing menu incorporates seasonal and local ingredients into small plates for sharing with friends. The intimate setting is the ideal place to enjoy the featured beers and extensive Old World wine list, which change seasonally.

2. La Brasa

La BrasaThe product of Chef Daniel Bojorquez and Chef Frank McClelland, La Brasa specializes in wood-fired fare inspired by the cuisines of the native countries of many East Somerville residents, including Mexico and Peru, among others. The atmosphere boasts both industrial and rustic charm with high ceilings, aluminum accents and a wood-paneled bar. The restaurant also contains a small market featuring local produce, dairy and coffee.

3. Journeyman

JourneymanA simple Somerville staple, Journeyman serves up New American cuisine paired with an inventive and globally influenced beverage program. Located in Union Square, the restaurant has no set menu, and almost everything is made in-house, with offerings based on seasonal and local produce. Housed in a brick building that was previously a pasta sauce factory, the dining room feels both industrial and homey with plenty of warm, reclaimed wood.

4. Casa B

Casa BLocated in Somerville's Union Square, Casa B is the modern interpretation of the traditional Spanish tasca. Specializing in unique and flavorful Spanish-Caribbean tapas, the restaurant also features small plates and inventive cocktails. A bar, small lounge and two dining rooms make up the two-story space.

5. backbar

backbarTucked behind a red door down a quiet alley in Somerville, backbar is an intimate craft cocktail destination. From classic drinks to modern reimaginings, backbar boasts a unique beverage program to suit many tastes. Small bites and appetizers complement the boozy concoctions, and ramen is available at specific, varying times each evening.

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