Boston February 12, 2023
by Juliet White These 10 Unique Restaurants In Boston Will Give You An Unforgettable Dining Experience
Whatever you’re craving, there’s a restaurant in Boston that can please your palate. These 10 eateries will shake up your dining routine with their original offerings. Tuck into dishes from unexpected destinations and tasty creations that are so over-the-top that they have to be seen to be believed. Pick your favorite
unique restaurant in Boston and head on out with your friends and family!
1. Boston Burger Company (Boston, Cambridge, Somerville)
Boston Burger Company - Boylston St., 1100 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
You’ll never forget chowing down on one of the massive, juicy burgers here that ooze with flavor – and toppings. Pictured above is the Pigferno, which is packed with habanero pulled pork and a mountain of the restaurant’s beloved onion rings. The only thing heftier than the burgers are the frappes, which challenge both gravity and your stomach capacity!
unique dining experience in Boston
is a must-see, especially if you love your burgers larger than life!
Address: 37 Davis Square, Somerville (original location)
Address: 1100 Boylston Street, Boston
Address: 1105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
2. Liquid Art House (Boston) (permanently closed)
Art meets cuisine in this one-of-a-kind spot that is a fusion of gallery and restaurant. Service is stellar and the menu is as creative as you’d hope from a place this funky. Isn’t this dessert presentation lovely? This gorgeous place is a total experience.
Address: 100 Arlington Street, Boston
3. Moldova (Newton)
Moldova Restaurant, 344 Watertown St, Newton, MA 02458, USA
It’s rare that you have the opportunity to try Moldovan food. The country’s cuisine is shaped by influences from Turkey, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Russia. Try the chicken and mushroom crepes – the flavors are unexpected but delightful.
Moldova is definitely a
cool restaurant in Boston
that you need to put on your to-do list.
Address: 344 Watertown Street, Newton
4. Teranga (Boston) (permanently closed)
This South End restaurant is the first eatery in Boston to dish up Senegalese food – the homey atmosphere is a bonus! Both the lamb and beef dishes are particularly tasty and showcase flavors from Africa, France, Asia, and beyond. But honestly, we love just about everything on the menu.
Address: 1746 Washington Street, Boston
5. The Salty Pig (Boston)
The Salty Pig, 130 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Want to wow the carnivore in your life? Then treat them to a meal at the Salty Pig, which is devoted almost entirely to charcuterie boards - and also pizza... because this is Boston. If you’re in the mood for an especially unique menu item, order the roasted bone marrow, which is one of the starters on the dinner menu.
Easily one of the
best restaurants in Boston
and one that all meat-lovers should visit at least once.
Address: 130 Dartmouth Street, Boston
6. The Beehive (Boston)
Beehive Restaurant, 541 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
For a satisfying pairing of food and music, look no further than this boho restaurant. At the Beehive, you can listen to live musical offerings ranging from reggae to jazz, all while indulging in addictive dishes such as egg shukshuka. Save room for the bread pudding!
This jazz club restaurant offers a
unique dining experience in Boston
that is just perfect for "date night!"
Address: 541 Tremont Street, Boston
7. Whole Heart Provisions (Allston) (permanently closed)
Regardless of whether of not you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you’ll want to check out this tiny restaurant that’ll make you crave greens. Street food snacks like the street corn and seared avocado are always hits, but the sauces and dressings that pump up the flavor of the bowls are what makes Whole Heart Provisions so memorable. Warning: the orange miso sauce is addictive! Grab one to eat now, and take one home to eat later!
Address: 487 Cambridge Street, Allston
8. RUKA Restobar (Boston)
RUKA, 505 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
The concept of fusion is nothing new, but blending Peruvian and Japanese cuisines is definitely innovative! The result is unique flavors, appealing plating, and dramatic decor. Split the "Big Fish" for dessert! (Yes, that is a fish-shaped waffle.) The menu will have you wanting to come back for more!
Address: 505 Washington Street, Boston
9. Sarma (Somerville)
Sarma Restaurant, 249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145, USA
Grab a group of friends and linger at Sarma, catching up over meze (Mediterranean tapas). Work your way through perfectly-seasoned dishes like lamb sliders, seven-layer hummus, feta gnocchi, and cauliflower fatteh. The food and the ambiance provide the perfect dining experience.
This is one of the
best restaurants in Massachusetts!
10. Gene’s Chinese Flatbread Café (Boston, Woburn, Westford)
Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe, 86 Bedford St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
You might think that "authentic Western Chinese" is a contradiction in terms. Not so at Gene’s Chinese Flatbread Café. The chef was born in Xi’an then trained as a chef in Boston. The cumin lamb hand-pulled noodles are popular and the flatbreads are as tasty as they are affordable.
unique restaurant in Boston
offers the best of both worlds!
Address: 86 Bedford Street, Boston
Address: 466 Main Street, Woburn (pictured)
Address: 175 Littleton Road, Westford
Have you dined at any of these unique restaurants in Boston? Which one is your favorite, unique eatery? Let us know on the
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Looking for more great Boston eats? These are our favorite
hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Boston.
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