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Restaurants in Massachusetts

Massachusetts restaurants serve up a diverse culinary adventure, and the cuisines vary depending on the region. Coastal restaurants in Massachusetts usually specialize in seafood, while the Berkshires favor French and American cuisine. Every region benefits from the bounty of its rural farmlands. Some of the best restaurants in Massachusetts are taking note.

Situated on Back Bay, Deuxave is a favorite for American and French cuisine. Diners will be happy to find an extensive wine list and sumptuous desserts – try the Chocolate Silk Ribbon. Straight Wharf’s waterfront location is appropriate for this award winning seafood restaurant (voted one of the Best Seafood Restaurants in USA by Travel and Leisure, 2012). Take a stroll along the wharf and browse the shops after dinner to complete the evening. Located in the Theater District, Troquet is an upscale French bistro that’s perfect for a romantic dinner or a bite after the show. It boasts an extensive wine list and a great view of the Common. Mistral offers French-Mediterranean cuisine classics like Dover sole and duck with cherries. Provencal décor and a gorgeous brunch served on Sunday help to make this one of the most popular Massachusetts restaurants.

  • 21 Federal

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    If you want to see what Nantucket was like before the new glam crowds started pouring in, head to this 1847 former guesthouse. The pink-pants-and-d... More
  • 33 Restaurant & Lounge

    Trendy Euro crowd. More
  • Abba

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Abba, in Orleans, is widely touted as the Cape’s best restaurant. Israeli-born chef Erez Pinhas dips into his heritage for dishes like falafel in a... More
  • Abbicci

    The renovations at the iconic restaurant set some locals grumbling that it now resembles a gallery in New York City. But the food is still top-notc... More
  • Alchemy, Edgartown

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The steak frites and fried risotto balls don’t distract from the tropical drinks such as tangy mojitos and gin-and-juices. 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
  • American Seasons

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    It’s hard to think of a better name for this homey, welcoming restaurant, where the seasonally changing cuisine draws from distinctly American culi... More
  • Among the Flowers Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Comfort food (apple-cinnamon crêpes) is served outdoors near the dock in Edgartown (breakfasts are popular). More
  • Argana

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Order the fried lobster tail at Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar, in Eastham—a hit since it opened in 1976. More
  • Atria

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Christian Thornton, a Bay Area émigré, treats his certified organic restaurant as his culinary playground. Case in point: he cooks local oyste... More
  • 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
  • Bartlett's Farm

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Just a 15-minute walk from the shoreline, this seventh-generation family farm is the oldest and largest on Nantucket Island. Established in the 180... 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

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