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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.


Where to Find the Most Romantic Restaurants in Boston Right Now

Whether you’re in the mood for an inviting vibe, incomparable views, or impeccable wines, these spots aim to please.

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New York’s Union Square Hospitality Group Is Coming to Boston’s Seaport District

The acclaimed restaurant group will open two spots here in 2025.

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Mothership, a Family-Friendly Restaurant Full of Comfort Food, Lands in Cambridge

The Revival Cafe & Kitchen team’s six-years-in-the-works restaurant is open in Alewife, and there’s shuffleboard, lava cake, and café-inspired cocktails.

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The James Beard Foundation’s 2024 Semifinalist List Is Here

Two local wine bars make the cut, plus Dorchester’s Comfort Kitchen gets a nod in the coveted Best New Restaurant category.

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Where to Find the Tastiest Steak Frites in Boston

A couple local restaurants are featuring all-you-can-eat frites deals, and we’re here for it.

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Where to Find the Best Mac ’n’ Cheese in Boston Right Now

These options for gooey, cheesy comfort in a bowl (or a skillet, or a mug) will get you through Boston’s colder months.

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Downtown Boston Gets Another Food Hall

Mexi-Cali bowls, pepperoni Negronis, and soft serve await at the Lineup, debuting January 17 in the Financial District.

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Somerville’s Wade BBQ Makes a Case for Boston Barbecue

From an alleyway takeout counter, the Union Square newcomer aims to define a regional style.


Barbara Lynch’s Acclaimed Fort Point Restaurants Have Closed Abruptly

The restaurateur is also selling two South End venues while retaining ownership of No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters, and the Rudder.

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The 51 Most Memorable Meals We Ate This Year

From exciting newcomers to the classics, here are the Greater Boston restaurants we loved this year.

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June Bug Opens in Somerville with Wood-Fired Pizza and “Fun”

The team behind acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant Field & Vine gets a little playful at a new spot in Union Square.

Broccoli alla grillia "Caesar" at Fox & the Knife

22 Best Restaurants in South Boston

From the stronghold diners to the late-night haunts, here’s where to eat in Southie right now.

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New Haven Icon Sally’s Apizza Arrives in Greater Boston

Here’s a sneak peek inside the Woburn location, opening December 14.

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Where to Find the Best Pot Pies around Boston

There’s a reason it’s the ultimate comfort food. Bookmark these picks for gravy-drenched-chicken classics, plus a couple curveballs.

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Blue Ribbon Brasserie, a New York City Mainstay, Lands in Boston

With late-night hours and a huge menu—from seafood platters to escargots to a loaded matzoh ball soup—there’s something for everyone in the former Eastern Standard space.