Midtown Guide

Boston’s center for business and government combines with the Boston Common to form the borders of the newest dynamic downtown core now known as Midtown. This exciting neighborhood also serves as a sanctuary for shoppers, offering everything from large department stores such as Macy’s, Marshall’s and TJ Maxx to smaller, more intimate boutiques such as Lou Lou, Ten Thousand villages and many others, with Beacon Hill just steps away.

For the luxury minded, a miltitude of fine Boston jewlers can be found in many of Midtown’s iconic buildings. Relishing many historic sites as as Boston’s original city hall and bordered by the 27 acre innovatively planned Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Midtown is fast becoming the ‘in’ place for the upwardly mobile young professional as well as the urban empty nester. Home to some of the city’s newest residential high rises and loft developments; Midtown is within close proximity to the Financial District, South Station, and major highways. With this burgeoning neighborhood on the upswing, Midtown is a great choice for residents seeking the ultimate urban lifestyle.




Two major city parks – The Boston Common and the Rose Kennedy Greenway, border Midtown. Both of these parks offer plentiful space to relax on a summer day, walk your dog, or play with your kids. The common offers ice skating in the winter and playgrounds in the summer, while the greenway hosts many live events during the warm months. Also found in the heart of Midtown is Norman B Levinthal Park, a beautiful park that focuses on a green retreat in the heart of a working district.



Midtown’s central location makes it very easy to get to and from via public transport. Service from the Orange, Blue, Green and Red lines makes for the most accessible neighborhood in the city. Traveling here by car on the other hand can be difficult, as traffic is frequent and parking scarce.

Park Street Station – Green and Red Lines
Downtown Crossing – Red and Orange Lines
State Street – Blue and Orange Lines
Government Center – Green and Blue Lines



A. Ruth’s Chris Stakehouse
45 School Street (617) 742-8401
Ruth’s Chris Stakehouse sits in Boston’s old City Hall, a beautiful building that has been repurposed in a very appropriate manner. This is a proper place to truly dress up and have an exceptional fine dining experience. The steakhouse prides itself on artfully serving the best cuts of meat available, and they have been pleasing their clientele for many years doing just that.

B. Marliave
10 Bosworth Street (617) 422-0004
Henry Marliave, a French immigrant from Paries, arrived in Boston with a collection of recipes and the dream of finding success. He achieved his American Dream by opening his namesake: Restaurant Marliave at 10 Bosworth Stret in 1885. This Boston Landmark has been reopened by owner Scott Herrit and is considered a staple of Boston dining, while remaining inexpensive.


C. Hillstone
60 State Street (617) 573-9777
Hillstone is a classic American restaurant known for its ambiance and unmatched american fare. A must visit when roaming popular Fanueil Hall, this restaurant has been pleasing its patrons since its opening in 2002. From Steaks to Salads and Ribs, they do traditional American right at Hillstone.

D. Sam Lagrassa’s
44 Province Street (617) 357-6861
Sam Lagrassa’s has been hailed as making the world’s best sandwiches for some time now. Situated in the heart of Midtown, this sandwich shop is constantly packed with patrons that come for cheap sandwiches that leave you more than satisfied. Famous for their Pastrami and featured in more dining publications than we care to name, stop here when you need a quick bite without sacrificing quality.



Midtown is probably the most popular nightlife destination in the city of Boston. From upscale lounges to dive bars, you will find students and professionals alike roaming the streets on Friday and Saturday nights. Bond is an upscale lounge that is true to its name, offering a secret agent like feel with an upscale crowd. Howl at the Moon is a local favorite for cheap drinks and great live entertainment. The Highball Lounge is a yelp favorite for its crowd and weekend vibe.

250 Franklin Street Boston, 02110
(617) 956-8765

184 High Street Boston, 02110

90 Tremont Street Boston, 02108



WhatToSeeMidtown is full of options for sightseeing. The Boston Athenaeum is home of rare book collections (including George Washington’s personal collection) housed in a gorgeous six-story building on Beacon Street. The Granary Burial Ground is another must see, home to the graves of historical figures like Paul Revere and John Hancock. The Old Statehouse houses a small but informative museum on the history of the city as well as serving as a stop on the Freedom Trail. Lastly, the Old South Meeting House Museum contains a wealth of information on early Boston and the fight for American Independence.