18 "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.
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.
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.
Ilona is a Georgian restaurant in the South End. It’s one of the only Georgian restaurants in Boston, but when it’s this good, one is all you need.
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).
The Lookout Rooftop is a cocktail bar in the Seaport where you should consider shooting your next music video.
ReelHouse is a seafood place in East Boston with one of the best outdoor spaces in the city.
Bleacher Bar is a sports bar inside Fenway Park. That's right, inside the park. And you don't need a ticket to the game to get in.