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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.

Neapolitan-style pizza topped with pepperoni and basil comes with a small side bowl of honey garnished with edible purple flowers.

24 Must-Visit Restaurants in Providence, Rhode Island

From sizzling-hot newcomers to old favorites slinging flaming cocktails, the Ocean State’s capital city has an A-plus dining scene.

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The Ultimate Holiday Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Merrymaking in Boston

Where to find the best holiday cocktail pop-ups, hot chocolate bars, Santa teas, highly decorated restaurants, and ski-lodge-inspired winter patios in and around the city in 2023.

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Arts & Entertainment

Fan-Favorite Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Chain Finally Arrives in Boston

With heated, reclining seats, strict rules against talking and texting, and a full menu, this is a truly luxurious movie-watching experience.

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Good Company, a New Charlestown Cocktail Bar, Features ‘Farm-to-Glass’ Creations

Local produce plays a starring role in intriguing drinks at longtime bartender Seth Freidus’ first solo spot.

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How to Order Greater Boston’s Best Pies for Thanksgiving

’Tis the season for apple pies, pumpkin pies, and more—and local restaurants are ready to serve them.

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Where to Indulge in Holiday Lunch in Boston

Here’s the 2023 rundown on special weekday lunch menus available around the city this holiday season, featuring luxurious steaks, seafood, and lots more.

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Arts & Entertainment

Snowport, an Extravagant Winter Holiday Market, Opens in Boston’s Seaport

Holiday season has arrived with tons of shopping, winter-y pop-up bars, Swiss raclette cheese, pasta served in a giant cheese wheel, and did we mention cheese? Oh, and a giant pink yeti.

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Where to Find Greater Boston’s Greatest Hot Chocolate

Warm up with a rich, decadent cup of cocoa at some of the area’s best cafés.

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Hook + Line Brings Modern New England Seafood to the Seaport

The new sibling restaurant to West End staple Alcove also has a fish market for on-the-go fried clams, beer and wine, fresh seafood, and more.

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Cambridge’s Newest Café Invites You to Slow Down and Unplug

Wine-and-dessert bar Zuzu’s Petals adds screen-free café service with delicious treats and live-in-the-moment vibes.

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Get Your Tickets Now for Taste 2023, Our Biggest Food Event of the Year

Join us on Monday, October 30, for a food-filled night of fun.

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Beyond the Top 50: (Almost) Open for Business

Could these hotly anticipated restaurant openings get a spot on next year’s Top 50 Restaurants list? Only time will tell.

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Beyond the Top 50: Let’s Do Brunch

Every big night out is followed by the morning—make it count at one of these top spots.

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Beyond the Top 50: Casual Faves

When we’re not splurging on a big night out, you’ll find us ordering up low-key meals at these classics.


The Top 50 Restaurants in Boston

Our annual field-tested, scrupulously vetted, and deeply opinionated ranking of the best places to eat right now in Boston and beyond.