This Boston hotel has the hottest new restaurant in town

Omni Boston’s hot Coquette was named Best Hotel Restaurant of 2022 by Boston Magazine.

The Sporting Club / Courtesy Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport

Boston, for all intents and purposes, struggles when it comes to cool restaurants. It’s big on chains, especially steakhouses; but if you don’t like Asian food, or the kind of restaurant that’s really just a bar with snacks, and you want to stay within walking distance of downtown Seaport, the options are quite limited. Thus in 2021 when Coquette opens in Omni Boston Seaport Hotel, there was much joy in the land. Finally a cool brasserie with style, a Bathazar for the Bostonian plateau that really needed it.

Boston Eater calls flirtatious “sexy and party-worthy”, and it’s well worth a visit whether you’re staying at the hotel (which opened in 2019) or not. It’s overseen by local chef Tom Berry, who has a proven track record with hotspots like Lolita, Yvonne’s, Mariel and Cocorico.

Josh Jamison / Courtesy of Coquette

As for Coquette, “The philosophy was, ‘How can we expand that definition of French and make it a bit more relevant to what we’re already doing with other restaurants? Bold flavors; interesting ingredients and presentations? as Berry told Eater. “It led us to adopt the Basque element a bit, and it evolved so that anywhere in France was a game, any French territory became a game.”

Josh Jamison / Courtesy of Coquette

With Mandarin Oriental’s Bar Boulud permanently closed, there was definitely demand for a fun new French spot. Coquette has the necessary raw bass and seafood spins, but it’s all refreshing rather than mundane. And it goes above and beyond with menu items like the Biarritz Bar Toast made with salmon tartare and Boursin; duck confit and a Roquefort galette; and sticky wild boar ribs.

Josh Jamison / Courtesy of Coquette

It also pays particular attention to its bar offerings, with perfectly sized martinis that come ice cold, accompanied by a trio of garnishes in an extra glass so you can customize them to your liking; and craft cocktails like the Smoking Section, made with Armagnac, Punte e Mes, nuts and cocoa, with a peated Scotch rinse. And of course, there’s an extensive wine list to boot. No wonder Coquette was named the best hotel restaurant in Boston Magazine’s Best of Dining 2022 award.

Courtesy of Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport

With 1,054 rooms, including 52 suites, the Omni Boston at the Seaport is a sizable hotel that manages to exude a luxury vibe through a very well-executed design. It is home to a heated outdoor rooftop pool, unique to the Seaport, with impressive views of the city skyline and southern Boston, as well as the Lifted Pool Bar, which, as the name suggests, brings renewed energy to the debates.

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The open-air oasis of contemporary food and cocktails with a large terrace allows for indoor and outdoor revelry. And it all adds up to the Sporting Club, designed for those who want to watch sporting events – the Club’s main room features twelve high-definition TVs – while enjoying a stylish atmosphere; and Kestra, an equally aesthetic and playful homage to Boston’s rich orchestral history, with Mediterranean-American flair and a contemporary take on mid-century style.

Kestra / Courtesy Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport

The furnishings and artwork used to achieve this effect can be seen throughout the hotel’s public spaces, creating sanctuaries with a unified design theme and art-driven aesthetic that draws you into each one, whether it is a bar or lounge area off the main lobby. The integrity of the materials and finishes used keeps everything on a high plane.

Breve Spa / Courtesy Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport

On a par with the various dining venues, and another amazing new addition to the neighborhood and the city, Omni’s Spa Brief. With an organic decor of wood, stone and natural hues, it soothes you as soon as you enter. Breve has a salon complete with an infused beverage bar, seven single treatment rooms, a double treatment room for couples, and a relaxation lounge.

Courtesy of Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport

“Inspired by ancient techniques and modern therapy,” Breve’s treatment menu spans from full body reflexology to all types of massage, light and sound therapy, CBD products, and more. Combine more than one element if you really want to push the limits of relaxation. Book a suite at the hotel and your table at Coquette will be waiting for you when you leave. There is no more elegant way to discover the seaport in our opinion.

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