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.
The local bread mainstay will open a sibling spot in Huron Village, featuring a fireplace—and a few weekly nights of wine, beer, and snacks.
For lingering over a sweet treat in a welcoming space, grabbing a strong cup of something caffeinated on the run, or breaking bread with friends, here are the new cafés and bakeries we adored in 2022. (Plus, four notable expansions and revamps.)
For date nights, long meals in cozy dining rooms, and multi-course feasts, these are the new full-service restaurants that wowed us in 2022. (Plus, 17 notable expansions and revamps.)
For a low-key date, lunch on the go, some quick—but excellent—sustenance amid the hustle and bustle of life, these are the new counter-service spots that excited us in 2022, whether for takeout and delivery or no-frills dine-in. (Plus, eight notable expansions and revamps.)
It was a really good year for eating in Greater Boston. Here are our top picks among the year’s newcomers.
The all-day Nantucket restaurant plans to open a Boston location in spring 2023.
The menu at the tiny new location, now open in the former S&I Thai space, features dishes from the Isan region.
Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and winter vibes with decorations and themed cocktails galore.