Boskone 50

NESFA's Regional Science Fiction Convention

Restaurant Guide

Joint Arisia/Boskone 2013 Restaurant Guide
Google Map for the Restaurant Guide

Note: The Boston Wine Expo will be taking place in the nearby Seaport Hotel. Even if you have no interest in wine, this could make it harder to get reservations for dinner in the Seaport area Saturday and Sunday night when several thousand wine enthusiasts will be in the area, looking for dinner. Consider making your reservations early. Additionally, the Boat Show will be in the adjacent convention center, so the Seaport area will be very busy on Saturday and Sunday.

Zagat's Boston Area's 10 Hottest Restaurants Right Now (Cinquecento is only 1.5 miles away from the Westin)

Eater Boston has info about local restaurants.

Eating in the Hotel

The listed hours were for the 2012 Boskone and will be updated closer to the con for 2013.

Sauciety (to right of hotel registration)
Friday, Monday - open for breakfast from 6:30- 11:00 AM
Friday - open for lunch from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Saturday - open for breakfast from 7:00- 11:30 AM
Saturday - open for lunch from 12:00-2:30 PM
Sunday- open for breakfast from 7:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Sunday - open for lunch from 12:30 - 2:30 PM

Birch Bar (lobby)
Friday-Sunday - open 4:00 PM- 12:00 AM (kitchen closes at 11:00 PM)

Starbucks (off lobby, across from the gift shop)
Daily - open 6:00 AM-7:00 PM

Room Service - 24 hours

MJ O'Connors (left of lobby)
Daily - open 11:30AM - 2:00 AM (kitchen closes at 11:00 PM)

City Bar (left of lobby)
Daily - open 4:30 PM-2:00 AM (kitchen closes at 11:00 PM)

There is a small grocery/deli nearby - J Pace and Son at the corner of Pace St & Northern Ave. This Italian market has a grocery store and a take out area including hot prepared foods, full bakery and salad bar. They also do catering if you wanted to share with a group of friends.

Restaurants That Deliver!

My Diner, 98 A St., South Boston has free delivery (Mon-Sat 5am-2pm, Sun 6am-2pm) so you can have breakfast or lunch delivered!

Rock Sugar Thai Cafe is now called Lanta Asian Cuisine, 38 Batterymarch St. (617) 482-6046

Cafe Mamtaz serves authentic gourmet Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi cuisine. Very friendly folks and they understand what vegan means! They have standards such as tikka masala, gosht vindaloo, shahi pulau, mulligatawny soup, lamb samosas and tandoori dishes. They also do catering, and will deliver after 5pm. (617) 464-4800 or order online.

Lee Chens has both Chinese and Mexican dishes. Beans are cooked without animal products. Tel: (617) 269-0061


KO Catering and Pies, 87 A Street, is takeaway food (a few tables) but if there are any homesick Aussies in the crowd, it might be worth to stop off early to pickup some meat pies or other Australian favorites. They also deliver several nights a week.

Restaurants with their Own Shuttle

Amrheins Restaurant in South Boston has a new free shuttle service. For a free ride both ways (Mon-Sat starting at 5pm and starting at Sundays at 10am) you would need to make arrangements with the restaurant.

24-hour Restaurants

Yes, Boston does have a 24hr diner. (Well at least on the weekends...) So if have a car or cab and need late nite food, you can drive to Victoria's Diner at 1024 Mass Ave. I hear there is also Chicken & Waffle open late on Mass Ave.