Some of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants are located just a few blocks from The Boxer Boston Hotel, serving cuisine that is innovative and putting new spins classic favorites. Whether you’re in search of fresh New England seafood like oysters and mussels, authentic French fare or classic comfort food with a twist, this diverse group of restaurants will have something special for you to try.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
The Oceanaire Seafood Room is committed to serving the freshest seafood in Boston. Chef’s specialties include herb stuffed Mediterranean branzini. Known for exceptional seafood as well as an extensive wine list, the team at Oceanaire creates high-end dining experiences an easy five-minute walk from Boxer.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room. 40 Court St. (617) 742-2277
Mare, a gem of an Italian seafood restaurant, is another must-try on your quest to find the best restaurants in Boston. Mare has a busy oyster bar, and it is known for its entrees like Maine lobster casserole and Alaskan black cod. Tucked away in the bustling North End, Mare is certain to please.
Mare. 3 Mechanic St. (617) 723-6273
The atmosphere at Ma Maison—a traditional French restaurant by renowned French-born chef Jacky Robert—is warm and elegant. The menu includes entrees like Monkfish fillet with lobster risotto and chicken thigh Coq au Vin with butter noodles. Affordable yet upscale, Ma Maison is a cozy, comfortable and casual place to sample some traditional French Fare with New England flair.
Ma Maison. 272 Cambridge St. (617) 725-8855
Neptune Oyster serves some of the most sought-after cuisine in Boston. The delectable oysters are of course well represented on the menu, but don’t overlook such delicacies as Spanish octopus and Nantucket striped bass. Neptune Oyster is also known to have one of the best burgers in Boston, topped with fried oysters. This cozy and often packed Boston mainstay also has a comprehensive wine selection.
Neptune Oyster. 63 Salem St. (617) 742-3474
Figs, Todd English’s renowned Beacon Hill Restaurant, knows how to make a gourmet pizza that satisfies even the most discerning palates. These thin crust creations are made in wood-fired ovens with such eclectic ingredients as portobello mushrooms, eggplant and chicken sausage. Figs’ pizzas put a uniquely New England spin on a comfort food classic, and they continue to be a favorite of visitors to Boston and residents alike.
Figs. 42 Charles St. (617) 742-3447