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Two small ice cream cones full of caviar are presented in a little terracotta flower pot.

Caviar Cones Come to Cambridge

Puritan & Company is about to debut a little sibling next door, Puritan Oyster Bar, with seafood towers and more.

Long noodles are piled high on a plate, garnished with whole basil leaves, garnished with a dark brown sauce and bits of shredded beef.

The 2023 James Beard Semifinalists Are a Testament to Greater Boston’s Incredible Dining Scene

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

Comfort Kitchen Brings Global Flavors to a Historic Dorchester Space

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.

Matsunori Handroll Bar Gives Boston a Hands-on Taste of Sushi

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Troquet's expansive wine list and unequaled cheese selection are the Theater District's latest stars.

A stellar new wine and cheese bar has slipped into the Theater District. Its moderately ambitious dinner menu is still in tryouts, but a few […]


For two years, chef Dante de Magistris searched for the perfect place to serve his signature brand of inventive Italian cuisine. It was worth the wait.

Paradise Found


Charlestown’s Mezé Estiatorio is cooking up a contemporary take on Greek foods, begging the question: When does reimagining become unorthodox?

Mezé Estiatorio has a lot going for it: a waterfront location with a stunning full-on view of the Zakim Bridge; a sweeping, light-toned room; and […]


With the Central Artery finally gone, Sel de la Terre’s slice of southern France is now accessible to the rest of the city. But is the restaurant ready for the spotlight?

Sel de la Terre debuted before its time—four and a half years ago, just as the Big Dig was bringing daily chaos to its front […]


With an upscale Mediterranean menu, Arbor takes root in Jamaica Plain.

Arbor has been received rapturously, partly because it opened a new frontier to downtown-worthy dining in Jamaica Plain, where diners have been waiting for a […]

A new chef is revving up flavors at his humble Cambridge bistro.

Fore Street is the Portland restaurant where chef Sam Hayward serves deceptively simple food that is always exactly right, because the ingredients are as fresh […]

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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.

The soul of Italy is what inspires chef Josh Ziskin’s reliable new bistro, La Morra.

You won't get me to say that Boston now has a neighborhood restaurant where a non-Italian chef has somehow absorbed the essence of Italian cooking […]

Chef Daniel Bruce toasts well-matched wining and dining at Meritage.

It's nice to see a hard-working chef get what he always wanted. In the case of Meritage, at the Boston Harbor Hotel, it's also nice […]

Armed with an emerging vision, a Vita-Mix juicer, and some truly transcendent ice creams, chef Gabriel Frasca has things looking up at Spire.

Gabriel Frasca is ready for his butterfly moment. One of Boston's most talented young chefs, Frasca has shown he has the skill to master the […]

With Excelsior, Lydia Shire aims to bring big, bold luxury dining back into fashion. Can Shire make excess excel?

Just when we think we might see a return to prosperous (or at least less dire) times comes Excelsior, Lydia Shire's festively revamped Biba. The […]

Massachusetts meets Morocco at Moncef Meddeb’s Aïgo Bistro.

Many diners have the fantasy of being invited to a star chef's house for dinner, where he or she just fools around, tossing off marvelous […]

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Restaurant Guides

Restaurant Guides

Where to eat right now.



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Chef Robert Fathman’s creative cooking comes into focus (sometimes) at the Lenox Hotel’s new Azure.

Robert Fathman is a creative, charismatic chef who has been something of a food-world cult figure, nearly—but not quite—bursting onto the scene. A motorcycle-riding, tattooed […]

At chef Anthony Ambrose's new Hingham restaurant, surf and turf is the catch of the day.

“Suburban food,” my citified guest muttered as he studied the menu at Blackfin Chop House & Raw Bar in Hingham. The vast, humming emporium is […]

At their new restaurant, chefs and brothers Bob and David Kinkead make the best of Sibling Rivalry.

Of course, the name is inaccurate. David and Bob Kinkead aren't rivals: They're good friends. David even became a chef because he admired his older […]

Local favorite Davio’s hits and misses in its most elegant location yet.

Perhaps only hard-working Steve DiFillippo, whose Davio's restaurant has managed to thrive despite several changes of address, could take the big old Paine Furniture site—a […]

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