Boston is one of the greatest sports cities on the planet. Restaurants, not so much. The local joints are terrific, and there are lots of really wonderful places like Raphael’s in Codman Square and Galleria Umberto in the North End. But it’s sports where the city excels.
And that’s why the big trend in Boston is restaurants opening near sports venues.
Next to TD Garden, home to the Celtics and Bruins, are a good half dozen restaurants, from Alcove to Tavern to Ward 8. New places are opening within walking distance in the North End. Further afield, in the Seaport District, the city’s most racially segregated part of town, are literally dozens of high end restaurants, many of them franchises–within walking distance or an UBER ride.
And near Fenway Park, more and more restaurants are attracting sports fans before and after games, and during the off-season.
Many of these restaurants serve good food with good value and good service.
It’s a good business model to use in one of the greatest sports cities on the planet.