Boston has a lot to offer both tourists and residents alike when it comes to culture, history, attractions, and maybe most importantly…food. Boston is jammed full of fabulous restaurants sure to please any palate, and these top 10 have satisfied more than a few.
This restaurant features East Cost Cuisine and offers tantalizing favorites like Hurricane Popcorn with nori and pork fat, grilled pig’s ear, and mouth-watering main dishes like stroganoff with boar-shoulder. This restaurant also features a menu, which is available from 10 PM to 1:30 AM and offers stellar customer service and food you’ll keep coming back for again and again.
152 Dorchester Ave., South Boston; 617-752-4191
This restaurant features American brasserie-style plates sourced from the area and supported sustainability and the use of seasonal ingredients. With main dishes like roasted lamb ribs with maple BBQ, striped bass, suckling pig, and hanger steak romesco you just know you’ll be stuffed to the gills by the time you leave.
120 Kingston St.; 617-993-0750
Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar
If you’re looking for fantastic seafood and Mexican food, you’ll want to check this place out. Taco varieties are not like you’ve seen at many Mexican places, and Loco Taqueria offers unique types including lobster tacos with pickled corn, surf n turf tacos, and cola pork carnitas. This restaurant offers 41 mezcal and tequila varieties including some higher-end types in addition to its fantastic menu options.
412 W. Broadway, South Boston; 617-917-5626
In the mood for a real treat? Blackbird Doughnuts is a donut and coffee take out that include combos like lemon cream bismark, maple miso, pepperoni pizza, and simpler tastes like the vanilla glaze. This coffee/donut shop is only one of the family’s restaurants as they also own a gastropub and are soon to open an Asian street-food inspired restaurant.
492 Tremont St.; 617-425-0200
This restaurant serves up sake slushies and Asian Fusion food that you’ll never forget. From Dan-Dan Noodles, Shaky Beef, and Daikon Fries to Chinese Fish Fry and Curried Cauliflower, your taste buds are sure to be ecstatic that you dropped in and gave it a whirl.
48 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge; 857-285-6948
This place takes food to a whole new level and merges food-focused science with art. With items on the menu like Hog Island Oyster, Chilled Ramp Vichyssoise, Colorado Lamb Leg, Salted Caramel, and Peanut Macaron, and its unique bar which serves drinks like Smoked Cocoa Nib Negroni. This will soon be your favorite French-American restaurant.
650 Kendall St., Cambridge; 857-999-2193
This restaurant features elevated street food with a hint of Asian flair. With menu items like Pickled Mackerel, Stone Fruit, Corned Beef, and Ramen Bisque, in combination with the atmosphere and superior service, this is one spot you’ll want to pop into at least once. Grab a seat on all-season patios and relax by the fire pits while you devour the fantastic flavors.
661 Assembly Row, Somerville; 617-616-5561
Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar
Southern-inflected American comfort food and a down-to-earth atmosphere are what Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar is all about. The setting is casual and feels like you’ve just walked into a family members’ kitchen. That doesn’t mean the food is anything less than spectacular though as Rosebud’s menu items include items like Ooh Mami Kale, Smoked Chicken Wings, State Fair Chilli, Cheesy Cheddar Grits, and pies you can buy by the slice or can be served whole!
381 Summer St., Somerville; 617-629-9500
Merrill & Co.
This restaurant is a modern diner style and offers a seafood-centric menu with some sass and some class. The sass side of the menu features items like Rangoon’s- pepperoni pizza style and classy items like sesame stick rice with black vinegar glaze and duck confit. This restaurant truly has something for everyone’s tastes.
1 Appleton St.; 617-728-0728
Alden & Harlow
This restaurant is known to be one of the hottest ones around and features rustic-Americana dining. With dinner plates offering drool-worthy offerings like Hiramasa Crudo- Charred Jalapeno Vinaigrette, Citrus Yogurt, and Potato Crisps; Chicken Fried Local Rabbit-
Celery, Apple, Blue Cheese, and Chili Oil; or the famous Secret Burger (limited availability)- 8oz House Creekstone Grind, Your Faith, House Made Roll this place is one you cannot afford to miss out on.
40 Brattle St., Cambridge; 617-864-2100