Boston November 11, 2017
These 9 Extremely Tiny Restaurants In Boston Are Actually Amazing
When it comes to restaurants, size has no bearing on quality. Given the number of old, historic buildings in Boston, many of our eateries are crammed into small spaces. Here are 9 teeny restaurants with amazing food:
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1. Metropolis Cafe (South End)
This dinky dining spot is great for brunch or for a romantic dinner. Brunch prices are surprisingly reasonable for the neighborhood, while the dinner menu offers creative takes on classic dishes. Metropolis is located at 584 Tremont Street in Boston.
2. Pomodoro (North End)
If you want Italian food in an intimate setting with attentive service, head to Pomodoro. Once settled in this charming establishment, you can’t go wrong with the fried calamari followed by linguine in red sauce. Pomodoro is located at 351 Hanover Street in Boston.
3. Angela’s Café Eagle Hill (East Boston)
Angela’s offers excellent and authentic Mexican fare in a welcoming environment. The dulce de leche pancakes and anything served with mole sauce are superb options on this menu. You’ll find this snug, family-run restaurant at 131 Lexington Street in Boston.
4. Café Polonia (Southie)
For authentic Polish or Eastern European comfort food, check out Café Polonia. Sample your way through stuffed cabbage, pierogi, and potato pancakes in a quaint setting – and Guy Fieri is a fan! Café Polonia is located at 611 Dorchester Avenue in Boston.
5. BLR by Shojo (Chinatown)
Billed as "the best little restaurant," this Chinatown staple is known for its bone marrow appetizer and changing menu of carefully selected Chinese dishes. You’ll find BLR by Shojo at 13A Hudson Street in Boston.
6. The Daily Catch (North End)
Cozy doesn’t quite cover the dining experience at this renowned eatery, which specializes in Sicilian seafood and pasta. The line between where the kitchen ends and the restaurant begins is decidedly blurred, but that’s all part of the fun. Try the squid ink pasta! You’ll find this restaurant at 323 Hanover Street in Boston.
7. The Paramount (Beacon Hill or Southie)
From scrumptious pulled pork sandwiches to caramel and banana French toast, there’s no shortage of reasons to dine at The Paramount – assuming you can get in! Join the line at either 44 Charles Street in Boston or 667 East Broadway in Boston.
8. Café Mami (Cambridge)
Abandon your preconceived ideas about curry, because Japanese curry isn’t what you’ll be expecting – it’s even better. See for yourself at this tiny Japanese restaurant. Café Mami is located at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.
9. Ten Tables (JP)
The name says it all; this place is petite. However, the adage about good things coming in small packages is definitely true here. Ten Tables is popular for its tasting menu, which includes a vegetarian option. This restaurant is located at 597 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.
Don’t forget to make a reservation or allow time to wait in line at these small but mighty restaurants!
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Check out our past article: “
15 Restaurants You Have To Visit In Boston Before You Die.”