Instead of dinner at home this cold winter weekend, it’s time to cozy up in Boston with some hearty winter fare. Pair up a bold Cabernet or a hot toddy with one of these five standout dishes and you have a dinner that you won’t soon forget.
One of the best and latest newcomers to Copley Square is Porto, a Greek/Mediterranean/seafood inspired restaurant and one of their standout dishes is the perfectly prepared Arctic Char that combines a mastery of flavors (think beets, horseradish, dill, and sesame) into a seasonal dish. The restaurant comes to us from James Beard Award-Winning Chef Jody Adams and Chef de Cuisine Jon Sanchez, so you know it's sure to be a dish to remember.
Ring Road Boston, MA 02199
Nothing warms your soul (or belly, for that matter) more than comfort food. For the ultimate hug-to-your-belly dish, head to Gather for their braised short rib sage gnocchi that has all of the festive flavors of the holiday season topped with apple slaw and ricotta salata.
75 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210
In the summer, we love our seafood simply prepared (grilled, please) but when the colder months roll around, it's time to add a little more substance. Instead of lobster rolls and fried clams, we turn to Sonsie for a hearty winter fix. The winning dinner here is the butter basted halibut complete with preserved lemons, capers, cauliflower puree and parsley.
327 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115
Seafood doesn't have to be simple to be done well. Just ask Chef Ben Steiger of Pabu, who, alongside Managing Chef/Partner Ken Tominaga have created a savory potato and pork belly pancake served with a choice of warm Yuzu butter lobster, fried oysters or soft shell crab finished off with a sunny-side-up egg and bonito.
3 Franklin Street Boston, MA 02110
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Tis the season for hearty fare so it's time to overindulge, even just a little, and that you definitely will when you head to Boston Chops. It's all about the steaks here, but at this South End favorite, one of their sides actually tops our list. The poutine-style twice baked loaded potato is the ultimate in comfort fare. The indulgent delicacy is filled with fried onions, crispy bacon, melted cheese curds and fresh herbs topped with a velvety gravy. You'll almost wish the indulgent season came more often than just once a year.
1375 Washington Street Boston, MA 02118