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Best Restaurants Near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Nestled along the harbor are a number of eateries for meeting planners in search of a good meal.

The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the Seaport district offers more than 516,000 square feet of meetings space. With plans to sell the Hynes Convention Center recently approved by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the BCEC is up for an expansion and is set to become the city's center of convention business. Luckily for meeting planners, there are plenty of prime dining options nearby that are sure to satisfy.


75 Northern Avenue, (617) 982-7220

Estimated walking time from the BCEC: 12 minutes

This industrial-chic restaurant and bar serves modern American cuisine designed to cater to every palate. Favorites from the menu include chicken and waffle bites, short-rib gnocchi, charred octopus and of course, lobster rolls.

Gather is located in District Hall, a civic center and event venue. The restaurant can accommodate small dinner parties, as well as larger groups of 100 guests upon request. District Hall offers a variety of additional event spaces that can hold up to 550 people. View the full dinner menu here

Outlook Kitchen & Lookout Rooftop Bar

70 Sleeper Street, (617) 530 1559

Estimated walking time from the BCEC: 13 minutes

Tucked into the first floor of the Envoy Hotel is Outlook Kitchen. The airy restaurant serves creative American cuisine with New England influences, including cognac mac and cheese, tuna tartare tostada and red snapper in banana leaves. 

You can also head upstairs to the Lookout Rooftop Bar, which offers craft cocktails and microbrews with a stunning view of the city skyline and harbor. The Outlook can host events ranging from 10 to 275 guests. View the full dinner menu here.  

Row 34

383 Congress Street, (617) 553-5900

Estimated walking time from the BCEC: 9 minutes

A few minutes' walk from the BCEC is Row 34, a stylish seafood eatery boasting an extensive menu of locally sourced oysters. In addition to oysters, the brick and wood restaurant serves entrees, such as pan-seared Monkfish, crispy fish tacos and blue crab. The menu, which changes on a daily basis, also includes craft beer and an eclectic wine list.

Row 34 prides itself on being an approachable, neighborhood-focused restaurant that can accommodate up to 200 guests. It also includes an outdoor patio, as well as a private dinning room for events that can seat 45. View the full dinner menu here.


354 Congress Street, (617) 737-0099

Estimated walking time from the BCEC: 8 minutes

Renowned chef and James Beard award winner Barbara Lynch heads up Menton. The modern French restaurant offers a seasonally inspired a la carte menu, as well as a chef's whim menu. Current standouts on the menu include king crab spaghetti, tuna crude and burgundy escargot. Don't overlook the dessert menu, which includes sweet corn custard and white peach mousse.  

In addition to the dining room and bar, Menton has two private event spaces. The Private Dining Room can seat 45 guests. Chef's Table, which overlooks the kitchen, can seat an additional 12. View the full dinner menu here.


50 Northern Avenue, (617) 737-5051

Estimated walking time from the BCEC: 13 minutes

If you're in the mood for Mediterranean, head on over to Committee. This trendy restaurant serves contemporary dishes with a creative flair and encourages guests to sample, share and socialize. On the menu, you’ll find lobster toast, Greek ceviche and even grilled pork chop with a coffee rub. 

The restaurant can accommodate gatherings of up to 320 people. Committee also has a lounge which seats 50, a board room that seats 18 and an outdoor patio. View the full dinner menu here.