Boston Restaurants

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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. Orinoco

    $ | Harvard Square | Latin American

    Don't miss this red clapboard, Latin American restaurant located down an alleyway in Harvard Square. Owner Andres Banger's dream to bring bountiful...Read More

  • 5. Algiers Coffee House

    $ | Harvard Square | Middle Eastern

    Algiers Coffee House, upstairs from the Brattle Theatre, is a favorite evening hangout for young actors and artists. Linger over mint tea or...Read More

  • 6. All Star Sandwich Bar

    $ | American

    This brightly colored place with about a dozen tables turns out fresh, high-quality sandwiches all served with coleslaw, dill pickle, and a...Read More

  • 7. Appleton Bakery + Cafe

    $ | Bakery

    After a morning of gallery hopping in the South End, stop in for a bite at Appleton Bakery + Cafe. All the bakery goods are made fresh daily...Read More

  • 8. Babbo Pizzeria

    $ | Downtown | Italian

    With his signature ponytail and orange clogs, celebrity chef Mario Batali is the name behind this bountiful pizzeria with three bars and a 1...Read More

  • 9. Black Rose

    $ | Government Center | Irish

    If all that shopping and snacking has made you thirsty, you might want to stop for a pint at the Black Rose; take a right at the far end of...Read More

  • 10. Bova's Bakery

    $ | North End | Italian

    The allure of Bova's Bakery, a neighborhood institution, lies not only in its takeaway Italian breads, calzones, and pastries, but also in its...Read More

  • 11. Darwin's Ltd.

    $ | Harvard Square | American

    Once beyond the vicinity of Harvard Square, Brattle Street lacks eateries, so before your walk consider stocking up at Darwin's Ltd. on Mt....Read More

  • 12. Dumpling Cafe

    $ | Chinatown | Chinese

    Discerning diners stream into this no-frills Taiwanese and Szechuan eatery to slurp down the house specialty—wobbly, Mini Juicy Buns (soup dumplings...Read More

  • 13. El Oriental de Cuba

    $ | Jamaica Plain | Cuban

    This light, airy haven with wooden tables and walls full of artwork—featuring tropical fruit, Cuban street life, and magazine covers—serves...Read More

  • 14. Eldo Cake House

    $ | Downtown | Chinese

    Never considered bean paste for dessert or eaten a Chinese-style pork bun? Expand your horizons at Eldo Cake House, which has both sweet and...Read More

  • 15. Flour Bakery

    $ | South End | Bakery

    Recharge with a fresh-baked sticky bun and oversize mug of coffee at this South End favorite. Award-winning chef Joanne Chang and her staff...Read More

  • 16. Flour Bakery + Café

    $ | South End | American

    A good spot to refuel on a budget is Flour Bakery + Café, a perennial candidate for Boston's best sandwiches and stuffed bread. Also superb...Read More

  • 17. Harvard Gardens

    $ | Old West End | American

    A Beacon Hill legend, this was the first bar in the city to get its liquor license after the repeal of Prohibition. Once considered a dive bar...Read More

  • 18. Hi-Rise Bread Company

    $ | Harvard Square | American

    The Hi-Rise Bread Company, just on the edge of Harvard Square, is a nice stop for a pick-me-up coffee, fresh-baked treat, or fantastic sandwich...Read More

  • 19. J.P. Licks

    $ | American

    The locally owned-and-operated J.P. Licks scoops homemade ice cream, frozen yogurts, sherbet, and sorbet in all the basic varieties, plus there...Read More

  • 20. Kelly's Roast Beef

    $ | American

    The huge, juicy roast-beef sandwiches served at Kelly's Roast Beef, a local institution since 1951, are the sole reason some Bostonians make...Read More

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