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Restaurant Openings

Chef Karen Akunowicz

Fox & the Knife Is Now Open in South Boston

It’s almost apertivo hour. Fox & the Knife, Boston’s newest Italian kitchen and wine bar and the highly anticipated debut from James Beard award-winner Karen […]

EHChocolatier Cambridge storefront

EHChocolatier Opens a Cambridge Chocolate Shop

Good news for your sweet tooth, bad news for your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier: getting your hands on some of the best local […]

Il Massimo is now open at Legacy Place in Dedham

Il Massimo Is Now Open in Dedham

The newest restaurant in Dedham is like an escape to a sleek Italian cityscape—though rather than lingering in the piazza afterwards, you’re likelier to browse the […]

The Milk Bar counter in Cambridge

The World’s First Combination Milk Bar and &pizza Opens in Cambridge

An iconic storefront in Harvard Square soon gets new life as a pizza-and-cookies paradise. Milk Bar and &pizza, two East Coast brands doing their parts to […]

American Provisions in Dorchester

American Provisions Eyes an Early February Opening in Dorchester

UPDATE, Friday, Feb. 8: American Provisions is now open in Dorchester. PREVIOUSLY: Not every business would relish opening a new store in the dead of […]

Snacks at Longfellow Bar

Michael Scelfo’s Longfellow Bar Opens This Weekend

Michael Scelfo is back for another round at the neighborhood bar. The Best of Boston chef, who started his local career cranking out bar food in […]


A European Food Hall-Inspired Restaurant Is about to Open Downtown

As the national trend of modern, multi-vendor food halls continues to find footing in urban centers, downtown Boston is about to score a seated restaurant that […]


Obsessions: Teodora Bakardzhieva and Jairo Dominguez of Bar Mercato

Just in time for the opening of their new globally inspired restaurant, Bar Mercato, married couple Teodora Bakardzhieva and Jairo Dominguez share their favorite international […]

(L to R) Owner René Becker and executive chef Scott Jones at Shepard

Luce Opens on Tuesday from the Shepard Team

Shepard went dark on New Year’s Eve, but a warm, family-friendly hangout will soon open in its place. Luce is on track to open on […]


A North End Restaurant Debuts with Family-Style Feasts in January

Pass the… everything. When Table by Jen Royle debuts in the North End on Jan. 22, the Italian restaurant will gather about 40 guests at […]


Craigie on Main to Debut a Juicy New Concept

To celebrate Craigie on Main’s 10th birthday, James Beard Award-winning chef Tony Maws is gifting us a juicy new concept: COMB (Craigie on Main Bar), […]

Chef Colin Lynch behind the sushi counter at No Relation

The South End’s New Tiki Restaurant Has a “Secret” Sushi Bar

A sushi bar is stowing away inside Boston’s newest tropical paradise. No Relation, a nine-seat omakase restaurant from chef Colin Lynch, opens inside Shore Leave […]

(L to R) Owner René Becker and executive chef Scott Jones at Shepard

The Most Important End-of-2018 Restaurant Openings and Closings You May Have Missed

For many people, a new year brings opportunities for self-reflection, goal-setting, and starting fresh—and that goes for local restaurants, too. From a few notable closures at […]

The marble, back bar at the Westland

First Look at the Westland Restaurant near Symphony Hall

UPDATE, Wednesday, January 2, 2019: The Westland officially opens tonight at 4 p.m. It serves dinner nightly beginning at 5 p.m., with the kitchen open […]


11 Questions with the Wahlberg Brothers

Today, wicked famous Boston-born brothers Donnie, Mark and chef Paul Wahlberg officially open doors at the latest location of their Wahlburgers chain—the first in their native Dorchester—at South […]