There’s more to Beacon Hill than just The Hungry I. Mix things up with 75 Chestnut and Toscano..
75 Chesnut – 75 Chestnut Street
On what otherwise seems like a standard residential street in Beacon Hill, 75 Chestnut rests just off the beaten path of Charles St., where most usually try to grab dinner tables for a night out. 75 Chestnut, however, is certainly worth the few extra steps. The tasteful use of wooden decor and candlelight provides the restaurant with a warm, old-fashioned feel, perfect for the oncoming cold of the winter months. On the dinner menu, you cannot go wrong by starting with the Mediterranean Platter before enjoying the Meyer lemon chicken breast. Be sure, though, to try out their brunch menu as well, which is served on Saturdays and Sundays.
Toscano – 47 Charles Street
Just up the street from The Hungry I, a mainstay of the Beacon Hill neighborhood, Toscano serves up its traditional Tuscan cuisine in what is arguably the city’s most time-honored region. Providing a similar warmth to 75 Chestnut, the restaurant’s wooden floors and brick walls house such dishes as Rigatoni Toscano—complete with double-smoked bacon and tomato cream—and Maiale Nizzardo, their oven-roasted pork tenderloin with Dijon mustard and herbs. In the event that you are closer to Cambridge than Beacon Hill on a given night, Toscano has another location in Harvard Square at 52 Brattle St.
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