Fort Point’s reputation as a dining destination is rising, seemingly at the speed of light. Not only has the neighborhood housed standbys like flour bakery + cafe and the Channel Cafe for some time, but with the recent opening of Persephone and the Lynch Star’s launch looming in the future, Fort Point is set to finally complete its decades-long process of becoming a super-hip ‘hood. Why not start exploring the neighborhood now, before absolutely everyone realizes how great it is? We’ve created a guide (complete with map) to the area’s top places to eat.
•Those who live and/or work in Fort Point are rightfully a little obsessed with the laid-back atmosphere and great simple food at Channel Cafe. The steak and mozzarella sandwich with caramelized onions is particularly delicious.
•Eastern Pier devotees rave that that the restaurant offers food as good as any spot in Chinatown but with significantly less crowds. Since Eastern Pier is right on the ocean, you probably shouldn’t miss the ginger lobster.
•No matter where in Boston you work, flour bakery + cafe is worth the trek for lunch. Don’t miss the luxurious BLT made on their excellent bread with applewood-smoked bacon, roma tomatoes, and Boston lettuce or any of their unbelievable pastries.
•Persephone may have just opened a few weeks ago, but the buzz is already killer and it’s quickly establishing itself as the place to go for post-work drinks and dinner. Tuck into a few appetizers (may we recommend the crispy Maine shrimp) and a Desperate Housewife cocktail (sake, vodka, blueberry syrup, cranberry, ginger, and lemon).
•The Water Cafe by Wolfgang Puck, nestled in the ICA, has been quietly offering solid paninis and salads to the lunch crowds for some time now. The ham and manchego panini is particularly nice.