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Boston's Iconic Eateries

Like many of its neighboring cities and states in New England, Boston is known for its seafood scene, as well as its chowder cuisine. Most places in the the Upper East corridor of the country pride themselves with the best catch of lobsters and the like, leaving little elbow room for cities to make a name out of their cuisine. But what differentiates Boston is not its Baked Beans, but its dining scene.

Take a tour of these five most iconic dining rooms in town to get a feel of what it's like to dine in a city where you have the unique combination of skyscraper buildings, a seaport district that overlooks the Atlantic, and a quaint charm that won't quit.Dining at the Top of the Hub

TOP OF THE HUB The Prudential Center

This proverbial dining spot at the Pru provides so much more than great food. It serves as the viewing deck for the City of Boston. Sitting high atop 52 floors of concrete, there's sure to be more than enough food, both for your belly and your eyes.


Open almost 24 hours everyday, South Street Diner is known as the place to go to for cheap eats after a night of partying, this permanent resident of the leather district offers diner fare, complete with the cheeky but not-so cheesy look.

BOND The Langham, Financial District

If you're into glamorous, sophisticated dining and cocktailing, then Bond is the right place for you. Their distinct mix of contemporary and modern American fixtures will definitely be a treat for those who are looking for an in-between of Boston then and now.


Old America has never been this bountiful. This Back Bay bar and lounge offers not only good eats, but also a stunning ambiance that can't be said that of any other. Located in the heart of the city, you're sure to sip, savor, and swoon in style.


If you have a flare for theatrics and Chinese food, then this is the place for you. Situated within a orchestra theater style complex, this Chinatown destination will please you both with its delicacies, as well as its dimensions.

View Eater.com's full list of Boston's Most Iconic Dining Rooms here.

Back Bay, Boston. Landmarked Neighborhood

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