Boston Restaurant Week: Summer 2010

Restaurant Week in Boston is one of our favorite things about August, and it's actually two weeks (Sunday through Friday, Aug. 15-20 and Aug. 22-27). This year get two-course lunches for $15.10 or three-course lunches for $20.10 and three-course dinners for $33.10. To help you navigate the slew of participating restaurants, we've chosen our favorite restaurants for Boston Restaurant Week: Summer 2010 and highlighted our ideal meal at each. More details: http://bit.ly/restoweek (Photo: Clink by Christine Liu)

Updated: September 03, 2010

Boston Restaurant Week: Back Bay


L'Espalier

774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

Editor's Ideal Meal: For a light lunch, the escarole salad, poached salmon and chocolate Napoleon will ensure a happy afternoon.


Wine Cellar

30 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115

Editor's Ideal Meal: While the cheese fondue appetizer and lobster ravioli sound like the beginning of a scrumptious dinner, the main focus of this meal is the dessert: dark chocolate fondue served with fruits, marshmallows and cookies for dippin'.


Turner Fisheries Bar

10 Huntington Ave (Copley Westin), Boston, MA 02116

Editor's Ideal Meal: After slurping down a cup of the restaurant's "hall of fame" clam chowder, I'd get working on the chicken spiked with horseradish and vodka. A white chocolate terrine adds a summery ending.


Osushi

10 Huntington Ave (copley Westin), Boston, MA 02116

Editor's Ideal Meal: The exotic mushroom miso soup paired with tuna tartare and spicy tuna maki promises a light, yet fulfilling meal for raw fish lovers.


Stanhope Grille

350 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116

Editor's Ideal Meal: For locally grown picks, a blueberry and Riesling bisque starts off a dinner laden with steak and lobster ratatouille as a main course and a Taza chocolate pie for dessert.


Boston Restaurant Week: Cambridge


Artbar

40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141

Editor's Ideal Meal: Forever the darling of patio diners, ArtBar offers sea scallops for an appetizer, Nantcuket striped bass as an entree, and key lime meringue cookies to top off your dinner.


The Elephant Walk

2067 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Editor's Ideal Meal: Embrace your inner vegan and try the chilled avocado citrus soup, crevettes amrita and mousse aux fruits.


Temple Bar

1688 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Editor's Ideal Meal: Get a home-style meal with crispy clams as an appetizer, fancy fried chicken as the main course, and fallen chocolate souffle as dessert.


Blue Room

1 Kendall Sq, Cambridge, MA 02139

Editor's Ideal Meal: Venture out of your comfort zone and scarf down seared squid, wood-grilled steak, and a local peach cobbler.


Boston Restaurant Week: Beacon Hill


Number 9 Park

9 Park St, Boston, MA 02108

Editor's Ideal Meal: To really make your mouth water, check out the seared foie gras to start, followed by gnocchi alla Romana for dinner and a raspberry tart to finish.


Grotto

37 Bowdoin St, Boston, MA 02114

Editor's Ideal Meal: Team up with a co-worker and grab an Italian-style meal laden with Zuppa garlic soup, veggie risotto and a trio of ice cream flavors.


Clink

215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

Editor's Ideal Meal: The prison-based theme thankfully stops at the taste of the food. Enjoy a Caprese salad, Berkshire pork loin, and a chili chocolate panna cotta.


Toscano

47 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

Editor's Ideal Meal: Start off the perfect dinner with a Mista Toscano house salad, followed by egg-battered and lemon-flavored sole and finished with authentic tiramisu.


Boston Restaurant Week: Brookline


Fireplace

1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445

Editor's Ideal Meal: After going green with a Vermont endive salad, the picky eater is sure to enjoy the pasta shells with veggies and an apple pan dowdy with sweet vanilla cream.


La Morra

48 Boylston St (Rte 9), Brookline Village, MA 02446

Editor's Ideal Meal: Treat your honey to dinner with a wine flight. The bread and cucumber salad, herbs and garlic linguine, and wood-grilled cornish hen will surely to win his or her heart.