Best American Restaurants in Downtown Crossing Boston

Scholars Bar & LoungeScholars Bar & Lounge
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American | Downtown Crossing, Boston
Stoddard'sStoddard's
(843)
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American | Downtown Crossing, Boston
Hard Rock Cafe - BostonHard Rock Cafe - Boston
(60)
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American | Downtown Crossing, Boston
Back DeckBack Deck
(1046)
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American | Downtown Crossing, Boston
MoooMooo
(3097)
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American | Beacon Hill, Boston
Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel BostonBristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
(1268)
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston
Lincoln Tavern and RestaurantLincoln Tavern and Restaurant
(587)
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American | South Boston, Boston
Meritage Restaurant + Wine BarMeritage Restaurant + Wine Bar
(2083)
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American | Financial District, Boston
Pammy'sPammy's
(625)
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American | Cambridge, Boston
Alden and HarlowAlden and Harlow
(2558)
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American | Harvard Square, Boston
Area Four CambridgeArea Four Cambridge
(401)
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American | Cambridge, Boston
BeehiveBeehive
(5011)
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American | South End, Boston
CommonwealthCommonwealth
(323)
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American | Cambridge, Boston
City Tap-BostonCity Tap-Boston
(325)
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American | Seaport, Boston
The Glenville StopsThe Glenville Stops
(253)
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American | Allston, Boston
Cafe FleuriCafe Fleuri
(1563)
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American | Financial District, Boston
The BroadwayThe Broadway
(70)
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American | South Boston, Boston
Top of the HubTop of the Hub
(10190)
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American | Back Bay, Boston

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CoppaCoppa
(449)
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Italian | South End, Boston
Giulia RestaurantGiulia Restaurant
(930)
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston
SorellinaSorellina
(3594)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Toscano RestaurantToscano Restaurant
(2228)
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Italian | Beacon Hill, Boston
Bar MezzanaBar Mezzana
(526)
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Italian | South End, Boston
Mamma MariaMamma Maria
(4023)
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Italian | North End, Boston
Davio's - BostonDavio's - Boston
(2012)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
PrezzaPrezza
(1730)
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Italian | North End, Boston
Cinquecento Roman TrattoriaCinquecento Roman Trattoria
(1039)
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Italian | South End, Boston
Capo RestaurantCapo Restaurant
(647)
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Italian | South Boston, Boston
SportelloSportello
(1986)
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Italian | Fort Point Channel, Boston
NicoNico
(2894)
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Italian | North End, Boston
MareMare
(908)
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Italian | North End, Boston
Euno RistoranteEuno Ristorante
(1259)
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Italian | North End, Boston
Scampo at The Liberty HotelScampo at The Liberty Hotel
(2194)
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Italian | Beacon Hill, Boston

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Treat your taste buds: Explore Downtown Crossing Boston restaurants.

Downtown Crossing Boston Restaurants

Yvonne'sYvonne's
935 reviews
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Global, International | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Yvonne’s is amazing! The food is delicious & they can make some of their dishes for gluten intolerances. Service was amazing - very cheerful! More

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RukaRuka
647 reviews
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Peruvian | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Everything was exceptional. Our server Michael was amazing. Def coming back!!! More

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Bogie's PlaceBogie's Place
210 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown Crossing, Boston

ABSOLUTELY fantastic meal. Great atmosphere Manny was a wonderful server. This place is a hidden gem and I would definitely return. More

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Taste Wine Bar & KitchenTaste Wine Bar & Kitchen
6 reviews
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Wine Bar | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Great little place. We wanted a low key Sat evening had found it to be perfect. Got the gnocchi, iceberg salad and a selection of cheeses, paired with really nice wines. Two suggestions: 1) keep the kitchen open till 10p, at least for the simple stuff like the toasts and the cheeses, and 2) add one easy dessert like a chocolate mousse to the menu. Nonetheless, would highly recommend. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - BostonRuth's Chris Steak House - Boston
4478 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown Crossing, Boston

It was our Department Holiday Lunch and we had a great time! Not only was the food amazing but our waitress Kristin was phenomenal. Will definitely be back! More

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The MerchantThe Merchant
548 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

I had an amazing time! I went for my 25th birthday, food & wine was to die for! One of my favorite spots now. More

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Legal CrossingLegal Crossing
1248 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown Crossing, Boston

I had the crab cake sandwich and it was fabulous! I'll go back again just for that. The cole slaw was very good too. We also had a very attentive waiter. More

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Back DeckBack Deck
1046 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Perfect for before ballet- food great and drinks perfect. Enjoyed our experience More

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Scholars Bar & LoungeScholars Bar & Lounge
124 reviews
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American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Everything was good except the mac and cheese. Pretty much pasta shells with some parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. More

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Shaking Crab - Boston CommonShaking Crab - Boston Common
37 reviews
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Cajun | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Loved it will be back again 😍 it was worth the ride and it wasn't expensive More

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Stoddard'sStoddard's
843 reviews
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American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Great experience all around. Had the scallops which were cooked perfectly. Bartenders have outstanding skills. All the staff are very friendly. More

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Hard Rock Cafe - BostonHard Rock Cafe - Boston
60 reviews
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American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

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Boston Chops - Downtown CrossingBoston Chops - Downtown Crossing
208 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown Crossing, Boston

This was our 3rd visit and it gets better each time we visit. The food is very good. We really like that there is a selection of steak, salad, fries combo meals. Too often steak houses offer only options that are way, way too much food. These plates are a perfect size for lighter appetites. This leaves room for enjoying the amazing onion rings as an appetizer! Popovers are a nice predinner touch. The service is what makes this place shine! Each time we’ve been a manager stoped by to see how things were going. This trip was pre-theater, Nutcracker, and included a 7 year old. Our waiter, a manager and a lovely staffer all engaged our young guest in ways that will cement the night in all our memories. As neighbors, we are happy the bar is comfortable so we can stop in for just a bite. Lovely sparkling wine by the glass. Talented bar staff. Like every other place....wish the sound level could come down a few notches. You want to give this place a try. More

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jmCurleyjmCurley
2 reviews
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American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

The restaurant does not have curb appeal, but is comfortable inside. The manager was very accommodating to our large group of 10, and our server was terrific. She stayed on top her game in taking our orders, serving everyone correctly, and being helpful. She was very personable and willing to separate our bill at the end of our evening. We were never rushed. The food is casual and tasty, a bit too carbohydrate loaded though. I wish there were more salads and lighter fare. We all found something to our liking though. The seasonal deviled eggs (ours were drizzled with balsamic vinegar) and fried pickles were nice to share around the table. The onion soup was excellent and served uniquely in a cast iron pan. Serving as the popular entrees for our group were the Peach Moon sandwich and duck poutine. It's an easy place to drop in after or before a show since it is located within the theatre district. More

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Explorateur Cafe, Restaurant & BarExplorateur Cafe, Restaurant & Bar
246 reviews
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French American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

A much needed Brasserie for Boston. We had a very nice meal with some excellent wines. We wanted to try lots of things so we started off with a flatbread, lamb meatballs, fried cauliflower with tahini— all were delicious. We then split a steak frites, but couldn’t finish anything. We definitely over ordered! The wines were wonderful, the prices reasonable. The bar area was lively, which we like. The place is basically one big rom divided into the bar area, the dining area and an area in front which has long communal tables (but apparently seats lots of students who sit there with their laptops). The latter is my only gripe as it takes away from the ambience a bit, but presumably this is done to attract students from nearby Emerson. Nonetheless, I would most certainly go back. More

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Downtown Crossing Boston Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Crossing Boston's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Yvonne'sYvonne's
935 reviews
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Global, International | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Yvonne’s is amazing! The food is delicious & they can make some of their dishes for gluten intolerances. Service was amazing - very cheerful! More

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Bogie's PlaceBogie's Place
210 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown Crossing, Boston

ABSOLUTELY fantastic meal. Great atmosphere Manny was a wonderful server. This place is a hidden gem and I would definitely return. More

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Taste Wine Bar & KitchenTaste Wine Bar & Kitchen
6 reviews
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Wine Bar | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Great little place. We wanted a low key Sat evening had found it to be perfect. Got the gnocchi, iceberg salad and a selection of cheeses, paired with really nice wines. Two suggestions: 1) keep the kitchen open till 10p, at least for the simple stuff like the toasts and the cheeses, and 2) add one easy dessert like a chocolate mousse to the menu. Nonetheless, would highly recommend. More

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RukaRuka
647 reviews
$$$$
Peruvian | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Everything was exceptional. Our server Michael was amazing. Def coming back!!! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - BostonRuth's Chris Steak House - Boston
4478 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown Crossing, Boston

It was our Department Holiday Lunch and we had a great time! Not only was the food amazing but our waitress Kristin was phenomenal. Will definitely be back! More

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Boston Chops - Downtown CrossingBoston Chops - Downtown Crossing
208 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown Crossing, Boston

This was our 3rd visit and it gets better each time we visit. The food is very good. We really like that there is a selection of steak, salad, fries combo meals. Too often steak houses offer only options that are way, way too much food. These plates are a perfect size for lighter appetites. This leaves room for enjoying the amazing onion rings as an appetizer! Popovers are a nice predinner touch. The service is what makes this place shine! Each time we’ve been a manager stoped by to see how things were going. This trip was pre-theater, Nutcracker, and included a 7 year old. Our waiter, a manager and a lovely staffer all engaged our young guest in ways that will cement the night in all our memories. As neighbors, we are happy the bar is comfortable so we can stop in for just a bite. Lovely sparkling wine by the glass. Talented bar staff. Like every other place....wish the sound level could come down a few notches. You want to give this place a try. More

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The MerchantThe Merchant
548 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

I had an amazing time! I went for my 25th birthday, food & wine was to die for! One of my favorite spots now. More

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Legal CrossingLegal Crossing
1248 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown Crossing, Boston

I had the crab cake sandwich and it was fabulous! I'll go back again just for that. The cole slaw was very good too. We also had a very attentive waiter. More

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Back DeckBack Deck
1046 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Perfect for before ballet- food great and drinks perfect. Enjoyed our experience More

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Scholars Bar & LoungeScholars Bar & Lounge
124 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Crossing, Boston

Everything was good except the mac and cheese. Pretty much pasta shells with some parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. More

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Discover Downtown Crossing

In a city that is synonymous with foods like baked beans and cream pie, it’s no surprise that Boston’s Downtown Crossing is full of wonderful restaurants that have perfected American dining staples. Located between Boston’s bustling financial district and Boston Common, this little slice of the city is home to residents who are fortunate to live in proximity to numerous coffee shops, pubs, and cocktail bars. Seafood and steak dishes are plentiful here, but the real heart of Downtown Crossing is in Boston’s homegrown, and distinctly American, food, like lobster rolls and clam chowder. These uniquely American flavors and more await all comers in one of the oldest cities in the United States.