Restaurants in Massachusetts

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 to create an innovative dining experience at this Shawmut eatery.

Latin and Caribbean background beats set the tone at this rum-centric cocktail lounge in the InterContinental Boston hotel.

Northern Italian fare with an extensive wine list.

Housed in a former bank in Union Square, this community-minded café is known for its well-crafted Intelligentsia coffee drinks, gourmet soups and sandwiches, and environmentally friendly practices, which include recycling.

With specialties that include baked macaroni and cheese, marinated steak tips, and some of the most affordable, well-mixed cocktails in the city, it’s easy to understand the longstanding popularity of Silvertone Bar & Grill.

Pick up fixings for a beach picnic at this unassuming joint, where East Coast luminaries (think John Kerry in swim trunks) come for oversize sprout, veggie, and avocado sandwiches.

It’s hard to think of a better name for this homey, welcoming restaurant, where the seasonally changing cuisine draws from distinctly American culinary traditions.

The first stateside location of British noodle chain Wagamama can be found at Faneuil Hall inside the Quincy Market Building. The award-winning noodle restaurant serves up healthy Asian-inspired fare in a simple, low-key setting.

Come for the pitchers of margaritas and stay for the tableside guacamole at this trendy Inman Square restaurant.

Relaxed but upscale bistro on Davis Square.

A weathered gray shingle diner, popular with the summer crowd that waits for the housemade doughnuts, gets equally high marks for its plain Yankee pancakes. Since this is New England, you can choose flapjacks made with tart cranberries and fresh blueberries.

The neon-lit exterior of the Lobster Pot, in Provincetown, makes it an often-photographed spot. Order the lobster as God intended it—steamed, with drawn butter on the side.

Known for its fresh, simply prepared dishes like baked cod, fried prawns, and steamed mussels.