Boston restaurants you'll love
Top restaurants in Boston, Massachusetts
Boston is more than a trophy town that tens of thousands of college students call home every year: it’s also a thriving food city that nods to the past while embracing the future. There are thousands of restaurants to choose from – everything from classic red-sauce Italian in the North End to French bistros in the South End, historic taverns older than the United States itself, and trendy new spots popping up all over town.
Cross the river into Cambridge and you’ll find authentic Korean barbecue, pho, and ramen restaurants supported by the city’s college-aged population. There’s plenty to love about the Boston restaurant scene, especially if you’re into seafood and fresh produce. Local New England lobsters, oysters, clams, and fish are easy to find, thanks to Boston’s proximity to both Cape Cod and the North Shore. And if all that seafood makes you thirsty? Home to some of the oldest breweries in America, there’s always something interesting on draft in Boston, especially if you head over to one of the town’s 20 or so craft breweries. If you’re not a beer drinker, don’t worry. There’s plenty of cider, local wine, and even local craft spirits to be explored, too.
Boston's top cuisines
Must-try Boston restaurants
260 Washington St., Boston
431 Columbus Avenue, Boston
breaded veal, lemon sauce, arugula, cherry tomato
|Cozze al Vino Bianco||$15.00|
PEI mussels, white vine, garlic, uni butter, parsley, lemon juice
baby romaine, parmesan, creamy dressing, avocado
SEAFOOD • FRENCH FRIES
360 Harrison Ave, Boston
Handmade tagliolini with our ragu Bolognese (veal, pork, beef, chicken liver) topped with butter, parmesan cheese and fried sage.
-Dairy (can be omitted)
Made with roasted and peeled eggplant mixed with garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, parsley and olive oil. Topped with crumbled goat cheese, a honey and chili vinaigrette, and fried herbs.
|Side Roasted Mushrooms*||$9.00|
Button, shiitake, and trumpet royale mushrooms are roasted with shallots, thyme, garlic and deglazed with sherry vinegar
Mecha - Seaport
44 Thompson pl, Boston
red miso, chicken broth, chashu (pork belly), wood ear mushrooms, chili oil
Allergies: Soy, Gluten, Sesame, MSG,
Egg (can accommodate) Seeds (can accommodate)
Hakata style 24-hour pork broth, chashu (roasted pork belly), corn, butter, scallions, tamago (egg)
Allergies: Gluten (can accommodate), Dairy (can accommodate), Egg (can accommodate)
Sesame, MSG, Soy
chicken ramen, black garlic, nori, scallion, egg, menma (bamboo shoots)
Allergies: Gluten (can accommodate), Fish / seafood (can accommodate), Soy, MSG, Egg (can accommodate)
Shanti - Dorchester
1111 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester
|Mix Vege Pakora||$6.95|
Fresh cut vegetables dipped in chich-pea batter and fried. (VEG)
Diced homemade cheese cooked with spinach, cream and spices.( VEG, GF, NF ) Served with Basmati Rice.
Fresh cauliflower, potatoes & green peas delicately spiced. ( V, Veg, GF, NF)
Served with Basmati Rice.
PIZZA • ICE CREAM
513 Tremont Street, Boston
tomato sauce & fresh mozzarella
**Formerly known as the Margarita** Same pizza you love, with tomato sauce & fresh mozzarella... just with a new name!
tomato sauce & fresh mozzarella
MIDA - Boston
782 Tremont St., Boston
red wine vinaigrette, pistachios, parmigiano-reggiano, pangrattato
pork sugo, broccoli rabe, parmesan, breadcrumbs
crispy rice fritters, san marzano tomato, fontina cheese
485 Harrison Ave, Boston
greek yogurt with jam, toasted oats, and fresh berries
turkey, bacon, avocado, tomato, romaine, red onion, and cheddar with honey mustard
|Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad||$11.50|
arugula, chevre goat cheese, blackberries, figs, and pistachios with honey mustard dressing
Crazy good Kitchen - CGK on Newbury
268 Newbury St, Boston
Our Signature Beef Patty, House Pickles, Double American Cheese, Griddled Onions and Better Than Ketchup
|Parmesan Truffle Fries||$9.00|
Drizzle of Truffle oil, Grated Parmesan Cheese Sauce, Salt and Chopped Fresh Parsley.
|Buffalo Chicken Fries||$13.00|
Fried Chicken tenders, Choice Between Ranch or Blue Cheese and Chopped Fresh Parsley.
Sunset Cantina - 916 Commonwealth Avenue
916 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Auntie Vie's Restaurant & Bakery
554 Dudley St, Dorchester
|Herb Roasted Chicken||$13.50|
Chicken Leg Quarters marinated overnight in Aunty Vie's special blend of herbs and spices.
|Oxtail FRI & SAT ONLY||$19.00|
Succulent, slow-cooked, tender braised oxtail in a rich gravy that will make your rice and peas rejoice
Tender whiting fillets fried until crisp and seasoned with a blend of spices pepper, and garlic.
American Provisions Catering
1971 Dorchester Avenue, Boston
|Cheese & Charcuterie Platter||$0.00|
Domestic and imported artisan cheeses accompanied with sliced salumi, nuts, olives, dried and preserved fruits.
|Assorted Sandwich Platter||$13.00|
Please select the number of *whole* sandwiches you would like. They will be cut into thirds and arranged on platters for serving.
We will include an assortment of our most popular sandwiches -- the Italian, Farmhouse, Roast Beef, Chickpea, and La Campania -- or you can let us know in the notes how many of each variety you would like.
Seasonal fresh fruits, paired with honeyed creme fraiche.
Dirty Water Dough - East Boston
20 MAVERICK STREET, BOSTON
Juicy bone-in chicken wings cooked to order then topped with your choice of sauce
|Basket of Dirty Fries||$7.00|
Good ol' fashioned french fries cooked golden brown and made to order
Crispy breaded chicken fingers with choice of dip
Pavement Coffeehouse - Berklee
1096 Boylston Street, Boston
|Iced Matcha Latte||$5.25|
Matcha green tea, milk or substitute, lightly sweetened.
|Egg & Cheese||$7.95|
eggs* and sharp cheddar on a lightly toasted bagel *contains dairy
eggs*, sharp cheddar, avocado, & sun dried tomato pesto on a bagel *contains dairy
92 State Street, Boston
On mixed greens with tomato,
onion, roasted red peppers (feta optional)
traditional lemon, chicken & rice soup
spinach and Feta cheese wrapped in crispy phyllo
Casa Bonita Mexican Grill
1033 Mass Avenue, Roxbury
Fried dough pastry with melted dulce de leche or nutella
|Bowl / Salad||$9.99|
Rice or romaine lettuce, + choice of protein+ Four complementary toppings
Flour tortilla, Cheese + choice of protein + Sour cream and Guac on the side.
Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen
581 Washington Street, Boston
|Buffalo Chicken Flatbread||$14.00|
crispy chicken, mozzarella, frank's red hot, bleu cheese crumbles, scallions
assorted artisanal cheeses (3), grilled crostini, appropriate sweets and savories
fresh mozzarella, evoo, passata di pomodoro, basil chiffonade
Flour Bakery - Clarendon Street
131 Clarendon Street, Boston
|applewood smoked bacon sandwich||$12.75|
arugula, balsamic vinaigrette, tomato, mayo, sun dried tomato aioli, focaccia toast (w/o nuts)
iced coffee served black - please dress your coffee when you arrive!
|chicken salad sandwich||$11.00|
alfalfa sprouts, red grapes, tarragon, house pickles, fresh multigrain (df, w/o nuts)
WRAPS • PIZZA • PASTA • SANDWICHES • FRENCH FRIES
735 Huntington Ave, Boston
|Lg Plain Cheese||$15.00|
Solid Ground Cafe
742 Huntington Ave, Boston
|Toasted Bagel & Spread||$3.50|
Locally baked toasted bagel with your choice of toppings.
|iced honey lavender latte||$5.35|
The perfect blend of lavender syrup and honey. Enjoy sweet, floral, and fruity notes in your cup. Double espresso, your choice milk, served over ice.
Double espresso, chocolate sauce, sweetened dark cocoa, your choice of milk, over ice.
439 Tremont Street, Boston
Choice of Buffalo, Hot Honey or Dry Rub.
Served with Ranch or Blue Cheese
A mix of our Texas style BBQ with a touch of habanero peppers.
|Pulled Pork Tray||$18.00|
Our trays are served with your choice of 2 side items. Texas Toast may be included by request.
Myers and Chang
1145 Washington St, Boston
|Ming's Market Greens||$12.00|
Leafy greens from Ming's Market tossed in fermented tofu sauce with sliced garlic. vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, shellfish-free
|Taiwanese Dan Dan Noodles||$11.00|
VEG SF dairy free, vegan
shanghai noodles (flour, water), chili oil
sauce: raw peanuts, peanut oil, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, Thai bird chilies, sugar, rice wine vinegar (reduced with water to 4.5% acidity by volume) Sugar, Salt, Potassium Metabisulfite (Preservative), soy sauce (soybeans, salt, wheat), sriracha (chili, sugar, garlic, vinegar)
garnish: cilantro, pickled cucumber (rice wine vinegar (reduced with water to 4.5% acidity by volume) Sugar, Salt, Potassium Metabisulfite (Preservative), sugar, salt) salt, pepper, peanuts, lime juice
|Wok Charred Udon Noodles with Chicken + Bok Choy||$23.00|
Wok chareed udon noodles with black bean-oyster sauce, chili flake, bok choy + chicken. 🌶 🌶 nut-free
58 Old Colony Avenue, Boston
|Lemongrass Pork Dumplings Pack||$16.00|
Pasture-raised pork, lemongrass, ginger, cabbage, just re-heat and enjoy. Comes with maple soy sauce. (12 dumplings).
|The Double Awesome||$12.00|
Two oozy eggs, Cabot cheddar cheese, & our local greens pesto, tucked into a scallion pancake. Served with a side salad. Pairs with spicy ketchup. (tree nut & peanut-free pesto). [veg]
no tree nuts or peanuts
|The "O.G." Chicken Congee (hot)||$11.00|
Congee with Lilac Hedge farm pastured chicken, tea egg, oyster mushrooms and local veggies. Topped with scallions, furikake, and kimchi.
PIZZA • SMOKED SALMON • SALADS • SANDWICHES • SUBS • FRENCH FRIES • CHEESE
130 Salem St, Boston
Turkey, Provolone, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Oil, Balsamic
|Caprese Burrata Special||$18.00|
Dirty Water Dough - Back Bay
222 Newbury Street, Boston
Romaine hearts, rye croutons, and shaved parmesan
|Chicken Parm Sandwich||$11.00|
Beaded chicken cutlet, house red sauce, grated parmesan, provolone, basil
Baby spinach, romaine hearts, marinated cucumber, roasted red pepper, pepperoncini, feta cheese, kalamata olives, tomato
Stats Bar and Grille
77 Dorchester St, South Boston
Melted cheddar, served w/ corn tortilla chips
|Steak Spring Rolls||$14.00|
Turkey, guacamole, swiss, bacon, tomato, mayo & lettuce
15 Warren St, Roxbury
Jasmine rice, chicken curry, papad, kuchumber salad with mint dressing and roasted peppers.
House Roasted chicken, pesto (nut-free), provolone cheese, sundried tomatoes on multigrain bread.
English Muffin with egg, Sauteed Spinach, Bacon, and Cheddar cheese with housemade seasonal jam.
Pavement Coffeehouse - Symphony
44 Gainsborough Street, Boston
|Iced Matcha Latte||$5.25|
Matcha green tea, milk or substitute, lightly sweetened.
Brewed at cool temperature for hours to yeild a balanced and smooth brew, served over ice.
Espresso with milk, 16 oz. We serve local Jersey milk from High Lawn Farm in the Berkshires, MA.
Cafe Sauvage - 25 Massachusetts Avenue
25 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
Light, flaky, buttery pastry
Mizza Blend Espresso︱Steamed Milk︱Thin Layer of Microfoam
Light, flaky, real butter croissant dough wrapped around two chocolate batons
1004 Bennington St, Boston
Six chicken wings plain or tossed in regular BBQ, bourbon BBQ, sesame ginger, carolina gold, or Buffalo. Choice of bleu cheese or ranch on the side.
4oz burger patty, Muenster cheese, arugula, red onion jam, Renegade sauce on a toasted, buttered burger bun
Buttermilk fried chicken, lettuce, tomato, fried onion, fried pickles, fried jalapenos, buttermilk ranch, on a toasted, buttered burger bun
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