Back for 2021, Boston is turning the greens of Seaport into a European-style Christmas market. This is the ideal setting for a lazy weekend afternoon date.
After checking out all that the holiday market has to offer, we have you covered with 3 spots to impress your date.
Lola 42 is as classy as it gets in Seaport. They take all of the classics you know and love and kick them up a notch. A perfect example of this are their crab rangoons. To take them to the next level, they use king crab legs for the filling. This is not your local Chinese food spot’s rangoon.
While their main style is Japanese-fusion, they have dishes from all across the globe. One of our favorites is their take on beef carpaccio. Again, Lola 42 classes it up using wagyu beef and truffle aioli. Wagyu cows are raised to be thicker than average, and these fattier cows result in cuts of meat that have stunning marbling. There is often more white than red, and the end product is rich, fatty, and flavorful. For anyone who appreciates meat, the carpaccio is a must try. Each bite literally melts in your mouth as the fat disperses across your taste buds.
New England is known for its seafood, and every tourist who comes has to get a chowder and lobster roll. Row 34 may have some of the best chowder and lobster rolls in the city, but they also boast a great deal more than that. Known for their raw bar and seafood, it is hard to go wrong with anything you get here.
When it comes to the age old question: “hot with butter?” or “cold with mayo?” Row 34 does both with their lobster rolls– and both are out of this world. These rolls are stuffed with meat, and it’s not just filler, you are getting the sweet knuckles and claws as well as chunks of tail. You might be able to pay $10 less at one of touristy spots, but the quality does not even compare.
Row 34 also prides itself on a robust tap list where you can get some of the rarest beers New England has to offer. You can always expect to find Trillium and Vitamin Sea, not only two of the best breweries in New England, but in the world. If you are looking for something a bit more savory, the short rib and lobster pasta might be on our Mt. Rushmore of pasta dishes. The short rib is tender as can be, and it feels like every bite has a chunk of lobster in it.
If you are looking for chiller vibes and great drinks, without totally breaking the bank, then Lolita is that date night spot for you.
Although the waterside deck is closed in the winter, the inside has a great scene all its own. The best way to describe it is “medieval Mexican cantina,” stained glass murals and all. This is not to mention, there are skulls on top of skulls to complete the decor.
We would describe the food as “upscale Mexican.” You can’t go wrong with the tacos, as the tortillas are made in-house, and you can really notice the difference. Lolita is worth a visit even if it’s just for a drink or two. The spicy cucumber or diablo margs will warm up the soul on a cold afternoon in Boston. Our favorite is the watermelon mango mojito– you might just forget for a few minutes that it is winter in Boston as you drink it.