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The Quinn’s Guide to South End Dining - Winter 2020
Home to elegant brownstones, eclectic art galleries, and a vibrant dining scene, it's no wonder why the South End is Boston's most desirable neighborhood. Living here makes it easy to enjoy what matters, including a delicious meal. Below are The Quinn’s recommendations for dishes that are sure to warm your soul this winter.
Located in the Ink Block Neighborhood of the South End, Lion’s Tail is the place to go for pre-diner libations. This chic, leather and metal adorned cocktail bar is pouring playfully named drinks, from the classics to unique combinations. For a drink that will keep you toasty this winter try their signature cocktail, the Lion’s Tail, a mix of old forester bourbon and allspice dram with a hint of lime.
From James Beard award-winning chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer, Toro offers Spanish tapa staples, made for sharing. The warm and rustic decor makes it a great place to escape the chill. For a simple dish with exquisite flavor sample the Tortilla Espaniola - add caviar for an extra indulgence. Asado de Huesos, Toro’s roasted bone marrow, is another beloved plate that is not to be missed.
When Chef Jamie Mammano opened Mistral over 20 years ago, the restaurant became a catalyst for the South End’s culinary renaissance. Today, it is still regarded as Boston’s most acclaimed French restaurant. The glamorous, energetic atmosphere adds to the sophisticated feel of Mistral. For a hearty dish perfect for winter, order the iconic roasted rack of Colorado lamb topped with a red wine reduction.
Although SRV may be known as a Venetian-style wine bar, their dolci make them worthy of a desert-only visit. Their ever-changing menu, based on seasonal ingredients, allows the flavors of winter to shine in their pastries, gelatos, and sorbets. For a decadent treat, indulge in the Gianduja Tart, a chocolate and hazelnut coffection garnished with a scoop of parsnip gelato and pair with a cup of piping hot espresso.
These rich flavors, comfort foods, and cozy atmospheres will have you wishing for winter to never end. To stay in the know check back each month for more recommendations from The Quinn.