Boston caters to even the most spontaneous cravings. From France to Mexico to Greece, these restaurants feature unique dishes from all around the world so you can take a culinary vacation without leaving Boston.
Modern lighting and architecture compliment old-fashioned brick walls and simplistic decorations at this Greek restaurant and bar. Sip a unique cocktail and snack on guacamole served with feta cheese and pita chips or wait for dinner to fill up on pork dumplings. 50 Northern Ave., 617-737-5051
Overlooking the Public Garden, this French restaurant is known for a romantic, elegant dining room and a breezy, downstairs cafe. Go earlier in the day to enjoy Croque Madame for brunch or in the evening for roasted duck and a chocolate soufflé that Bostonians are buzzing over. 272 Boylston St., 617-426-7878
Next time you crave your favorite Italian dish, head to Capo for house-made pastas like ricotta ravioli and linguini scampi. The dining room has open windows during hot summer days and a cozy fireplace for chilly nights. Both of these atmospheres pair well with a glass of wine and lobster risotto. West Broadway, 617-993-8080
Outside the doors of this upbeat Mexican restaurant, you’ll find a witty sign inviting you inside for Margarita Monday or Taco Tuesday. Go in! A coconut margarita and spicy fried shrimp taco wait. 412 West Broadway, 617-917-5626
This sleek restaurant located in Faneuil Hall specializes in Korean fusion cuisine and invites all adventurous eaters in for Spanish octopus and Korean BBQ. The kitchen is open until midnight and online orders can be placed for delivery, making adventure easier. 16 North St., 857-991-1483
The answer to late night cravings is inside The Verb Hotel. Japanese tavern, Hojoko, is open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. every day and has a “midnight munchies” menu with miso soup, chicken wings, sushi, ramen, and other savory treats. 1271 Boylston St., 617-670-0507