Hey readers! Welcome to the second installment of the OT Conference Series. Today I am sharing my favorite restaurants in Boston that I recommend you try out while you are here. Most of my recommendations are not located in the Seaport near the convention center, so you would want to go here for dinner or if you take a day to explore the city. I will also include some restaurants near the convention center where you can grab lunch during the conference. Enjoy!
Near the Conference
Disclaimer: I haven’t actually tried any of the restaurants in Seaport! These range in price and type of food. Here is a list of restaurants near the convention center:
- Rosa Mexicano
- Row 34
- Pastoral ARTisan Pizza + Kitchen + Bar
- The Smoke Shop BBQ
- City Tap House Boston
- Chipotle Mexican Grill
- Better Bagels
- Aceituna Grill
- Shake Shack
- Flour Bakery
- and more!
My Favorites: Food & Drink
Met Back Bay – I love going here for brunch, but it is also great for dinner. Try the avocado toast (it is totally worth it)! Located on Newbury Street!
Trident Booksellers & Cafe – A bookstore and a cafe, what more could you want? Located on Newbury Street!
Piattini – A delicious spot for dinner & wine tasting. Located on Newbury Street!
Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen – Located near the Boston Common and Theater District, this restaurant has a large menu and flights of wine.
Barcelona Wine Bar – Located in Brookline and the South End, this restaurant has delicious wine and tapas.
Sonsie – An American bistro and wine bar, Sonsie has a great atmosphere and even better food.
Earls Kitchen and Bar – A fun spot for a cocktail and dinner. This is located in the Prudential Center.
Maggiano’s Little Italy – Located near the Public Garden, this family friendly Italian restaurant is delicious.
Mother Anna’s – If you are looking for good Italian food in the North End, Mother Anna’s is one of my favorites.
Cantina Italiana – Another delicious Italian restaurant located in the North End. Fun fact: this is where Ryan and I went on our first date!
Top of the Hub – This is an upscale restaurant with spectacular city views. Don’t fear the menu prices… check out the bar instead. You can grab a glass of wine and relax in the lounge for around $15! This is located at the top of the Prudential Center.
Eataly – Located in the Prudential Center, Eataly is home to lots of Italian restaurants. I have only been to their outdoor bar during the summer, but I have heard great things about the restaurants inside.
Mike’s Pastry – If you are looking for a cannoli in the North End, look no further. The line is always around the block (maybe not in March), and it is so worth it. There are lots of other bakeries in the North End, but Mike’s Pastry is the best in my opinion.
Playa Bowls – How many times can I rave about this restaurant? Originally from New Jersey, Playa Bowls now has two locations in Boston. Go here for a quick breakfast and the best acai bowls ever! They also have coconut, banana, green, pitaya, chia, and oatmeal bowls.
Thanks for reading!