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Our favorite restaurants participating in Boston's 21012 summer Restaurant Week

This Sunday, August 19th, marks the start of Boston's 2012 summer Restaurant Week. Over 200 of Boston's best restaurants will offer 3 Course Dinners for $33.12, 3 Course Lunch for $20.12 and 2 Course Lunch for $15.12 prix fixe menu. While Boston offers an innumerable amount of delicious restaurants, we decided to share some of our favorites that are participating that you definitely do not want to miss out on.


Toro: Chef-owner Ken Oringer and chef Jamie Bissonnette are responsible for perhaps the best Tapas restaurant in Boston at the moment. Serving modern and traditional tapas ranging from simple grilled corn (their most famous dish) to Ostras En Escabeche, marinated oysters with a truly unique taste, you're sure to return to this South End hotspot. We suggest their Coliflor A La Plancha - you've surely never tasted a cauliflower dish such as this before.

Sportello: Owned by local celebrity chef Barbara Lynch, Sportello (Italian for "counter") offers a menu full of sophisticated yet comforting pastas, salads soups, and more. Located in up-and-coming Boston's Fort Point district, you could say the restaurant is responsible in part for the area's trendy transformation. For more information on the revamping of South Boston check out our blog.

No. 9 Park:Neighboring the Boston State House is Barbara Lynch's flagship restaurant, No. 9 Park. Offering a blend of French,


Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, this hotspot is a must try during restaurant week since normally, its prices are just as high as the caliber and quality of food served. We suggest you try the prune-filled gnocchi, the standout dish No. 9 Park is most famous for.

Oishii: Serving up quite possibly the best sushi in Boston, Oishii's Chef Ting San combines his creativity and the freshest ingredients to serve up dishes which double as works of art. If you're not too hungry though, you can always taste one of the many wines and sakes offered in their "contemporary Tokyo style lounge".

Mistral: Since opening its doors in 1997, Mistral has continued to wow the palates of Boston residents and visitors alike. With a menu sporting numerous French classics, and perfectly paired with their spectacular wine selections,  connoisseurs and commoners alike will surely be just as impressed with Mistral.

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