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Downtown Crossing Boston Restaurants

Yvonne'sYvonne's
957 reviews
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Global, International | Downtown Crossing, Boston

We enjoyed our pre-theatre dining at Yvonne’s. The creativity of the food is always great. Loved the wild mushroom and the duck flatbreads. The lamb ribs were good but really fatty. The oysters were our favorite. Our friends loved the shrimp but we didn’t try it. The cocktails were all fantastic. We really missed the lobster toast that we had in the past. I hope it’s coming back. More

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RukaRuka
678 reviews
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Peruvian | Downtown Crossing, Boston

We went before a show at the opera house with two kids ages 7 and 10. Each of us chose two plates to order and we shared it all. The best items we had were the charred octopus and wagyu beef. I probably would not order the calamari or Phoenix sunrise again but others at the table enjoyed it. The oysters were really interesting but very salty and we agreed we would probably prefer them plain. Very attentive service. More

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Bogie's PlaceBogie's Place
219 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Great food and service! Would definitely go back! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - BostonRuth's Chris Steak House - Boston
4543 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown Crossing, Boston

The price fixe menu is fantastic. Great choices and great value. The service and ambiance are wonderful. More

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Boston Chops - Downtown CrossingBoston Chops - Downtown Crossing
246 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown Crossing, Boston

First time at this location. Have been to the South End one a couple times. Food was excellent and service was right up there. Will definitely go back. More

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The MerchantThe Merchant
577 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Wonderful food and service! More

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Legal CrossingLegal Crossing
1291 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown Crossing, Boston

The staff was friendly, efficient and they worked as a team. They anticipated our needs. The food was delicious and pleasing to the eye. It was evident that the staff took pride in their job. More

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Shaking Crab - Boston CommonShaking Crab - Boston Common
43 reviews
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Cajun | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Delicious!!! More

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Back DeckBack Deck
1074 reviews
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American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

We have been 3 times now in the last year for a pre-theater dinner. Each time we have had excellent service and excellent food. A great value and a great experience. More

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Explorateur Cafe, Restaurant & BarExplorateur Cafe, Restaurant & Bar
263 reviews
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French American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Great preshow meal More

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Stoddard'sStoddard's
860 reviews
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American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

First time here. It was recommended by a family member for a pre-show dinner. The food was very good, drink options were great, service was wonderful. Good pub style food and atmosphere. My granddaughter asked for dessert but was surprised they don’t serve anything. More

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Scholars Bar & LoungeScholars Bar & Lounge
126 reviews
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American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Everything was good except the mac and cheese. Pretty much pasta shells with some parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. More

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Elephant & Castle - BostonElephant & Castle - Boston
1 review
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British | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Good bar food. I ordered a salmon sandwich and thought the combination of guacamole and tartar sauce a bit odd. More

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Hard Rock Cafe - BostonHard Rock Cafe - Boston
79 reviews
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American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

The waitress, Miss Carla took us very well. In addition, the atmosphere is great for meeting friends and birthdays parties. More

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Taste Wine Bar & KitchenTaste Wine Bar & Kitchen
6 reviews
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Wine Bar | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Great little place. We wanted a low key Sat evening had found it to be perfect. Got the gnocchi, iceberg salad and a selection of cheeses, paired with really nice wines. Two suggestions: 1) keep the kitchen open till 10p, at least for the simple stuff like the toasts and the cheeses, and 2) add one easy dessert like a chocolate mousse to the menu. Nonetheless, would highly recommend. More

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MarliaveMarliave
1999 reviews
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Italian | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Server was attentive and kind. Food was brought quickly. Atmosphere was conducive for conversation. Oysters were phenomenal. More

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jmCurleyjmCurley
2 reviews
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American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

The restaurant does not have curb appeal, but is comfortable inside. The manager was very accommodating to our large group of 10, and our server was terrific. She stayed on top her game in taking our orders, serving everyone correctly, and being helpful. She was very personable and willing to separate our bill at the end of our evening. We were never rushed. The food is casual and tasty, a bit too carbohydrate loaded though. I wish there were more salads and lighter fare. We all found something to our liking though. The seasonal deviled eggs (ours were drizzled with balsamic vinegar) and fried pickles were nice to share around the table. The onion soup was excellent and served uniquely in a cast iron pan. Serving as the popular entrees for our group were the Peach Moon sandwich and duck poutine. It's an easy place to drop in after or before a show since it is located within the theatre district. More

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Downtown Crossing Boston Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Crossing Boston's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Yvonne'sYvonne's
957 reviews
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Global, International | Downtown Crossing, Boston

We enjoyed our pre-theatre dining at Yvonne’s. The creativity of the food is always great. Loved the wild mushroom and the duck flatbreads. The lamb ribs were good but really fatty. The oysters were our favorite. Our friends loved the shrimp but we didn’t try it. The cocktails were all fantastic. We really missed the lobster toast that we had in the past. I hope it’s coming back. More

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RukaRuka
678 reviews
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Peruvian | Downtown Crossing, Boston

We went before a show at the opera house with two kids ages 7 and 10. Each of us chose two plates to order and we shared it all. The best items we had were the charred octopus and wagyu beef. I probably would not order the calamari or Phoenix sunrise again but others at the table enjoyed it. The oysters were really interesting but very salty and we agreed we would probably prefer them plain. Very attentive service. More

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Bogie's PlaceBogie's Place
219 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Great food and service! Would definitely go back! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - BostonRuth's Chris Steak House - Boston
4543 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown Crossing, Boston

The price fixe menu is fantastic. Great choices and great value. The service and ambiance are wonderful. More

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Boston Chops - Downtown CrossingBoston Chops - Downtown Crossing
246 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown Crossing, Boston

First time at this location. Have been to the South End one a couple times. Food was excellent and service was right up there. Will definitely go back. More

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The MerchantThe Merchant
577 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Wonderful food and service! More

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Legal CrossingLegal Crossing
1291 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown Crossing, Boston

The staff was friendly, efficient and they worked as a team. They anticipated our needs. The food was delicious and pleasing to the eye. It was evident that the staff took pride in their job. More

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Back DeckBack Deck
1074 reviews
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American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

We have been 3 times now in the last year for a pre-theater dinner. Each time we have had excellent service and excellent food. A great value and a great experience. More

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Explorateur Cafe, Restaurant & BarExplorateur Cafe, Restaurant & Bar
263 reviews
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French American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Great preshow meal More

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Shaking Crab - Boston CommonShaking Crab - Boston Common
43 reviews
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Cajun | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Delicious!!! More

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Discover Downtown Crossing

In a city that is synonymous with foods like baked beans and cream pie, it’s no surprise that Boston’s Downtown Crossing is full of wonderful restaurants that have perfected American dining staples. Located between Boston’s bustling financial district and Boston Common, this little slice of the city is home to residents who are fortunate to live in proximity to numerous coffee shops, pubs, and cocktail bars. Seafood and steak dishes are plentiful here, but the real heart of Downtown Crossing is in Boston’s homegrown, and distinctly American, food, like lobster rolls and clam chowder. These uniquely American flavors and more await all comers in one of the oldest cities in the United States.