Boston Area

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in Boston and its surrounding areas. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

Hungry for Something New? The 10 Best New Restaurants in America

Tired of the same ol' same ol'? You're in luck. Food & Wine just announced its 2019 list of Best New Restaurants and chances are, at least one of them is within striking distance. The list, which...

Boston Liquor Laws

by TroyTempest 19 days ago

Last weekend I was in Boston, and we decided to go to the North End for Italian food. I was craving a Martini, and was told that they didn't have gin. So, I asked if there was scotch. Another no...


Fox & the Knife (South Boston, MA)

by BostonBestEats 9 hours ago

Fox & the Knife (I guess we are still not over the "XXX & YYY" naming fad), the latest from Top Chef contestant and James Beard Award winner Karen Akunowicz (ex-Myers + Chang) was just ranked #7 on...


O Ya vs. Uni?

by bella_sarda 6 days ago

I checked the board and there aren't many recent posts about O Ya, nor how it might compare to Uni in terms of recent performance. There will be two of us, and we don't plan to do the omakase at ei...


Cambridge/Somerville vacinity

by bear 3 days ago

I'd like to get a couple of gift cards in the general Camberville area, although a little distance away would be okay. One of the couple is vegan, so availability of vegan dishes is pretty importan...

Boston Food Porn 2019

by BostonBestEats 4 months ago

Post a pic of something delicious you ate in the Boston/MA area... In honor the 4th year of these threads, here's the most ridiculous thing I've eaten in a long time: FANCY TACO: Iberico de F...

Large Raw Oysters

by cutipie721 2 months ago

I'd like to make fried oysters. The ones commonly available that are meant to be eaten raw are way too small and will shrink into nothing once cooked. Do you know where I can find some big oyster...


Anybody with a proper Laksa Lemak?

by Ferrari328 7 days ago

All previously mentioned locations seem to have closed. This is the version I'm looking for.

Soft Shell Crabs on Boston area menus?

by Jazzyphil 9 days ago

It's that time of year, so I'm searching! Have seen them at Barcelona in Brookline, but where else and how are they served?

The Backroom (Moody's in Waltham)

by BostonBestEats 4 years ago

This sounds exciting for Waltham: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/blog/2015/03/19/moodys-joshua-smith-set-open-backroom-april/ I like Moody's, although it's still in second place in...

Awesome burgers: new thread

by Niblet 5 years ago

It's been a few years since rchudy's burger thread so I'm interested in latest best burgers. I recently had one that's been in my mind since, at Precinct at the Loews Hotel (the old Cuffs). It has ...

Castelvetrano olives in Boston area?

by BostonBestEats 3 months ago

Has anyone seen Castelvetrano olives for sale in the Boston area? Formaggio Kitchen doesn't mention them on their website. I suppose I could use Cerignola, which they do carry.

Boston Public Market--What's interesting?

by BostonBestEats 1 year ago

Old vendors, new vendors...what's new and interesting that are you buying at Boston Public Market? ACCIDENTAL PHALLIC SYMBOL OF THE DAY: At Stillman's Farm in Boston Public Market

New restaurant coming to Woburn, Spicy Hunan Kitchen

by mcel215 2 months ago

I was at Marco’s Italian cold cuts on Main Street today and coming out, I saw (across the street), a sign above a store front that reads Spicy Hunan Kitchen! I tried to google it and also checked ...

Bar recommendation for mini reunion

by trhea 12 days ago

Recommendation for large group (16 ppl) to hold a mini reunion after work downtown Boston...looking to grab drinks maybe some apps and catch up....sitting at table might be hard to chat....

Bar Lyon Boston

by grumpyspatient 18 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner last night at Bar Lyon. Husband’s birthday and we met up with friends. 6:30 reservations and we were seated immediately. We ordered cocktails while we looked over the m...

Ansonia Wines (Newton, MA)

by BostonBestEats 24 days ago

THE MOST UNUSUAL: Wine shop in the Boston area (that you've never heard of, and might not be able to find!) I thought I had been to every wine shop in the Boston area, in search of unique wines ...

MC Slim JB - Improper Bostonian No Longer Publishing

by treb 26 days ago

Hey MC, sad news about Improper. Hope you continue to write and present your opinions about the food scene in Greater Boston. I'll miss reading your articles. Just thinking about you as part...

Time Out Market - Boston

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by Matt H 1 year ago

Time Out and the developers of the Landmark redevelopment announced that they will be opening their next food hall/market in early 2019. 21,500 Square feet 16 dining spots 2 bars Cooking ...

North Square Oyster (North End, Boston MA)

by BostonBestEats 2 years ago

I've been to newly opened NORTH SQUARE OYSTER three times already for cocktails or lunch (only open ~7 weeks), and it is fantastic! The Chef was apparently ex-exec chef at Clio. I loved the coc...

Khao Hom Billerica

by Ferrari328 1 year ago

Thanks to @greygarious for making me aware of this gem of a Thai place. I visited for lunch today and had some of the most well seasoned Thai food I have had in a long time. The Tom Yum Soup was re...