Party Earth Review The brainchild of famed Boston chefs Lydia Shire and Jasper White, Towne Stove and Spirits is a charming spot located in the Back Bay building of the Hynes Convention Center. The vast bi-level bar and restaurant sports... ... read full review
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
Green Line: Hynes Convention Center
Back Bay, Boston –
The brainchild of famed Boston chefs Lydia Shire and Jasper White, Towne Stove and Spirits is a charming spot located in the Back Bay building of the Hynes Convention Center.
The vast bi-level bar and restaurant sports a classy atmosphere and high-end menu that attract suited business types and worn-out convention attendees alike.
Downstairs, groups of execs unwind over cocktails, while couples on dates tend to perch at the tables along the high windows with their view of bustling Boylston Street.
A mirrored staircase leads to the dining room on the second level, an immense formal space usually filled with large parties of traveling exhibitors and event planners looking for a good meal with a little panache.
An open kitchen, revealed by a wide glass panel, allows interested onlookers to watch the chefs at work as they wield their vintage utensils to prepare Wagyu beef short ribs and skirt steak in the wood-fire rotisserie.
The crowd gets noticeably denser as the sun sets, with upscale locals and tastemakers packing into the small bar and dining lounge on the ground floor to get a high-spirited buzz on, or heading out to the seasonal patio to enjoy a cool drink in the summer heat.
A swanky hangout for people from all over the world, Towne Stove and Spirits provides a sophisticated but laid-back atmosphere that makes its guests – from the VIPs to the average Joes – feel right at home.
Sophisticated mix of Boston tastemakers, finance types, event planners, exhibitors, and convention-goers, mid-20s to late 30s.
Menu of global cuisine including Peking chicken, wood-grilled lobster pizza, and Kurobuta pork chops.
Appetizers $9–$24, entrées $16–$42. Beer $5–6, wine $7–$12, cocktails $6–$12, sangria $45/pitcher. Valet $16, validated parking at Prudential Garage $12–$20.
Casual to business attire, though most men are in suits and most women in skirts and heels.
Busy every night, though Fridays and Saturdays see a bit more activity.
An easy walk to the other side of the Convention Center is The Rattlesnake Bar and Grill (384 Boylston Street), a casual restaurant catering to a boisterous clientele.