The Dot dining scene is flush with exciting offerings, from Fields Corner to Ashmont.
Lower Mills Tavern
Super friendly service is the highlight of any visit to this cozy spot, one of several eclectic local establishments co-owned by Dropkick Murphys frontman Ken Casey. But you’ll also find a nice beer selection, high-end spirits, and fresh fare. Chef Cara Marie Nance sources from locals like Brookwood Community Farm and Foley Fish to comprise dishes like apple-pork belly sliders with celery root purée, and pepita-crusted seared salmon with pomegranate and citrus quinoa and baby kale. There’s live music on Tuesday and Saturday nights, weekend brunch, and a new late-night menu on Saturdays with $10 pizzas and more.
2269 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, 857-267-4461, lowermillstavern.com.