Fathom Favorites : Boston Restaurants

1. Island Creek Oyster Bar

Island Creek Oyster Bar

With a stellar cocktail menu designed by famed mixologist Jackson Cannon and irresistible New England classics like crispy oyster sliders by chef Jeremy Sewall, it’s hard to go wrong at this Boston favorite. The real star of the show is the lengthy raw bar menu, which changes daily depending on what’s available from their network of purveyors.


500 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA, 02215

2. Figs


Todd English runs this adorable and intimate wood-fired oven pizza-and-fresh-pasta joint on Beacon Hill’s main strip.

42 Charles St.
Boston, MA, 02114

3. Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

Local and organic ingredients are the focus of the menu at this modern, yet classic French bistro. For the perfect ending to a wonderful evening have your cocktail at the fireplace bar.

25 Charles St.
Boston, MA, 02114

4. South End Buttery

South End Buttery

Baked goods, Equator coffees and teas, full lunch, and proper dinner is served from this bakery cafe known for its healthy, hearty, simple dishes, and friendly staff. Outdoor seating and a robust brunch menu make this a Sunday morning favorite.

314 Shawmut Ave.
Boston, MA, 02118

5. Flour Bakery

Flour Bakery

Joanne Chang, one of the city’s most beloved bakers, has a degree from Harvard in applied mathematics and economics, and takes a philosophical approach to sticky buns and jam-filled pop-tarts. The entire menu is worth a try. 

1595 Washington St.
Boston, MA, 02118

6. Coppa


The easier to get into and less noisy sister restaurant to Boston’s famous toro. Italian-inspired small plates, pastas, and wood fired pizzas are made from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

253 Shawmut Ave.
Boston, MA, 02118

7. B&G Oysters

B&G Oysters

An always packed, cozy neighborhood oyster bar with outdoor seating, a great playlist, and delicious New England-style seafood classics. The rotating list of oysters are sourced from both coasts and their much-loved Maine lobster roll is pretty unbeatable.

550 Tremont St.
Boston, MA, 02116