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Restaurants in South End

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these South End restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best South End restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in South End to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best South End restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in South End.

  • B&G Oysters

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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 destin... More
  • Beehive

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Below the Boston Center for the Arts' historic Cyclorama sits The Beehive, an underground eatery, bar, and music venue. Local artwork lines the exp... More
  • Butcher Shop

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 t... More
  • Hamersley's Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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 pi... More
  • Mantra, Boston

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    For a pre-theater dinner or an affordable lunch buffet, Bostonians head to Mantra, a French-Indian fusion restaurant located between the theater di... More
  • Metropolitan Club

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Situated in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood, The Metropolitan Club is a classic steakhouse updated with an eclectic New American menu (although the ... More
  • Mistral, Boston

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Inspired by the south of France, this widely acclaimed bistro specializes in simple, authentic French-Mediterranean fare. Helmed by celebrated chef... More
  • Myers + Chang

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Restaurateur Christopher Myers and his fiancée, chef Joanne Chang (of the beloved Flour bakery), serve distinctive interpretations of Chinese, Viet... More
  • Pho Republique

    Lantern-lit restaurant and lounge. Drinks at this pan-Asian restaurant are presented in bamboo-shaped glass tumblers or large clay pots with straws... More
  • ROCCA Kitchen & Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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 phi... More
  • Sibling Rivalry

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    In the spirit of brotherly competition, chefs David and Bob Kinkead established this South End success in 2004. The restaurant is based on an unusu... More
  • Toro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located in the heart of the South End, Ken Oringer’s Toro specializes in Spanish pinxtos (snacks) and tapas. Oringer has compiled a menu of traditi... More
  • Union Bar and Grille

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A sophisticated South End standout, Union Bar and Grille combines inventive New American cuisine from executive chef Seth Woods and chef de cuisine... More

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