Sajan B., Boston University
Right on the Boston Harbor in the South End, near the Boston World Trade Center, Anthony’s Pier 4 has a great location. The outside of the building itself has a homey feeling and showcases the restaurant’s historical significance, since it has been around for almost 50 years. When you walk into the restaurant, the atmosphere changes. It’s obvious once you step into the building that the restaurant is upscale and elegant. The waiters dressed as sailors also intensify the fact that you are right on the harbor, looking out onto the ocean.
As most of the menu was seafood, which I happen to be allergic to, I ordered a simple Iceberg Wedge Salad. The salad was pretty great compared to the regular dining food that I eat, but the best part of it was definitely the ancho pepper dressing. My friends with me had the smoked salmon, fried calamari, and steamed clams. For dessert we ordered the strawberry cheesecake and the chocolate espresso cake. While the strawberry cheesecake was magnificent, the chocolate espresso cake was a little too rich. Just as the food was great, so was the service. Overall, compared to a typical college student meal, lunch at Anthony’s Pier 4 was a good time.
Anthony’s Pier 4
140 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210