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Food and restaurants in Oak Square, Boston

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Great outdoor patio in Spring & Summer, live jazz brunches year round & nice variety of food & drinks!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Cafénation has everything you could want in a café: vast coffee and tea options, savory and sweet dessert crepes, inexpensive bagel and egg breakfast specialties, and an array of lunch soups, salads, and paninis. Try a MEM loose-leaf tea served in a cast-iron teapot, paired with the “hummer” breakfast sandwich (hummus, alfalfa sprouts, tomato, lettuce, and red onion) and you’ve got yourself a healthy and filling breakfast for under $10. Other popular menu items include the Otom breakfast sandwich (a BLT with eggs, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato) and a hummus and avocado sandwich. The walls serve as gallery space for the work of local artists, which is available for purchase. The establishment is great for a bite or cup of coffee, but be warned: it’s small and seating can be hard to come by. The free Wi-Fi attracts coffeehouse denizens who like to linger”
  • 13 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“This steakhouse has excellent oysters, and their burgers and prime rib are outstanding. Old school atmosphere... however they have attentive service and I've never once had a bad meal.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Jim's. It is legendary. Want your breakfast (amazing dinner style breakfast) made for you ASAP? Well, they're always pretty fast but get there before the rush on weekends! Jim's <3”
  • 8 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“This place is a hidden gem. I've lived in the neighborhood for about 8 years and have been going to Tasca for pretty much that length of time and always leave happy and full. The tapas are flavorful and delicious, and their e-mails send me great deals like $5 tapas and $10 sangria pitchers. The Sangria is a great combination of sweetness that offsets the savory, flavorful food! It's a great place for dates or a girls night with friends (that seems to be the majority of their clientele) and has a great, cozy atmosphere. They have a fantastic selection of hot and cold tapas (I highly recommend the moroccan chicken and the setas al jerez (mushrooms in cream sauce). If you're not into tapa”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“A fun place to grab breakfast or lunch. Great coffee/tea and local pastries. A popular spot to study or work!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“The best Mediterranean restaurant within 5 miles and right nearby! Not the most ideal atmostphere, but busy and has mind blowing food. Try the baklava. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
“Want the Boston "Irish" experience, head over to the Green Briar for the scene, you'll probably run into someone actually from Ireland, we have!”
  • 7 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“Cafénation has everything you could want in a café: vast coffee and tea options, savory and sweet dessert crepes, inexpensive bagel and egg breakfast specialties, and an array of lunch soups, salads, and paninis. Try a MEM loose-leaf tea served in a cast-iron teapot, paired with the “hummer” breakfast sandwich (hummus, alfalfa sprouts, tomato, lettuce, and red onion) and you’ve got yourself a healthy and filling breakfast for under $10. Other popular menu items include the Otom breakfast sandwich (a BLT with eggs, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato) and a hummus and avocado sandwich. The walls serve as gallery space for the work of local artists, which is available for purchase. The establishment is great for a bite or cup of coffee, but be warned: it’s small and seating can be hard to come by. The free Wi-Fi attracts coffeehouse denizens who like to linger”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“A fun place to grab breakfast or lunch. Great coffee/tea and local pastries. A popular spot to study or work!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Classic, affordable, neighborhood diner w/donuts Homer Simpson would approve. < 0.3 miles away >”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Our favorite to-go cafe for brunch or a dinner take-out. They have a cute patio in the back. The food is fresh and delicious.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best bakery anywhere that's not the North End. Solid place to get work done and excellent pastries.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“In case you must have your Starbucks. Not far. Nice park in back. It's near the bfresh grocery store as well.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“The Model Cafe is THE dive bar / night club of the area. Punk-ish / LGBTQ friendly. Beer is suuuuuper cheap ($2 the PBR), and after 11pm the DJ starts palying 90s music on weekends, from Madonna to a Tribe Called Quest, with everybody going on the dance floor. Expect ~30 min wait after ~10:30pm (go in earlier, you can get stamped beginning 10pm and go out / come back in easily). Pretty quiet the rest of the week, playing other music styles (metal etc).”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 2 locals recommend

Bakeries

Coffee Shop
“Cafénation has everything you could want in a café: vast coffee and tea options, savory and sweet dessert crepes, inexpensive bagel and egg breakfast specialties, and an array of lunch soups, salads, and paninis. Try a MEM loose-leaf tea served in a cast-iron teapot, paired with the “hummer” breakfast sandwich (hummus, alfalfa sprouts, tomato, lettuce, and red onion) and you’ve got yourself a healthy and filling breakfast for under $10. Other popular menu items include the Otom breakfast sandwich (a BLT with eggs, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato) and a hummus and avocado sandwich. The walls serve as gallery space for the work of local artists, which is available for purchase. The establishment is great for a bite or cup of coffee, but be warned: it’s small and seating can be hard to come by. The free Wi-Fi attracts coffeehouse denizens who like to linger”
  • 13 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Classic, affordable, neighborhood diner w/donuts Homer Simpson would approve. < 0.3 miles away >”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best bakery anywhere that's not the North End. Solid place to get work done and excellent pastries.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“This family-owned bakery has been a Brighton institution for more than 50 years. Founded by Daniel Handalian in 1959, the bakery remained in his family for more than 40 years before being sold to Wanderleia Silva, who runs it with her family. The cakes, pies, cookies, breads, pastries, and muffins are baked in-house daily. There is a huge assortment of ethnic treats, ranging from Brazilian and Italian pastries to Jewish sweets. The bakery also offers fresh fruit smoothies from the Amazon Fruit Company. Consider a custom or photograph cake for your next big party or special event. There are three window stools for those who need their sugar rush before hitting the sidewalk.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
  • 5 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Warm, clean & very friendly owner Sunil & staff! Wi-Fi connection & the best coffee in town!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“The closest Dunks. Nice leather chairs and TV. Walk down the hill to Oak Square to get there, but it's going to be an uphill walk going back.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
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