The Leather District is a small neighborhood just east of Chinatown, nestled between Dewey Square and Kneeland Street. The nine distinct blocks are noted for their nineteenth century brick warehouse structures. The leather industry and related wholesalers who first worked here required space for display, offices and workshops, thus, ground floor display windows dominate these buildings, set in sturdy cast iron columns. Since the 1980s the Leather District has grown as a mixed-use area, and it is now home to a variety of Business and Residential tenants.
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A. 0 YA (Sushi)
9 East St, Boston, MA
A classic sushi restaurant that tops the City’s Yelp list, the chefs are the best in the city and this exclusive mall-scale sushi spot is built to impress. The prices are steep, but when searching for the best sushi north of Manhattan there is no other place to go. The menu changes with the seasons, constantly serving the freshest off the boat sushi New England has to offer.
B. South Street Diner (American)
178 Kneeland Street, Boston MA 02111
(617) 350-0028 www.southsteetdinehoom
South Street diner is a true Boston experience, with a full menu served all night including breakfast, milkshakes, and burgers, with numerous awards, celebrity sightings and a fun atmosphere for all ages this landmark location is a step back in time to 50’s diner culture. Walk on in 24 hours a day.
C. LES ZYGOMATES (wine Bar)
129 South St, Boston, MA
A wine bar and bistro offering an incredible wine list paired with superb French cuisine, this is the perfect place for a moderately priced, upscale outing with friends or a dinner date. Half of the restaurant is dedicated to a jazz bar featuring live jazz and Blues from Tuesday through Saturday. The large space accommodates over 150, and seating is usually not a problem.
D. SATE (Asian)
South St, Boston, MA
This Asian grill is actually a lunch spot meant for the business clientele hustling over from the financial district, but don’t overlook it as a great locals option. Sate was started as the offshoot of Momogoose food truck because of its massive popularity. Sate serves Bash Mi, Rice Bowls, Noodle Salads and other Asian specialties Monday through Friday from 11 am to 2pm.
The Leather District is a blessing when it comes to accessibility. With close proximity to two subway lines, the silver bus line, 1-90 and 1-93, and all the long distance travel options south station has to offer, it’s nearly unbeatable.
South Station (Red Line, Silver Line, Commuter Rail, Amtrak, Bus Services)
Chinatown (Orange Line) 1-93 anal-90 Direct Access
Park St (Green and Red Line)
Boston’s greenway extends to the Leather District, with Leather District Park making up a one-block section of the span that begins in the North End and ends in nearby Chinatown. A brief walk to the Boston Common allows for a wide-open green space that welcomes activities and escapes big and small.
The architectural interests of old leather factories transformed into residential and commercial lofts abound in the Leather District emulating that found in SOHO in NYC. Just behind the original granite facade of South Station, a masterpiece of the renowned architectural firm Shepley, eaten and Coolidge, successors to Henry Hobson Richardson, lies a bright, airy °Great Room.” A crossroad of contemporary urban life, the Great Room bustles with commuters, lunchtime patrons and visitors, yet always echoes with days gone by and speaks of promises yet to come.