Saturday, May 18, 2013
Find out where to go when it's beautiful outside and the last place you want to be is inside.
Not sure where you can get a drink or a meal outside in the South End? The Boston Business Journal made the decision-making process delightfully easy for you. The BBJ released an interactive data map with the location of (almost) every bar in the Greater Boston area that has outdoor patio seating. On Tremont Street, there's a huge patio with seating for The Beehive and Hamersly's Bistro, both top notch dinner spots with the Beehive also carrying a lovely cocktail menu. Further down Tremont is Tremont 647 and Parish Cafe. On Washington Street there's Toro for small plates and Stella for Italian, and in SoWa, there's Gaslight and a newly opened patio at Cinquecento. Where do you go to have a drink or a meal outdoors in the South End? Tell …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Boston Restaurant week will be held next week, from March 17 to 22, and March 24-29, 2013.
Boston Restaurant Week is back and starts next week, from March 17-22 and March 24-29. In the South End, 18 restaurants are participating this round, up from 16 last summer. New to the lineup in the South End this year is Cinquecento, the newly opened Italian restaurant from the Aquitaine Group. Another change new to the 2013 Restauarant Week in Boston is a slight increase in prices: With more than 200 restaurants to choose from in the Boston and Greater Boston area, there's something for everybody. You can search by neighborhood at RestaurantWeekBoston.com. But to make it easy, here's some of our favorites in South End: Where else do you recommend? Tell us in the comments. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Many of your favorite South End spots are offering special holiday menus for the occasion.
Looking to take you and your sweetie out to eat to celebrate Valentine's Day? Here's a quick rundown of what some of the top restaurants in the neighborhood are offering. Aquitaine Restaurant - 569 Tremont Street Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Highlights: Aquitaine will be having a special a la carte dinner for sweethearts, with appetizer choices like Maryland crab galette, diver scallop tartare, entrees including chicken roulade with lobster and truffles, and seared tuna with pork belly. Cost: A la carte. See here for more information. B&G Oysters - 550 Tremont Street Hours: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Highlights: A three-course prix fixe menu with an optional oyster supplement, and wine pairings. Entree choices include mahi mahi with duck confit, …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The annual fundraiser for the AIDS Action Committee will feature 43 different South End restaurants, wine, beer, cocktails, prizes and more.
Preparations are already underway for one of the food-enthusiasts of the South End's biggest events: Taste of the South End. The large-scale event is an annual fundraiser for the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. This year's event, to be held on March 5, 2013, at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, will feature 43 different South End restuarants and includes food, wine, beer, cocktails, prizes and more. Expect to see South End favorites like Myers & Chang, Hamersly's Bistro, Tremont 647, Aquitaine, B&G Oysters and other neighborhood favorites preparing unlimited food and wine samples. For your ticket price of $100, you get unlimited food and wine from the restaurants, who all set up right there on scene. Organizer …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Owners Brian Piccini and chef Chris Coombs are opening their take on "what a steak house in the South End should be."
When you walk into the South End's newest steakhouse when it opens in a few weeks, the first thing you'll notice is the dramatic transformation of the physical space at 1375 Washington Street. The large ornate wooden ceiling that gave a unique Asian feel to former restaurant Ginger Park is now gone, replaced instead with an exposed celing and a full wall of dark exposed brick. "All people were asking was, 'Are you keeping the ceiling?'" co-owner Brian Piccini. "Well, we gutted the ceiling. We’ve left the steel beams all exposed, painted and lit up and that helps create a more casual modern feel to it." Piccini, with chef Christopher Coombs, is behind the restaurant's new take on a steakhouse. The two are no stranger to the restaurant …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The annual brunch will allow patrons to "do good and eat well" in Boston on Jan. 26th and 27th.
If only there were more charitable events where all you have to do is show up and eat. For conscious-minded consumers in the South End, several neighborhood restaurants are offering the opportunity to do just that, through the Greater Boston Food Bank's Super Hunger Brunch on Jan. 26-27. Dine at the South End's Stella, Darryl’s Corner Bar or Hamersley’s Bistro for brunch on the restaurant's fixed price menus and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Greater Boston Food Bank, which doles out nearly 41 million pounds of food and grocery products a year to 550 member hunger-relief agencies in Boston and eastern Massachusetts. The event, in its 31st year, features 21 restaurants all over the city with prices set at $25, $35 and $50 per …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Here's a few places in the neighborhood where you can ring in the new year with a delicious New Year's Day brunch.
Whether or not you're ready for it, 2013 is coming, and soon. What better way than to ring in the new year than to celebrate with your family or friends with a delicious brunch in the South End neighborhood? Here's what a few area places have planned for New Year's Day: Aquitaine Restaurant - 569 Tremont Street Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights: Aquitaine's will be serving their regular brunch menu as well as a few New Year's Day-appropriate specials, like Brioche French Toast with Crispy Bacon and Creme Fraiche & Lemon Scented Belgian Waffles. See here for more information. Gaslight - 560 Harrison Avenue Tuesday, Jan. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights: Gaslight will be celebrating the New Year with their normal brunch …
Friday, December 28, 2012
In a difficult economy, businesses come and go all the time. Tell us which ones you were sad to see go in the comments section below.
It was another year of welcomes and farewells for South End businesses. In the South End restaurant scene, several places have closed to make way for new businesses. Noche, a Latin American restaurant on Appleton Street, closed in September. It had opened in 2010. The restaurant group behind Noche, Boston Nightlife Ventures, announced it will open a new restaurant at 3 Appleton Street in spring 2013. The Columbus Cafe bar and restaurant on Columbus Avenue closed in July, making way for Five Horses Tavern to open sometime soon in the new space. The neighborhood spot opened in late 2005 and closed mid-year in 2012. And Don Ricardo's, after eight years of dishing out Peruvian and Brazilian food to the South End, officially closed in late …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Here's a short list of places serving Christmas Day specials in the South End where you're sure to get a great meal.
Asana: Just a few blocks from the South End, Asana in the Madarin Oriental Hotel will be serving a family style dinner with carving stations of roasted turkey, ham, and prime rib. The dinner includes appetizers like a seafood tower, duck confit, sides like sweet potatoes, cornbread, and a desert buffet. $98 per adult, $38 per child. (617) 535-8888. Petit Robert Bistro: The Columbus Avenue bistro is open all day and night on Christmas, offering their full regular menu and and "Jacky's famous Beef Wellington," followed by the Buche de Noel. Regular prices, (617) 867-0600. Brasserie Jo: Although it's not in the South End, it's pretty close. Enjoy French favorites on Christmas at Brasserie Joe, with an a la carte menu featuring foie gras …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The restaurant and bar in Davis Square is expanding into the South End neighborhood.
The South End will welcome a new bar and restaurant to Columbus Avenue in the coming months, in the space once occupied by Columbus Cafe. Five Horses Tavern, a Somerville restaurant located in Davis Square, is expanding with a second location at 535 Columbus Avenue in the South End. The new bar and restaurant will reportedly be similar to its location in Davis Square, serving microbrews and craft beer, and Amercian comfort food, according to Boston food blog Eater. The renovated space will feature a dining room, bar, and outdoor patio, with accordian style windows that will open up completely during the warmer months. Five Horses Tavern is opening a 2,295 square-foot restaurant with a dining room, bar and bathrooms on the first floor; …