Best of Boston

Best New Restaurant

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2023 Best New Restaurant

Comfort Kitchen

This sparkling 2023 addition to Upham’s Corner is appropriately named: You’ll leave feeling comforted and cared for with a belly full of rich Senegalese chicken [...] read more»
2022 Best New Restaurant

La Royal

The third time is most definitely another charm for husband-and-wife team chef JuanMa Calderón and Maria Rondeau. This year they followed up their nationally acclaimed [...] read more»
2019 Best New Restaurant

Fox & the Knife

Expectations were high for the self-owned debut from Top Chef contestant (and James Beard Award winner) Karen Akunowicz. And yet somehow the Myers + Chang [...] read more»
2018 Best New Restaurant


Owners Chris and Pam Willis call it a New American trattoria; we call it perfection in a neighborhood restaurant. It’s the big smile from Pammy [...] read more»
2017 Best New Restaurant

Little Donkey

Throwing all of the rules out the window doesn't take talent, but getting away with it sure does. For their latest local hot spot, chefs [...] read more»
2016 Best New Restaurant


How to eviscerate the specter of the late, lamented Locke-Ober? Enlist the best up-and-coming talent, overhaul the three-piece-suited firmament, and don’t skimp on the razzle-dazzle. [...] read more»
2016 Best New Restaurant, South


Authentic Mexican food? In Braintree? At long last, yes. Owners Roberto Leon and Guadalupe Fuentes lovingly plate real-deal Jaliscan dishes such as hearty torta ahogada [...] read more»
2016 Best New Restaurant, West

True West

A jolly gastropub in sleepy Acton? It’s a reality thanks to True West, the new sister restaurant of New Hampshire’s 7th Settlement Brewery. The pub [...] read more»
2016 Best New Restaurant, North

The Poynt

Don’t let the well-dressed crowds fool you: The Poynt is on the North Shore, not in the South End. Opened this fall by the owners [...] read more»
2015 Best New Restaurant

Select Oyster Bar

After seven years spent manning the tiny kitchen at Neptune Oyster, chef Michael Serpa stepped out on his own with another petite seafood spot. This [...] read more»