Situated on the corner of Commonwealth Ave and Massachusetts Ave, and named for this meeting of the two avenues, Deuxave is causing a buzz at less than a month old. The stunning high ceilinged dining room with warm and cozy colors is a comfortable setting for the refined tastes that will be plated before you. From Moroccan spiced Colorado lamb saddle to the seared local diver’s scallops, every entrée is sure to delight the senses.
Deuxave is located at 371 Commonwealth Ave, Back Bay, Boston 617.517.5915
2. Island Creek Oyster Bar
Raw bar fanatics rejoice! The Island Creek Oyster Bar featuring oysters fond off the local shores of Duxbury, MA is a local seafood aficionados dream come true. Nestle into the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square next to seafood maven Eastern Standard, there are now two fabulous seafood destinations for Fenway fans.
Island Creek Oyster Bar is located at 500 Commonwealth Ave, Kenmore Square, Boston 617.532.5300
3. The Abbey
In the space formerly known as Dalia, The Abbey is the creation of Joshua Sherman and Damian Dowling who previously worked together for four years at the Washington Square Tavern in Brookline, alongside Gina Medaglia, former owner of Dalia. The spot is stirring up a bit of excitement in Brookline as it offers a great dining experience, expertise behind the bar and a late night menu – a rarity in Brookline. Add in a tremendous offering of single malt scotches and Irish whiskeys and you’ve uncovered a new neighborhood favorite.
The Abbey is located at 1657 Beacon St., Brookline 617.730.8040
4. The North Star
Another bar to belly up to near The Garden is always a good thing. Add to it a clean, well laid out space, a slightly more adventurous than most pub menu and a dance floor for drunken foolishness into the wee hours, and it is certainly a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Try the burgers sautéed in Guinness or the drunken mussels for the more flavorful (and vaguely less heart attack inducing) offerings on the menu.
The North Star is located at 222 Friend St., West End, Boston 617.723.3222
5. The Gallows
Open up a few months now, The Gallows is still getting accolades as the new spot on the ever trendy and tasty block of the South End. Its Washington St. home was once the site of Boston’s first gallows where hundreds of colonial burglars and pickpockets were hung. People want to hang here now for a whole new set of reasons… all of them good. The morbid fun of some of the drinks alone makes for an interesting evening, like the Tar & Feather or The Killer. Colonial throwbacks are also visible on the menu with the Ploughman appetizer plate or the New England boiled dinner.
The Gallows is located at 1395 Washington St., South End, Boston 617.425.0200