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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...
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Harvard Sq. Breakfast Impressions at Tatte Bakery & Cafe

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by SuzieCK 18 days ago

Cambridge Morning 6/1/2019 Woke up at the crack of dawn to drive my friend Jen to the airport. I love driving in the early morning or late at night when the roads are quiet and one seems to fly, ...

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Dense chocolate cake between Boston and Newton

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by Blumie 10 hours ago

Driving from the Back Bay to Newton for a friend’s birthday. She wants a chocolate cake, but doesn’t like “fluffy” cake. Any good suggestions for a denser chocolate cake that doesn’t need to be pre...

Local Boston Restaurants - where would you head back to first?

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by kayreed 28 days ago

DH and I will be visiting Boston in late June We like to find restaurants using the Calvin Trillin method (i.e. asking a local "if you were beamed to Antartica for 6 months, then found yourself bac...

Boston Food Porn 2019

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by BostonBestEats 6 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...

Castelvetrano olives in Boston area?

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by BostonBestEats 4 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.

Troquet on South's Summer Wine Sale (Boston, MA)

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by BostonBestEats 1 year ago

TALES OF TROQUET (Act 1, Scene 1) Late Sunday night I noticed Troquet on South had posted an Instagram video entitled: "A sneak preview of tomorrow night's opening of our annual Summer Wine Sale...

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Laughing Monk Cafe - amazing Omakase

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by daveinmd 4 days ago

My wife and I went here for our 5 year anniversary dinner, and it was AMAZING. We had the omakase at the sushi bar, and were blown away. The exquisite touches on each dish, layers of flavor, and pr...

Juliet, Union Square, Somerville, MA

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by Madrid 11 days ago

Two of us throughly enjoyed the Cuina Catalana prix fixe last week. I can't eat much at one sitting and via email inquiry they graciously allowed a reservation for one of us for the full prix fixe ...

Newton Center Restaurant run down

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by kimfair1 11 months ago

As of mid-June my wife and I have lived in our new digs in Newton Center. While we miss Brighton (we’d lived there for nearly 30 years), we were excited to see how many restaurants are within a ten...

Soft Shell Crabs on Boston area menus?

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by Jazzyphil 1 month 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?

North Square Oyster (North End, Boston MA)

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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...

Legal BYOB restaurants in the Boston MA area

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by BostonBestEats 24 days ago

I thought I'd start a new thread to list restaurants in the Boston area that LEGALLY permit BYOB, since the last thread is quite old. Please don't post the name of a restaurant that lets you do ...

Back to the Andes...

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by lobstagal 21 days ago

Want to take my husband on a culinary trip back to the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, where he was born and raised as part of his retirement party. I can prepare some traditional dishes but would lov...

Fox & the Knife (South Boston, MA)

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by BostonBestEats 1 month 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...

Rose for Resistance

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by hotoynoodle 23 days ago

If you feel a particular way about this particular thing go support some local businesses, drink some delicious pink and help a good cause. #RoseForResistance MODS: please do not bury this on...

Ethiopian Cafe -- Legal BYOB in Jamaica Plain (Boston MA)

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by BostonBestEats 22 days ago

***To my knowledge, this is currently one of only three legal BYOBs within Boston city limits.*** ETHIOPIAN CAFE (legal BYOB) 377 Centre St Boston, MA 02130 (b/t Sheridan St & Creighton St in...

Boston Liquor Laws

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by TroyTempest 2 months 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...

Large Raw Oysters

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by cutipie721 4 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...