Graduation Dining Guide

Make Sure to Celebrate Your Grad This Year

 

 

Abe & Louie’s 
graduation

793 Boylston St.

Why We Love It: Abe & Louie’s is everything you’d expect from a good quality steakhouse. The elegant and dark interior sets the mood for a grand celebration. Whether you are looking for a Porterhouse or Filet Mignon, all of their signature prime steaks are prepared perfectly. Abe & Louie’s also has a fabulous raw bar to sample before your main course. Any grad would be happy to culminate their last four years of hard work with a meal here.

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Artisan Bistro

10 Avery St.graduation

Why We Love It: Your Grad is moving on to a new stage in their life, so why not celebrate at chic, New American Bistro, Artisan Bistro? The culinary team focuses on familiar dishes that incorporate fresh produce, native herbs and locally sourced meats, seafood and cheeses. The result is forward-thinking food that still pleases any palate.

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Asta

graduation47 Massachusetts Ave.

Why We Love It: Asta will take you on either a five or eight-course dining experience where you can sample new and creative dishes. While we can assure you that you will be wowed by the creativity, there are many New England reinterpretations of classic dishes that will remind you where you are and why you love Boston.

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B3 Restaurant and Bar

graduation

160 Massachussets Ave.

Why We Love It: B3 mixes elevated Southern-style fare with modern and eccentric decor. B3’s menu is full of Southern comfort-food classics that are homey, yet exciting. You will also get to hear live music while you enjoy delicious food from either local ands or the musical talents from world-renowned Berklee College of Music students.

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Back Bay Social Club 

867 Boylston St. graduation

Why We Love It: Graduation is a happy time, so why not celebrate at a inviting restaurant that is full of life that also serves great food? The Back Bay Social Club’s seasonally changing menu will leave everyone feeling satisfied in a classic, yet fun environment.

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Bar Boulud 

graduation 776 Boylston Street

Why We Love It: Chef Daniel Boulud’s menu is full of delectable French fare that is perfect for a special  milestone in life. The extensive menu also features classic New-England inspired dishes. Bar Boulud’s 22-seat private dining room would be the perfect spot to gather the family after Commencement.

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Brassiere Jo 

120 Huntington Ave. graduation

Why We Love It: Brassiere Jo is the perfect spot for a family celebration if you are looking for tremendous service and consistent quality with their authentic French brassiere menu. Their old-world cooking and presentation is the perfect counter to the art-deco look of the spacious main dining room.

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Capital Grille

900 Boylston St.graduation

Why We Love It: Everyone loves Capital Grille because it is a classic, tried and true restaurant. Whether you are looking for the best steak you can find or a vegetarian entree, Capital Grille caters to all tastes. Graduation is a memorable events and calls for an equally memorable meal to follow.

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City Table 

65 Exeter St.

graduationWhy We Love It: City Table is the perfect spot to get an innovative craft cocktail, such as the pisco sour or cucumber-pomegranate, and some upscale American food. City Table is the perfect locale for an intimate family celebration an the menu will not disappoint.

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Davio’s

75 Arlington St.graduation

Why We Love It: Davio’s is a classic Italian steakhouse that is perfect for a big celebration. With delectable cuts of beef as well as delicious Italian pasta favorites, there is no chance of leaving hungry. Whether you want to dine in Back Bay, Chestnut Hill, Braintree, or Foxborough, you will find a Davio’s (though we are partial to the one in Back Bay!)

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Deuxave

graduation371 Commonwealth Avenue

Why We Love It: Deuxave serves Modern French cuisine using the finest American ingredients sourced from the best local farmers, fisherman and foragers. Whether you are ordering one of their salads or cast-iron roasted prime beef tenderloin, the attention to detail and creativity is sure to wow. Food details will be much more interesting than chemistry details for your grad!

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Dillon’s Restaurant

955 Boylston St.Dillon's

Why We Love It: Dillon’s Restaurant is the perfect spot to go if you just want to have a casual and relaxing dinner after all the hustle and bustle of graduation. Situated conveniently on Boylston Street wth a sprawling patio perfect for a family get-together, this family owned and operated restaurant will leave you very satisfied!

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Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar 

79 Park PlazaMother's Day

Why We Love It: Your grad is undeniably more educated and worldly after fours year at a University, so why not make your tastebuds a little more worldly too by enjoying a meal at Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar? Doretta’s menu features modern Greek food that is lighter and refreshing. You will leave feeling satisfied but not overly stuffed!

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Earl’s Kitchen and Bar

800 Boylston St. Unit 107graduation

Why We Love It: Earls is a great modern restaurant to celebrate at with artwork from local artists around Boston. Their menu sticks to Earls’ classics but also includes regional dishes made specifically for the Pru location. And did we mention they have a private dining room and a rooftop patio and lounge? Both would be perfect spots to celebrate your grad!

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Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks

528 Commonwealth AvenueGraduation

Why We Love It: Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks is many things. With the appearance of a French bistro, the menu of an Italian restaurant, and the attitude of a local pub, it is likely you will find whatever you are looking for at this restaurant. Their menu offers a wide selection of meat, seafood, raw bar, and pastas that will cater to every palate.

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Eataly

800 Boylston St. Terra

Why We Love It: Eataly has it all. Whether you want to dine at the Italian grille, Terra, Il Pesce, or La Pizza & La Pasta, Eataly is sure to deliver an unforgettable experience. Eataly would be the perfect place to go after graduation especially if your grad studied abroad in Italy. The food is sure to be on par and you can get a cannoli from the cannoli cart after your meal!

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Grill 23 and Bar

graduation161 Berkeley St.

Why We Love It: For decades Grill 23 and Bar has been a special place to unwind, relax, and memorable meal. Even after all these years, Grill 23 and Bar still delivers every time. If you are looking for a Back Bay steakhouse staple that serves Brandt beef, go here. Their wine list is also extensive and rare.

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Joe’s American Bar and Grill

181 Newbury St.graduation

Why We Love It: Joe’s American Bar and Grill serves classic New England cuisine always made from scratch. If you have any family members coming up to Boston for graduation celebrations, Joe’s American Bar and Grill would be the perfect spot to take them so they can fill up on New England favorites like clam chowder and lobster rolls.

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Legal Sea Foods

26 Park Plaza

Why We Love It: Legal Seafoods prides itself in serving the freshest and highest quality seafood in Boston. With an extensive menu and an impressive wine list, why not close out the last four years of hard work and dedication with a quintessential Boston meal.

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L’Espalier

774  Boylston St.Graduation

Why We Love It: If you are looking for a real showstopper of a meal, look no further than L’Espalier. L’Espalier serves outstanding yet classic French cuisine. Whether you dine in their Salon or their main dining room, we advise you come hungry with all of their fantastic menu options. But keep in mind, you are celebrating graduation, so why not splurge on their five or eight course tasting menu!

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Lir Restaurant

903 Boylston St.graduation

Why We Love It: Celebrate the way the Irish do after a graduation ceremony and head on down to Lir on Boylston. Have a fun night at this three-level pub watching sports and drinking craft beers in addition to their delicious food menu.

Group Dining here.

 

 

Lucca Back Bay 

116 Huntington Ave.graduation

Why We Love It: After a long graduation ceremony, why go all the way out to the North End to have a classic Italian meal? You can stay in Back Bay and have classic Italian fare at Lucca Back Bay. If you haven’t been there yet, their dining room with floor to ceiling windows will take your breath away even before you taste their food! And don’t forget to end the night off with one of their signature desserts. Might we suggest the panna cotta or the semifreddo?

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Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man

745 Boylston St.graduation

Why We Love It: Just because you grad will now officially be in the adult world doesn’t mean you can’t spend one more night in a Willy Wonka chocolate heaven. Prepare yourself for a night of fun, delicious food, and heavenly desserts. If you still haven’t been to Max Brenner, after graduation would be a perfect time to go and indulge in a little chocolate. Hey—you deserve it!

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Porto

Ring Roadgraduation

Why We Love It: Winner of the 2017 Diner’s Choice Award, why not take your grad to the best? Porto is an upscale Mediterranean seafood restaurant that serves high-quality seafood in almost every way imaginable. As soon as you step into the aqua colored restaurant, you will feel as if you have been transported to the Mediterranean. Porto is also the perfect restaurant to try a multitude of different starters off their meze menu.

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Post 390 

406 Stuart St.graduation

Why We Love It: As soon as you step into Post 390 you will love the atmosphere. This two-story urban tavern feels lively yet inviting. Post 390 is famous for their upscale comfort food served on the lower level and their farm-to-post meals on the upper level. Rest assured the menu is updated to be seasonally inspired and everything is sourced local when possible. Post 390 is a restaurant that you will leave feeling good after you meal is complete.

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Precinct Kitchen and Bar

154 Berkeley St.graduation

Why We Love It: After four Nor’Easters this year why not celebrate graduation outside? Precinct Kitchen and Bar is a great place to do just this. Get yourself one of their innovative cocktails and prepare yourself to eat delicious Boston inspired food with a twist that is sourced from local and regional vendors. The clam bake seems like a perfect appetizer to start summer with!

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Solas

710 Boylston St. graduation

Why We Love It: Solas is everything you’d want from an Irish Pub. Solas offers classic Irish warmth with a mix of traditional Irish food and some modern favorites in a contemporary, urban setting. And if you are planning having a large group to celebrate your grad’s special day, consider renting out Solas for a more intimate experience!

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Sonsie

graduation327 Newbury St.

Why We Love It: Sonsie is one of the must-go restaurants in Back Bay. This bistro serves international cuisine, including American, Italian, and Asian options in an elegant but still welcoming environment with doors opening up to Newbury Street. Sonsie is the place to see and be seen in Back Bay. Did we mention they also have a wine cellar downstairs?

Reserve here. Group Dining here.

Sorellina

1 Huntington Ave. graduation

Why We Love It: It’s all in the details at this Back Bay restaurant. Sorellina is unique and stands out from the rest because it presents a modern take on regionally inspired Italian-Mediterranean cuisine in a warm yet modern environment. From pasta to beef to seafood and an extensive wine list with rare Italian wines, Sorellina has it all and will not disappoint anyone celebrating your grad.

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Stephanie’s on Newbury 

190 Newbury St.graduation

Why We Love It: Stephanie’s is the perfect mix of casual and elegant located right in the heart of Back Bay overlooking Newbury Street. Stephanie’s specializes in comfort food such as homestyle macaroni and cheese, Southern fried chicken, and their famous meatloaf. If you can wait until the weekend to celebrate your grad, Stephanie’s has a fantastic brunch menu that includes the option to customize your own Bloody Mary.

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Strip by Strega

64 Arlington St.graduation

Why We Love It: If you are looking for a show stopping meal that will shine, Strip by Strega is the place to go, especially since their dining room is Vegas themed and literally sparkles. Their menu is full of succulent cuts of beef and good portion sizes will not leave you feeling hungry! And might we suggest closing your meal with their delicious tiramisu? This is a celebration after all!

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Top of the Hub 

800 Boylston St.graduation

Why We Love It: If you are looking for a restaurant that has great views of the city AND  has live music, look no further than Top of the Hub! Top of the Hub is located on the 52nd floor and offers an incomparable  panoramic view of Boston. Top of the Hub offers a fantastic raw bar in addition to classic dinner favorites like flatbreads, burgers, seafood, prime beef, and chicken. Celebrating a graduation is a night to splurge and you will not be disappointed you decide to splurge here!

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