Restaurants

Top Choice Tapas in Streetcar Suburbs

Tres Gatos

This small space is not only a tapas bar, but also a bookstore and music store. It all feels like you are eating, browsing books and listening to music in somebody's living room, but that somebody is a gracious, fun…
Pizza in Streetcar Suburbs

Bella Luna Milky Way

Now housed in an old brewery building, Bella Luna Milky Way is a neighborhood haunt that has long enticed JP residents with its colorfully painted walls and sci-fi decor. Regulars keep coming back, year after year, …
International in Streetcar Suburbs

Vee Vee

Vee Vee stands for Valachovic, the last name of the two creative genii behind this sweet spot on Centre St. The decor is minimalist and modern, but nothing too trendy for granola-loving Jamaica Plain. The menu is li…
Deli in Streetcar Suburbs

Zaftigs Delicatessen

‘Let us be your Jewish mother,' Zaftigs implores. And on Saturday and Sunday mornings, patrons craving potato pancakes with smoked salmon, challah French toast and cheese blintzes line up out the door to oblige. For…
Cuban in Streetcar Suburbs

El Oriental de Cuba

Lunchtime lines often run out the door as hungry patrons wait patiently for the specialty Cuban sandwich. Roast pork, Swiss cheese and ham are stuffed into a roll, and served with a side of maduros, or fried plantai…
International in Streetcar Suburbs

Ten Tables

True to its name, this gem has only 10 tables (you’ll need to reserve one of them). The emphasis here is on simplicity – appropriate for a restaurant that specializes in traditional cooking techniques. The menu is s…
Deli in Streetcar Suburbs

Michael's Deli

There are two things you need to know: corned-beef Reuben; sour pickle. That said, there are dozens of sandwiches on the menu and you really can't go wrong (but don't forget the pickle). The sammies are generously s…
Bakery in Streetcar Suburbs

Kupel's Bakery

Kupel's has 16 kinds of chewy bagels and 16 kinds of decadent cream cheese. We're not good at math, but that's a lot of breakfast goodness. Lines are out the door on Sunday mornings, but it's worth the wait for a se…
Sushi in Streetcar Suburbs

Fugakyu

The name aptly translates as 'house of elegance.' Upscale and over-the-top, Fugakyu offers a gorgeous array of sushi and sashimi, served by staff dressed in kimonos. The food is beautiful to look at and delicious to…
Chinese in Streetcar Suburbs

Shanghai Gate

The menu here offers regional dishes that will redefine your concept of what constitutes Chinese food. Cold appetizers such as the five-spice tofu or the scallion jellyfish preface the meal like a perfect aperitif, …