Fine-dining destinations in Boston

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Fine-dining destinations in Boston

23 Jun 2016 / Destination Guides /

If you find yourself traveling to Boston for a business trip, be sure to set aside some time for yourself. Besides the array of historic sites, the fresh seafood is to die for, so you have to sit down and enjoy a dish or two. But don't worry about gallivanting to find the perfect spot – we know your time is precious. That's why we've created this list of the best fine-dining spots in Boston for you.

Make yourself a reservation at one – or all – of these upscale restaurants while you're doing business in the Hub of the Universe:

Atlantic Fish Company
If seafood is a priority, you have to grab a seat at Atlantic Fish Company. Since 1978, this spot has been serving the freshest catch, earning its place as a landmark for some of Boston's best seafood. A new, delicious menu is printed daily to show the restaurant's drive for quality, unique dishes, derived from ingredients that arrive every morning straight from the harbor. Because the menu is always changing, it's hard to make a recommendation that'll be there when you arrive. However, it's safe to say that the amount of ever-changing seafood dishes – such as North Atlantic Salmon Fillet and Chilean Sea Bass – and an exquisite raw bar will likely satisfy your craving for a decadent meal. Visiting Atlantic Fish Company is your ticket to the taste of New England.

If you're searching for a French-Mediterranean inspired spot, look no further – Mistral is your fine-dining destination. This elegant restaurant, located in the South End, is designed to create an ambiance of warmth, comfort and sophistication as you indulge in Chef Jamie Mammano's simple yet unbelievably flavorful menu.

Start your night off with the Grilled Portobello Mushroom "Carpaccio" with Roasted Red Pepper Agrodolce and Arugla. Next comes the entrée - seafood lovers should try the Pan Roasted Halibut with Heirloom Tomato Risotto, Jumbo Lump Crab, Basil and Crab Veloute. Or, meat eaters can rejoice over the Grilled Tenderloin of Beef, Vin Rouge, Olive Oil Roasted Asparagus and Horseradish Whipped Potato.

Enjoy views of the city while dining in Boston.Enjoy views of the city while dining in Boston.

O Ya
For those who believe traveling to the city must involve a trip to the nearest sushi spot, head to O Ya. This upscale, acclaimed restaurant offers small Japanese plates and inventive sushi you won't find anywhere else. But that's not all – the drink menu has over 15 different sake choices, a beverage that's necessary for completing the sushi-eating experience.

The amount of nigiri choices is overwhelming, but we recommend the Scarlet Sea Scallop with white soy yuzu sauce and yuzu tobiko. As for sashimi, go for the Bluefin Tuna and Smoked Salmon Tartare with warm mayonnaise and black river ossetra caviar. Even those who aren't sushi fans can enjoy a dish at O Ya – the Tea Brined Fried Pork Ribs served with hot sesame oil, honey and scallions make for an indulgent dinner.

Mamma Maria
Traveling to Boston might mean getting your seafood fix, but it also means traveling to the North End to enjoy a high-end Italian dish from Mamma Maria. Because of Mamma Maria's locally-sourced ingredients, attention to detail and commitment to pleasing the customers, it has a nationally acclaimed reputation that is well-deserved.

We recommend starting your meal with the Calamari, served with roasted peppers, onion, tomato and creamy white corn polenta. Then, consider the Frutti di Mare Pasta: a Genovese-style seafood pasta dish that combines wild Georgia shrimp, scallops, mussels, countneck clams, poached calamari and sautéed spinach.

Seafood pasta makes a perfect choice when dining at Mamma Maria.Seafood pasta makes a perfect choice when dining at Mamma Maria.

If you're craving a hearty steak after your business meeting, head to Mooo…. Another top dining experience from Chef Mammano, Mooo.... creates classic, yet modern steak dishes for you to enjoy in a cozy, sophisticated atmosphere. Besides heading here for dinner, this spot offers an acoustic brunch on Sundays, providing the perfect way to end your business trip with a bang. But if you plan to head to Mooo…. on Saturday night, it offers a full bar and an award-winning wine list – giving you plenty of beverage options to pair with your steakhouse dish.

Start your dinner with a chilled appetizer, such as the East Coast Oysters, New England Littlenecks or the Classic Chilled Gulf Shrimp. Then, choose between the 14-ounce Creekstone Farms Prime New York Sirloin,  the 14-ounce Creekstone Farms Pepper Crusted Prime Sirloin Au Poivre, or the 16-ounce Prime Dry Aged Ribeye. They also offer Filet Mignon and Porterhouse, so you have an array of steak options to choose from.

Need a ride to one of these spots for dinner? Don't rely on public transportation – just call Embarque!

To make a reservation, call (866) 444-2144, book online, or download the Embarque mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.