We’re Lovin’ These Lighter Summery Dishes

When the weather gets warmer, we tend to lean towards lighter, summery dishes. And if we can eat ‘em al fresco, it’s a total bonus. Check out some of our recent favorites.

Il Giardino – Tuscan Kitchen Seaport recently opened up a fabulous outdoor dining spot called Il Giardino, which translates to “The Garden” in Italian. This expansive space spans over 23,000 square feet allowing sun-seekers to dine at an artisan Italian experience. We really enjoyed the grilled swordfish with roasted corn salad, peppers agro dolce, avocado, and arugula for a filling, yet lighter dish. Pair it with a glass of crisp white wine for a lovely experience.

The Emory – For a lighter meal, we often look for raw bars to find super fresh, local seafood. The Emory over in Beacon Hill has plenty of fresh seafood along with lighter snacks on their menu. Go for the tuna crudo with avocado, fresno chiles, sesame, and herb oil. If you’re a big seafood lover, you should also try their ceviche made with scallops, shrimp, cucumber, and radish. 

Precinct Kitchen + Bar – How about a lightened up twist on a cobb salad? You got it at Precinct. Their crab Louis salad is a beautiful display of bibb lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, and boiled eggs. Catch it on their Dine Out Boston menu!



Brasserie Boston – Bonjour from the South End! This restaurant is a homage to the brasseries in French but with its very own cozy, warm identity. Their tuna crudo was inspired from the South of France. You’ll get a tuna carpaccio with tuna tartare on top with capers, olive, tomatoes, lemon, anchovies, and vinaigrette. It’s delightful.