Billed as a modern take (think expensive but worth it) on the traditional Japanese izakaya, the atmosphere in this new Boston Four Seasons’ glamorous restaurant, however, can hardly be mistaken as a casual after work drinking pub.

It nonetheless captures the imagination. Gorgeous floor to ceiling wood, bamboo, and glowing lights radiate a comfortable, warm and welcoming atmosphere. This is an upscale, jeans and t-shirts welcoming hotspot with killer drinks and a menu filled with Japanese inspired tapas. The fried soft shell crab with wasabi mayonnaise and wafu (a mind blowing version of a popular Japanese vinaigrette) dressed greens arrives neatly portioned into two distinct perfect halves. Do use the chopsticks to pick up every last leaf on the plate and hold on to the sauce even when frisky waiters attempt to whisk it away to make room for the next plate. The signature black cod marinated in saikyo miso spends 72 hours in a miso bath before it is grilled over binchotan charcoal in the centuries-old rustic style of cooking employed by Japanese fishermen. The buttery, golden seared fish is elegant, omega-3 rich healthy, and full portion satisfying. Dinner or drinks in Boston’s newest skyscraper proves a world class experience.

Four Seasons Hotel
One Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115
+1 857 449 2500

cuisine Japanese
location Boston, USA