Boston December 30, 2017
These 9 Little Known Restaurants In Boston Are Hard To Find But Worth The Search
Even if you ate every meal at a different restaurant, it would still take years to work your way through all the dining options in Boston. As a result, people tend to flock to well-known eateries where they’re sure of a memorable experience. However, it’s definitely worth veering off the well-trodden path to find a good bite to eat. If you love the thrill of discovery, check out these 9 Boston restaurants:
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1. Delux Café (South End)
This neighborhood eatery is crammed with 1950s memorabilia and it has a full bar - win! For a real treat, take the specials for a test drive (and bring cash). The easy to overlook Delux Café is located at 100 Chandler Street in Boston.
If you love fries, you HAVE to stop by Saus. The hand cut fries here are paired with a seemingly endless array of sauces, from spicy sambal to truffle ketchup. For heartier fare, try the fully customizable poutine – add pork belly, kimchi, or crispy shallots. Saus is located at 33 Union Street in Boston.
3. Saigon Hut (East Boston)
Picture yourself tucking into fresh spring rolls and flavorful pho, all washed down with homemade lemonade. This Vietnamese eatery is hiding at 305 Meridian Street in Boston.
4. La Voile (Back Bay)
Offering entrees from both land and sea, this French brasserie is the real deal. The location in Cannes has been around since 1947 and regular diners included the likes of Hemingway. You might not find literary greats at the U.S. version, but you will find delectable steaks. La Voile is located just below street level at 261 Newbury Street in Boston.
5. Orinoco (South End)
Admittedly, Orinoco isn’t exactly a secret since it has three locations and has won Best of Boston Awards. However, authentic South American dishes can be tough to find in the city. Orinoco specializes in arepas and does wonders with plantains as well.
477 Shawmut Avenue, Boston
22 Harvard Street, Brookline
56 JFK Street, Cambridge
6. 224 Boston Street Restaurant (Dorchester)
This restaurant is hiding in plain sight and you've probably zipped right by. You won't regret hitting the brakes for this eatery where popular dishes include the lobster mac and cheese and pork chops. Unsurprisingly, the restaurant is located at 224 Boston Street.
7. Mehak Halal Pakistani and Indian Restaurant (East Boston)
For fluffy naan, delicious veggie samosas, and perfectly seasoned lamb biyrani, head directly to Mehak. The restaurant is nestled in an appealing row of buildings, close to Logan. (Bring cash). This eatery is located at 329 Sumner Street in Boston.
8. Gre.Co (Back Bay)
This restaurant specializes in Greek food, crafted slowly but served quickly. Why Greek fast food hasn’t caught on sooner is beyond me. You too will be baffled you once you’re immersed in a meal of gyros containing spicy whipped feta and paired with a side of zucchini crisps. Gre.Co is located at 225 Newbury Street in Boston.
9. Pete’s Dockside (Seaport)
At this unassuming little hideaway you’ll find few frills, just great food… in abundance. If you’re in the market for a budget-friendly breakfast that’ll keep you full for hours to come, head to 12 Channel Street in Boston.
What other restaurants would you add to this list?
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