South End Culture
There is lots to do in Boston’s historic South End!
The South End is the destination for art-buffs, fashionistas and foodies! The South End is packed with great cafes and restaurants, shops and boutiques, art galleries and studios. It is a center of culture. Like Greewich Village in New York City, it boasts gaslit streets and beautiful Victorian brick-row-houses which make the National Register of Historic Places and has been featured in the New York Times
Below are just some of The South End’s many hot spots:
Restaurants and Eateries
Below are links to just a few of the great offerings near CAJ House:
MODERN ASIAN GASTROPUB. This is the site of world famous Hamersleys Restaurant now retired. The piazza and outdoor seating convey unbeatable Boston adorability and Italian flavor. 553 Tremont. Map
Barcelona Wine and Dining Bar
This is THE HAPPENING place in the South End! The Tapas bar is filled with wonderful breads, sangrias and camarones and full of in people of the city. Young, hip crowd. A must. 525 Tremont. Map
Aquitaine Upscale, urban atmosphere features an incredible renovated bar with lit from behind, see-through shelves: a marvel at night viewed from street. Many imaginative drinks. Large menu with plenty of Steak Au Poivre, and main an endive salad which bites and encourages more courses. A five minute walk from CAJ House. Map
South End’s original Sushi place! A neighborhood find. New owners not as great as JAE himself (he now retired to North Adams) but the MAKI is SUPERB! Try the Red Sox maki! The famous lunch box with sushi is gone :-( can you believe it used to be $12?. Map
Modern Japanese sushi at just minutes from CAJ House at the edge of Back Bay. Just a 15 minute walk from Hotel 140. Head north on Clarendon, left on Stuart, and left again to 131 Dartmouth St. Map
Fire and Ice
Anything you want, cooked on a huge Mongolian-style grill! From burgers to stir fry to pasta. Just a 10 minute walk from CAJ House. Head north on Clarendon, right on St. James and left to 205 Berkeley Street. Map
Grill 23 and Bar
Awarded Best of Boston (Steakhouse) by the Improper Bostonian for 6 years running, and winner of Boston’s Best award for Best Upscale Steak. Rachael Ray’ named them #1 steakhouse in the Northeast, and they’re in Boston Magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants. A ten minute walk from CAJ House, head south on Clarendon, left on Trinity, and another left to 161 Berkeley St. Map
Uncomplicated French cuisine, highlighted with the season’s finest ingredients. Just a few minutes walk from CAJ House. South on Clarendon, left on Stanhope, follow onto Cahners Pl, and left to 223 Columbus Avenue. Map
The latest concept from Kenneth Himmel offers refined American Classic and is housed in an historic Post Office annex just steps from CAJ House. The downstairs offers upscale takes on tavern dishes like burgers, fries and classic sandwiches. Map
Skipjacks Seafood Emporium
High quality seafood dishes at affordable prices. Menu is complemented by an award winning wine list emphasizing American vintages, many wines by the glass. Two minutes walk from CAJ House, just north of the John Hancock building on Clarendon St. Map
The South End has a lively artistic scene providing cultural experience to art buyers, lovers and browsers alike.
Boston Center for the Arts/The Cyclorama
This historic South End campus is home to several art galleries and hundreds of working artist’s studios. Located just minutes from CAJ House locations, at the corner of Clarendon and Tremont. Map
Other Art Galleries in the South End.