3rd Street Station—ever had tapas on a train?

By Shontel Horne

3rd Street Station
Next stop: 3rd Street Station, a Beverly Center-adjacent eatery where the décor pays homage to train travel and the fare reflects Western European tapas bars. This brasserie may be an infant on a very grown-up block, but the restaurant’s social vibe, refined pub grub, and locomotive inspired drinks have the power, much like a long train ride, to spark lively conversations. So bring your best opening line and dawdle over the Euro draft beer list or full cocktail menu. At 3rd Street Station the only thing on the schedule is a good time.

the crowd

Perfectly coifed thirty-somethings, along with the post-work crowd there for socializing first and the full-bar plus food second.

... on the side

eye on design
Think modern industrial revolution—on a smaller scale. The quaint brasserie uses every inch of space in the form of booths, tables, and a smattering of outdoor bistro tables. Be sure to check out the cocktail selection featured on the flickering arrival/departure board.

decibels
Medium.

hours

Daily 5:00 PM–2:00 AM

price range

$5 (cured olives) to $18 (grilled hanger steak)
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