Boston Restaurants

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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. Lumière

    $$$ | French

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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. Sycamore

    $$$ | American

    Enjoy earthy, market-fresh dishes at this cozy, brick-walled former butcher shop, where foodies, families, and folks from the neighborhood and...Read More

  • 9. Toro

    $$$ | South End | Spanish

    The opening buzz from chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette's tapas joint, which now has an outpost in Manhattan, still remains loud—for good...Read More

  • 10. Alden & Harlow

    $$$ | Harvard Square | American

    This boisterous subterranean restaurant with a 30-seat bar and industrial-chic design specializes in rustic, seasonal snacks and small plates...Read More

  • 11. B&G Oysters

    $$$ | South End | Seafood

    B&G Oysters' Chef Barbara Lynch (of No. 9 Park, the Butcher Shop, Sportello, DRINK, and Menton fame) has made yet another fabulous mark...Read More

  • 12. Barking Crab Restaurant

    $$$ | Waterfront | Seafood

    Decked out in cheery colors of yellow, red, and green, this is, believe it or not, a real seaside clam shack located smack dab in the middle...Read More

  • 13. Café ArtScience

    $$$ | Kendall Square | Mediterranean

    Harvard professor and innovator David Edwards, an inventor of edible food packaging, creates mad scientist-like cocktails infused with ingredients...Read More

  • 14. Dante

    $$$ | Mediterranean

    With one of the best patio views of the Charles River, Dante almost resembles a seaside café on the Amalfi coast. Kick off dinner with some...Read More

  • 15. Deuxave

    $$$ | Back Bay | American

    At the corner of two avenues (Commonwealth and Massachusetts), which is how this restaurant got its name (deux is French for "two"), you'll...Read More

  • 16. Estragon Tapas

    $$$ | South End | Spanish

    The urbane 1930s decor makes this South End Spanish restaurant feel high-class, but the tapas plates and easy-to-share fish and meat dishes...Read More

  • 17. Lala Rokh

    $$$ | Beacon Hill | Middle Eastern

    A rotating gallery of Persian art adorns the walls of this pearl-gray eatery specializing in home-style Iranian dishes. Along with classics...Read More

  • 18. Legal Sea Foods

    $$$ | Downtown | Seafood

    What began as a tiny restaurant adjacent to a Cambridge fish market has grown to important regional status, with more than 30 East Coast locations...Read More

  • 19. Les Zygomates

    $$$ | Downtown | French

    The French expression for the facial muscles that make you smile is les zygomates and this combination wine bar–bistro inarguably lives up...Read More

  • 20. Mamma Maria

    $$$ | North End | Italian

    Don't let the clichéd name fool you: Mamma Maria is far from a typical red-sauce joint. From the handmade pappardelle layered with braised rabbit...Read More

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