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Comfort Kitchen Brings Global Flavors to a Historic Dorchester Space

Celebrating ingredients of the African diaspora, the community-minded restaurant is now open in Upham’s Corner, serving café fare by day and destination-worthy dinner.


A piece of white fish with torched edges is topped with a dollop of whole mustard seeds, a bright yellow puree, and microgreens, and it sits on a ball of rice on seaweed.
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Matsunori Handroll Bar Gives Boston a Hands-on Taste of Sushi

A scallion pancake sandwich filled with egg, bacon, and pesto, sits next to a salad on a metal tray, with a cup of ketchup and chopsticks on the side.
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Boston’s Iconic Double Awesome Has Returned

A bowl of thick udon noodles topped with chili paste, scallions, and thin slices of beef.
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50 Greater Boston Restaurant Openings We Can’t Wait for in 2023


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Two sliders sit on a plate, filled with a pulled meat substitute and arugula.
News

Comfort Kitchen Brings Global Flavors to a Historic Dorchester Space

Celebrating ingredients of the African diaspora, the community-minded restaurant is now open in Upham’s Corner, serving affordable lunch and destination-worthy dinner.

A piece of white fish with torched edges is topped with a dollop of whole mustard seeds, a bright yellow puree, and microgreens, and it sits on a ball of rice on seaweed.
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Matsunori Handroll Bar Gives Boston a Hands-on Taste of Sushi

Plus, plenty of A5 wagyu.

A scallion pancake sandwich filled with egg, bacon, and pesto, sits next to a salad on a metal tray, with a cup of ketchup and chopsticks on the side.
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Boston’s Iconic Double Awesome Has Returned

Mei Mei has opened its new dumpling factory, café, and classroom space in South Boston, and the oozy-egg scallion pancake sandwich is on the menu.

A bowl of thick udon noodles topped with chili paste, scallions, and thin slices of beef.
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The 50 Most Anticipated Boston Restaurant Openings in 2023

Here’s the lowdown on all the exciting openings, expansions, and revamps in and around the city—from bouncy udon in the Seaport to flavors of the African diaspora in Dorchester to two brasseries in Fenway.

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Guides

15 Must-Try Brunch Dishes in Greater Boston

Start the day with luxe caviar-and-lobster cannoli, flavorful shakshuka, impeccable pastries, and stacks upon stacks of pancakes.

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The Ultimate Guide to Boston Brunch

The top spots around town for the most important meal of the week, whether you’re looking for a cozy neighborhood spot, an ultra-glam way to keep the weekend going, or a buffet with a side of jazz.


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50 Best Restaurants

50 Best Restaurants

An updated list of the top 50 restaurants in town that make Boston a true dining destination. These are the best places to eat in the city right now.

Best of Boston: Restaurants

Best of Boston: Restaurants

Stellar seafood, the coolest cocktails, and the reservations to make right now.


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Iggy’s Team Plans a Cozy, Croissant-Filled Café in Cambridge

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.

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Barlette, a BYOB Bar, Is Coming to Brookline Soon

Aiming for a February opening, it’s the sibling and neighbor to the award-winning BYOB restaurant Cobble.

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Guides

Where to Find the Greatest Espresso Martinis in Greater Boston

Caffeine and booze, together in one perfect drink.

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Review: An Indie Success Story at Lenox Sophia

In an increasingly tough time for independent restaurants to open and flourish, this tiny South Boston spot is making magic one five-course tasting menu at a time.

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10 New Boston Cafés and Bakeries We Loved in 2022

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.)

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Restaurant Guides

Restaurant Guides

Where to eat right now.

Reviews

Reviews

Trying to decide whether to visit the hottest new restaurant in town? Stay in the know with our reviews.


A pink cocktail is topped with foam and golden glitter, and a lemon peel is tied around the glass stem. It sits on a golden table.
Guides

13 New Boston Bars We Loved in 2022

Theatrical cocktails, a cozy sake nook, an all-local public market bar, and more: We adored having a drink at this year’s excellent new spots. (Plus, eight notable expansions and revamps.)

Two pieces of fish with the tails on are garnished with crushed nuts and sit on greens in a red curry-style broth.
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15 New Full-Service Boston Restaurants We Loved in 2022

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.)

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12 New Fast-Casual Boston Restaurants We Loved in 2022

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.)

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87 New Boston Restaurants, Bars, Cafés, and Bakeries We Loved in 2022

It was a really good year for eating in Greater Boston. Here are our top picks among the year’s newcomers.

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