Province House Steps
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Old City Hall
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King's Chapel & Burying Ground
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Sam La Grassa’s
Step up to the counter and place your order for one of Sam La Grassa’s signature sandwiches, then find a spot at the crowded communal...
10 Bosworth St · interesting places nearby
A French immigrant, Henry Marliave first opened this restaurant way back in 1885. After a recent rehab, the Marliave has reopened with all of its vintage architectural quirks still intact, from the mosaic floor to the tin ceilings. The black-and-white photos on the wall add to the old-Boston ambience, as do the cleverly named drinks (Molasses Flood, anyone?).
Note that the downstairs area feels more historically authentic, but the glass-enclosed upstairs has a unique view of the surrounding neighborhood.