Hotel restaurants

Boston’s 8 Best Hotel Restaurants You Can’t Miss

Hotel restaurants have come a long way in recent years. Gone are the golden days when they were simply a place to cook forgettable dishes to feed the masses. Today, coveted dining spaces have transformed into trendy places where visitors and locals alike come to enjoy a memorable dinner. Here’s a look at eight of from boston best spots worthy of your next visit.

UNI at the Eliot Hotel

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You might not expect to find an impeccable sushi restaurant tucked away in a Back Bay hotel, but UNI offers some of the best Japanese cuisine in town. Go as a group and order a bunch of small plates like raw Scottish langoustine, smoked Hamachi tartare or their famous UNI Spoon (a delicate presentation of Osetra caviar, quail egg yolk and yuzu). UNI has an incredible offering of makimono, nigari and sashimi from James Beard Award-winning Ken Oringer, which are best accompanied with a sip from their impressive sake program. Late night diners love the specialty ramen menu available on Fridays and Saturdays.

370A Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215; Website

Bar Boulud at Mandarin Oriental Boston

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Chef Daniel Boulud’s favorite French restaurant is also one of Boston’s best hotel restaurants. Tucked away inside the Mandarin Oriental in Back Bay, the patio here is buzzing in the summer months for its alfresco scene while the main dining room comes alive at night with hungry diners looking for brasserie dishes. Start by sharing their signature charcuterie board filled with pâtés, terrines and sliced ​​meats. (An artisan cheese platter is also available). For main events, don’t miss their famous red wine braised coq au vin dish or their classic steak frites.

776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199; Website

Mooo Restaurant at XV Beacon

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One of the best steakhouses in Boston really is inside a hotel. That’s exactly what you’ll say after a visit to Mooo. This funky-named Beacon Hill staple housed in the stylish XV Beacon boutique offers one of Boston’s best high-end luxury dining experiences. Take, for example, their signature meatball appetizer – they take the dish to a new level with a mouth-watering combination of dry-aged rib eye and sirloin. If you’re looking for something lighter, try the Osetra Israeli caviar – at 30 grams it’s big enough to share, but you won’t want it. Upgrade to the six-ounce A5 Wagyu Japanese Sirloin, 22-ounce bone-in rib eye or 16-ounce dry-aged sirloin for an experience you won’t soon forget.

15 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108; Website

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen at Fairmont Copley Plaza

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Head to the gleaming copper bar at this chic Copley Square favorite and try one of their famous craft cocktails like the spicy Samurai Sunrise, the sweet Lion Fighter or the tasty Beekeeper. We love their selection of non-traditional shared entrees like fire pit roast lobster, olive oil poached lobster, and lamb meatballs. Larger plates include seared local swordfish, their famous oak burger and Georges Bank scallops. There is seating on the terrace during the warmer months and a late night menu is also available for guests looking for a nightcap.

138 St. James Street, Boston, MA 02116; Website

Artisan Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton

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We love the casual chic atmosphere of this European-style bistro nestled inside the Ritz-Carlton. Whether you come for breakfast with a fried egg sandwich, for lunch with a truffled mushroom galette or to linger over a glass of wine and a filet mignon with smoked sweetbreads for dining, the hotel restaurant is a daily favorite of many. local business people. If you come for lunch or dinner, be sure to save room for a sweet finale like vanilla cheesecake, melted chocolate cake, or caramel churros.

10 Avery Street, Boston, MA 02111; Website

The W Boston Gallery

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Whether you’ve booked a weekend getaway or are just looking for a place to go for a pre- or post-theatre dinner, The Gallery is one of the best newcomers to the hotel dining scene. Located in the heart of the Theater District and within walking distance of Chinatown and the Downtown Crossing, floor-to-ceiling walls of glass provide some of the best people in town the view right from your cozy table. There are unexpected finds on the dinner menu here like Puebla Street Corn, Seventh Star Squash Blossoms and Coconut Milk Chicken. Save room for cannolis with candied pecans or sweet corn butter cake served with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream.

100 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116; Website

Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar at Boston Harbor Hotel

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Chef Daniel Bruce’s crown jewel restaurant in the Boston Harbor Hotel shines brightly on Rowes Wharf. This outstanding waterfront restaurant is a favorite with locals for its fresh seafood, farm-to-table and vineyard-to-table dishes, paired with their impressive wine selections. After all, this is where the Boston Wine Festival all began. If you come for dinner, the ever-changing prix-fixe menus include offerings like seared foie gras, Atlantic halibut, and Brandt sirloin. Also be sure to keep an eye out for the many wine dinners they host here throughout the year.

70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110; Website

Scampo at the Liberty Hotel

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Pizzas, pastas, a cheese platter and fine dishes like seared duck breast served with foie gras, fresh cherries and a celeriac soufflé are the name of the game at Scampo. The focus here is on simply prepared Italian dishes (think spaghetti aglio e olio, spaghetti cacio e pepe, or spicy spaghetti with crackers and chili peppers perhaps?) Did we mention there’s a mozzarella bar here? Celebrity chef Lydia Shire’s signature restaurant, housed in a former prison-turned-hotel, also offers weekend brunch with a lobster and chive omelet or Eggs Benedict.

215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114; Website