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Our neighborhood is Boston’s Restaurant Row, and we’re just steps from the heart of it all – on Tremont Street. The South End boasts Boston’s most exciting restaurants, and many of the entries below have been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe.
Tremont Street – Boston’s Restaurant Row
Packed with Boston’s hottest restaurants, and it’s steps from the hostel! Head out our doors, and take a right on Berkeley Street. Tremont Street is one block south. Below are links to just a few of the great offerings:
Addis Red Sea
Authentic Ethiopian in a warm, friendly environment. 544 Tremont.
A modern take on the classic oyster bar. Great wine list. 550 Tremont, at the corner of Waltham St.
Bohemian eatery and bar located in the Boston Center for the Arts complex. Live music, art, cocktails and delicious food, every day. 541 Tremont.
Fun: Chef featured on Food Network’s TV series Chopped.
Neighborhood wine bar & full service artisinal butcher shop. Lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. 552 Tremont, at the corner of Waltham St.
Inspired by the bistros of France. Simple, hearty, seasonal and local fare from celebrity chef Gordon Hamersley. 553 Tremont.
Brunch, lunch, dinner, tapas and salsa dancing. 439 Tremont.
Fun: Free Salsa lessons on Thursday nights, 10:30-11:30.
Affordable upscale italian fare. Pizza, pasta, salads, and ice cream. 513 Tremont.
Chef’s David and Bob Kinkead create a ‘dueling’ menu with seasonal ingredients. Classical combined with Modern American cuisine. 525 Tremont.
American cuisine with global influences. Menu changes frequently, to take advantage of that which is freshest in the market. 647 Tremont.
Fun: Famous for Sunday Pajama Brunch.
Shawmut Avenue & Washington Street – More Restaurant Row
Great restaurants abound on the blocks just south of Tremont St as well. Head down Waltham St to Shawmut Ave, and a block further to Washington St.
An intimate enoteca tucked on a quiet street in The South End. Italian small plates made with local, sustainable ingredients. 253 Shawmut Ave.
Flour Bakery and Cafe
Stop in for mouth watering pasteries at this South End Bakery. 1595 Washington St, near Blackstone Square.
Mike’s City Diner
Breakfast served daily, 6am-3pm, cash only. Great reviews.
1741 Washington Street (at Mass Ave).
Venezuelan cuisine and South American wines. 477 Shawmut Ave.
South End Buttery
Cafe and Restaurant. Open day and night. 314 Shawmut (at Union Plaza).
The Barcelona-style tapas restaurant of James Beard Award-winning chef, Ken Oringer. 1704 Washington Street, just off Mass Ave.
More Restaurants Close to 40 Berkeley Hostel in The South End
Upscale, urban atmosphere features nice lighting and an imaginative drinks. Large menu with plenty of starters, brick oven pizza’s, and main courses. A two minute walk from the hostel, north on E Berkeley St, and right to 1 Appleton St.
Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe
South End’s premier breakfast spot since 1927, Charlie’s offers monstrous omelettes and juicy burgers. A 10 minute walk from the hostel. Head down Gray St (away from E Berkeley), right on Clarendon St, quick left on Appleton St, and left on Columbus Avenue, and look for Charlies after Holyoke St.
Modern Japanese, sushi. A 10 minute walk from the hostel. Near Back Bay Station at 131 Dartmouth St.
Fire and Ice
Anything you want, cooked on a huge Mongolian-style grill! From burgers to stir fry to pasta. Just a ten minute walk from the hostel. Head north on Berkeley St, past the Fairmont Copley Plaza, to 205 Berkeley Street.
Grill 23 and Bar
Awarded Best of Boston (Steakhouse) by the Improper Bostonian for 6 years running, and winner of Boston’s Best award for Best Upscale Steak. Rachael Ray’ named them #1 steakhouse in the Northeast, and they’re in Boston Magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants. A five minute walk from the hostel, head north on Berkeley St. Across from Fairmont Copley Plaza.
McCormick & Schmick’s
Large menu includes seafood and steak. Great happy hour deals in the Park Plaza Hotel. Lunches for $10. A ten minute walk from the hostel, up Berkeley to a right on Columbus Ave.
Uncomplicated French cuisine, highlighted with the season’s finest ingredients. Just a few minutes walk from the hostel. North on Berkeley, left to 223 Columbus Avenue.
The latest concept from Kenneth Himmel offers refined American Classic and is housed in an historic Post Office annex just 7 minutes from the hostel. Head down Gray, take a right on Clarendon to the corner of Stuart St.
Skipjacks Seafood Emporium
High quality seafood dishes at affordable prices. Menu is complemented by an award winning wine list emphasizing American vintages, many wines by the glass. Ten minutes walk from 40 Berkeley, just north of the John Hancock building on Clarendon St.