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BEST New Restaurant, south

2013 BEST New Restaurant, South
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Steel & Rye

Milton

With its exposed pipes, sky-high ceiling, and wood finishes, the 7,000-square-foot Steel & Rye has an atmosphere best described as industrial-farmhouse chic, yet it’s as homey a restaurant as you’ll find—the type of place you might want to try on… read more»

2012 BEST New Restaurant, South
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Wahlburgers

Hingham

Too often, South Shore diners are stuck in that wasteland between kid-friendly chains and adult-only, white-tablecloth restaurants. Enter Wahlburgers, the brainchild of chef Paul Wahlberg. From classic double cheeseburgers to creative specialty sandwiches (like the “Thanksgiving,” with ground turkey, stuffing,… read more»

2009 BEST New Restaurant, South
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Orta

Pembroke

Last fall the splashy new Hingham Shipyard looked primed to become the region’s next dining sensation, boasting upcoming ventures by boldface chefs Paul Wahlberg and Esti Parsons. But an unassuming Pembroke strip mall has stolen some of its thunder with… read more»

2008 BEST New Restaurant, South

Lynwood Café

Randolph

Lean, yeasty crust dotted with a few rounds of mozzarella is not what you’ll find at Lynwood Café; A South Shore specialty, ‘bar pizza’ trades on piles of gooey cheese and rich, fatty dough, and this Randolph dive serves the… read more»

2005 BEST New Restaurant, South

Rustic Kitchen

Hingham

Yes, it’s in a shopping plaza (albeit an upscale one). And yes, it’s technically a chain. But step inside and such details fade away. The gold-ceilinged trattoria is packed nightly with yuppies lounging around on ample outdoor seating, schmoozing at… read more»

2003 BEST New Restaurant, South

Fifty-Three South

Norwell

Don’t let the trendy name fool you: Fifty-three South is far more nouvelle than nouveau. That’s not to say this fetching bistro, opened at the site of the former Seasons restaurant, doesn’t have a classic strain. Candles light the tables,… read more»

2002 BEST New Restaurant, South

Bridgeman’s Restaurant

Hull

Not since Paragon Park shut down has Nantasket Beach seen such an attraction. Nearly every night, the locals line up for the energetic scene at the long, sleek bars; for the genteel, white-linened dining area; and, natch, for the Italian-inspired… read more»