Where to eat near Fenway

9 Jul

I love replying to “Where Should I Eat?” requests. Stephanie asked about restaurants near Fenway and some other summer venues. Great idea. Let me start with Fenway…more to come tomorrow:

Venue: Fenway ParkPicture of Fenway Park

Eat Here: Eastern Standard, Uburger, and La Verdad

Why: Eastern Standard is big and bustling, open all day, and great at accommodating crowds. It has a top-notch bar, solid brasserie food, and a late-night menu that runs through midnight on weekdays, 1am on weekends.

Uburger is Boston’s answer to the West Coast’s In n’ Out Burger, and your best bet if you have kids in tow. The burgers are fresh, with beef ground in house daily (that’s a serious plus, given the perils of industrial ground beef), and they even batter their own onion rings (however, to be truthful, the best overall ring is found here, on Cape Cod). Even the veggie burgers are tasty.

La Verdad, Ken Oringer’s Mexican joint, has the best tacos in town, on account of the homemade tortillas—great for a quick bite before or after a game (the take-out taqueria is open until 1am weekdays, 2am weekends). Meanwhile, if you have time to kill, head to the sit-down restaurant for a taco plato, tamales, chilaquiles (fancy nachos), and so many tequila varieties, you’ll be hitting more shots than Dustin Pedroia. Heh. That’s what they call them, right? Shots?

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2 Responses to “Where to eat near Fenway”

  1. Erica July 11, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    I would add two other places: there is a Cambridge One pizza place on Boylston that’s worth mentioning:

    http://www.cambridge1.us/

    And if you need some healthy food to balance out all that beer, there is a Ufood Grill in the Landmark Center:

    http://www.ufoodgrill.com/locations/

  2. Amy Traverso July 14, 2009 at 11:22 am #

    Thanks, Erica! Agreed on both counts…

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