We all know Boston is one of the most storied sports towns of all-time. But what keeps these athletes going? Food, of course! We’ve detailed current and recently retired Boston athletes to tell you their go-to restaurants for fine dining in Boston, Cambridge, and Brookline. Read below to see where Celtics, Bruins, Patriots, and Red Sox players go to dine out in greater Boston! See what keeps them coming back for seconds.
Abe & Louie’s – Back Bay
Patriots’ Wide Receivers Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman
Both wide receivers have visited this steakhouse, located on Boylston Street in the heart of Back Bay.
Craigie on Main – Cambridge
Patriots’ Wide Reciever Julian Edelman
Another Julian Edelman favorite, he covets the Craigie is one of his few favorite places to get a burger in Boston (even though it’s located in Cambridge near Central Square).
Strega Waterfront – Waterfront
Patriots’ Tight End Rob Gronkowski
The Patriots’ Tight End has hosted events here in the past, where he has bartended before. Beyond that, he frequents Strega Waterfront for fine dining in Boston.
Strip by Strega – Downtown Boston
Celtics’ Point Guard Isaiah Thomas
Strip by Strega is considered Isaiah’s “go-to”, and is often seen eating here with his wife. He’s apparently tight with Strega restaurant owner Nick Varano.
Merengue – Roxbury
Celtics’ Center Al Horford, Former Red Sox Designated Hitter David Ortiz
Both from the Dominican Republic, Al Horford and Big Papi love dining at Merengue, in South Boston, which is said to have authentic and delicious Dominican food.
Grill 23 – Back Bay
Red Sox Rightfielder Mookie Betts
An avid steak-eater, Mookie Betts mentioned his go-to dining spot in Boston to get a steak is Grill 23 right in the heart of Back Bay. Who doesn’t love Grill 23?
Vejigantes – South End
Former Red Sox Designated Hitter David Ortiz
A big fan of Dominican cuisines, another Dominican favorite of Big Papi’s is Vejigantes in Boston’s South End.
Union Oyster House – North End
Former Celtics Small Forward Paul Pierce
Pierce would frequently stop by the historic Union Oyster House for seafood after home games, often with two or three of his teammates.
La Morra, Brookline
Patriots’ Quarterback Tom Brady
The G.O.A.T. has been known to carbo-load at this hometown spot of his in Brookline. Brady’s favorite dish at La Morra is the tagliatelle al ragù.
El Oriental De Cuba – Jamaica Plain
Red Sox Shortstop Xander Bogaerts
Although he doesn’t go much, Bogaerts has long coveted El Oriental De Cuba in Jamaica Plain, serving authentic Cuban dishes.
Del Friscos – Seaport
Bruins’ Goaltender Tuukka Rask, Patriots’ Safety Devin McCourty
Both the Bruin’s goaltender and the Patriot’s Safety frequent Del Friscos Steakhouse in Boston’s Seaport district.
Stephanie’s on Newbury – Back Bay
Patriots’ Tight End Rob Gronkowski, Patriots’ Wide Reciever Julian Edelman
Patriots’ players Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman have both been to this beloved Back Bay restaurant on Newbury Street.