Boston’s Innovation District is an urban environment poised to embrace companies with much innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurial insight to offer. It’s a rapidly growing community made up of science and tech specialists, design and advertising creatives, and rising business leaders.
The bustling activity in this evolving hub draws crowds of locals and visitors of all kinds, so you can be sure that there will be stellar establishments catering to their need for exquisite accommodation as well as food and drink that will have people coming back — with colleagues, friends and family in tow. That’s exactly what the visionary Envoy Hotel — set right within Innovation District — prides itself in offering.
Dining with a view
With their appetites stimulated by the impressive views of Boston Harbor, guests eager to partake of the hotel’s culinary delights can choose between two options: Outlook Kitchen and Bar and Lookout Rooftop and Bar.
Outlook Kitchen and Bar
Boston Waterfront restaurants take inspiration from the state’s unique landscape and culture. Outlook’s menu is downright American in its roots and highlights beautiful local ingredients sourced according to season, thus ensuring special flavors with each dish.
The restaurant’s dinner menu, for instance, offers vibrant starters such as Mizuna and Sorrel Autumn Salad (combining ricotta salata, pecans, Asian pear, dried cranberries and a honey-cinnamon vinaigrette) and Winter Vegetables (with baby root vegetables, black trumpet mushrooms, forbidden rice and beet yogurt).
As for entrees, Outlook chef David Verdo’s signature dishes certainly do not disappoint. There’s the Striped Bass (with Maine Lobster, confit pearl onions, fennel, lemon verbena and bouillabaisse), Maine Family Chicken (roasted breast, roulade leg, black trumpet mushrooms, chestnuts, celery-apple and truffle oil), and Pineland Farms NY Strip Steak (with maitake mushrooms, baby carrots, asparagus, potato puree and foie gras sauce).
There’s also plenty of interesting conversations to be had over the bar’s creative cocktails. Take a sip of Look, But Don’t Touch (Bully Boy Vodka, lemon, sherry, hibiscus and blackberry), Common Habits (Wine Works Gin, Carpano Antica, Campari, Green Chartreuse and orange bitters), and The Details (Tequila Ocho Reposado, ginger, orgeat and lemon bitters).
Lookout Rooftop and Bar
Lookout is your top Boston destination come springtime. It’s the best spot for skyline and harbor views. It also boasts of a unique shape, a railing bar, glowing fire pits and intimate seating. You’ll also be comfortably warm and fully immersed in enjoying your night out in the covered seating areas during cooler evenings thanks to ceiling mounted heaters.
You’ll find many of Outlook’s handcrafted cocktails in Lookout’s bar menu, along with an extensive range of beers and wines by the glass. Freshly prepared and insightfully plated bar bites like Pulled Pork Tacos, The Envoy Burger, Lobster PLT, Salmon and Tuna Sashimi and Charcuterie beautifully set off the drinks and round out a wonderful bar experience.
Good eats, refreshing drinks, a marvelous Boston waterfront view, and well-appointed accommodation right within Innovation District — The Envoy Hotel and its exciting food and drink scene certainly cannot be missed.