The Boston Area

Restaurants in The Boston Area

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.

Relaxed but upscale bistro on Davis Square.

Owned and operated by chef Michael Schlow, Alta Strada is the more casual sister restaurant to his formal downtown eatery, Via Matta.

Serving contemporary American cuisine, Lineage in Coolidge Corner serves seasonal salads, pastas, and fish dishes. Grilled Scottish salmon usually makes the menu, as do lobster tacos, which are spiked with Sriracha and served with avocado mousse and mango salsa.

Since its 2007 debut, this Somerville eatery has become a hot spot among locals.

Housed in a former ice cream parlor, Lumière is a celebrated French restaurant serving innovative dishes from chef Michael Leviton.

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.