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Boston Tops

Article by Jill Radsken 05.23.2016 Photographed by Tony Luong

When you think of Boston cuisine, crustaceans like crab and lobster likely come to mind. But this walkable city has more to offer than just the delicacies harvested from the local harbor. Here are a few of the city’s best bites.


Chef Christopher Coombs brings his creativity to a seasonal menu that features foie gras, duck breast and an impressive wine list. A warm night on the chicly romantic patio elevates the experience.

371 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02115


Food Truck Central

Minutes from the seaport is the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, a 15-acre ribbon of park spaces that connects the North End, the Wharf District, Faneuil Hall, the Financial District and Chinatown. Eat your way up the string of gourmet food trucks scattered along the park (tacos, satay, grilled cheese) finishing with an espresso by the Canal fountains in the Italian North End.

185 Kneeland St., Boston, MA 02111


Neptune Oyster

Boston has dozens of great seafood restaurants, but Neptune Oyster deserves its stellar reputation and is worth the two-hour wait. Meanwhile, explore the neighborhood’s buzzy street life while daydreaming about lobster rolls.

63 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113


Avery Bar

After dinner, a walk down the mall admiring the Public Garden roses is lovely, but the evening isn’t complete without a cocktail at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston. Dramatic lighting sets the Avery Bar’s sophisticated tone; a pair of alcoves makes intimate event spaces. Options on the “Avery Ten” martini menu: dirty, sweet and Russian.

10 Avery St., Boston, MA 02111


Myers + Chang

This delectable Asian restaurant is owned by husband and wife Christopher Myers and Joanne Chang. The vibe is relaxed and the staff friendly. Menu musts: Asian pickles, banh mi sandwiches, and wok-charred udon noodles with chicken, baby bok choy and oyster sauce.

1145 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118

Fish tacos from Myers + Chang in Boston

Myers + Chang whips up fish tacos with Asian flair.