Dine Like an #NFL Star: Where the New England Patriots Eat

As they drive toward another Super Bowl championship, it’s clear the New England Patriots football team knows how to score —both touchdowns and a table at their fave restaurants in and around Boston. Here’s the playbook for where the New England Patriots eat (yep, Tom Brady, too!). Tip: Don’t wear your Patriots’ jersey, jacket, shoelaces and face paint when eating at one of these spots — that would just be weird.

Del Frisco’s Grille, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Tom Brady has been known to frequent this suburban Boston restaurant, a lateral move from his home. The playful menu features classic comfort foods like Ahi Tuna Tacos (tuna tartare, avocado and spicy citrus mayo) and Truffle-infused Deviled Eggs. And the signature Cheesesteak Eggrolls, with a kick of sweet and spicy chili sauce or honey mustard, are a top pick among NFL players who dine at Del Frisco’s Grille locations in their hometowns (there are almost two dozen locations around the country). Filet mignon, lobster rolls, roasted chicken, and “two-fisted” sandwiches are also on the lineup. Make a reservation at Del Frisco’s Grille.

Where the New England Patriots Eat

Abe & Louie’s, Boston, Massachusetts
Patriots’ wide receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola have recently visited this classic American steakhouse, as has former Patriots’ cornerback Ty Law. Fans cheer for the signature corn-fed steaks, such as the aged Prime New York Sirloin, bone-in aged Prime Ribeye, and Prime Porterhouse, as well as for sideline dishes like baked potatoes, creamed corn, creamed spinach, and the traditional wedge salad with bacon lardons, tomatoes, and blue cheese or Thousand Island dressing. The stunning seafood tower, swordfish, lobster, and salmon are also team players as is the New England clam chowder, of course — home field advantage. Make a reservation at Abe & Louie’s.

Where the New England Patriots Eat

La Morra, Brookline Village, Massachusetts
The game plan for Brady when he visits this neighborhood restaurant: order the Bolognese di la Morra, reportedly the quarterback’s favorite. This isn’t necessarily your Nonna in the North End’s Bolognese — the traditional lamb, pork, veal and beef dish gets a conversion from a foie gras butter at La Morra. Go with the Tagliatelle al Ragu — housemade tagliatelle with bolognese. Sometimes Brady calls an audible and reportedly goes with the wood grill chicken under a brick. Make a reservation at La Morra.

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* New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ate at Caravaggio in Manhattan. [NY Post]

* Singers Missy Elliot and Mary J. Blige had a drama-free dinner at Catch in New York’s Meatpacking District. [NY Post]

* America’s sweetheart Katie Couric dined at Da Silvano in NYC. [NY Post]

* TODAY host Matt Lauer feted his colleague Savanna Guthrie on her engagement at Isola Trattoria in NYC’s Soho. [NY Post]

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