The restaurant scene in South Boston, Seaport and South End has grown at an incredible rate over the last few years. If you haven't tried any of the newest dining spots, make sure you set aside time to try these four places conveniently located near PORT45.
La Casa de Pedro
Location: 505 Congress St.
Phone number: 617-737-2272
La Casa de Pedro draws inspiration from generations of Venezuelan and Spanish cooks. The dinner menu includes traditional items like vieira ceviche, chicharron con carne (pork belly tapas) and la flaca (grilled skirt steak) as well as innovative recipes like fried tilapia tacos and cazuela para ti, mi almight (mussels and clams in a tomato broth).
If you love fresh flavors and good wine, you need reservations at La Casa de Pedro.
Oak + Rowan
Location: 321 A St.
Phone number: 857-284-7742
Oak + Rowan is committed to sourcing ingredients from local farmers and fisheries. The menu puts an emphasis on locally sourced oysters, fish, caviar and steak. Some of the Oak + Rowan's most enticing items include squid ink farfalle, bone-in beef ribeye and duet of pork.
You'll also find an extensive wine list with bottles from France, Italy and the Americas. The combination of perfectly prepared food and carefully created wine makes Oak + Rowan a good place for celebrating special occasions.
Location: 569 Tremont St.
Phone number: 617-424-8577
You don't find many French restaurants in the South End. Aquitaine stands out as a rare example of Old World cuisine. The neighborhood favorite recently re-opened with a fresh design and menu including entrees like steak frites, roasted porcelet and duck a l'orange – all items that will make you wonder why you don't eat French food more often.
The restaurant features a daily special that changes with the seasons. You'll want to look at the most recent menu to decide what delicacy to enjoy.
Location: 537 Columbus Ave.
Phone Number: 617-606-3841
Some days you don't want to eat a fancy meal. You just want a simple meal that leaves you feeling satisfied. Emma's Pizza delivers with a thin crust pizza that it has been perfecting since the 1960s. After closing its previous location, it now serves the South End.
If you're in the mood for something out of the ordinary, try Emma's specialty pizzas like the Brattle (Italian sweet sausage and caramelized onions) or the study break (thyme-roasted mushrooms and roasted red peppers). No matter what you choose, you can't go wrong.
With so many wonderful restaurants just steps from PORT45, you may have a hard time deciding where to eat tonight. This list will introduce you to some of the best options near our home where South Boston, South End and Seaport meet.
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