On September 18, 2012Steve Tillinghast answered the question:1. Carmen. The restaurant is a North End neighborhood gem serving authentic Italian cuisine and boasting just nine tables surrounded by dim candlelight and the aroma of slow roasting meats.
2. Tangierino. Located in the heart of Charlestown, this downstairs spot is perfect for a date night, cigars, hookah, belly dancers and cozy, loungey tables with see-through curtains drawn around them.
3. Lala Rokh. Lala Rokh on Beacon Hill is the only Eastern Mediterranean restaurant of its kind, using the ingredients and staples of their parents from Azerbaijan in northwest Iran to recreate home-style Persian cuisine.
4. Mamma Maria. Set in a nineteenth-century brick row house in the heart of the North End, Mamma Maria has five small, private dining rooms that transport you to la Patria with an Old World intimacy.
5. Hungry I. Tucked just below street level on Beacon Hill’s picturesque brownstone-lined Charles Street, Hungry I is charming, intimate and romantic, with a cozy fireplace that roars during the winter months.
On September 18, 2012Steve Tillinghast answered the question:Dining with kids in Boston is not only easily accessible, it’s also entertaining and satisfying for the entire family. The restaurants to follow offer family friendly atmosphere and menus.
1. The Bristol Lounge. The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston offers a sophisticated variety for kids. Some of our favorites are the Leaning Tower of Grilled Cheese and the Bristol Teen Burger.
2. Legal Sea Foods. The restaurant offers a top-notch kid’s menu including lobster, a fisherman’s platter, popcorn shrimp and fish sticks. Their seafood is as fresh as it can be.
3. Stephanie’s on Newbury. Stephanie’s on Newbury offers food and atmosphere sure to satisfy all families. During the summer months the outdoor patio is extensive.
4. Pizzeria Regina. Pizza is always a kid-friendly choice, and Pizzeria Regina offers finger-licking pizza and an upbeat atmosphere.
5. Summer Shack. The restaurant offers great kid-sized dishes. A family favorite is most definitely their renowned fish and chips.
On September 18, 2012Steve Tillinghast answered the question:In addition to the award-winning service and state-of-the-art accommodations and amenities, the central and beautiful location of Four Seasons Hotel Boston in the heart of Back Bay is the ideal neighborhood from which to explore all that the city has to offer. From the hotel’s front door, travelers can access the city’s most notable attractions including Newbury Street, the Theatre District, the Public Garden, the Freedom Trail, the Charles River Esplanade — and more — all just steps away.
On September 18, 2012Steve Tillinghast answered the question:On day one:
Morning: Tour the city’s famous landmarks like never before aboard an amphibious Duck Boat, with a trained ConDUCKtor as your guide. From the city streets to the Charles River, this fun-filled experience is wholly one-of-a-kind, with quacking encouraged!
Afternoon: Lined with stores, galleries and restaurants, Newbury Street is a shopping Mecca and must-see destination. Afterward, venture to Charles Street in quaint Beacon Hill to browse the unique shops followed by a sweet treat at Isabella’s Curly Cakes. Be sure to snap a photo on the city’s most picturesque street, Acorn Street.
Evening: Savor mouthwatering Italian cuisine in Boston’s oldest and most vibrant neighborhood, the North End. Finish the meal with an old world Italian dessert at Mike’s or Modern Pastry.
On day two:
Morning: Step back in time on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile red brick path that passes the city’s most famous historic sites such as Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House, the Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution.
Afternoon: Venture across the Charles River to America’s oldest and most prestigious university. Take “The Unofficial Hahvahd Tour,” guided by students and filled with behind-the-scenes stories you won’t hear anywhere else. Afterward, have lunch at one of the many restaurants in the buzzing and eclectic Harvard Square. Don’t forget to buy a souvenir at the Harvard Coop!
Evening: Indulge in housemade pasta, house aged steaks and fresh New England seafood in The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston. Sip one a signature cocktail while taking in the ambiance of “Boston’s Living Room.” Following dinner, treat yourself to the “Let’s Split It,” a chocolate devil’s food cake tower layered with truffle ganache, vanilla buttercream and crème de cacao.