Food & Drink

Patio Dining

2017 Winner: Publico Street Bistro & Garden

Photo Credit: Brian Samuels


From the sidewalk, you’d never know this buzzy new Southie spot hides an urban oasis. Housed inside a luxury condo building, Publico encloses an open-air atrium, adorned with leafy trellises, fire pits and semi-covered lounge seating with flat-screen TVs. It’s a charming setting for sampling chef Keenan Langlois’ globe-trotting plates and thirst-quenching cocktails like the Frida, a refreshing tequila-watermelon tincture poured at an outdoor bar overseen by co-owner Teodora Bakardzhieva, the first woman to sling drinks at late institution Locke-Ober.

Publico Street Bistro & Garden

11 Dorchester St., Boston • (617) 622-5700

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