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One Block: Explore Boston's Charming Newbury Street

When in Boston's Back Bay, explore these shops, restaurants and attractions along Newbury Street.


Take in masterpieces old and new at Galerie D’Orsay. The oldest nonprofit arts association in the country, Copley Society of Art features works by students and renowned artists. See an exhibit on the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Galerie D’Orsay, 33 Newbury St., 617.266.8001

Copley Society of Art, 158 Newbury St., 617.536.5049

New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 Newbury St., 888.296.3447


GreCo dishes up a homey atmosphere, organic meats and twists on Greek staples. At Jonquils Café and Bakery, admire the uniquely shaped confections before biting into the decandent, multilayered desserts. La Voile’s authentic French flavors and decor—most of which is from France—make for a perfect night out.

GreCo, 225 Newbury St., 617.572.3300

Jonquils Café & Bakery, 125 Newbury St., 617.982.6117

La Voile, 261 Newbury St., 617.587.4200

Roasted New Zealand rack of lamb at la Voile (Courtesy La Voile)


Inside the new lululemon store and studio, you’ll find Nourish Your Soul, where healthy drinks and vegan soups are the order of the day. Coco Leaf is a delightful spot for bubble teas and a variety of che, a Vietnamese dessert. Pull up to the mahogany bar at Sonsie for an extensive wine selection or for their lauded martinis.

Nourish Your Soul, 208 Newbury St. 

Coco Leaf, 305 Newbury St., 617.506.0010

Sonsie, 327 Newbury St., 617.351.2500

Juices at Nourish Your Soul (©Joel Benjamin)


Take a break from the hectic holiday season with a mind- and body-centering visit to Forme Barre, where strength training, ballet and Pilates synthesize to provide an elevated fittness experience. Double down on the “me time” with one of the drawing or writing workshops at Trident, or sit in on an author talk after taking part in weekly trivia.

Forme Barre, 338 Newbury St., 617.351.6970

Trident Booksellers, 338 Newbury St. 617.267.8688

Forme Barre (©Brian Pu Ruiz)