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Warm Your Winter-Worn Soul With These 13 Hearty Potato Dishes

It's a waiting game before exciting spring produce starts to trickle in, so for now, let's celebrate the humble yet versatile potato.

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Seasonally speaking, the current food bounty is deep in root vegetable and tuber territory. It's a waiting game before exciting spring produce starts to trickle in, so for now, let's celebrate the humble yet versatile potato with these 13 Boston-area dishes that creatively spotlight spuds.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Toro

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1704 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 536-4300
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Empanada de Carne de Res y Patatas: Spicy curried beef and potatoes join forces in this empanada. Cucumber, yogurt and cilantro complete the dish. Also, other potato-centric delights not to miss— patatas bravas, the traditional Spanish dish of fried potatoes, aioli, and a spicy red sauce, and the tortilla espanola, which layers potatoes and onions with eggs and comes topped with aioli. [Photo: Cal Bingham for Eater]

2. Boston Chops

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1375 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 227-5011
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Poutine Style Twice Baked Loaded Potato - A hybrid twice baked potato and poutine packed with cheese curds, gravy, bacon, and crispy fried onions. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater]

3. Alden & Harlow

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40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-2100
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Chip and Three Onion Dip: While the menu changes very frequently, this snack has been on the menu since day one. House-made chips make the perfect vehicle to dunk into a creamy, oniony dip. Meg Jones Wall for Eater]

4. Bostonia Public House

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131 State St
Boston, MA 02109
Tater Tot Poutine: Crisp tater tots get doused in gravy and then topped with melted cheddar cheese for a fun take on the popular Canadian comfort food. [Photo: Katie Chudy for Eater]

5. Bronwyn

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255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-9900
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German Potato Salad: In this classic German dish, potatoes combine with bacon, bacon fat, and mustard to make for a perfect comfort food. Served as a snack or a side. [Photo: Chris Coe for Eater]

6. East Coast Grill & Raw Bar

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1271 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 491-6568
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Potato-Poblano Hash: For a spicy potato dish, try this. It's a potato-poblano combo drizzled with Inner Beauty hot sauce. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Mei Mei

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506 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02215
(857) 250-4959
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Purple Potatoes: A colorful spud, these potatoes are served with a house-made bacon, pickled mustard seeds, smoked salmon roe, and a cider and bacon fat vinaigrette. The whole dish is topped with caraway and dill. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall for Eater]

8. Mistral

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223 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 867-9300
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Thin Crust Pizza: Available as part of the dinner menu and late-night offerings, this pizza is topped with beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, and white truffle oil. Cal Bingham for Eater]

9. Sam's

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60 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 295-0191
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Crispy Potatoes: Available on the weekends during brunch, these potatoes are served with andouille sausage, a spicy mayo, fontina cheese, and crema. [Photo: Yelp]

10. Sarma

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249 Pearl St
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 764-4464
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Celery Root and Potato Latke: This traditional potato pancake gets a new twist courtesy of an addition of celery root. Served with smoked salmon taramasalata and horseradish. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater]

11. Shojo

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9 Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 423-7888
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Duck Fat Hand-Cut Fries: Because it seems wrong to have a potato map without fries on it, try the ones at Shojo. Hand-cut and fried in duck fat, these fries are coated in a Sriracha aioli. A perfect pairing for those Big Mac mantous, also on the menu. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater]

12. Sportello

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348 Congress St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 737-1234
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Potato Gnocchi: Light and fluffy, these potato gnocchi are served simply with a mushroom ragu, peas, and a touch of cream. [Photo: Cal Bingham for Eater]

13. The Gallows

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1395 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 425-0200
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Potato Rosti: This round of crispy potatoes comes with braised beef shank, charred onion pickle, carrots, and a horseradish creme. [Photo: Cal Bingham for Eater]

1. Toro

1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Empanada de Carne de Res y Patatas: Spicy curried beef and potatoes join forces in this empanada. Cucumber, yogurt and cilantro complete the dish. Also, other potato-centric delights not to miss— patatas bravas, the traditional Spanish dish of fried potatoes, aioli, and a spicy red sauce, and the tortilla espanola, which layers potatoes and onions with eggs and comes topped with aioli. [Photo: Cal Bingham for Eater]
1704 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

2. Boston Chops

1375 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Poutine Style Twice Baked Loaded Potato - A hybrid twice baked potato and poutine packed with cheese curds, gravy, bacon, and crispy fried onions. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater]
1375 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

3. Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Chip and Three Onion Dip: While the menu changes very frequently, this snack has been on the menu since day one. House-made chips make the perfect vehicle to dunk into a creamy, oniony dip. Meg Jones Wall for Eater]
40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

4. Bostonia Public House

131 State St, Boston, MA 02109
Tater Tot Poutine: Crisp tater tots get doused in gravy and then topped with melted cheddar cheese for a fun take on the popular Canadian comfort food. [Photo: Katie Chudy for Eater]
131 State St
Boston, MA 02109

5. Bronwyn

255 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143
German Potato Salad: In this classic German dish, potatoes combine with bacon, bacon fat, and mustard to make for a perfect comfort food. Served as a snack or a side. [Photo: Chris Coe for Eater]
255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143

6. East Coast Grill & Raw Bar

1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Potato-Poblano Hash: For a spicy potato dish, try this. It's a potato-poblano combo drizzled with Inner Beauty hot sauce. [Photo: Facebook]
1271 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139

7. Mei Mei

506 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215
Purple Potatoes: A colorful spud, these potatoes are served with a house-made bacon, pickled mustard seeds, smoked salmon roe, and a cider and bacon fat vinaigrette. The whole dish is topped with caraway and dill. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall for Eater]
506 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02215

8. Mistral

223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Thin Crust Pizza: Available as part of the dinner menu and late-night offerings, this pizza is topped with beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, and white truffle oil. Cal Bingham for Eater]
223 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116

9. Sam's

60 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Crispy Potatoes: Available on the weekends during brunch, these potatoes are served with andouille sausage, a spicy mayo, fontina cheese, and crema. [Photo: Yelp]
60 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

10. Sarma

249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145
Celery Root and Potato Latke: This traditional potato pancake gets a new twist courtesy of an addition of celery root. Served with smoked salmon taramasalata and horseradish. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater]
249 Pearl St
Somerville, MA 02145

11. Shojo

9 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111
Duck Fat Hand-Cut Fries: Because it seems wrong to have a potato map without fries on it, try the ones at Shojo. Hand-cut and fried in duck fat, these fries are coated in a Sriracha aioli. A perfect pairing for those Big Mac mantous, also on the menu. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater]
9 Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111

12. Sportello

348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02110
Potato Gnocchi: Light and fluffy, these potato gnocchi are served simply with a mushroom ragu, peas, and a touch of cream. [Photo: Cal Bingham for Eater]
348 Congress St
Boston, MA 02110

13. The Gallows

1395 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Potato Rosti: This round of crispy potatoes comes with braised beef shank, charred onion pickle, carrots, and a horseradish creme. [Photo: Cal Bingham for Eater]
1395 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

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