21 "Impressing Out of Towners" restaurants in Boston.
Tanám is a Filipino restaurant that’s really just a single table in a small room in Union Square, and it’s outstanding.
Saltie Girl is a small, excellent seafood restaurant in Back Bay with a fun bar.
Ilona is an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant in the South End. It’s a beautiful spot filled with beautiful South End people, and the food is great.
Neptune Oyster is a ridiculously popular oyster bar in the North End. It’s worth it if you can get in.
Taranta is an Italian-Peruvian restaurant in the North End that more people should know about.
Create is a tiny art gallery and cocktail bar in Union Square's Bow Market.
The L Street is an Irish pub in South Boston that will make you contemplate whether you like apples.
Orfano is a great Italian steakhouse in the Fenway. It has a three-foot tall pepper mill, so that's something.
BLR is a Chinese small plates place in Chinatown, and it’s a good option if you want to feel like you’re in an illegal gambling den.
Time Out Market is a giant food hall in Fenway with stalls run by some great Boston restaurants. It’s cool, but be prepared to pay the tourist tax.
The Map Room is a cocktail bar located inside the Copley Square library, and one that deserves to be patronized by people other than tourists.
Saloon is a speakeasy in Davis Square that’s so dark you might fall asleep in there (though probably not if it’s burlesque night).