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Three Boston Restaurants That are a Must Try

Boston, a city full of culture, sports fanatics, a thriving economy and a great number of eligible bachelors. Surprising enough, the City on the Hill is also famous for its tantalizing cuisines you ought to try when in town. In fact, here are three of the best Boston restaurants you should definitely check into.

Bancroft on Burlington Avenue

You know you are at the Bancroft when the plate in front of you holds a giant juicy stake with flavors that will dazzle you. If you find yourself on Burlington 3rd Avenue, knowingly or by chance, make lunch reservations at this acclaimed Boston Steakhouse. Inside the ambience is modern and welcoming and the menu maintains that American steakhouse signature.

There can never be a dull moment under Chef Mario and team who will start you off with a Boston Clam Chowder or an Iced Shrimp Cocktail. Or maybe you prefer the fried Ipswich clams while your lunch mate tries the vine ripe tomato bisque. These will cost you anywhere from $10 to $18 as you warm up for the main course.

Now for the entree, you can order the charred steak with a dash of red wine sauce and mashed Yukon. For the chicken lover, some Giannone breasts are an excellent choice served with rainbow carrots and white corn polenta. But if you really want to blow your tastes buds, order some grilled lamb chops with eggplant puree on the side and roast tomato garnish.

Wash all that down with a soothing cocktail; and the Bancroft can be really innovative with their drinks.

The Neptune Oyster

For the seafood lover, The Neptune Oyster on Salem Street beckons. The ambience is chic, enticing and inviting which resonates in how they prepare and serve their delicacies too. The best part about this sea food joint is in how they shape their menus. Each day of the week has a themed cuisine delicacy, so you have a chance to sample the chef’s finest. Monday should be a good day for Lobster Spaghettini served with sorghum salad or wild ramp vinaigrette.

Tuesday is an interesting day as well, you will enjoy Sea Urchin Ditalini with an accompaniment of your choice. Wednesday is for shell crabs, Thursdays for shrimps, Fridays for squid risotto and the weekends for Bottarga Vongole or Lobster Tacos. But chef Daniel and Ross don’t want to limit your taste buds, so they offer other options like North End Cioppino, Acadian Redfish with Chips or roasted char served with celery and forest mushrooms.

They have a bar alright but not the kind that serves Bloody-Marys. It’s a Raw Bar for those who like their seafood uncooked. So go out of your way and try the shrimp, white anchovy or razor clam cocktail.

The Bergamot

Located on Beacon Street is the Bergamot which is a breath of fresh air from your ordinary dining experience. Inside the ambience is warm, cozy and abuzz with intimate conversations. The Bergamot is that special place for a date or honeymoon vacation with your better half.

They only serve dinner specials with a price that ranges below $100. With some ambient music offering a romantic background, start the evening off with some baby beets, fried mussels, or smoked shrimp. An equally tantalizing alternative is chicken liver inn gooseberry sauce, accompanied with creamed greens and walnut garnish.

For the main course, indulge your vegan buds in stewed tomatoes accompanied with crisped squash blossom, massaged with Burrata cheese and olive garnish. For the meat lover, the grilled hanger steak in pepper jelly with shiitake mushrooms is a tantalizing choice. Throw in some sweet potato for that enriching pizzazz.

There are plenty of Boston restaurants serving decent menus, but these three should be top on your list. The next time you want some seafood, steakhouse special or just a cozy place with good food and room for hearty conversations, you know the place to go.

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Top 5 Hotel Bars In Boston

Boston, Massachusetts, boasts of a bustling night life as well as its classy bars and restaurants. Some of the bars are found in hotel lobbies while others are standalone. They are frequented by locals and tourist revelers because they feature famed cocktails and a good drinking ambience.

Alibi Bar

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Alibi bar is located on North End and Beacon Hill on the site where the Charles Street Prison stood. In fact, the bar has since used the old prison as its main theme. Today, it features thick brick walls, cell windows and doors as well as the prison’s original stone floors. In addition, it also features celebrity mug shots of personalities like Frank Sinatra, Nolte and Morrison. Today, the bar has added posh leather couches, candlelight and dark wood tables. Alibi is famed for its jail-themed cocktails like “Gordon Gekko,” “walk of shame,” and “the doing thyme.”

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The Last Hurrah is located in the Downtown and Waterfront area of Boston, Massachusetts. It is located in one of the oldest hotels in the country. The classy bar boasts of leather cushioned chairs and wood paneling with a sleek finish. The Boston cream pie, invented sometime in the 19th century, is a famed tourist attraction. The bar has an extensive menu of drinks including the cream pie martini, the Dickens Punch, and an impressive whiskey menu.

Omni Parker House

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Omni Parker House is located on 60 School Street, Boston, Massachusetts. The bar has a warm, inviting and elegant feel. It offers specialty cocktails and drinks. Omni Parker House boasts of over 150 years of rich history. The hotel was founded in 1855 by Harvey D. Parker. Today, it stands as the oldest and most elegant inn in Boston. Charles Dickens even stayed here for 5 months in his apartment where he wrote and performed A Christmas Carrol at the hotel.

The Omni Parker House still has the door to his room and the mirror he used to practice his performance.

Noir

The Noir bar has a 1940s theme and a chic, lounge-like feel. It is frequented by late-night revelers and an after-work crowd who are drawn by its signature cocktails. Locals love the happy hour because the bar offers tasty small plates and discounted drinks. Its signature cocktails are inspired by film noirs. These include the LA Confidential (Cointreau, peach nectar, champagne and Stoli peach) and Black Dahlia (Triple sec, Reyka vodka, pom juice, lemon and blackberries).

The Hawthorne

The Hawthorne bar is located in the lobby of the famous Hotel Commonwealth. The bar is highly polished with lavish seats, coffee table books and framed photos set above the fireplace. This makes for a relaxed bar room environment. Its cutting-edge cocktails are made by one of the most famed mixologists in the country, Jackson Cannon. Cannon’s menu features rare classics like Pimm’s Cups.

There are many excellent hotel bars in Boston, Massachusetts, with a rich history and interesting themes. The city’s visitors and locals are spoilt for choice when it comes to the best place to get a drink.

Little Known Places To Visit In Boston

We all know where to take first-timers when they visit a new destination. For instance, when you visit Boston for the first time, you are likely to be taken to places such as Harvard Yard, Fenway Park, and The Freedom Trail. To tourists, such places provide a unique experience where they get to learn more about this city and the people living in it. But did you know that there are far more places you can visit while in Boston? Sure, the college students have a nice handle on the best spots in the city, but even they haven’t visit all the good spots. This article shares information on lesser-known places to visit in Boston.

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Now you might be wondering what you could possibly see at a cemetery in Boston, but Mount Auburn Cemetery is no ordinary burial ground. Opened in the 1830s, this Garden cemetery was designed with both the dead and the living in mind. The 175-acre ground serves as a resting places for over 90,000 souls buried over the years. There are plenty of activities you can go on while visiting this part of Boston including bird watching, walking, and relaxing. The best part about Mount Auburn Cemetery is the fact that it is free for everyone and opened throughout the year.

Watch Street Performers at Faneuil Hall

While Faneuil Hall is a popular tourist destination, not everyone visiting this part of Boston understands exactly what it has to offer. Faneuil Hall is home to some of the most talented street performers you’ll find anywhere else in the city. To ensure you get quality performances, all the participants have to audition before they are allowed to perform in the streets. On any given day, you will come across comedians, sword throwers, jugglers and escape artists.

Boston Harbor Islands

Boston Harbor Islands are largely underrated even though they have plenty to offer to visitors. Here you will find a total of 34 islands, all waiting to be explored. You can go on activities such as hiking and camping, or visit the Civil War-era fort and public beaches. You can also get a first-hand look at the oldest lighthouse in the United States.

Travel Back in Time by Visiting the Coolidge Corner Theatre

The Coolidge Corner Theatre was established back in the year 1930 and still maintains its original charm 80 years later. This independent theatre screens both classic and modern films, allowing you the opportunity to explore Hollywood’s golden age.

Visit the Museum of bad Art (MOBA)

We’ve all been to museums where everything is meant to either frighten you, amuse you or educate you. But have you heard about a museum that only displays the worst kind of art there has ever been? That is exactly what you get when you visit MOBA. This is not to say that your experience here is going to be awful — on the contrary, you are bound to enjoy your time here regardless of whether you are an art enthusiast or not.

The Most Beloved Professional Baseball Team in Boston

BogeyIf you talk about Boston, you have to mention its premiere and beloved professional baseball team — the Boston Red Sox. The team was founded in 1901 and has since then won eight World Series championships. Fenway park is home to this beloved group, the former also considered as Boston’s most beloved ballpark and one of the city’s must-visit sites. Despite Fenway Park’s small capacity which prevents the team from leading in overall attendance, the team has stayed — an iconic baseball team in an iconic ballpark. Both have seen losses and won victories together for more than a century already! Before 1912, they used to be housed at the Huntington Avenue Grounds from 1901-1911.

The team competes in the Major League and is considered one of the most dominant teams. It has an intense and fierce rivalry with the New York Yankees, definitely one of the most historic and notable rivalry in North American professional sports. The team, in itself, has so much to be proud of in its long history of being Boston’s most beloved team. They are the first team to win three World Series trophies in the 21st century — one in 2004, 2007, and in 2013. Overall, the team has 8 World Series Titles, 13 AL Pennants, 7 East Division Titles and 7 Wild Card Berths.

Interestingly, the team is owned by Fenway Sports Group, the same group who also owns Liverpool FC, an iconic football team in England. As to the team’s name, they weren’t always referred to as the Red Sox. There was a brief moment in the team’s inception that it was merely called ‘Boston’, ‘Bostonian’, or ‘Boston Americans’. Until 1907, this was all that was written in the team’s jerseys. The team has also tried on several nicknames including being called the ‘Pilgrims’, which team owner John Taylor dismissed in 1908 for sounding too much like ‘homeless wanderers’. It was also Taylor who officially chose the team’s name, following the National League Club in Boston called the Boston Red Stockings. The name stuck, and the American League baseball team in Boston remained the Boston Red Sox for good.