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Restaurants in The Boston Area

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these The Boston Area restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best The Boston Area restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in The Boston Area to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best The Boston Area restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in The Boston Area.

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  • 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
  • Bloc 11 Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Housed in a former bank in Union Square, this community-minded café is known for its well-crafted Intelligentsia coffee drinks, gourmet soups and s... More
  • Cha Fahn

  • Gargoyles on the Square

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Relaxed but upscale bistro on Davis Square. More
  • Highland Kitchen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Since its 2007 debut, this Somerville eatery has become a hot spot among locals. Beneath wire loop light fixtures, patrons pack in the small, blue-... More
  • Lineage

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Serving contemporary American cuisine, Lineage in Coolidge Corner serves seasonal salads, pastas, and fish dishes. Grilled Scottish salmon usually ... More
  • Lumière, West Newton

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Housed in a former ice cream parlor, Lumière is a celebrated French restaurant serving innovative dishes from chef Michael Leviton. Renovated by we... More
  • Oishii Sushi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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 inte... More
  • Olives Boston

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Ten Tables

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in Jamaica Plain, Ten Tables sources its ingredients from local purveyors and builds its modern American cuisine around seasonal produce. M... More

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