Boston's Hidden Gem Symphony 8

Food & Spirits: There are so many great restaurants in Boston but uncovering a hidden gem can truly be a great find. Step inside Symphony 8 and you will find a beautifully decorated bar complete with red walls and black bar. There are booths, banquettes, tables and chairs where you can cozy up in front of a large TV screen to catch a Red Sox game. The restaurant is located just a few blocks from Symphony Hall and Copley Square. Chef Josh Davis has created a variety of impressionable entrees such as citrus glazed duck breast, tuxedo halibut, pesto and goat cheese crusted salmon.

The best part about this location is that there are actually three outfits housed under one roof, an Irish pub known as Siansa 8 (translated to -Symphony 8- in Gaelic), Prohibited, the speakeasy club located on the lower level and the upscale restaurant Symphony 8. Siansa 8 offers traditional Irish staples such as shepherd's pie, corned beef, fish and chips, and all-day Irish breakfast as well as a variety of pizzas and burgers. If you are feeling adventurous, be sure to check out all three locations.

Replacing the Malaysian restaurant Tiger Lily, Symphony 8 pays homage to its predecessor with a classic $20 scorpion bowl aptly named Ode to Tiger Lily Bowl. This Back Bay bistro newcomer offers the best of all three with more than 55 beers, an extensive wine list and fun cocktail list focusing on flavored vodkas.

This gastropub does have a good listing of desserts with the giant brownie soufflé being one of their most popular served with a scoop of your choice of gelati. This pre-event hangout is a great place to go for a pint of Guinness or to have a memorable night on the town.

Symphony 8
8 Westland Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-1200

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