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.
A 70-year-old landmark on the North Shore's "Clam Alley," serving excellent deep-fried bellies beside a tranquil salt marsh.
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.
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.
Working the same mojo that’s put them on speed-dial for New York City celebrities (the regulars at Sfoglia’s Manhattan location include Tom Cruise and Jerry Seinfeld), chef-owners Ron and Colleen Suhanosky have a deep understanding of how Italian-food lovers want to eat.
Restaurateur Christopher Myers and his fiancée, chef Joanne Chang (of the beloved Flour bakery), serve distinctive interpretations of Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai dishes like mu la lat wraps (lemongrass pork meatballs, lettuce and Thai basil) and a pork stir-fry with yellow chives, crispy fried s
Come for the pitchers of margaritas and stay for the tableside guacamole at this trendy Inman Square restaurant.
In the spirit of brotherly competition, chefs David and Bob Kinkead established this South End success in 2004. The restaurant is based on an unusual concept: a “dueling” menu featuring each brother’s take on the same main ingredients.