Outdoor Dining Near 100 ShawmutApr 09, 2021 Blog
Spring is in the air, and Boston’s South End is opening up to welcome longer, light-filled days and nature in full bloom. Right around the corner from the Boston condos at 100 Shawmut are options for outdoor dining, ideal for gathering with friends and family and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine—not to mention some of Boston’s finest culinary creations and an ambiance fit for celebrating the season.
Just a few minutes along Shawmut Avenue is the beloved KAVA neo-taverna. On offer are authentic Greek dishes, which can be enjoyed outdoors (with heating, if the weather calls for it). Weekend brunch includes offerings like the Egg Saganaki, and a leisurely multicourse dinner sampling of their range of offerings showcases the best of Greek cuisine. Appetizers can set the stage with a medley of dips—of Tzatziki, the eggplant-based Melitzanosalata, or the whipped feta and jalapeno dip of Tirokafteri—best paired with a spinach pie, lamb meatballs, or grilled skewers. The main course of whole sea bass makes for an impressive and irresistible presentation of some of the city’s best grilled fish, while the grilled lamb chops, moussaka, and a mixed grill with lamb, chicken, pork, and Greek sausage compete for attention.
For a different taste from the Mediterranean on a scenic outdoor patio, Coppa offers small plates crafted by award-winning Chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette. Appetizers include a mix of plates of arancini, exquisitely crafted meatballs, or a refreshing insalata with arugula, radicchio, and beets. Of course, pasta is a must-try at this cozy enoteca—whether it’s rigatoni with spicy vodka sauce, tagliatelle with pork Bolognese, or lasagna with beef and pork gravy and wine-poached bone marrow—the ideal elevated comfort food. The menu also includes a list of irresistible pizza options—for a main course or to share with the table—of either a classic margherita or specialty pies like the white pizza with soppressata or the vongole with littleneck clams.
Another picturesque destination for an idyllic al fresco meal is the nearby Barcelona Wine Bar. This neighborhood favorite offers Spanish-centric small plates and wine. Notable starts include the well-curated list of charcuterie and cheese platter offerings, like the chorizo, aged Manchego, drunken goat cheese, or any of their selection of delectables. Sampling and sharing from their tapas dishes with dining companions will guarantee a delightful communal repast that could include blistered shishitos, Brussel sprouts, sauteed mussels, prawns, pork, spiced meatballs, and lamb carpaccio, among other offerings. The large plates of whole roasted branzino and (shareable) paellas are fit for an impressive feast, best topped off with a dessert of flan or Basque burnt cheesecake.
With each of these destinations around the corner from 100 Shawmut, residents have convenient and scenic options for spring dining. 100 Shawmut is offering in-person appointments, so reach out to the sales team today to schedule a meeting and find your new home in the bustling dining destination of South End.