Restaurants in South End
For a pre-theater dinner or an affordable lunch buffet, Bostonians head to Mantra, a French-Indian fusion restaurant located between the theater district and Downtown Crossing.
The creation of famed Boston chef Barbara Lynch, known for such establishments as No. 9 Park and Sportello, B&G Oysters has become the go-to destination for seafood in Boston’s South End.
Lantern-lit restaurant and lounge. Drinks at this pan-Asian restaurant are presented in bamboo-shaped glass tumblers or large clay pots with straws.
Season 1 runner-up Tiffani Faison was full steam ahead from the onset with a take-no-prisoners attitude and a self-taught “food as art” cooking philosophy. She became executive chef of South End’s ROCCA earlier this year after proving her aptitude for the restaurant’s signature Ligurian cuisine.
Situated in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood, The Metropolitan Club is a classic steakhouse updated with an eclectic New American menu (although the steak is still tops) and a trendy bar area where younger patrons gather around the fireplace with handmade cocktails.
In the spirit of brotherly competition, chefs David and Bob Kinkead established this South End success in 2004. The restaurant is based on an unusual concept: a “dueling” menu featuring each brother’s take on the same main ingredients.
Adjacent to the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston’s gentrified South End, Hamersley's Bistro occupies a red brick building that once housed a piano factory.
Renowned chef Barbara Lynch, also the owner of Boston’s B&G Oysters and No. 9 Park, draws on her on own memories of traveling in France and Italy to create an innovative dining experience at this Shawmut eatery.
A sophisticated South End standout, Union Bar and Grille combines inventive New American cuisine from executive chef Seth Woods and chef de cuisine Keenan Langlois with a rustic-chic interior designed by Peter Niemitz.
Below the Boston Center for the Arts' historic Cyclorama sits The Beehive, an underground eatery, bar, and music venue.