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Restaurants in Boston

Because it sits on coastline, Boston is a seafood city. New England clam chowder (with clams, potatoes, and onions), baked haddock, lobster rolls, and oyster stew are popular surf dishes. New England boiled dinner (corned beef with cabbage and root vegetables), bulkie rolls, and American chop suey are prevalent turf options. If you want traditionally-prepared Boston seafood, get a table at the Island Creek Oyster Bar on Commonwealth Ave. They have one of the best raw oyster bars in Boston and a menu filled with lobster rolls, oyster sliders, fish and chips, and seafood casserole.

Boston, also home to a big Latino population, is just as likely to serve seafood paella and mofongo as they are clams. Orinoco, with locations in South End, Brookline Village, and Harvard Square, has been voted Boston’s best Latin American restaurant for the past three years. Feast on arepas and empanadas over Sunday brunch. Try Formaggio Kitchen for the best selection of imported cheeses and cured meats in town, or the Hi-Rise Bread Company for baguettes and specialty breads. Some other notable foods to try are Boston baked beans (flavored with maple syrup and bacon) and delicious Boston crème pie.

  • 33 Restaurant & Lounge

    Trendy Euro crowd. More
  • Alta Strada

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Owned and operated by chef Michael Schlow, Alta Strada is the more casual sister restaurant to his formal downtown eatery, Via Matta. Schlow envisi... More
  • Argana

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • B&G Oysters

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The creation of famed Boston chef Barbara Lynch, known for such establishments as No. 9 Park and Sportello, B&G Oysters has become the go-to destin... More
  • Baraka Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Known for its flavorful North African cuisine, Baraka Café is a small, unassuming eatery located near Central Square. The homelike interior is simp... More
  • Beehive

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Below the Boston Center for the Arts' historic Cyclorama sits The Beehive, an underground eatery, bar, and music venue. Local artwork lines the exp... More
  • Bin 26 Enoteca

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Aiming to serve simple foods paired with the best wines, Bin 26 Enoteca is the quintessential Italian wine bar. Low lighting fills the sleek interi... More
  • Bloc 11 Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Housed in a former bank in Union Square, this community-minded café is known for its well-crafted Intelligentsia coffee drinks, gourmet soups and s... More
  • Blu

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A chic oasis in the heart of Boston, Blu has made a name for itself with its flavorful, deceptively simple dishes and sophisticated décor. Executiv... More
  • Butcher Shop

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Renowned chef Barbara Lynch, also the owner of Boston’s B&G Oysters and No. 9 Park, draws on her on own memories of traveling in France and Italy t... More
  • Café Fleuri

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The Langham Hotel is kicking off the 21st season of its chocolate buffet. New to the scene is pastry chef Ted Rasney (formerly of Cambridge, MA's H... More
  • Campo de Fiori

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Carmen Wine Bar & Trattoria

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    One of the most celebrated restaurants in Boston’s North End, this intimate Italian trattoria is known for its romantic candlelit dining room. Expo... More
  • Casablanca, Cambridge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Originally established as a bar in 1955, Casablanca has long been a gathering spot for locals, particularly Harvard students and the neighborhood’s... More
  • Cha Fahn

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