When the weather outside is frightful, these restaurants are oh so delightful. Enjoy some of Greater Boston's best feel-good-food while watching the snow fall and temps drop from the comfort of your fireside table.
Must Try: Chicken or Eggplant Parmigiana
No place does classic Italian-American comfort food like Capo. Stop into this South Boston spot for their Chicken or Eggplant Parmigiana, herbed, breaded and complemented by mozzarella, Parmesan and rigatoni pomodoro. Dining on a Sunday or Monday evening? Catch a show in the downstairs Supper Club for weekly Frank Sinatra concerts or comedy shows, every Sunday and Monday night.
Must Try: Lobster Stone Fired Pizza
A modern reinterpretation of the supper club, Yvonne's is one of the city's best kept secrets, located on Winter Street in the heart of downtown Boston. Seamlessly blending cosmopolitan cuisine with high-touch service, guests can enjoy elevated cocktails and shareable plates in a dimly-lit, candle-adorned setting. Order the Crispy Tater Cubes and the Lobster Stone Fired Pita while overlooking the original gilded fireplace in the library, which was formerly in the original Locke-Ober that previously occupied the space.
Must Try: Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli
Whether you're on an intimate date, having a working lunch or a relaxed dinner, Deuxave welcomes guests with elevated cuisine in unmatched ambiance. Overlooking the quaint South End intersection of Massachusetts and Commonwealth Avenues, guests may dine fireside while choosing from a variety of French-American inspired dishes. This season's top pick features the Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli, made with hen of the woods mushrooms, roasted fennel, fresno chiles and agrodolce.
Must Try: Mac & Cheese
The Publick House is one of Brookline's most hidden gems - duck into this popular restaurant off Beacon Street for a quick brew and bite reminiscent of ma & pa's home-cooked comfort meals. Known for their robust beer selection, The Publick House serves a creamy Mac & Cheese, which can be enhanced with an assortment of toppings, including sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, fresh jalepeos, pesto, truffle cream, fried egg, bacon, braised short ribs and more.
Must Try: Dirty French Burger
True Bostonians and loyal followers alike know how to navigate this menu at this iconic Kenmore Square staple. At this restaurant, continually on the forefront of the city's food and beverage trends, diners often satisfy their savory indulgences with the Dirty French Burger, topped with caramelized onions, Gruyere cheese, Bibb lettuce, and truffle veal jus.
Must Try: Wagyu Skirt Steak
Located in the bustling city of Cambridge between Central and Harvard Square, Pammy's is a New American restaurant that embodies the essence of an Italian neighborhood trattoria. Recently placing on Bob Appetit's 50 Best Restaurants list in summer 2018, this destination draws in locals and tourists from afar for delicious food enjoyed in a chic yet homey, welcoming setting. Guests can indulge in Pammy's signature Wagyu Skirt Steak, complemented by grilled zucchini, fig XO sauce and peanuts, while dining next to the dual-opening fireplace wrapped in white ceramic, making for a romantic date night or memorable meal our with friends.
Must Try: Beer Batter Fish & Chips
75 Chestnut takes cozy, quaint dining to another level during the cold-weather season, nestled in its quiet Chestnut Street home on Beacon Hill. Welcoming guests into the restaurant with a picturesque, seasonal display outside, the interior space mirrors simplicity surrounded by warm lighting, strong hospitality and a lively atmosphere. Serving a variety of fresh seafood fare, the Beer Batter Fish & Chips menu mainstay is a comforting choice any time of the year, featuring daily fresh cod, crispy fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce.
Must Try: Bigoli
Recently opened in October 2018, Alcove is one of the city's newest spots perched on Lovejoy Wharf in the West End, neighboring Charlestown, the North End and just steps away from TD Garden. A great space for all dining occasions, Alcove's versatility can host groups of all sizes for intimate dinners, pregame bites, large gatherings and everything in between. Bringing together New England sourced ingredients with Mediterranean technique and flavors, the Bigoli handmade pasta is a house favorite, made with roasted rohan duck ragu and grana padano.