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From lush hidden gardens to raucous roof decks, here are the sexiest, liveliest, prettiest, chillest places to dine al fresco around Boston.
The Best Steakhouses in Boston Right Now
The cuts are prime and the fine wine is flowing. Here’s where to satisfy every carnivorous craving.
The 17 Best Sandwiches in Boston Right Now
The city’s most creative combinations of juicy roast beef, crispy fried chicken, spicy meatloaf, and everything else that’s best between bread.
Eight of the Best Boston-area Spots for Grilled Cheese
Say “yes, please” to grilled cheese, from melted stacks of can’t-miss Swiss to gobs of gruyere with a boatload of toppings.
Restaurants Across Boston Are “Hibernating.” Will They Actually Return in the Spring?
Temporary closings are a last-ditch effort to save money during a bleak pandemic winter. Will it help our favorite places preserve their strength—or threaten their chances for long term survival?
Where to Warm Up with the Best Stews in Boston
Allow us to spoon-feed you a few favorites, from Guinness beef stew to spicy Ethiopian wats to seafood-filled Brazilian moquecas.
Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccination? Here’s a Delicious, Post-Shot Treat near Each Site
After you get a shot in your arm, get a sizzling skillet-baked cookie, insanely huge nutter butter sandwich, or Biden- and Harris-inspired ice cream scoops in your belly.
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.
Stellar seafood, the coolest cocktails, and the reservations to make right now.
The Best Places to Buy Chocolate in Boston
Perfect for last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts, of course, but these 10 shops are worth a visit all year round.
Where to Find the Best Chocolate Desserts in Boston Right Now
Molten cakes made for sharing, cocoa cones filled with chocolate mousse, and more decadent delights.
Where to Find the Most Romantic Restaurants in Boston Right Now
Whether you’re in the mood for an inviting vibe, incomparable views, or impeccable wines, these spots aim to please.
Where to Find Gluten-Free Bakeries Near Boston
These allergy-conscious cafés craft delicious goodies to enjoy without worry.
These Are the Best Italian Restaurants in Boston Right Now
From old-school red sauce joints, to chic seafood, to soulful reinterpretations of classic comforts.
Where to eat right now.
Associate food editor Jacqueline Cain can solve any dining conundrum. She has a restaurant recommendation for any situation—the more oddly specific, the better.
With Takeout Food Taking Over, Can Fine Dining Survive the Pandemic in Boston?
Here’s how high-end restaurants are handling an era made for home delivery and couch-friendly comfort foods.
Where to Find the Best Bowl of Chili in Boston Right Now
From beefy spoonfuls of spicy Southern classics to a surprising vegan twist at a Back Bay bookstore.
Goodbye, Sloppy Styrofoam: Here’s How to Take Actually Stunning Photos of Takeout Food
We asked some Boston-area influencers for advice.
Where to Find the Best Meatballs in Boston Right Now
Whether swimming in tomato sauce or served on mounds of spaghetti, these are the spicy standouts you need to try.