New England is renowned for its seafood, which isn’t surprising with its long North Atlantic shoreline. We tasted some fantastic dishes at Legal Harbourside in the Seaport district. At the three-level waterside eatery and roof top bar overlooking Boston Harbour, we feasted on clam chowder and lobster rolls and sipped mango margaritas. Stephanie’s on Newbury Street is a great place to refuel when shopping – we loved creating our own bloody Mary from an extensive checklist of ingredients. The Oak Long Bar + Kitchen at the Copley Plaza is a buzzy brasserie set in a palatial dining room, where actress Amanda Seyfried has been spotted, and features an open kitchen and long copper-topped bar.
We loved the hearth-baked bread made with honey butter, with the honey coming from the bees kept on the hotel’s roof. Elsewhere, enjoy city views while you dine in style at the Top Of The Hub on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower. Alight from the lift at the 50th floor to take in the breathtaking 360° city views from the SkyWalk observatory. It can get quite chilly in the winter months, so stop off at Max Brenner’s Chocolate Bar & Cafe on Boylston Street for a warming hot chocolate.
If you visit Little Italy in the city’s North End, pick up a sweet treat at Mike’s Pastry, or stop for lunch at one of the many Italian eateries, such as Quattro. Stop for a drink at the Cheers bar – the front appeared in the hit TV sitcom – overlooking Boston Common, or enjoy a local Samuel Adams beer in one of the city’s oldest taverns, such as The Green Dragon or The Bell In Hand.