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Top Rated Boston Restaurants You Need to Try

Our absolute favorite places to eat in the area.

Boston is an amazing city for food no matter when you visit during the year. Whether you’re in town on business, visiting historical sites in the summer, leaf-peeping in the fall, or enjoying a ski trip in the winter, Boston has some of the best flavors around.

No matter if you’re a local or a visitor from out of town, there are a ton of great restaurants that you just have to try. Boston is right on the ocean, so there’s plenty of great seafood, but there’s also great Italian food, steak, and vegetarian options. 

You name it, Boston has options in every neighborhood from the North End to the Back Bay and beyond.

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Let me take you on a tour of the city and show you where to eat in Boston. Below are some of my favorite restaurants and dishes you have to try next time you’re in the city.


Oleana Restaurant

134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-661-0505
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Oleana, located in Cambridge, located near Kendall Square on Hampshire Street, offers spectacular, modern Mediterranean cuisine. 

A warm, inviting interior gives a great sense of the meal you’re about to enjoy. From classics such as whipped feta to new twists like spinach falafel to a fantastic dessert list, Oleana has something for everyone. They also offer takeout for a great meal on the go.

You can’t go wrong getting the lamb gyro. This comes with shaved lamb meat, cabbage, pickled red onion, and perfectly crisp potatoes. I recommend the warm buttered hummus with thin beef, tomato, and black olive for an appetizer.


Pammy’s

928 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-945-1761
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Next, we’ll move over to Massachusetts Avenue, right between Harvard and Central Squares. That’s where you’ll find Pammy’s.

 Pammy’s takes the look and feel of a traditional Italian trattoria and combines it with a New American-style menu. Pammy’s offers a three-course meal, although dishes are available a la carte at the bar.

The menu rotates regularly, but if you have a chance, get the sea scallops. These are beautifully cooked alongside grilled avocado and a light vinaigrette that pulls everything together. A trio of sorbets is an excellent dessert at Pammy’s to finish off your meal.


Cafe Sushi

1105 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-492-0434
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Next, we’ll stay on Mass Avenue and visit a sushi restaurant that has been open since 1984, Cafe Sushi. The food here is fresh, seasonal, and fantastic. If you like takeout, Cafe Sushi also offers sake and wine to go.

For a great appetizer, get the shishito peppers, which are blistered and seasoned with salt and a house-made furikake mix. Nigiri is offered a la carte, but I recommend getting the platter if you’re looking for a true sushi feast. It’s expensive but comes with some of the best that Cafe Sushi has to offer. It’s worth it, I promise.


O Ya

9 East St, Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-654-9900
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Nestled between the waterfront and Chinatown, O Ya is one of Boston’s hottest restaurants. 

O Ya offers a uniquely Japanese experience every night. O Ya is reservation-only, though, and they sell out quickly. If you want a seat at O Ya, check for reservations daily and prepare to be flexible with timing.

O Ya only offers a 20-course omakase menu, which changes daily and is overseen by James Beard Award-winning chef Tim Cushman. Because it changes daily, there’s no one dish I can recommend, but get here if at all possible. It’s a meal and experience that you won’t soon forget.


Saltie Girl

279 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 0211
Phone: 617-267-0691
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Next, we’ll head over to the Back Bay to visit Saltie Girl. This restaurant takes the idea of the seafood-focused chowder house and kicks it up several notches. 

Saltie Girl also boasts the area’s most extensive selection of the hottest food craze, tinned seafood, including caviar and every kind of fish you can think of.

I highly recommend the fried lobster and waffles. It’s a spectacular take on the classic chicken and waffles. Lobster is lightly fried and paired with a fresh waffle, sweet corn butter, and spicy maple syrup. It’s the perfect blend of sweet, savory, salty, and hot.


Barra

23a Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143
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Located in Union Square in Somerville, right outside Boston, Barra is a Mexican restaurant that keeps it simple. 

A variety of tacos and street dishes are paired with mezcal and some of the best cocktails around. Barra also offers a heated patio so you can eat al fresco even when it’s a bit chilly outside.

You have to try the taco de pescado al pastor if you come here – fresh fish, grilled pineapple, green salsa. It’s simple and perfect. Pair that with a glass of sangria or a full pitcher of margaritas, and you’re guaranteed to have a great time.


Table Boston

445 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
Phone: 857-250-4286
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Table was rated as the Best North End Restaurant in 2021 by both Eater’s and Boston Magazine’s, so you know it’s fantastic. 

Table is fairly unique in that all its dishes are served family-style, meaning that you’re getting huge plates of food to share with your party. Chef/owner Jen Royle takes all diners through a journey of delicious Italian dishes.

Table only offers a prix fixe menu, and that rotates. The good news is that everything here is fantastic. One highlight is their burrata con prosciutto, a basil salad covered in pistachio crumble, fresh burrata cheese, and thinly-sliced prosciutto.


50Kitchen

1450 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122
Phone: 617-474-2433
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50 Kitchen, located in Dorchester, is a very trendy local spot with a very cool menu. This hip joint offers a fusion of American Southern and Asian cuisines. Visit the storefront for a great time, or order ahead for takeout.

The food at 50 is fun and enjoyable. You can get wings by the pound with a variety of sauces. I also love the smoked banh mi. It’s the traditional Vietnamese sandwich of baguette and fresh vegetables with a very Southern twist of smoked brisket. It’s surprisingly light and scrumptious. Pair it with a side of their kimchi and collard greens.


Celeste

21 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: 617-616-5319
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If you’re in Union Square in Somerville, Celeste is a one-of-a-kind spot. Celeste is a true celebration of Peruvian culture. That comes through in its food and drink, but also in its dining room, which showcases art, design, and music. The whole restaurant is designed to be an experience, and it’s definitely a fun one.

I absolutely love Celeste’s camarón con ajillo. Think of the best shrimp scampi you’ve ever had, and now push it aside because I promise that Celeste’s is better. It brings all the classic flavors with a mix of spices and textures that is just terrific.


Sarma

249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145
Phone: 617-764-4464
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In the Winter Hill area of Somerville, Sarma is the brainchild of chef Cassie Piuma, who’s been James Beard Award-nominated five times! 

Sarma is rooted in Mediterranean flavors fused with other delicacies, and their food is offered in meze-style. Meze involves many small, shareable plates, so you’ll have the opportunity to try a ton of treats here.

Sarma has a rotating seasonal menu, so you’ll always get something new. If you have the chance, though, definitely get the seven-layer baked hummus. It takes the idea of the classic seven-layer dip but with the freshest ingredients and falafel chips.


Tasting Counter

14 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: 617-299-6362
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Tasting Counter, in Somerville, is part meal and part experience. Guests enter the combination kitchen/dining room and get to see their entire meal prepared and plated right in front of them. It’s a really fun experience! The chefs have committed to a local experience, with at least half of the ingredients coming from Massachusetts and any food and drinks being all-natural.

The menu changes every single day, but you’re guaranteed a great meal. Tasting Counter is available by advance ticket only, so prepare early. They also offer a shorter, virtual experience for those who want to try from home.


Nautilus Pier 4

300 Pier 4 Blvd., Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 857-957-0998
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Nautilus Pier 4, located in the Seaport District and steps from the convention center, offers guests tons of seafood options in an upscale casual setting. Guests can choose from tapas to share, more traditional entrees, or even table feasts meant to satisfy a group.

The Hawaiian poke and Vietnamese beef tataki salad are just a couple of my picks for tapas. If you want a showstopper, though, order the ribeye table feast. It’s nearly two pounds of bone-in ribeye served with black garlic steak sauce, roasted mushrooms, scallion pancakes, and sushi rice. It’s a great fusion of steakhouse and sushi.


SRV Boston

569 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-536-9500
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Located just a few minutes’ walk from the Boston Symphony, SRV (Serene Republic of Venice) is a must-try if you love Italian food. This spot focuses on small bites, fresh pasta, and made-to-order risotto. The wine list is 100% Italian, and the cocktails are mostly Italian as well!

I always start a meal here with a gem salad with cucumber, squash, and a tart and tasty honey-lemon vinaigrette. You can’t go wrong with any of the pasta dishes, but I’m partial to the gnocchi with truffle, walnut, and black garlic. It packs a punch, but it’s worth it.


Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-864-2100
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Alden & Harlow sits in the heart of Harvard Square and is an excellent stop for anyone who loves American cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. Chef Michael Scelfo offers a fresh-made menu focusing on modernizing classic dishes. They also offer Sunday brunch, which is always a plus.

A great vegetarian option at Alden & Harlow is the hickory smoked carrots. These come with pickled chiles and fried walnut honey and are hearty enough to be a full dish. I also love the crispy pork belly, which is paired with smoked grits and a rhubarb caponata. It’s perfect for a cold day!


Coppa Boston

253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-391-0902
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Coppa, in the Back Bay near the SoWa Market, has a great neighborhood feel. The menus are crafted by James Beard winners Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, focusing on Italian flavors, small dishes, and keeping fresh with the seasons.

I can’t resist starting my time at Coppa with a cheese plate. The cheese rotates, but they’re always top-quality. 

I also get the Caesar salad and arancini. Coppa has some of the best arancini I’ve ever had! I’m also partial to their soppressata pizza, a white pie topped with spicy dry-aged salami, burrata cheese, and garlic.


Tanám

1 Bow Market Way Suite 17, Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: 617-669-2144
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Tanám is a beautiful spot in Bow Market in Somerville, focusing on narrative storytelling through cuisine. The restaurant is rotating through some of the Boston area’s best and brightest POC chefs to present authentic experiences in a casual setting with patio seating.

Currently, Tanám is serving the Filipinx American kamayan, which is a feast for two. There’s too much in this feast to recount, but some of the delicacies included are a velvety coconut milk puree, roasted pork belly, double-fried chicken wings, and a yummy trio of salads. This is all served on top of rice on a banana leaf platter.


Uni Boston

370A Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-536-7200
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Uni Boston is located in the Eliot Hotel near the Hynes Convention Center. This sushi-focused restaurant is the concept of chefs Ken Oringer and David Bazirgan. A modern and lively but welcoming interior brings you in for fresh seafood and amazing cocktails.

Any of Uni’s sushi is fresh and fantastic, but I like to take it a step further and get the wok roasted lobster. Lobster is a New England specialty, but this dish gives it a decidedly Asian twist, served with laksa curry, macadamia nuts, and oyster mushrooms. 

Their golden milk cremeux is the perfect end to the meal.


Pagu

310 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-945-9290
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Pagu, in Cambridge on the campus of MIT, combines modern, natural, and homey to create an exceptional experience. The menu travels across many cuisines, but they all combine to give you a filling and delicious meal that you’ll remember for a long time.

I recommend their cedar campfire black cod. This smoky dish elevates the fish and is served with miso, seaweed salad, and sesame.

 Vegetarians will want to check out the veggie paella with peas, mushroom, saffron, and red bell pepper. The olive oil polenta cake is a sweet and savory dessert that can’t be missed.


Season to Taste

2447 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: 617-871-9468
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This small neighborhood restaurant, nestled right outside Davis Square, came from a takeout and catering business (and, yes, you can still get takeout!). The focus here is on clean, simple flavors, some seasonal specials, and amazing wine pairings. The interior is focused and simple.

Season to Taste does an amazing chicken confit that they call the Statler chicken breast. This confit thigh is glazed with tamarind and served alongside swiss chard, spiced sweet potato puree, aloo rings, and pickled golden raisins. Their Rhode Island clams are a twist on a New England classic to start your meal off right.


Chickadee

21 Drydock Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-531-5591
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Chickadee is a hip, chic Mediterranean restaurant located in the Seaport District. It sits within the Innovation and Design Building, so the surroundings are something you simply have to see. 

Since opening in 2018, Chickadee has been nominated for a James Beard Award and is consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in Boston. Their menu focuses on spotlighting local food producers.

If you have a chance to get to Chickadee, you have to get an order of their marinated beets. These come with goat cheese, pistachio, and ras al hanout. After just one order, I was officially convinced!


Ostra Boston

1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-421-1200
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Ostra sits in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. The menu focuses on specialty seafood, with preparations varying from Mediterranean to various regions in the United States. The dining room is stylish, sophisticated, and feels upscale.

Ostra’s raw bar selection changes daily, so you know you’re always getting the freshest seafood straight out of the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re looking to impress a date, get the salt-crusted branzino. This dish is a spectacle, with a whole fish coming out in a salt crust and surrounded by seasonal sides. It takes a little time, but the result is a sight to behold.


Mistral Bistro

223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-867-9300
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Also in the Back Bay is Mistral Bistro, a refined bistro serving up French and Mediterranean flavors in an elegant setting. 

With decor that’s reminiscent of many of the bistros you’d see in the Provence region, chef Jamie Mammano focuses on seasonal food that will leave you wanting to make a quick return visit.

Mistral offers thin, crisp pizzas, including one with white cheese, ricotta, hot pepper, and arugula that’s fantastic. I also recommend any of their seafood entrees. They rotate seasonally, but the seafood is always fresh and well-prepared with seasonal sides that act to complete the experience. They even have a private area if you want to have a larger group for a special occasion. Enjoy!


Fox & The Knife

28 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
Phone: 617-766-8630
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Just steps away from the Broadway T stop, Fox & The Knife is the first solo restaurant for Top Chef alumni Karen Akunowicz. Akunowicz is also a past James Beard Award winner, so she brings some serious experience. This restaurant specializes in bold, soul-pleasing Italian food in a comfortable atmosphere.

The prosciutto e melone is a fantastic starter with heirloom melon and prosciutto di parma combining into an amazing salad. I also recommend the spaghetti con vognole with saffron, clams, and tomato butter. And, if you find a pasta you love, you can even take some away to cook at home.


The Capital Grille

900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-262-8900
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Sitting in the Hynes Convention Center, The Capital Grille is an upscale steakhouse perfect for business travelers. The Capital Grille is an international chain, but don’t let that dissuade you. This restaurant focuses on quality, so you’re in excellent hands if you’re looking for an amazing steak.

The Capital Grille’s signature steak is a porcini mushroom-rubbed bone-in ribeye with 15-year aged balsamic vinegar. It brings umami in a ton of different ways, and the beefy punch is incredibly satisfying. 

Steak lovers have a ton of options here, while those in the mood for something lighter would enjoy any of the seafood dishes or the roasted chicken breast.


Sorellina

1 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-412-4600
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Describing itself as “chic, warm, elegant, stylish,” Sorellina is an upscale Italian restaurant located in historic Copley Square. Sorellina is a fantastic spot for a business meeting or a night out focusing on modern interpretations of classic Italian flavors and preparations.

Start your meal right with the arugula salad, accompanied by pine nuts, truffled pecorino cheese, and a lemon vinaigrette. The veal milanese is simply delicious, with soft polenta and oven-cured tomatoes bringing a fresh, new twist to the classic. 

An enormous eggplant rollatini is available as a side dish and is great as a shareable.


Yvonne’s

2 Winter Pl, Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-267-0047
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Yvonne’s, sitting right off of Boston Common, offers an incredibly unique experience. This supper club has a very refined sort of feel with lots of marble and mahogany accents. However, the experience and the menu are very playful, focusing on family-style meals and big flavors.

The crispy korroke is a great snack for the table, and definitely not something you’d find at a traditional supper club. Japanese sweet potato is fried and served with tonkatsu sauce and togarashi cheddar. It’s a funky and crunchy treat! 

Big plates like chicken and quinoa meatballs and octopus toluca will satisfy your entire group.


Toro Boston

1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-536-4300
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Toro is a tapas restaurant by acclaimed chef Ken Oringer. Sitting in the South End on Washington Street, Toro provides guests with an upscale, refined, and fun experience. The small plates make it an ideal experience for couples or groups. Toro also offers takeout and delivery so you can enjoy it at home.

The tapas change seasonally, so you’ll never see the same menu twice. No matter what time of year you’re there, you absolutely have to start with one of their meat and cheese boards. Couple that with a glass of Spanish wine, and you’ll be having an excellent time.


Row 34

383 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-553-5900
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Row 34, in the very trendy Fort Point district near South Station, is very stylish. When you enter, you’ll see a ton of brick and wood, and it’s the perfect surroundings for the oysters, seafood dishes, and craft beer that Row 34 specializes in.

The raw bar is a must, with various oysters and other delicacies available on a rotating basis. The seafood-focused menu has a bunch of other highlights, including the New England clam chowder, lobster rolls (both cold and hot buttered are available), and fried fish tacos. The shoestring fries are perfect with anything on the menu.


Neptune Oyster

63 Salem St # 1, Boston, MA 02113
Phone: 617-742-3474
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Locals love Neptune Oyster, which sits between Haymarket and the Paul Revere House. With subway tile walls and tin ceilings, Neptune Oyster feels like a traditional oyster house, and it has the menu to match. Neptune Oyster is small and fills fast, so plan ahead!

The raw bar is a must, and I recommend the Wellfleet clam chowder, which is made with the very traditional salt pork as well as thyme. Neptune Oyster also has a delicious Maine peekytoe crab salad, made with butter lettuce, avocado, and an almond vinaigrette. It’s like a crab roll but in salad form.


Mo’Rockin Fusion

100 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-487-9453
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Mo’Rockin Fusion is a different experience from a lot of the other places on this list, but that makes it very special. Located in the bustling Boston Public Market, Mo’Rockin Fusion offers authentic Moroccan flavors in a fast and casual grab-and-go setting.

The key to Mo’Rockin Fusion’s menu is that it’s very customizable. Diners can choose to build their own pita or bowl and pick the protein, the spread, the vegetables, and the sauces. 

For me, the ideal combo is the pita with hummus, sweet lamb, Moroccan salad, and white garlic sauce. There are endless combinations, and they’re all good!


No.9 Park

9 Park St Pl, Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-742-9991
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As one of the flagships of chef Barbara Lynch, No. 9 Park has a big reputation in Boston. Routinely rated as one of the top restaurants in the area, Lynch serves refined French and Italian cuisine in a high-class European setting. Rich woods and antique chandeliers add an extremely old-world ambiance.

No. 9 Park offers their menu a la carte, but I strongly recommend the five-course tasting menu if you’re visiting. 

The options rotate here, but you’re guaranteed an amazing experience consisting of the best ingredients cooked with incredible technique. For an extra treat, wine pairings to perfectly complement each of the courses are available.


Barcelona Wine Bar

525 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-266-2600
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Sitting on Tremont Street, Barcelona Wine Bar offers a spectacular selection of small plates and wines for diners to enjoy. In the true tapas tradition, this is an experience best enjoyed with friends. As an added bonus, it is open late and also serves weekend brunch!

Do yourself a favor and get one of Barcelona Wine Bar’s charcuterie boards to start. From there, the variety of dishes is great, but I always end up coming back to the bacon-wrapped dates. 

I usually get the Moroccan spiced chicken thigh, which comes with cucumber yogurt to help cool things off.


Deuxave

371 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-517-5915
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Deuxave, in the Back Bay, is one of Boston’s premier fine-dining destinations to celebrate anniversaries, work events, or just the end of a long week. Chef Christopher Coombs serves modern French and American dishes in a chic environment, marked by high-backed booths and a fireplace.

Lobster gnocchi fricassee is a show-stopping starter dish, with a half-lobster served with potato gnocchi and chanterelle mushrooms and finished with a citrus tarragon glaze. These go great with the pan-seared sea scallops. These are served alongside calamari, mustard greens, chorizo, and a beet puree. Summer squash with pancetta is a great side dish.


Sam LaGrassa’s

44 Province St, Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-357-6861
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If you want one of Boston’s most famous sandwich shops, look no further than Sam LaGrassa’s. This spot has been family-owned and operated since 1968 and has become legendary in the area for its gourmet sandwiches. Lines are nearly always long, so order ahead online if you can!

The restaurant offers daily specials, which are almost always great. You can’t go wrong, though, with their world-famous pastrami, which is offered in a variety of different sandwiches. I’m also a huge fan of Sam LaGrassa’s roast beef, which you can customize any way you like. I go with barbecue sauce and mayonnaise.


Mario’s Restaurant

347 Chelsea St, Boston, MA 02128
Phone: 617-567-8608
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Next, we’re taking a trip over toward Logan Airport in East Boston to stop at Mario’s Restaurant. There you’ll find a casual spot serving up warm and comfortable Italian food that feels like it’s coming from your grandmother’s house. Mario’s specializes in pasta and other hearty Italian specialties.

For me, any meal at Mario’s starts with the melanzane. This is a huge piece of eggplant smothered in homemade marinara as well as mozzarella. It’s warm, melty, and delicious. I also keep coming back for Mario’s bolognese, a classic ragu of veal, pork, and beef, served over a bed of pappardelle pasta.


Mamma Maria

3 N Square, Boston, MA 02113
Phone: 617-523-0077
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Mamma Maria is located near some of Boston’s most famous historical landmarks. With its dining room in a rustic-feeling townhouse, you can picture Mamma Maria fitting right in. 

The difference, however, is in Mamma Maria’s menu, which is focused on refined Italian cuisine and local ingredients.

The mozzarella and warm tomatoes dish has buffalo mozzarella flown in from Italy mixed with sauteed tomatoes and fresh basil. It’s a great appetizer. 

I also always recommend the clam and crab meat pasta, with seafood from New England, toasted pine nuts, and Parma prosciutto. It’s the perfect combination of Italy and Boston.


Brassica Kitchen + Café

3710 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: 617-477-4519
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Brassica is a hip café located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. By day, you can stop in and grab an espresso and a variety of breakfast delights. By night, Brassica serves signature cocktails and European-style meals. Whatever time of day you go, you’re in for a treat.

At breakfast, I recommend the Low Country, a breakfast sandwich with egg, sausage, crispy cheddar, and grape jelly served on brioche. It goes great with a cappuccino. 

For dinner, check out the B.K. fried rice, which is made with onions, chives, and shallots. You can add signature fried chicken or crab meat to give a little extra punch.


Cafe Beatrice

100 N First St, Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: 617-945-1349
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Cafe Beatrice sits in a very trendy part of Cambridge and is a spectacular place to grab breakfast or a light lunch. Cafe Beatrice feels comfortable and is a place you can bring a laptop and work. At night, Cafe Beatrice turns into The Lexington, which is a terrific dinner spot.

Cafe Beatrice’s blueberry coffee cake is fabulous, made with fresh fillings and topped with an addictive crumb. It’s a match with any of their espresso drinks. For lunch, I usually go with the braised pork sandwich. Pork, aged provolone, and broccoli rabe on a sub roll. What else can you ask for?


Brasserie

560 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-451-0560
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Brasserie is precisely what the name says. It’s a French brasserie in the heart of Boston’s South End. A rustic setting combined with elegant French cooking makes for a great experience. They even offer a Sunday brunch, and there’s no better way to cap a long weekend.

I love the Maine lobster croissant. It has a large amount of lobster lightly dressed with mayonnaise, celery, tarragon, and chives and served on a flaky, buttery croissant. It’s the classic lobster roll turned up several notches. 

The New England bouillabaisse is another great option to combine the freshest seafood with French techniques.


The Boston Sail Loft

80 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-227-7280
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The Boston Sail Loft is a New England classic. It’s located in the middle of Boston’s historic district and offers a no-frills dining experience. What makes this place special is that the menu is authentically New England. Plus, if you’re lucky, you can get a dining spot right on the water.

Boston Sail Loft’s signature dish is their clam chowder. Creamy, hot, and loaded with clams, it’s everything you want from a chowder. You can also get a combination with a half sandwich. You can also get a variety of fried seafood. It’s some of the best Boston has to offer.


Atlantic Fish Company

761 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-267-4000
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We’re wrapping up our tour of Boston on Boylston Street at the Atlantic Fish Company. This restaurant is a Boston staple. It has a refined-feeling interior and sidewalk seating for warmer weather, and, as you might guess, the focus here is all about the seafood.

The steamers here are simple, served with just sides of drawn butter and broth, but they’re cooked perfectly and are extremely addictive. 

Seafood is the star here and is available in traditional varieties, such as a perfect fish and chips and pasta dishes like a shrimp scampi or the signature fisherman’s pasta.


Final Thoughts

As you can see, Boston is an amazing food city. Whether you want steak, seafood, Italian, Japanese, fusion cuisine, or anything in between, my selection of Boston restaurants has you covered. 

Whether you’re out at the museums, going to see the Red Sox, or at a convention, go out and check some of the local places. I promise that you’re going to have a great meal and a great time.

Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment, and we’ll check it out!

Best Restaurants in Boston

  1. Oleana Restaurant
  2. Pammy’s
  3. Cafe Sushi
  4. O Ya
  5. Saltie Girl
  6. Barra
  7. Table Boston
  8. 50Kitchen
  9. Celeste
  10. Sarma
  11. Tasting Counter
  12. Nautilus Pier 4
  13. SRV Boston
  14. Alden & Harlow
  15. Coppa Boston
  16. Tanám
  17. Uni Boston
  18. Pagu
  19. Season to Taste
  20. Chickadee
  21. Ostra Boston
  22. Mistral Bistro
  23. Fox & The Knife
  24. The Capital Grille
  25. Sorellina
  26. Yvonne’s
  27. Toro Boston
  28. Row 34
  29. Neptune Oyster
  30. Mo’Rockin Fusion
  31. No.9 Park
  32. Barcelona Wine Bar
  33. Deuxave
  34. Sam LaGrassa’s
  35. Mario’s Restaurant
  36. Mamma Maria
  37. Brassica Kitchen + Café
  38. Cafe Beatrice
  39. Brasserie
  40. The Boston Sail Loft
  41. Atlantic Fish Company

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a Philadelphia local who enjoys checking out Philly's restaurant scene every chance he can. He grew up in South Jersey and now lives in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood. Ryan also enjoys traveling and checking out local eateries in every city he visits.