Quickly becoming a favorite in the heart of Boston, Chickadee is all about good food and service to match. The neighborhood’s go-to lunch time spot opened its doors in July but has been gaining more recognition thanks to its eclectic cuisine and homegrown ingredients.
New England born, Mediterranean inspired
Named after the state bird of Massachusetts, Chickadee’s menu highlights seasonal New England ingredients with the right amount of Mediterranean flare. Headed there for lunch? Try their to-die-for daSilva’s pita bread with one of their several seasonally-inspired dips. Or how about their Marinated Beet Salad with pistachio, goat cheese, and ras el hanout? Sandwiches like the crispy chicken with labneh ranch, turmeric pickles, and shredded lettuce, as well as the grass-fed cheeseburger with tahini mayo and dill pickles don’t disappoint either.
But the options don’t end there. Chickadee’s vibe transforms for dinner, where they offer plenty of shareable snacks like their delicious sour cream and onion doughnuts with caviar crème fraîche and chive blossom. Looking for something more approachable? Try the smoked trout dip with salt and vinegar rye chips.
The rotating house-made pasta dishes are also a huge hit and are available in two sizes. You can’t go wrong with the Squid Ink Fusilli made with sopressata, tomato, ink and olive bread crumbs. Pair that with one of the many seasonal vegetable side dishes and you’ll be good to go.
A funky yet cozy space
Chickadee’s modern yet comfy space is perfectly in line with its location in the Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport. Neighboring Reebok and the Boston Beer Company offices, Chickadee is the building’s first full-service restaurant with a high-top bar, low-top booths, and an additional 30 seat outdoor patio. The light mesh curtains, dark carpeting, and white oak finishes definitely succeed in providing the industrial space with a homey environment whether you’re dropping in for a quick post-work cocktail or having a sit down lunch or dinner with family.
Chickadee is located on 21 Drydock Ave. and is open Monday–Saturday for lunch (11am–2pm) and dinner (5pm–10pm). They are rumored to start offering Sunday brunch as well, so keep an eye out on their Facebook and Instagram for more news on that front.