• Please note: Information below refers to Yankee Dental Congress 2014. Check back in September for information regarding YDC 2015.

    YDC 2014 Restaurants and Discounts          

    MCCA’s Dining in the Neighborhood Complimentary Trolley Service
    This service is only available on Friday, January 31, 2014 only

    **Show your YDC 2014 badge to receive discounts**


    Dining while at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center: You can stay in  or go out for lunch and dinner.  You make the choice, dining on-site or “Dining in the Neighborhood”.

    1. Call ahead to reserve a seat using the phone number provided (or stop by the Trolley Desk and they'll make the call for you - calling ahead is strongly recommended 

    2. Make a note of the trolley route that your restaurant is on.   Trolleys leave every ten-fifteen minutes during lunch and dinner hours.

    3. Board your Trolley from the BCEC’s North Lobby (Summer Street).

    4. You will be dropped off at a bus stop near your restaurant.  Enjoy!

    5. After you eat, return to the same bus stop and you will be picked up and taken back to the BCEC.  (Please note that trolleys will only pick up until 3:00 pm for Friday lunch, and until 8:30 pm for dinner.)

    You can also use this list to check out some of these fabulous restaurants in the area at your leisure or go to http://bostonchefs.com for an insider's guide to Boston dining.

    Still need more options? Download a list of restaurants along with a map of South Boston.

    Casual Pub Fare 

    Amrheins  South Boston's oldest and most well known restaurant has been serving classic American cuisine since 1890.  It features the oldest hand carved bar in America and was the first pub in Boston to serve draft beer. Seats 180 (617) 268-6189, Route A

    Atlantic Beer Garden — The restaurant boasts a 70-seat oceanfront patio with American fare that ranges from stuffed burgers to seafood pastas. There is quite a buzz about their roof deck. Visit them at 146 Seaport Boulevard and watch a game on one of their 25 Plasma TVs and enjoy one of over 70 beers available until 2am. (617) 357-8000, Route B 
    10% off final food bill. Not valid with any other promotion

    Boston Beer Garden — Boston's version of the hip, cosmopolitan bars which have sprung up in Dublin over the past decade. From Wings to Burgers and Fries to Pasta and Hearty Fare there's something for everyone on the menu. Laid back, relaxed atmosphere with French doors that open up onto the street and multiple TVs. Seats 85 (617) 269-0990, Route A
    20% off final food bill

    Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & GrillJerry Remy's is known for the classic sports pub food and casual atmosphere. Large screen televisions all around make for no seat with a bad view. (617) 856-7369, Route B

    Lucky's Lounge —A casual restaurant/lounge with a “speakeasy” feel, Lucky’s offers a classic American menu featuring marinated steak tips, thin-crust gourmet pizzas, half-pound burgers, a variety of sandwiches and salads, and daily fresh fish specials. For guests just looking to snack, Lucky's has many of the all-time favorites, plus some new creative ones like Mini Burgers and a PuPu Platter. Seats 100. (617) 357-5825, Route B
    10% off final food bill

    Shenannigans Contemporary American Bistro with great bar food.  Warm, casual environment with rich, polished mahogany and walnut woods throughout.  Perfect for a drink, watching the game or enjoying a great dining experience. Seats 75 (617) 269-9509, Route A

    Stats Bar & Grille — At Stats we provide a modern twist on the typical bar food menu. Serving a wide-range of items including hand-made burgers, flat-bread pizzas, creative pastas, and fresh organic salads. The bar features 22 flat-screen TV's, exposed brick, and comfortable bar seating as well as dining options. We also have open-air dining when the weather is right.  Seats 75 (617) 268-9300, Route A

    The Cornerstone — For over 30 years, The Cornerstone has defined the true meaning of a neighborhood restaurant & pub.  You’ll find an assortment of healthy and hearty menu options.  We specialize in burgers, salads, hefty sandwiches and the ever popular chicken marsala.  Our food is ordered by the “Le Courdon Bleu Chef” and delivered daily.  We guarantee a great meal & an authentic neighborhood experience.  The menu is intentionally focused on moderately priced dining. Seats over 100 (617) 269-9553, Route A

    The Junction  Casual Irish-American bar with a warm and friendly atmosphere.  The menu blends together a mix of Irish and American cuisines and home-cooked style specials are offered daily.  Management recommends the homemade Shepherd’s Pie with a pint of Guinness.  Seats 80 (617) 268-6429, Route A
    50% off all food items (dine in only with a purchase of an alcoholic drink per person for discount)

    The Playwright  The Playwright Bar & Cafe features an extensive menu including items like NY sirloin, pasta primavera, burgers and several different types of sandwiches.  Casual, friendly bar offers a wide variety and features four large TVs and two big screen TVs showing sports all day.  Seats 75.  (617) 269-2537, Route A
    50% off appetizers Wed., Thurs., & Fri.

    Whiskey Priest — Situated directly on the water at 150 Northern Ave. this upscale Irish Restaurant offers the best of Ireland with its unique Gastro Pub concept to include old Irish favorites and some treats you may not have seen for awhile.  Seats 275 (617) 426-8111, Route B
    10% off final food bill. Not vaild with any other promotion



    Barking Crab Not the “typical” Boston seafood restaurant, the Barking Crab offers the casual atmosphere of a coastal clam shack in a funky urban setting, with a marina alongside for easy access by water. The menu concentrates on fresh seafood, but there’s also plenty of other offerings to delight all appetites, including vegetarians. The Barking Crab was recently voted “Best Clam Chowder” by Boston Magazine. Seats 50. (617) 426-2722, Route B
    15% off final food and non-alcoholic beverage bill. Excludes gift cards. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

    Legal Harborside This 20,000 square foot restaurant is Legal Seafood's flagship property. This three floor restaurant is right on the Boston waterfront, where you can dine on the best of Boston's seafood. Also, you may opt to dine in the four season rooftop lounge. (617) 477-2900, Route B

    Legal Test Kitchen  Boston landmark Legal Sea Foods has opened a hip, new establishment called Legal Test Kitchen, or LTK. Set on the waterfront, the glitzy new space is all about plasma TVs, digital menus, and tableside iPod docks. The menu ranges from sushi to Asian-inspired seafood to soups and salads. Seats 200. (617) 330-7430, Route B

    No Name Restaurant  Serves the freshest seafood available and a beverage menu with mixed drinks at affordable prices. Located on the Boston Fish Pier, overlooking the harbor. Free parking and credit cards are accepted. Same management since 1917. Seats 230 (617) 338-7539, Route B
    Free cup of chowder with the purchase of lunch or dinner

    The Daily Catch — The Daily Catch is known to provide Boston’s freshest fish prepared exquisitely with family-held Sicilian recipes. Paul and Maria Freddura are pleased to invite you to enjoy their seafood offerings, which include their famous fried calamari, Sicilian-style littlenecks, Monkfish Marsala, Black Pasta Putanesca, and Lobster Fra Diavolo (served for two). Seats 40. (617) 772-4400, Route B

    Upscale Dining

    Aura Located in the lobby of the Seaport Hotel, Aura features locally inspired, seasonally influenced cuisine served in a welcoming ambience. Aura’s menu has a special emphasis on seafood, and it was named “Best Restaurant, Upscale Seafood” by Boston Magazine, and has received the Wine Spectators Award of Excellence and the AAA Four Diamond Award. Seats 120. (617) 385-4300, Route B
    10% off at Seaport Cafe only

    Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House — Del Frisco's embodies the rich tradition of fine American steak houses, amazing guests through our impeccable chef-driven cuisine, extensive award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality. We offer our guests an unforgettable experience in a stunning, energetic atmosphere perfect for special occasions, business affairs or a grand night on the town. (617) 951-1368, Route B

    Morton's The Steakhouse — For 30 years, Morton's has served only the finest quality foods, featuring USDA prime-aged beef, fresh fish and seafood, hand-picked produce, delicious appetizers, and elegant desserts. Join us at Morton's Seaport for lunch, Monday to Friday and event dates, or dinner. Patio and private dining available for parties of 2 to 200.  Seats 315 (617) 526-0410, Route B


    Cafe Porto Bello — Authentic Italian menu with offerings like lobster ravioli in amaretto cream sauce and veal saltimbocca. *Please note that credit cards are not accepted at Cafe Porto Bello. Seats 40. CLOSED SUNDAYS  (617) 269-7680, Route A
    Free appetizer with 2 entrees

    Salvatore's — Salvatore's is an upscale Italian eatery in the vibrant South Boston Waterfront. In addition to a separate bar area & a private dining room, the restaurant offers and outdoor patio that overlooks the picturesque waterfront of Boston. Seats 116  (617) 737-5454, Route B
    10% off final food bill

    Strega (Waterfront)— Strega Waterfront is certainly Boston's foremost dining destination with breathtaking oceanfront views, dazzling interiors and a new twist on its famous Italian cuisine. So come for the food. Stay for the memories. And remember what happens at Strega stays at Strega.  (617) 345-3992, Route B


    Papagayo Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar — Featuring made from scratch approachable Mexican food with a unique contemporary Latin flair as well as tableside Guacamole and Ceviche.  Hand muddled margaritas, 135 bottle collection of tequilas and an extensive beer selection round out this unpretentious  Mexican Cantina.  Seats 240 (617) 423-1000, Route B
    10% off purchase of food

    Temazcal Tequila Cantina — Temazcal is a trendy waterfront restuarnt in the Seaport District. Browse the Mexican inspired dishes on their iPad menus!  (617) 439-3502, Route B

    Salsa's — The Mexican Food at Salsa's had been rated by the Phantom Gourmet as the "#1 Dining Secret." Salsa's offers a unique dining experience with flavorful Mexican cuisine. Seats 46  (617) 269-7878, Route A

    Rosa Mexicano — Recently opened in May 2012, the Rosa Mexicano restaurant combines the classic Mexican cuisine with Boston's sylish and festive dining atmosphere. Be sure to visit this hip and vibrant new restaurant with the authentic Latin flare. (617) 476-6122, Route B


    Barlow's  We serve great cuisine that's both innovative and traditional. We offer delicious seafood and meat dishes, salads, sandwiches, as well as house made pastas & desserts. Add to that an extensive beer & wine list, a pleasant chic enviornment and friendly helpful waitstaff and you have the perfect place for business, social, and family dining. We look forward to seeing you. Seats 165  (617) 338-2142, Route A
    10% off final food bill

    Dry Dock CafeIntimate and cozy small cafe located near the water. Serves breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday; Dinner on Thursday and Friday; and CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays. (617) 951-2999, Route B

    Channel Cafe 
     The Channel Cafe, Focusing on local and seasonal fare, the Channel boasts an approachable but unique menu. Craft brews, tap beer, wine and a community art gallery make the Channel a must-see. Seats 50 (617) 426-0695, Route B

    75 on Liberty Wharf — This regional America-inspired bistro boasts a selection of innovative New England-style fare. Nestled on picturesque Boston Harbor in the Seaport District, 75 on Liberty Wharf features floor-to-ceiling windows providing diners with a breathtaking waterfront view. Seats 120 (60 indoors/60 outdoors). (617) 227-0754, Route B

    The Paramount — Serving three meals a day, everday, The Paramount restaurant is lively all day long . This popular South Boston neighborhood is home to this casual eatery which offers savory dishes, including the "Paramount Classics".  (617) 269-9999, Route A

    Dim Sum

    China Pearl Restaurant (617) 426-4338, Route C
    Empire Garden (617) 482-8898, Route C
    Great Taste Restaurant & Bakery (617) 426-8899, Route C
    Hei La Moon Restaurant (617) 338-8813, Route C

    Asian Cuisine

    VINH SUN BBQ RESTAURANT – 58 Beach St.  (617-338-1368), Route C
    Vinh Sun is the place to get roasted meats (duck, pork, chicken and daily specialties) a bowl of rice and some green vegetables for a power lunch. Also try their black pepper short-ribs with string beans. Seats 90

    EAST OCEAN CITY - 27 Beach St.  (617-542-2504), Route C
    East Ocean City is a full service Chinese Restaurant that specializes in preparing the freshest seafood and authentic Chinese cuisine.  Seats 120   

    PEACH FARM RESTAURANT - 4 Tyler St.  (617-482-1116), Route C
    Authentic & fresh, not your regular Americanized Chinese food. Be adventurous and try something different like the salt and pepper prawns and calamari. Seats 75

    NEW GOLDEN GATE RESTAURANT - 66 Beach St.  (617-338-7721), Route C
    Renowned for seafood and the prime-rib roast beef lunch which includes your choice of vegetable, rice or noodles.  Seats 88   

    TAIWAN CAFÉ - 34 Oxford St.   (617-426-8181), Route C
    Famous Soup Dumplings (Xiao Long Bao) or “Little Dumplings from Basket" was originated from Nan Xiang, a suburb of Shanghai. Their perfectly symmetrical shape, resembles a pagoda.  These tender pouches, "little dumplings", are freshly made to order. There are two variations available-crab meat and pork meat.  They arrive at the table in piping hot bamboo steamers. Each plump dumpling contains a little pork meatball surrounded by a delightful meaty broth. Seats 52   

    GOURMET DUMPLING HOUSE - 52 Beach St.  (617-338-6223), Route C
    Family-owned restaurant serving a wide range of homemade Northern and Southern Chinese cuisines.  The soup dumplings and buns are a particular strong point.  From the friendly service to the atmosphere, we welcome you to come in and take a break. Seats 40

    NEW SHANGAI RESTAURANT - 21 Hudson St.  (617-338-6688), Route C
    New Shanghai is probably the best place to get Sichuan food in Boston. The standout sections of the menu are the Sichuan appetizers, Chef's specials, and House specialties. Seats 52

    SHABU ZEN - 16 Tyler St. (617-292-8828), Route C
    Welcome to Shabu-Zen, Boston’s home for personal, authentic, Asian "Hot-Pot" cuisine.  Guests can choose from a variety of seafood and fine meats, which are served thinly sliced with a plate of fresh vegetables.  A variety of exotic garnishes and sauces are provided with each meal for dipping seafood, meats, and vegetables after cooking them in one of our delightful homemade broths.  Seats 74  

    HOT POT BUFFET – 70 Beach St. (617-338-0808), Route C 
    uests can choose from a variety of all-you-can-eat seafood and fine meats, which are served thinly sliced with a plate of fresh vegetables.  A variety of exotic garnishes and sauces are provided with each meal for dipping seafood, meats and vegetables, after cooking them in one of our delightful homemade broths. Seats 168

    PENANG RESTAURANT – 685 Washington St. (617- 451-6373), Route C
    Great atmosphere. Great ambiance. Graet food. Great price! Don't miss out on this Asian cuisine.

    BU-BOR CHA CHA RESTAURANT – 45 Beach St. (617-482-3338), Route C
    Malaysian inspired "hut" design dominates this spacious tiered dining room. High ceiling lined with natural wood paneling creates a warm and comfortable dining atmosphere.   The "open" kitchen concept allows diners to experience the first hand look at the chefs in action. Seats 110

    SUISHAYA JAPENESE RESTAURANT – 2 Tyler St. (617-423-3848), Route C 
    place to sample lunch bento-boxes for Japanese and Korean cuisine.  The sushi-boat for 2 is very high quality fish as are the spicy tuna rolls, edemame, and miso soup. All great items, a great wait-staff, and a fun place to go for a nice night out.  Seats 40

    GINZA RESTAURANT – 16 Hudson St. (617- 338-2261), Route C
    Ginza’s kitchen does wonders with Japanese favorites like salmon teriyaki and shrimp tempura using the freshest ingredients available in an artful presentation.  All entrees and bento boxes are served with a refreshing garden salad and savory miso soup. Save room for palate-cleansing green tea ice cream.  Seats 100

    PHO PASTEUR – 682 Washington St. (617- 482-7467), Route C
    Established in 1990, Pho Pasteur has become widely known in the Greater Boston area for their “pho noodles and cuisine” and has received several awards from reputable food critics such as: Best Vietnamese Food from Boston Magazine, Boston Tab, Boston Phoenix, and TV-5’s “Chronicle”. Seats 90

    NEW DONG KHANH – 81 Harrison Ave. (617- 426-9410), Route C
    Besides the traditional pho noodles and the recommended Lemongrass BBQ Chicken over Fried Rice, they feature excellent milk teas and fruit smoothies. Seats 52  

    Empire Boston 294 Congress Street at Atlantic Wharf (617) 295-0001, Route B
    Boston Located in the Seaport District, Empire Boston is an Asian inspired restaurant and lounge. Dine here in the city's sleek and contemporary inspired restaurant complete with exotic modern Asian art.  Seats 350 - 10% off your food purchase at the waterfront location

    Moko Japanese Cuisine Stemming from its name, the Moko restaurant provides high quality Japanese and Korean inspired dishes. You will find unique and funky themed dishes, as well as some seasonal plates.  (617) 752-4655, Route A

    Dining Discounts
    The following restaurants are not on the trolley routes, but are offering Yankee Dental Congress attendees discounts:


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