Restaurants in Massachusetts
From its seafood-focused menu to its patriotic decorating scheme, the Fireplace is a classic New England restaurant. Menu items range from lobster rolls or a maple-glazed half chicken for dinner to cornmeal waffles or cod cakes for brunch.
Adjacent to the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston’s gentrified South End, Hamersley's Bistro occupies a red brick building that once housed a piano factory.
Far from traditional, KO Prime updates the classic steakhouse concept with an extensive selection of seafood, game, and offal as well as vegetarian options, salad greens grown on the rooftop, and cocktails chilled with liquid nitrogen.
Stop here for a bowl of house-made quahog chowder before exploring the village's rose-covered fisherman's cottages.
Season 1 runner-up Tiffani Faison was full steam ahead from the onset with a take-no-prisoners attitude and a self-taught “food as art” cooking philosophy. She became executive chef of South End’s ROCCA earlier this year after proving her aptitude for the restaurant’s signature Ligurian cuisine.
Heading to the beach or out for a day of fishing? Fill up your cooler or picnic basket at one of Nantucket’s top sandwich shops first.
Located in the theater district, Pigalle is named after the Parisian red light district and features French-inspired cuisine from chef-owner Marc Orfaly, who also incorporates his own blend of international influences.
Owned by Olives vet Torri Crowell, this North End sandwich shop has a menu and atmosphere as whimsical as its name. Rich brown walls, intimate little tables, and soft indie tunes fill the low-key interior, where diners enjoy not-so-low-key flavors.
This pun-loving destination is a high-end but cool bakery and sandwich shop.
The Dunbar Tea Shop in Sandwich is perfect for afternoon tea, complete with scones and clotted cream. Antique pots line the walls of the yellow 1800’s carriage house.
About 20 minutes from the city, this unassuming Brookline joint is often lauded as the best sushi restaurant in the Boston area. The no-frills interior is extremely small, with only an eight-seat sushi bar and one additional table beside the front window.