It’s no secret that the South End is the place to eat in Boston. With over 50 restaurants alive and well, both established and novice restaurateurs know the South End is a top destination for Boston’s foodies. The South End is an equal opportunist as it relates to cuisine. Amazing options range from Puerto Rican to Cambodian to Senegalese and more. For the fainter at heart, there are also an abundance of Italian and American fusion options to enjoy.
Three restaurants opened in the South End in 2017:
- Frenchie Boston (560 Tremont Street): Frenchie is a cozy and charming French wine bar offerring an aray of French small plates and dishes.
- Lobstah on a Roll (537 Columbus Ave): As the name suggests, Lobstah on a Roll offers lobsters in all forms including a 5-foot-long lobster roll.
- Anoush’ella (35 West Newton St): Anoush’ella boasts Eastern Mediterranean flavors based on the Armenian-Lebanese heritage of the husband and wife owners.
Another addition to the area is Walden Local Butcher Shop (316A Shawmut Ave). Though not a restaurant, this butcher shop offers an array of pasture raised meats from New England and New York farms. Carnivorous South Enders are signing up for their monthly meat share program.
Even with an existing wealth of delectable delights, new options are never far afield in the South End. In 2018, it looks like four new entrants will join the scene:
- Bar Lyon (1750 Washington Street): Under the same restaurant group as Mistral and Sorellina will offer classic French dishes from the Lyon Region.
- Southern Proper (600 Harrison Ave): Chef Jason Cheek is hoping to transport you back to your grandmother’s house while offering authentic southern kitchen love to us New Englanders. From a sneak peek, it definitely looks as though they nailed the homey feel of grandmother’s house. Jason Cheek hails from Toro and KO Prime.
- Bootleg Special (400 Tremont Street): Will feature Cajun-styled boiled seafood dishes, crawfish poutine, beignets, and more. Doors should open later this winter.
- Burro Bar (1357 Washington Street): The latest announcement to rock the South End’s restaurant scene is the arrival of Burro Bar, with existing locations in Brookline and Somerville. This Mexican delight will replace La Motta (which served its last meal New Year’s Eve 2017). Anticipated opening is late 2018.
Shockingly, the one thing that the South End continues to lack is a wholesale American sports bar! Here’s to hoping someone shows up with the space and concept in 2018!
See below for an inventory of South End dining options sorted by cuisine style.
We love to hear where our friends and clients are dining and what their favorites are in the South End. Be sure to let us know your foodie secrets!
The Elephant Walk
Rotating International Cuisine:
Wink and Nod
Southern Proper (to open in 2018)