The Fairmont Copley Plaza has a sister hotel in Boston’s waterfront! Fairmont Battery Wharf! This is the Fairmont’s answer to modern luxury. The property is breathtaking and has gorgeous views of the wharf.
Aragosta’s real draw I would imagine is the outdoor seating with such a beautiful view! Such a romantic spot if you’re visiting Boston with your loved one–or your parents and your loved one if you’re like me! I’m not sure if it was just the night we were there dining but it waso the perfect amount of breeze and an absolutely breathtaking sunset!
Aragosta is just a short distance from the hustle and bustle of Hanover Street and on historic Battery Wharf. It’s also withing walking distance from downtown so although it’s quieter it’s still accessible to downtown. Overall it’s a nice change from the busy North End if you’re looking for some great contemporary Italian cuisine.
The decor was modern with a few nautical touches. The staff was friendly and really knew the menu. He even told us exactly the right amount to order, which was a couple apps, a pasta in between and then main courses. Ross and I love sharing apps so it was perfect!
The drinks were imaginative and original while remaining light. I particularly recommend the Cilantro Sting, which contains cilantro, Patron Silver, vodka, lime, and sirrano chillies. The essence of this drink is of course crushed cilantro. It’s the perfect amount of flavor to stand out and be noticeable without being the only flavor. Ross also got a drink with limoncello and yellow pepper! It so delightful!
For appetizers we sampled the Lobster croquettes with white beans. There was such a hefty portion of lobster and the toasted bread beneath was perfectly done.
The figs wrapped in prosciutto atop gorgonzola were perfectly done as well.
My Dad had the veal meatballs and said he would have been happy just eating that for dinner!
My Cilantro Sting! Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!
The short ribs were incredible. They come atop a bed of beans and corn. The short ribs fall apart as soon as they touch your fork.
The tuna had a great flavor but was a bit well done for my liking.
My father had the lamb and it was so beautiful. It comes with ricotta gnocchi and a cucumber and mint salad to compliment. The lamb was cooked perfectly and I was told it was very tender.
For dessert, the must have on the menu was definitely the chocolate bread pudding!
The indoor seating was beautiful as well. Although I highly recommend an outdoor table.
To make a reservation at Aragosta at the Fairmont, call (617) 994-9001 or visit Aragosta online.
*Smartypanties meal was comped in consideration for a review for our wonderful readers.