Fall is officially here, so to celebrate we have rounded up some of the best soups in town to cozy up with on a cold day. Whether you are craving some of the last days of summer to satiate with a hearty cioppino or are looking to embrace the season with some of the greatest flavors, these haute spots are some of our favorite go-tos in the city.
The Fort Point Channel heats up in the cool weather with Barbara Lynch's spicy tomato soup served with a crunchy taleggio and caraway crostini (think of a skinny version of grilled cheese - the perfect accompaniment). This Italian restaurant's simplistic approach to this classic soup makes it one of our favorite - smooth and rich with just a perfect hint of spice to warm you up.
348 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210
2 Abe & Louie's
In Boston, it's all about finding the perfect bowl of creamy clam chowder and we did just that at a steakhouse. Abe & Louie's in Back Bay stands out for its hearty bowl filled with tender pieces of clams in a creamy, not too thick chowder, This is our go-to for the perfect end of summer treat where the restaurant is as serious about its chowder as it is about its steaks.
793 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
3 Met Back Bay
If the ham and cheese bar here doesn't warm you up, the French onion soup at Met Back Bay certainly will. The crock is filled with tender slices of caramelized onions served up in a delicious brown stock topped with a cheese covered crouton.
279 Dartmouth Street Boston, MA 02116
You might not expect to find an Italian fisherman's stew on the menu at a steakhouse, but that's just what Mooo serves up in tony Beacon Hill. Start off with an order of Israeli Oestra caviar and warm up with their hearty cioppino filled with calamari, shrimp and clams in a delicious saffron, tomato and garlic broth. We also love the potato and leek chowder made even better with the addition of whole belly clams and bacon.
15 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108
If you are looking for a healthy warmup, head over to Barlow's located on the border of South Boston and the Fort Point Channel for a hearty bowl of ramen chock full of shrimp and chicken in a spicy sriracha broth filled with Asian vegetables, grilled scallions and even an egg for good measure. Another standout here is the smoked haddock and shellfish chowder filled with clams, mussels swimming in a creamy seafood broth.
241 A Street Boston, MA 02210