Even in the midst of tragedy, Boston's “dirty water” spirit lives on. Local restaurants have opened their doors to medical and law enforcement personnel in need of a bite to eat while helping the city recover from the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Below is a list of participating venues and their specials.
The Grand Canal Boston
57 Canal St Boston
The restaurant will offer free appetizers to all first responders until the end of April.
Estelle’s Southern Cuisine
782 Tremont St., Boston
The South End restaurant is offering burgers to uniformed first responders.
Legal Sea Foods’ Park Square
26 Park Plaza, Boston
This location offers complimentary all-you-can-eat clam chowder for all Emergency Personnel (BPD, BFD) and Local, State, and Federal Authorities. Orders will also be available ASAP for take-out for those with a badge.
Craft Beer Cellar
51 Leonard St., Belmont
The local brewery will donate the money raised from their fundraiser on April 16 to the victims and their families.
Fire + Ice Boston
205 Berkeley St., Boston
The Back Bay restaurant tweeted, “Complimentary meals to all first responders, emergency and law enforcement in our bar beginning at 12pm! Enter Park sq. building on st james,” on April 16.
Mass Ave Tavern
94 Massachusetts Ave.
“Boston is a strong, resilient town; so are its people,” reads the sign outside the local joint. The restaurant is offering 50% off food for all marathon participants, and free meals to all emergency personnel.
1 Beacon St., Somerville
The pub pledged to donate 100 percent of sales on April 16 to the victims and their families. However, because of the ongoing investigation at Copley Plaza, the following restaurants will remain closed until further notice.
Legal Sea Foods (Copley Square & Prudential Center)
Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake
Towne Stove and Spirits
New owners Sam Slater and Brad Goldberg are donating 100 percent of all ticket sales to victims and families at their official after-party event with Sammy Adams & DJ JayCeeOh on Thursday, April 25. Tickets and more information: http://sammyadams.eventbrite.com.
2 Broad Street, Boston
The Brahmin is offering complimentary pasta, salad, and sodas to volunteers, responders, and officials as well as displaced Back Bay residents beginning at 5 p.m. April 16.
The Brahmin American Cuisine & Cocktails
33 Stanhope Street, Boston
The following restaurants will donate 10-25 percent of their evening sales on Wednesday, April 17, to the victims. Click here for a complete list.
62 Restaurant & Wine Bar, 62 Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970, http://www.62restaurant.com/
Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, 02130, www.milkywayjp.com
Blue on Highland, 882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494, www.blueonhighland.com
Bondir, 279A Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139 www.bondircambridge.com
Cafeteria, 279a Newbury St., Boston, MA 02115, www.cafeteriaboston.com
China Blossom, 946 Osgood St., North Andover, MA 01845, www.chinablossom.com
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, 75 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116, www.davios.com
Grafton Street, 1230 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, www.graftonstreetcambridge.com
Harvest, 44 Brattle St Cambridge, MA 02138, www.harvestcambridge.com
Olé Mexican Grill, 11 Springfield St., Cambridge, MA 02139, www.olerestaurantgroup.com
PARK Restaurant & Bar, 59 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA 02138, www.parkcambridge.com
Piattini Wine Café, 226 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, http://www.piattini.com
Ristorante Olivio, 201 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474, www.ristoranteolivio.com
Russell House Tavern, 14 John F. Kennedy St Cambridge, MA 02138, www.russellhousecambridge.com
Salvatore’s Restaurants (Seaport), 225 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210, www.salvatoresrestaurants.com
Salvatore’s Restaurants (Theatre District), 545 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111, www.salvatoresrestaurants.com
Salvatore’s Restaurants (Medford), 55 High St, Medford, MA 02155, www.salvatoresrestaurants.com
Stephanie's on Newbury 190 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116 http://www.stephaniesonnewbury.com/
Temple Bar, 1688 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138, www.templebarcambridge.com
Tryst Restaurant, 689 Massachusetts Ave Arlington, MA 02476, http://www.trystrestaurant.com
Tuscan Kitchen, 67 Main St., Salem, NH 03079, www.tuscanbrands.com
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
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