Restaurants, Mediterranean Seaport District
Photograph: Melissa Ostrow Committee

Forget about the chain restaurant openings of yore: the Seaport dining scene has gotten interesting again. Exhibit A: Committee, from consulting chef Diane Kochilas (aka the “Mother of Greek Cooking”) and chef de Cuisine Geoff Lukas, late of Sofra. Lukas plays with Mediterranean spices and techniques to produce a contemporary meze menu: artichoke moussaka, fried smelts, salt roasted beets and a wild green pie (don’t fret: standard bearers like tzatziki and hummus are there too). The conviviality doesn’t stop with the food, either: cocktails boast outré ingredients, like candied bacon chips and the wine list includes bottles from Greece, Spain and Lebanon (enjoy at least one drink on the massive patio for the full restaurant experience). The weekend brunch is a singular surprise: Nowhere else in town can you pair a breakfast gyro with champagne tray service.

By: Meaghan Agnew


Venue name: Committee
Address: 50 Northern Ave

Cross street: between Courthouse Way and Fan Pier Blvd
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am-2am
Transport: Silver Line to Courthouse

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Committee may be my new favorite restaurant in Boston. I came here for Sunday brunch, and had the most marvelous meal. My friends and I ordered nearly half the menu, as the food looked phenomenal. Our expectations were pleasantly met. We ordered the oatmeal (super sweet but perfect consistency, and was great reheated the next morning) as an appetizer, followed by the tzaziki dips, shakshuka, spinach pie grilled cheese (a delight), and the cream pastry, which was amazing as well. I hope this picture speaks for itself!