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With Hotel Commonwealth as its grand cornerstone, Kenmore Square is a charming neighborhood of the Back Bay and the true gateway to the many things to do in Boston. In addtion to being the landmark of historic site Red Sox Fenway park, Kenmore Square provides close proximity and easy access to Boston’s many neighborhoods as well as cultural, historic and leisure attractions, the area has an allure all its own.

Fenway Park: Home of the Red Sox

Overlooking historic Fenway Park, Hotel Commonwealth is the perfect choice for baseball fans and is within a short walking distance from the beloved home of the Boston Red Sox. 

Boston University:  Hotel Commonwealth's Avenue Neighbor

Home of the Boston Terriers, Boston University is the largest university in the city, founded in 1839. With over 16,000 full time undergraduates and over 8,500 full time graduate students, as well as a faculty of nearly 4,000, the University spans more than 13 acres right in the heart of Boston. 

With more than 100 colleges and universities located within its metropolitan area, Boston has been appropriately dubbed, "The Athens of America". Boston area schools include some of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world. 

World Renowned Hospitals and Medical Centers

The Boston area is world renowned for its state-of-the-art hospitals and medical facilities. From teaching hospitals associated with the area's most prestigious universities, to community health centers, Boston offers the cutting-edge treatment and research that breaks new medical ground and expertly delivers successful patient care. 

Recognized as one of Boston's most upscale neighborhoods and attractions, the Back Bay stretches from the Charles River on the north to Newbury Street on the south and encompasses some of the city's most historic homes, businesses and high-end shopping and dining destinations.

Guide - Restaurants - Steakhouse

Abe & Louie's

793 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 617-536-6300

Description: BACK BAY. This well-known, Back Bay restaurant corners the market when it comes to tasty steaks served in heaping portions. Generously cut and cooked to perfection, steaks include a succulent porterhouse or a tender filet mignon. Sides are just as abundant and leave no room for complaints. Salads and seafood options are available for vegetarians. The elegant interior is finely appointed with brass, mahogany, and marble accents.
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Capital Grille

250 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 617-928-1400

Description: WEST METRO. Capital Grille steakhouse definitely adds more distinction to Newbury Street, and locals are ever so glad it does. Regulars come time and again to order the savory steaks and steaming side dishes. The mouthwatering selections range from prime rib to veal and lamb chops. Nice seafood selection as well-lobster, salmon and shrimp to name a few. The setting of Capital Grille is relaxing and inviting; the walls are adorned with handcrafted decorations and antiques. Extensive and well selected wine list. Wrap up with one of their many desserts-try the Key lime pie or the crème brûlée.
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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

250 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210 617-951-1368

Description: WATERFRONT. Not only does Del Frisco's have one of the best views of Boston's waterfront, but it also serves up some of the best steaks in Beantown. In addition to serving high quality USDA prime steaks, Del Frisco's also offers house baked bread, locally sourced oysters and seafood, including the crab cakes about which diners rave. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, the restaurant boasts an impressive wine list.
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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

217 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116 617-292-0808

Description: THEATRE DISTRICT. Set aside an evening to enjoy the best steak in Boston at Fleming's. Steaks here are broiled at 1,600 degrees and served sizzling. Entrees range from an eight-ounce petite filet mignon to the 22-ounce bone-in ribeye, and accompanying sides are expertly prepared and served in large portions. Fleming's has also recently been recognized for its wine list, which features over 100 by-the-glass varieties. In addition, the menu offers a collection of appetizers, salads and seafood.
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Frank's Steak House

2310 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140 617-661-0666

Description: CAMBRIDGE. This traditional steakhouse, reputedly Boston's oldest, offers a variety of succulent cuts and portions, along with veggie sides and steaming hot potatoes. The specialty is the sirloin, but if you aren't in the mood for steak, order veal parmigiana or maple-bourbon glazed pork chops. The fried onion loaf, a mess of onion rings, gains favor as a pre-meal starter, and the wine list offers 25 varieties.
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Grill 23 & Bar

161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116 617-542-2255

Description: BACK BAY. Grill 23's striking, sophisticated interior features mahogany panels and white tablecloths, and its terrific food demands attention. The menu, which changes weekly, includes delicious New England clam chowder, swordfish, salmon, and lobster. Grill 23 is also famous for its preparation and presentation of beef. The extensive wine list boasts over 900 varieties, including rare Cabernets and Super Tuscans.
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15 Beacon St, XV Beacon Hotel, Boston, MA 02108 617-670-2515

Description: BEACON HILL. Located in the charming XV Beacon Hotel, this steakhouse is famous for its giant selection and Kobe beef. The menu offers high-end appetizers like steamed PEI mussels and beef sirloin carpaccio for patrons to enjoy before digging into a tantalizing filet mignon, rib eye or NY sirloin. For those who'd rather skip the beef, grilled Alaskan King salmon and skillet roasted Cornish game hen make excellent alternatives.
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Morton's, The Steakhouse

2 Seaport Ln, One Exeter Plaza, Boston, MA 02110 617-526-0410

Description: SEAPORT DISTRICT. Morton's, the upscale chain steakhouse, serves a lot more than just American Angus. Masculine decor and classy atmosphere reign, and the friendly waitstaff present dinner selections on a cart of options, knowledgeably explaining each dish. Favorite entrées include blackened swordfish, fresh Maine lobster, and, of course, the 24-ounce porterhouse.
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Ruth's Chris Steak House

45 School St, Old City Hall, Boston, MA 02108 617-742-8401

Description: DOWNTOWN. The "Home of Serious Steaks" takes on Beantown's appetite for red meat with characteristic panache, its sizzling steaks tantalizingly topped by dollops of butter. Choice cuts are the only ones served here, so calorie-counters beware! Boston's Ruth's Chris is also known for its great service and extensive wine list. The masculine space, once occupied by legendary Maison Robert, is dressed in stained wood accents and long, elegant drapes. Curley's, the restaurant's fashionable bar area, was named in honor of legendary Boston mayor James Curley.
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Smith & Wollensky

101 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116 617-423-1112

Description: BACK BAY. Chef Matthew King serves delightful meats, dry-aged in-house, and wonderful seafood within this prominent medieval-styled structure. With four floors, including a mezzanine and banquet hall, the New York-based steakhouse has taken Boston meat lovers by storm since its 2004 opening. The decor is fitting, with lots of dark woods and elegant details. Try a wine from their \"Great American\" list. There are only 650 of them!
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The Capital Grille

900 Bolyston St, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA 02115 617-262-8900

Description: BACK BAY. The Capital Grille definitely adds more distinction to the Hynes Convention Center. This classic Boston steakhouse's relaxing and inviting interior features walls adorned with handcrafted decorations and antiques. Regulars come time and again to order flavorful selections ranging from prime rib to veal to lamb chops and served with delicious, steaming side dishes. Diners can wrap up their meals with one of many delectable desserts like the Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake or Classic Crème Brûlée.
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Umbria Prime

295 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110 617-338-1000

Description: WATERFRONT. Boasting 35-day aged prime Certified Angus Beef, Umbria is definitely one of the best Boston steakhouses. Each steak is seared and then finished in a brick oven at 1,200 degrees, promising the perfect, mouthwatering piece of meat. Start with the Pepper-Seared Ahi Tuna, and then enjoy an order of the decadent Tiramisu for the perfect finish. After dinner, wander to the upper floors for complimentary admission to the aptly named Prime nightclub.
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