Neighborhood Alfresco Dining at 100 Shawmut

Sep 18, 2019 Blog
Neighborhood Alfresco Dining at 100 Shawmut

It seems all of Boston is outside, sipping cocktails on rooftop gardens, brunching on patios, and enjoying long dinners on terraces. Bostonians know more than most how vital it is to soak up some sun before the cooler weather arrives. When you live at 100 Shawmut, some of the best outdoor bites are just a quick walk from your Boston condo. Here are our favorite places to dine alfresco this season:

Banyan Bar + Refuge | 533 Tremont Street

When the mercury drops, plenty of locals flock to Banyan Bar + Refuge for a steamy, bone-warming bowl of Dragon Noodles, loaded with Szechuan pork, chili oil, and Korean peanuts. But in warmer weather, it’s all about the patio. Shaded by ample green umbrellas, old-growth shade trees, and historic architecture, the brick patio is a cool, garden-like reprieve from the heat. In the evenings, with the patio aglow in bistro lights, the restaurant takes on an almost European feel. Atmospheric delights aside, the food is “an eclectic mix of flavors from every corner of the Asian continent,” with a focus on fresh vegetables and seafood. Sharing is encouraged, so grab some friends and take your time soaking in the last of the more temperate evenings.

Rooftop@Revere Hotel | 200 Stuart Street

For an ultrahip, above-the-fray experience, check out Rooftop@Revere. Set atop the Revere Hotel, this urban escape is a pool/bar combination, and we’re here to say it’s not too late to squeeze in a few dips before the warm days are gone. Whether you swim or not, hanging out poolside here is the height of relaxation. The cocktails are creative and handcrafted, the small plates are hyperseasonal, and the views of the city seem to go on forever. If you’re with a group, rent a private cabana, and turn it into an end-of-summer pool party. Watching a sunset from a rooftop chaise longue is basically a mini-staycation, and you deserve it.

Gaslight Brasserie du Coin | 560 Harrison Avenue

Buzzy. Sophisticated. Of-the-moment. These are some of the descriptions used by critics in an attempt to capture just how cool Gaslight Brasserie du Coin is, and they’re not exaggerating. The classic Parisian restaurant is marked by that effortless style the city is known for, somehow striking an easy balance between a rustic neighborhood kitchen and a sleek, high-end bar. Reclaimed wood floors and antique mirrors give the interior a sense of nostalgic charm, but the patio is the restaurant’s true gem. Snugly nestled out back, the outdoor space is enclosed by a verdant hedge and rife with vivid blooms. The food is as carefully curated as the décor, with delicate, yet hardy choices like Gnocchi Parisienne, a dish served with rock shrimp, sweet corn, shishito peppers, and basil pistou. Don’t skip dessert, lest you miss out on the Chocolate Beignets, which pair perfectly with fresh air and good conversation.

With so many locally owned restaurants nearby, you’re bound to find your go-to neighborhood spot just steps away from your luxury condo at 100 Shawmut.

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