Restaurant Recommendations

  • Mei Mei

    One of their chefs caters our club’s monthly “Gojo”!

    506 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215

    +1 857-250-4959

  • Totto Ramen

    169 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    +1 617-202-5075

  • Jo Jo Taipei

    103 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    +1 617-254-8889

  • Korean Garden Restaurant

    122 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    (617) 562-8989

  • Seoul Soulongtang

    1245 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

    +1 617-505-6771

  • Shanghai Gate

    204 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    +1 617-566-7344

  • Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

    1002 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

    +1 617-264-6190

  • Sichuan Gourmet

    1004-1006 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

    +1 617-277-4227

  • Boston Kaju Tofu Restaurant

    58 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134

    (617) 208-8540

    Try their Korean tofu stew!

  • BU has a guide on restaurants near BU

More Restaurants (not necessarily nearby)

  • Dumpling House

    Our club eats here every Saturday after playing at the Cambridge Public Library!  Close to Harvard; great for groups.

    950 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    (617) 661-8066

  • Top of the Hub

    800 Boylston Street Prudential Tower

    Boston, MA 02199-8142

    617.536.1775

    $$$

  • Island Creek Oyster Bar

    500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

    (617) 532-5300

    $$$

  • Neptune Oyster in Little Italy

    63 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113

    (617) 742-3474

    Try the oysters (obviously) or the lobster roll!

  • Taiwan Cafe in Chinatown

    34 Oxford St, Boston, MA 02111

    (617) 426-8181

  • Eldo Cake House

    36 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111

    (617) 350-7977

    Specializing in Asian pastries and cakes

  • Felipe’s Taqueria in Harvard Square

    21 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    (617) 354-9944

    James’ favourite is to order a chorizo burrito and a glass of mezcal at the street level bar, or you can go up to the roof bar and have a margarita.

  • Bronwyn

    255 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143

    (617) 776-9900

    It is very out of the way, but in Union Square in Somerville there is a truly excellent restaurant called Bronwyn that serves high quality German and Eastern European wines, beers, and meals.

  • Le’s Restaurant

    Great for Pho!

    36 JFK Street Cambridge, MA 02138

    (617) 864-4100

  • Hei La Moon

    In Chinatown, great for dim sum!

    88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

    Phone:(617) 338-8813

  • Empire Garden

    690 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

    Phone:(617) 482-8898

  • Dumpling Cafe

    Good place for Shanghai or Sichuan food

    695 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

    Phone:(617) 338-8859

  • Legal Seafoods
  • Deluxe Diner

    627 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

    Phone:(617) 926-8400

  • Red Lentil

    (a must for vegetarians)

    600 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

    Phone:(617) 972-9189

Bars/Pubs

Lower Depths Tap Room

~0.8 miles away (476 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215)

I go here whenever I’m near BU. Not a large bar, but great beer list. Laid back atmosphere, good prices (but cash only!).

Sunset Grill & Tap

~1.2 miles away. (130 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA 02134)

Long tap list! Comfortable, lots of space, decent pub food.

Bukowski Tavern

~1.4 miles away (50 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115)

Good vibe and one of the larger beer lists in the area.

Publick House

Green C Line, about 25 minutes (1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445)

Belgian beer specialty bar with great food. Great draft and bottle list. Little higher end / more restaurant-y than the tap rooms and taverns.

Cambridge Brewing Company (CBC)

47 bus and a 0.7 mile walk, about 25 min (1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139)

These folks know what they’re doing! Great beer, good food (vegetarian chili nachos!), very laid back, and lots of room inside and out.

Lord Hobo

47 bus and a 0.7 mile walk, about 25 min (right around corner from CBC, 92 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139)

40 taps and one of the best rare bottle lists in the area, comparable to Publick House with a little less of a Belgian focus. A little higher end than the taverns / tap rooms.

Night Shift Brewing

Gotta Uber/Lyft/Fasten there, about 20 minutes (87 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149)

Giant warehouse and the actual brewery is back 2/3 of it. They are great, love to experiment, and age lots of things in barrels. No food (although sometimes a food truck), just a bunch of tables in an open space next to a bar. Feel free to bring food or order food directly to the location.

Harpoon Brewery

Harpoon may be a pretty commercial location, but their tour is on point and they have the most experience of anyone around doing large groups. Also their canning machine looks amazing if you come across it while it is going at full speed, and in their taproom bar you can buy solid pretzels and flights of their experimental beer batches, many of which never get released commercially.

You should be aware of the

microbreweries

Trillium, Idle Hands, Aeronaut and Slum Brew, and the

macro breweries

Harpoon and Sam Adams (which both do brewery tours). Trappist beers from Spencer Abbey are also being found in an increasing number of beer stores.