A traditional Spanish tapas experience & known as much for its food as it is for its quaint yet bustling book and record store. Boston’s only restaurant with an in-house book and music store, it was “ founded on the belief that sharing good food, music, and books is essential to a happy life.” Try the Patatas Bravas if you decide to visit, and be sure to check out their patio during JP’s annual Porchfest
City Feed is the community’s mix between a upscale grocery store and down-home spot to grab a few quick items and a delicious sandwich or salad. Their small footprint causes it always to seem bustling, but with their giant deli sandwiches and welcoming staff, you won’t want to miss visiting either of their two JP locations.
Turtle Swamp was the colonial name for the lowlands between Forest Hills and Jackson Square, a “swamp” that was a perfect, natural filter for the waters that flowed through it. This crystal clear water was ideal for making beer, and many breweries flourished here. Today, it opens its doors in the heart of Jamaica Plain, bringing beer back to the first true home of American brewing.
One of the most popular “locals” in the neighborhood; boasts a welcoming atmosphere and delicious American fare. You’ll find an inspired menu of both food and cocktails, & one of the best craft beer lists in the area. There's an outdoor patio open during the warmer months that is perfect for their weekend brunch.
A neighborhood favorite with a fantastic Italian menu. Offers seasonal items and various specials (pasta night for the kids!). Serving only fresh pasta and locally sourced meats and vegetables, you will also be able to enjoy Italian wines you won’t find elsewhere in the area. Our favorites are their Chicken Parm and their variety of scrumptious desserts.
The most “fine dining” of the bunch, featuring a warm and inviting dining space that, to put it like they do, feels more like a dinner party than an upscale dining experience. Seeking to be as “green” as possible, their dairy and produce deliveries arrive each day via a bicycle delivery company. Don’t be put off by the idea of “fine dining” – they also have one of the best burgers in Jamaica Plain.
A unique take on traditional Mexican food. Cozy, homey taqueria serving light, bright & veggie-friendly tacos plus more Mexican standards.
Upscale and innovative American food. Lively place where New American fare featuring local ingredients is paired with a curated beer list.
Now found in many other neighborhoods, JP Licks is the first stop after a loop around Jamaica Pond for many neighbors on a warm summer night.