Coming to Boston for NESEA's Building Energy conference? Five restaurants to check out


If you’re traveling to Boston for NESEA's Building Energy conference, you may be looking for a good place to eat dinner.  To help you out (and to apologize for the forecasted 23 degree weather), we’ve put together a list of WegoWise staff favorites—three that are very close to the conference location and two that are well worth the travel time.

P.S. Catch us at the conference! Barun Singh will be presenting at 10:30 on Thursday  in "Software Service Solutions" and Ed Connelly, John Rutherford and Lily Perkins-High will be presenting later that day at 2:00 in "Benchmarking at Scale – Lessons Learned from Benchmarking 120,000+ Units of Affordable Housing". Click here for descriptions.

Row 34

383 Congress Street (0.3 miles from Building Energy)

In Row 34's words, a "workingman's oyster bar". We strongly recommend making a reservation—Tessa waited two hours to get a table last week. Open for lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm and for dinner from 5pm to 10pm. Their webpage:

From Yelp: $$, American (New), Seafood. 4.5 Stars with 39 Reviews.



348 Congress Street (0.4 miles from Building Energy)

In the group of restaurants owned by renowned chef Barbara Lynch. Open for lunch 11:30am – 4:30pm and dinner 4:30pm to 11pm. Their webpage:

From Yelp: $$$, Italian. 4 Stars with 431 Reviews.

Flour Bakery

Flour Bakery

12 Farnsworth Street (0.5 miles from Building Energy)

Delicious sticky buns, also where we purchase our lunch for company meetings. Vegan options. Open from 7am to 9pm. Their webpage:

From Yelp: $$, Bakeries, Coffee & Tea. 4.5 Stars with 550 Reviews.

Neptune Oyster

Neptune Oyster

63 Salem Street (1.3 miles from Building Energy)

More oysters! Weekday hours are 11:30am to 10:30pm. Does not accept reservations. Their webpage:

From Yelp: $$$, Seafood. 4.5 Stars with 1795 Reviews.

Dumpling Cafe

Dumpling Café

695 Washington Street (1.3 miles from Building Energy)

The best soup dumplings in Boston! Open 11am to 2am.  Their webpage:

From Yelp: $$, Taiwanese. 3.5 Stars with 278 Reviews.