Boston Restaurants

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  • 1. Antico Forno

    $$ | North End | Italian

    Many of the menu choices here come from the eponymous wood-burning brick oven, which turns out surprisingly delicate pizzas simply topped with...Read More

  • 2. Area Four

    $$ | American

    A bona fide hit from day one, everything at this glass-enclosed eatery in the avant-garde Technology Square area is scrumptious—from the morning...Read More

  • 3. Atlantic Fish Co

    $$$ | Back Bay | Seafood

    Designed to look like an ocean vessel with gorgeous wood finishes and nautical artwork, this local seafood restaurant delivers first-class fish...Read More

  • 4. Caffe Vittoria

    $ | North End | Italian

    Caffe Vittoria is rightfully known as Boston's most traditional Italian café. Gleaming brass, marble tabletops, and one of the city's best selections...Read More

  • 5. Cutty's

    $ | Coolidge Corner | American

    Don't be fooled by this self-named "sandwich shop," which belies the care, creativity, and culinary quality of the luscious offerings found...Read More

  • 6. Daily Catch

    $$ | North End | Seafood

    You've just got to love this shoebox-size place—for the noise, the intimacy, the complete absence of pretense, and, above all, the food, which...Read More

  • 7. Davio's

    $$$$ | Back Bay | Italian

    Comfy armchairs and a grand, high-ceilinged dining room give diners a heightened sense of self-importance, beginning with lunch when the city...Read More

  • 8. Eastern Standard Kitchen and Drinks

    $$$ | Kenmore Square | American

    A vivid red awning beckons patrons of this spacious brasserie-style restaurant with menus for breakfast, lunch, midday, dinner, and late night...Read More

  • 9. Flour Bakery + Café

    $ | South End | American

    When folks need coffee, a great sandwich, or an irresistible sweet, like a pecan sticky bun, lemon tart, or double chocolate cookie—or just...Read More

  • 10. Grill 23 & Bar

    $$$$ | Back Bay | Steakhouse

    Pinstripe suits, dark paneling, Persian rugs, and waiters in white jackets give this single-location steak house a posh tone, and the kitchen...Read More

  • 11. Harvest

    $$$ | American

    Once a favorite of former Cambridge resident Julia Child, this sophisticated shrine to New England cuisine remains a perennial go-to spot for...Read More

  • 12. Island Creek Oyster Bar

    $$$ | Kenmore Square | Seafood

    As the name indicates, this Hotel Commonwealth restaurant specializes in seafood, beginning with oysters that come fresh from the restaurant...Read More

  • 13. L'Espalier

    $$$$ | Back Bay | French

    Adjacent to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, this elegant French restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern decor, is the sort of place...Read More

  • 14. Lumière

    $$$ | French

    Relying on local, sustainable, seasonal ingredients, the frequently changing menu features such delights as steak tartare with all the fixings...Read More

  • 15. Mistral

    $$$$ | South End | French

    Boston's fashionable set flocks to this long-popular South End restaurant with polished service and upscale yet unpretentious French-Mediterranean...Read More

  • 16. Myers + Chang

    $$ | South End | Chinese

    Pink and orange dragon decals cover the windows of this all-day Chinese café, where Joanne Chang (of Flour bakery fame) taps her familial cooking...Read More

  • 17. Neptune Oyster

    $$$ | North End | Seafood

    This piccolo oyster bar, the first of its kind in the neighborhood, has only 22 chairs, but the long marble bar adorned with mirrors has extra...Read More

  • 18. No. 9 Park

    $$$$ | Beacon Hill | European

    The stellar cuisine at chef Barbara Lynch's first restaurant continues to draw plenty of well-deserved attention from its place in the shadow...Read More

  • 19. o ya

    $$$$ | Downtown | Japanese

    Despite its side-street location and hidden door, o ya isn't exactly a secret: dining critics from the New York Times, Bon Appetit, and...Read More

  • 20. Oleana

    $$$ | Mediterranean

    With three restaurants (Sofra in Cambridge and Sarma in Somerville) and two cookbooks to her name, chef-owner Ana Sortun continues to bewitch...Read More

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