Boston, MA

Oishii

Ask for Ting. This is one of our country’s great sushi restaurants and I’m lucky enough to have it on my street. Impressive and delicious! Do not miss the best bite in Boston, The Spicy Tuna Tartar Cucumber Hand roll with Crispy Tempura bits. www.oishiiboston.com

 

B and G Oysters

A great place in the South End. Amazing variety of oysters and don’t miss the lobster roll and homemade french fries, best in town. www.bandgoysters.com

 

Anything from Ken Oringer

Check out Toro, Clio, La Verdad, and Coppa……all great, all different styles of cooking, and tell him I sent you. Make sure you ask for the waffles at Clio, they’re not on the dinner menu, but Kenny will make them special for you. www.toro-restaurant.com, www.cliorestaurant.com, www.laverdadtaqueria.com

 

Myers + Chang

Owned by my former partner at Radius and Via Matta, Christopher Myers and his way better half, Joanne Chang. The food is delicious, spicy, the room is fun, and the music great. Make sure you get Mama Chang’s Dumplings and the Tiger’s Tears Salad. www.myersandchang.com

 

Stella

Great for late night pizza, antipasti and a hoppin’ bar scene. Make sure you ask for Evan. www.bostonstella.com

 

Grill 23, upstairs bar only

In my opinion, the best steak in the city. Go and sit upstairs where it’s a bit calmer and quieter but the food is just as good. Amazing wine list. www.grill23.com

 

Jasper’s Summer Shack

Jasper White is like a supermodel in the chef world, a true icon. His Summer Shack is like a day at the beach, a really good beach with terrific, perfect New England seafood. www.summershackrestaurant.com

 

Blue Ginger

Although about a 20 minute drive outside of Boston in the town of Wellesley, Ming Tsai is making some of the most interesting East meets West cuisine in the country. Make sure you tell him hello and ask him how many rounds of golf he’s gotten in this week! www.ming.com

Dante

One of my favorite places in Cambridge is Dante.  Although often considered to be it’s own country, Cambridge has lots of fun places and Dante is at the top of that list. www.restaurantdante.com

Lineage

Just outside of Boston in Brookline is Lineage where Chef Jeremy Sewall is making delicious American food.  Order his seafood tasting and be amazed. www.lineagerestaurant.com