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Rachel Leah Blumenthal

Food Editor

Rachel has been covering the Boston-area restaurant scene in various capacities since 2008, including nine years as editor of Eater Boston. A Massachusetts native, she currently resides in Medford with her husband, toddler, cats, and too many plants. When not writing about food, she's playing music or buying yet another cookbook she'll never use.

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The Ultimate Guide to Massachusetts’ Tastiest Edibles

Welcome to Grassachusetts, where the cannabis-infused options are downright gourmet.

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XOXO Sushi Bar Brings Japanese with a Twist to Chestnut Hill

Chef Kegan Stritchko, an Uni alum, blends Edomae-style sushi traditions with a modern spin.

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Award-Winning Pop-Up Mimi’s Chūka Diner Finds a Somerville Home

Showcasing a blend of Japanese-style Chinese food and American diner influences, Mimi’s will open in the former Tasting Counter space at Aeronaut Brewing later this year.

Grilled, spatchcocked chicken is accompanied by fries and a thick white sauce.

Where to Eat in Greater Boston in March 2024

New and exciting restaurants to check out, plus new reasons to visit older spots.

A rendering of an elegant seafood restaurant has a very nautical feel, with light wooden beams, blue tiling, and ivory archways over rounded blue banquettes.

Michael Schlow’s New Project Is a Soon-to-Open Seafood Restaurant

The restaurateur is chef-partner of Seamark Seafood & Cocktails, opening this spring at Encore Boston Harbor—and yes, he’s bringing back his famous Radius burger.

A spread of Portuguese-inspired dishes sit on a light wooden table next to a pale yellow banquette.

Baleia Brings Seafood-Filled Portuguese Cuisine to the South End

Coda Restaurant Group—the team behind SRV, Gufo, and the Salty Pig—opens a madeira-soaked date-night spot in March.

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The Ultimate Guide to Winter Dining in Boston

Comfort food, cozy restaurants with fireplaces, and more.


Where to Eat Lobster Rolls in Greater Boston

Get your claws into these standouts, served warm and buttered or chilled with mayo.

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In Quincy, Lê Madeline Serves Destination-Worthy Modern Vietnamese

The revamp of 10-year-old Pho Linh showcases Vietnamese cuisine and cocktails with a twist.

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Yume Ga Arukara Brings Its Supreme Udon to the Seaport

The Cambridge hit expands across the river in February, and the shiny new location will boast a larger menu and other enhancements.

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Chris Coombs Will Open Four Restaurants at a Giant Pickleball Venue in Natick

The Boston chef—known for Deuxave, Boston Chops and Dbar—is partnering with former tennis pro D.J. Bosse to open Bosse in fall 2024.

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Where to Find Great Late-Night Food around Boston

Don’t sleep on these places to eat well after midnight.


Where to Eat near Boston’s TD Garden

Before you head to a concert or game, fuel up with ramen from a celebrity chef, top-notch burgers and shakes, and more in and around Boston’s West End.

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Where to Eat in Greater Boston in February 2024

New and exciting restaurants to check out, plus new reasons to visit older spots.


Where to Eat Fabulous French Food around Boston

From traditional mainstays to saucy little bistros, these are the French spots around Boston with that je ne sais quoi.