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.


by Bluebell 5 years ago

Tried Bonapita for lunch today - went at 2, after the lunch rush. As stated in the Openings and Closings thread, the bread was soft and delicious. I chose the Mushroom, lentil and thyme filling. No...

Balani (Waltham, MA)

by BostonBestEats 2 months ago

Dave Becker, who owns the fantastic Sweet Basil in Needham (Boston's most famous BYOB) and Juniper in Wellesley, has struck again with an sexy New American spot on Waltham's restaurant row of Moody...

Berkshires/Mass MOCA

by bear 7 days ago

A friend wants to surprise her sweetie with an overnight to North Adams and a visit to Mass MOCA. Neither of us is familiar with the food and drink scene in the area. Someone suggested Prairie Whal...

Central Boston Brunch Space

by poohstix12 7 days ago

I am starting to plan a mid May (quite possibly all of Boston's graduation weekend) baby shower. Since I'm not a local, I'm looking for suggestions! The goal is a low key brunch for about 40. Id...

Boston-style pork fried rice recipe

by Ryan1 6 years ago

im from boston area all my life and chinese take out is my favorite food. i moved to the south and cant find comparable chinese food ANYWHERE. does anyone have a recipe for pork fried rice like the...

Large Raw Oysters

by cutipie721 11 days 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...

Fresh tomatoes in winter?

by zigzag17 22 days ago

Is it possible to get good enough ones for a caprese? I haven’t had much luck. Suggestions please.

Boston-style Chinese Food recipes

by Hytzipky 12 years ago

[NOTE: We've moved this discussion from the thread at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/329906# -- The Chowhound Team] We moved to S. Florida about 10 years ago and the Chinese food is awful. B...

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 ...

Boston Food Porn 2019

by BostonBestEats 2 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...

Fairouz (West Roxbury, MA)

by BostonBestEats 12 days ago

I heard about Fairouz (named after the famous Lebanese singer) from a Sheryl Julian review in the Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2017/02/13/fairouz-west-roxbury-sharing...

Castelvetrano olives in Boston area?

by BostonBestEats 13 days 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.

Phil filter - Vietnamese coffee

by grant.cook 22 days ago

I was wondering if anyone knew of a Boston market that sold a phin filter for making Vietnamese coffee. I know I can pick one up on-line but I prefer to wander around physical stores.

ISO A Good Patty Melt in the Greater Boston area

by catsmeow 17 days ago

Looking for a good Patty Melt. I tried the one at Zaftigs and it wasn't good. The hamburger was small and about half the size of the bread. I also got one at the Victoria Diner. The hamburger was ...

Sarma review

by sallyt 15 days ago

Hi all, Per Madrid's request, a review for Sarma from 3/2/2019. Six of us had a special dinner, which was truly memorable. Their menu changes frequently, so I'm only reviewing items that are st...

Tung's Taste - Exceptional Chinese on the North Shore

by croutonweb 25 days ago

Tung's Taste is a new treasure on the North Shore that, as far as I can tell, no one knows about yet. It's a small family-owned Chinese restaurant in a strip mall in Middleton that opened last y...

Where can I find Radicchio di Treviso around Boston?

by BostonBestEats 1 month ago

Where can I find Radicchio di Treviso around Boston? You know, the long thin radicchio, not the usual round ones?

Media bias

by BostonRocketChef 1 month ago

No surprise here that local magazines push the restaurants that advertise with them. How about some honesty? Best steak is Abe & Louie’s no contest. Best Italian food is a tie Artu in the North End...

Chicken Parmesan

by BostonRocketChef 1 month ago

Ok, depending where you go the chicken may be swimming in sauce. The way it should look is like my pic so remember it is easier to add than take away. Chicken is not a fish so no need to drown it p...