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5 Farm to Table Style Restaurants in Boston

admin on June 13, 2017 - 3:07 pm in Around Town
Boston has some great dining experiences, but with such a wide variety of restaurants out there, how can you choose? One way to select your next meal is to eat it at a restaurant that is devoted to adhering to the “farm to table” style of operation. This means sourcing many of the ingredients that are being used for dishes on the menu from local sources. Here is a look at some of the best choices in Boston for this style of dining:

Row 34

If you would love to eat the freshest seafood possible, you should consider dining at Row 34. Located on Congress Street, this restaurant is about a fifteen-minute walk from the Devonshire Apartments. Besides being known for their seafood, they also pride themselves on their beer selection. They also have a raw bar that serves up only the freshest oysters. Most of the seafood is caught locally.

Tavern Road

Tavern Road, located at Fort Point, is another establishment that sources some of its ingredients from locals. It is also only a fifteen-minute walk from the Devonshire Apartments. They have a reputation for their devotion to serving high quality foods. Top dishes include lobster risotto and grilled beef short ribs, as well as a variety of salads, sides, and desserts.


Cultivar is a new restaurant that just opened in the Ames Hotel. Headed up by Chef Mary Dumont, the menu focuses on creative food that uses fresh, local ingredients. There is also a raw bar that relies on only the freshest oysters available, which means that there’s always something new here to try. This restaurant is just right outside Devonshire’s doorstep on Court Street, so it’s also very convenient.

City Table

Another great choice for a restaurant that focuses on local ingredients is City Table, which is located at the Lenox Hotel in the Back Bay. According to their website, City Table’s focus is “on fresh, local ingredients and chef-inspired, regional touches.” This idea is reflected in their menu through dishes such as lobster bisque and bouillabaisse. They also serve brunch, have a kid’s menu, and also have a special selection of foods for late at night.

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Although Island Creek Oyster Bar isn’t as close to Devonshire on foot as some of the other restaurants on the list, it is worth the trip via car or public transportation. If you want seafood and fresh oysters, it is one of the best choices in the city. The goal here is to highlight the relationship between the farmer, chef, and the diners. They serve a variety of dishes but where they really shine is with their oysters. The next time you want to dine out, you should consider one of these farm to table style restaurants. They not only use the freshest ingredients, but they’re also dedicated to sourcing these ingredients locally.

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