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Boston Diaries: 4 Modern Restaurants with Instagram-Worthy Food

Boston Diaries: 4 Modern Restaurants with Instagram-Worthy Food

Boston is a historic city. Being the center of New England does make you the center of attention, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find any chic, modern-day restaurants in Boston. In fact, Boston is doing pretty well in terms of nouvelle cuisine—if that’s the kind of thing you’re after.

The Oyster Club

We know, we know. The Oyster Club sounds like a snobbish, stand-offish, suburban place you’re likelier to come across in the posher parts of London, but hear us out. Sure, the name is stiff, but everything else about the Oyster Club is sure to win you over. Also, the name sounds like a prissy Englishman came up with it because there is a restaurant in the UK with exactly the same name.

In fact, the Oyster Club serves you classic New England food that has been elevated to a whole new level. As you can tell by the name, it leans toward seafood—and caters well to people who are on a seafood diet. You know, the seafood diet: you see food, you eat it.

Nightshade Noodle Bar

Noodles prepared elegantly

For those who don’t know, nightshade is a common name given to a deadly poison—but the folks over at the Nightshade Noodle Bar definitely don’t have hemlock on the menu, which you can check out here. It is, instead, a Vietnamese-American cuisine hotspot that quickly rose to fame for offerings such as lobster dumplings and vanilla chili sauce.


Pardon our French, but what can we do when we have a French-inspired restaurant on the list? It’s got all kinds of French things to offer, such as chateaubriands, duck meat, and wine. We’ll be ever grateful to the French for wine. And over at Rochambeau, you have an entire wine list that you can relish.

Think about that: not wine, but wines. In the plural.

Also, for what it’s worth, Marshal Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau was a French general who helped our American forces during the Revolution, so you could say we have a historical link here, too. Although, we’re glad they went for Rochambeau and not that very long, very unpronounceable name.


Fancy dining in a place that looks like a bloody palace? Mariel is the place you want to be at. The dining room in this restaurant has 23-foot ceilings—yeah, they just extend forever. The design is unbelievably decadent: Victorian, elegant, wood, and wooden. Oh, and did we tell you there are massive chandeliers hanging delicately from those high ceilings, perfecting the illusion that you’re dining in Versailles? It’s plush, it’s luxurious, and it boasts a menu as fine as its visage.

Visiting Boston Soon?

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