Amazing Restaurants in Boston You Must Try

amazing restaurants in boston

Boston is constantly welcoming new restaurants with buzzy upstarts becoming one of the flawless landmarks that never disappoint. Whether it’s about a delightful yet affordable menu or an exorbitant deluxe buffet, there’s a Boston restaurant that will satisfy you. Here are the best of them that you must try: Our List of Amazing Restaurants in Boston.

Alden & Harlow

Harvard Square

Alden & Harlow, a modern and comfortable restaurant located at 40 Brattle Street, serves honest and thoughtfully sourced American food. Chef Michael Scelfo inspires a range of family and friends gathering at his lovable home kitchen table that honors their tradition by serving flavor-forward and quality food. From delicious fried Brussels sprouts, elegant kale salads, chicken-fried rabbit to the enchanting Secret Burger, seasonal cocktail list and much more from its delightful menu, makes this place worth visiting. 


South End

Located in the South End of Boston, the Barcelona-style restaurant, Toro serves its delights in modern and traditional Spanish-style. They serve Sunday Brunch, Monday through Friday lunch and dinner seven nights a week. A range of pleasant dishes fill the menu, classic cocktails and a carefully finalized wine list makes Toro a must visit Spanish food spot. Just be sure to make a reservation because the place is often running short on accommodation. Here’s what different magazines have to say about Toro, the torch bearer of the Spanish legacy.

“The hype, for once, is justified: Ken Oringer’s taberna not only out classes its Boston competition, but would stand proud among the top eateries in Barcelona.”

-Boston Magazine

“… Sit tight and you can dig into the classic paella, a big copper pot of saffron rice mixed with fat shrimp, juicy clams, mussels, and bits of chicken.”

-Esquire Magazine

“… chef Ken Oringer has set Boston ablaze with his casual Spanish restaurant, Toro, and it’s not-so-traditional tapas menu. The tiny bites include citrus-infused yellowfin tuna, foie gras with pear-and-bacon chutney, and a mean jamón serrano.”

-Budget Travel Magazine

B&G Oysters

South End

Another gem located in the South End of Boston is B&G Oysters, the pioneer of fresh local seafood in a bar-centered setting. Although many others have followed this same tradition, B&G Oysters retains its lead by drawing people from across the city for the love of its enjoyable seafood dishes, creative salads, seafood-laced pastas, and of course oysters. This restaurant is a must visit for those in love with seafood. One of the worthy mentions is their welcoming service that combines the inspirational tradition along with a food-friendly range of wines.

Branch Line


Located within the Watertown Arsenal, Branch Line is an eye-catching food spot. It’s like a very tastefully decorated vast hall or room with amazing seating (outdoor seating if weather permits). A sensational place by Garrett Harker and Andrew Holden, who decorate their menu with rotisserie chicken, amazing starters including salted avocado and fried cheese, along with the headline of the menu, bavette steak. 

Area Four

Kendall Square

Chef Michael Leviton and Michael Krupp have catered Cambridge tech with amazing wood-fried pizzas, splendid salads, croissant-crumb-topped mac ‘n’ cheese and a list of amusing delights brought up using great ingredients. Area Four is a great place for meetings as well as casual hangouts. Starting with the fontina tossed salad with roasted onions, the main-item sausage and banana pepper pizza, and twice-baked cookies, the entire menu is made from the most natural and healthy ingredients, which make this place simply irresistible. 

The Bancroft


The Bancroft is one of the most upscale steakhouses in town. The interior is furnished with a modern aesthetic, yet feels more like a Gatsby-era chophouse. What adds to this occasion-dining is Chef Mario Capone’s smoked black salt with hot Roquefort butter charred avocado, as well as many other delicious dishes on the menu. Something else special about this place is the wine mezzanine, which is stocked with rare vintages of Margaux and trophy pinots from the West Coast.


Back Bay

Chef McClelland’s brings the traditional and regional essence that makes a Bostonian feel like a King for one night. The exquisite natural ingredients and taste make this $118 meal worth it all. Along with that, L’Espalier provides a versatile menu for lunch and weekend tea.   

There are so many amazing restaurants in Boston that it’s not possible to settle one final list. Below are some other noticeable mentions that are worth visiting:   

  • Bondir
  • Moody’s Backroom
  • row34
  • Sam LaGrassa’s
  • Nebo Restaurant and Bar
  • Oleana
  • JM Curley 
  • Tico
  • Asta
  • Bergamot
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