Beacon Hill may be a small neighborhood, but it is packed with history, nightlife, and great food. From classic pub fare to multi-course, fine dining experiences, you can find it all along these charming, cobblestone streets. But, according to locals, a few Beacon Hill restaurants stand out as the best places to eat in Beacon Hill. Try these Boston favorites. And when you have finished exploring the neighborhood with your palate, explore listings of Beacon Hill apartments.
Step into history at 75 Chestnut.
75 Chestnut has only been open since the 90’s. But, its red brick building lit by lamplight, rustic wooden bar, and quaint décor give it a classic, Beacon Hill ambiance. Drop in for a glass of fine wine paired perfectly with a seafood and pasta dish. Or, for more modern tastes, 75 Chestnut does a great brunch. Is there a better way to start the day than with an eggs benedict and custom Bloody Mary? With so much versatility, local flair, and simply great food, 75 Chestnut has got to be one of the best places to eat in Beacon Hill.
Grab a slice at Antonio’s.
Stepping into Antonio’s Cucina Italiana feels a bit like walking into a grandmother’s house. And that makes sense, because the food is grandmother-level quality. Voted the Best Quick Bite in Beacon Hill by Boston Magazine, Antonio’s makes nearly perfect pizza. But it is far from a fast food joint. The menu is full of every Italian favorite imaginable, from tangy bruschetta to start the meal to flakey, creamy cannoli before you head out the door. Great Italian food is a Boston staple, and with its homemade pastas, meat, and pizza, Antonio’s is surely one of the best places to eat in Beacon Hill.
Experience a classic, casual Boston meal at The Paramount.
The Paramount, a cafeteria-style, red brick bistro, has served up three meals a day in Beacon Hill since 1937. It is a local institution that strives to embody the character of the neighborhood. The Paramount is among the most versatile eateries in the city, serving up everything from taco plates to ravioli to sriracha coconut chicken – and that is just the dinner menu! Locals especially love the reasonably priced breakfast menu, served until 4:30 p.m. on the weekends. Sample the various styles of food and see what you love.
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name – Cheers.
Sure, it may be a little touristy, but you have to admit that it is on your bucket list. When the famous sitcom Cheers needed a colorful sports bar to base its setting on, they turned to Boston. And they found Bull & Finch Pub, now known as Cheers on Beacon Hill. It is an intimate, neighborhood pub with a menu full of Boston classics. Clam chowder, baked beans, and burgers galore, plus local beers and mixed drinks, are all on the menu. There is usually a 30-minute wait, so it might be wiser to stop in on a cold or rainy day, when the crowds are smaller.