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By Scott Roberto / February 27, 12:00 AM
10 Top Spots for Classic Boston Dining

In the Hub’s ever-evolving culinary scene, it’s always a great idea to re-visit the restaurants that have stood the test of time

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The Hungry i

Dine on French countryside-inspired cuisine in one of the Hub’s most unique, and romantic, settings. This intimate Beacon Hill eatery—which features two fireplaces—has occupied its space in a cozy brick townhouse for nearly four decades.

71½ Charles St., 617-227-3524, hungryiboston.com


Sassy waitresses, tender pot roast, market-fresh seafood and homemade Boston baked beans have been hallmarks of this Faneuil Hall Marketplace destination since 1827. 

340 Faneuil Hall, 617-227-2038, arkrestaurants.com/durgin_park

Top of the Hub

This high-flying restaurant located 52 floors above the Back Bay has been offering exceptional cuisine, panoramic views and cool live music for decades.

800 Boylston St., Prudential Center, 617-536-1775, topofthehub.net

Jacob Wirth

A distinctive German flair has been a hallmark of this venerable Theatre District bar and restaurant since its namesake opened the doors in 1868. 

31–37 Stuart St., 617-338-8586, jacobwirth.com

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

Originally on nearby Newbury Street, where it resided when current owner Steve DiFillippo purchased it in 1985, this longtime institution has grown into a nationwide powerhouse of top-notch Italian fare. The flagship Back Bay location has been a haven for celebrities and fine dining fans alike.  

75 Arlington St., 617-357-4810, davios.com/bos


A downtown landmark since 1875, Marliave was re-tooled by restaurateur Scott Herritt in 2008 and has been thriving ever since. 

10 Bosworth St., 617-422-0004, marliave.com

Warren Tavern

This historic Charlestown pub, established in 1780, claims George Washington and Paul Revere as former patrons. So why not you?

2 Pleasant St., 617-241-8142, warrentavern.com


A South Boston family favorite, this venerable dining room has been serving its customers since 1890. 

80 West Broadway, 617-925-6709, amrheinsboston.com

Ye Olde Union Oyster House

America’s oldest continuously operating restaurant has been slinging oysters, broiled scrod, boiled lobster and other New England seafood staples along with a side of history since 1826. 

41 Union St., 617-227-2750, unionoysterhouse.com

Regina Pizza

The original North End location, established in 1926, remains one of the best spots for brick oven pies in the city. 

11½ Thacher St., 617-227-0765, reginapizzeria.com

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