Massachusetts

Restaurants in Massachusetts

Located in the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Rialto showcases the regionally inspired Italian cuisine of James Beard Award-winning chef Jody Adams.

Well-heeled locals come here for jazz, rosé champagne, and the freshest raw oysters around (only $1.25 apiece at happy hour).

Handmade pastas and fresh, seasonal ingredients headline the fare at this authentic North End trattoria.

This spot is indeed shaped like a cardboard clam box—try the creamy, delicious clam chowder.

At any given time, a young crowd of students and locals can be found lounging in armchairs, armed with laptops and java, at this Harvard Square cafe.

You have to hand it to Jeff and Kelli Nace, owners of this minuscule, retro-themed gem in the North End-they don't shy away from florid descriptions.

Go for Kobe beef burgers with Parmesan fries.

Straight out of the North End of Boston, the restaurant is a red-sauce restaurant in a hard-to-find office complex courtyard.

In a tiny cottage with trompe l’oeil rugs painted on the floor, the Brewster Fish House is always packed at dinner; locals know to come during the day.

The steak frites and fried risotto balls don’t distract from the tropical drinks such as tangy mojitos and gin-and-juices.

 

This MASS MoCA restaurant is one of the best museum eateries.

Liam’s at Nauset Beach, set right between the sand and the parking lot, has legendary onion rings.

In his hard-to-find restaurant with high ceilings and dark brick walls, chef-owner Tim Cushman brilliantly and improbably combines his Japanese training with his New England background in dishes like grilled lobster with shiso tempura, seared foie gras nigiri in aged sake, and fried Kumamoto oyst