Published on March 2, 2016

5 South End Restaurants Bostonians Love

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

5 South End Restaurants Bostonians Love

1. Post 390Post 390Located in the Back Bay's Clarendon Building, Post 390 offers a contemporary twist on the traditional tavern experience with seasonally inspired dishes that reflect Chef Eric Brennan's passion for fresh ingredients and inventive flavors. The two-story restaurant features a 25-seat bar, a four-sided fireplace, an open kitchen and views of some of Boston's most recognizable landmarks, including Trinity Church and the Hancock Tower. The beverage program features over 200 bottles on the wine list, a dozen brews on tap and an array of handcrafted cocktails.

2. The Butcher Shop

The Butcher ShopThe Butcher Shop is famed restaurateur and James Beard Award-winning Chef Barbara Lynch's South End French-Italian steakhouse, wine bar and full-service butcher shop. The menus are market-driven so specials change daily, and the wine list features over 100 options. Inside, the rustic space features exposed brick walls, a black soapstone bar and reclaimed wood floors.

3. B&G Oysters

B&G OystersLocated in the South End, B&G Oysters is Chef Barbara Lynch's modern take on a classic oyster bar. The restaurant combines fresh oysters from both coasts with seasonally inspired dishes and New England classics. A food-friendly, reasonably priced wine list is also available at this go-to neighborhood spot.

4. Coppa

CoppaCoppa is an Italian enoteca serving Italian small plates, housemade pasta and charcuterie using locally sourced ingredients. The decor — dark wood, exposed brick and modern light fixtures — creates an intimate, chic environment. A selection of eclectic wines and inventive cocktails are available to pair with the cuisine.

5. Boston Chops

Boston ChopsLocated in the heart of the historic South End, Boston Chops offers a casual yet refined twist on classic bistro fare. The main event features USDA Prime and Choice cuts of beef, with fresh seafood dishes and an abundance of vegetable sides rounding out the menu. The restaurant's offerings are best enjoyed alongside a reimagined classic cocktail, a bottle from the 2,000 selection-deep towering glass wine room or a beer from the carefully curated selection of brews.

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