Restaurants

Top New Restaurants in Boston 2017

Our highly opinionated list is all you’ll need to dine in style.

Photographs by Toan Trinh

In a city where new spots pop up faster than you can say “crudo,” it isn’t easy picking the top restaurants in town. So we spent months twirling pasta and knocking back sake cocktails to see what we could find. The result? Communal tables are in, tasting menus are out, and if it ain’t fast-casual, it’s so very last year. Showcasing openings before September 1, our highly opinionated list is all you’ll need to dine in style. Well, that and a healthy appetite, of course.

Edited by Jenna Pelletier
Photographs by Toan Trinh
With additional reporting by Liz Bomze, Jacqueline Cain, Jolyon Helterman, and Brittany Jasnoff


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Jenna Pelletier Jenna Pelletier, Food Editor at Boston Magazine jpelletier@bostonmagazine.com