Trade's Fabulous Flatbread — Photo courtesy of Trade
Seeking a savvy concept from a celebrity chef? Try Trade restaurant, the popular venture by Jody Adams. Trade's bar area was created with communal tables: the perfect place for those who happen to come in without a reservation. A seat here guarantees diners the chance to socialize and be a part of an upbeat post-work scene.
However, if you've planned ahead, you'll certainly enjoy your seat among the clientele in the dining room. Minimal decor is used to create a clean and contemporary, almost industrial, setting that is enhanced by whitewashed exposed brick, steel pillars and vaulted ceilings. Patrons love the limited lighting, which seems to twinkle like stars.
Trade's focus on local cuisine does not disappoint. The simple flavors of its fresh ingredients shine through in each dish that's prepared. Seasonal changes allow diners to discover the best of what Boston has to offer.
If you're a fan of small plates, this is a fun place to share a sampling of Trade's finest. Order a variety of the small seasonal selections, salads and flat breads to pass around. Indulge yourself with a full meal (the grilled lobster inspires rave reviews from locals I've encountered at the communal table). You can also opt to tackle one of the best burgers in town (seriously worth returning for).
Trade serves weekday lunch and dinner daily, and is a hot spot for drinks among white-collar workers after a long day at the office. With a Greenway location, Trade is an easy stop for excellent cuisine while taking in the sites.
The bar has a fine selection of carefully crafted cocktails as well. There's no trade-off at Trade.