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Where to Eat During the 2012 Boston Restaurant Week

Posted: Jul. 16th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

With the upcoming Boston Restaurant Week taking place in August 2012, there will soon be a large number of eateries vying for all of your taste buds' attention. As is often the case, eating at a restaurant that offers poor quality, service or ambiance (or just does not fit your tastes or atmosphere preferences) will ruin an entire evening and leave you with a sour taste in your mouth - pun intended. As for foodies, those people who have made a true hobby of finding the best and most diverse foods around, Boston’s Restaurant Week is a beacon that helps to satiate their cuisine desires.

For those who don’t know, the way Restaurant Week works is that all of the participating restaurants create 2 and 3-course lunches ($15 and $20) and/or 3-course dinners ($33) and these meals are offered at the same price at every restaurant. For those who are new to the event, though, you may be wondering which restaurants are the best to visit during these two weeks of fine dining.

While tastes are highly subjective, there are still quite a few restaurants that you should head to if you happen to be in Boston during its Restaurant Week. The restaurant Aura is one such location and their fare is a spectacular high-end establishment that provides French cuisine in an elegant and nautical-inspired atmosphere. For those looking for something a bit more exotic, Haru is one of Boston’s premier sushi restaurants and serves up some unique takes on the tradition Japanese dish. For rich pasta and fresh, crisp salads, Mamma Maria provides patrons with impeccably crafted pasta dishes accompanied with an old-world atmosphere.

Considering every restaurant mentioned so far has fare of a foreign origin, it is only fair that we mention one of the best American cuisine restaurants in the United States alongside the previous entries. Sibling Rivalry takes everything we know about American cuisine and crafts some of the most delicious dishes available anywhere. With many dishes formed around beef and seafood, Sibling Rivalry has a great selection and, as if that wasn’t enough, their dishes utilize the area’s best seasonal ingredients.

There you have it, four amazing restaurants that you must visit if you plan on participating in Boston’s 2012 Restaurant Week, as long as they offer the cuisine you are craving, that is. 

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