Dan SecatoreBoston Staff Writer
Dan spent three years traveling the world as a political operative and advance staffer in the Obama Administration. Pretty cool job, huh? It was, until he quit and went to law school, a decision he made against the advice of every person in his life, in addition to several strangers who yelled at him in the line at Chop’t. Eight years later, he gets paid to make jokes about avocado toast and explain 90s references to his co-workers, so you tell us who made the right decision.
The South End has more great restaurants than any other neighborhood in Boston, and these are the very best of them.
Democracy Brewing is a Downtown Crossing brewpub with a menu of snack-type foods.
Bukowski Tavern is a bar in Back Bay that looks like a dive but has far better beer than that.
Mike & Patty’s is a counter-service shop in Bay Village that makes fantastic sandwiches.
Brassica kitchen is a restaurant in Jamaica Plain that's a cafe by day and a inventive New American tasting menu place at night.
Boston Chops is a South End steakhouse that nails the quintessential steakhouse look and experience.
Select Oyster Bar is a relaxed Back Bay seafood restaurant and bar with a small but very good menu.
Marliave is an old-school Downtown Crossing restaurant with French-ish food.
Summer Shack is a casual seafood restaurant in Back Bay with lots of lobster options.
The hourly is a Harvard Square raw bar and seafood restaurant in an old-timey space.