Discover Trending Restaurants in Boston

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Located on Massachusetts Bay, Boston stands out as one of America’s most historic cities. Attractions like the Freedom Trail, the Paul Revere House and Boston Common offer beautiful destinations showcasing the city’s important past with a touch of New England charm. Other popular spots to check out include the Museum of Fine Arts, boutiques along Newbury Street and baseball games at Fenway Park. But Boston’s food scene really knocks it out of the park. The city’s large immigrant population and the influx of new chefs has put Boston on the map as a top foodie destination with new restaurants opening all the time. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Keep up with the newest additions to the city's culinary offerings, and check out our Tastemaker List of Trendy Restaurants in Boston.

Restaurants:Table, Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen, La Fabrica Central
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Comfort Food, Spanish
Neighborhoods:North End, South End, Cambridge

Table

$$$$·Italian·
North End
252 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Table is one of the trendiest restaurants in the famous North End, aka “Little Italy” of Boston. They focus on delivering a rewarding dining experience with their old-school eatingRead more
94% recommended
Italian in Boston / New England
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Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen

$$$$·Comfort Food·
South End
1,551 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen is just what it sounds like - a fun, trendy neighborhood joint where you can usually count on seeing a familiar face. It is an intersection of good Read more
94% recommended
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La Fabrica Central

$$$$·Spanish·
Cambridge
489 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Located in Cambridge’s Central Square, La Fabrica Central recently replaced a restaurant and nightclub in the same space. Now they are one of the most trendy restaurants in Boston Read more
93% recommended
Late Night Find in Boston
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Pammy's

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
1,159 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Pammy’s is a New American restaurant inspired by the feel of an Italian neighborhood trattoria. Located between Cambridge’s Central and Harvard Squares, it’s a cozy yet refined neiRead more
91% recommended
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Brassica Kitchen

$$$$·French American·
Jamaica Plain
879 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Brassica Kitchen and Cafe is a super trendy restaurant in Boston created by the Whisk Pop-up Group. It’s a coffee shop and scratch bakery by day serving espresso, pastry and sandwiRead more
100% recommended
Best Food in Boston / New England
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Scorpion Bar - Seaport

$$$$·Mexican·
Seaport
168 reviews
  • Late-night Find
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
Scorpion Bar is a Mexican restaurant and nightclub in Seaport that serves a delightful menu of authentic and innovative cuisine. The restaurant takes over three floors and deliversRead more
100% recommended
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Dona Habana

$$$$·Cuban·
South End
755 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Dona Habana is a super hip new restaurant in Boston. Locals and visitors love it because the space feels like a tropical paradise and you’ll feel like you’re in Old Havana, Cuba thRead more
92% recommended

Lolita Back Bay

$$$$·Mexican·
Back Bay
1,180 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Group Bookings
Lolita is a fun and revelrous neighborhood cantina that serves authentic Mexican cuisine with a playful twist. The interior is dark and rustic but also bustling with energy and lauRead more
96% recommended
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Yvonne's

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown Crossing
1,175 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fit for Foodies
Yvonne’s, located in Downtown Crossing just across from Boston Common, is an elegantly trendy restaurant in Boston. The establishment consists of a Library, Lounge and Supper Club Read more
96% recommended
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The Stones Common House & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Stoneham
318 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Outdoor Eating
The Stones Common House and Kitchen is a casual American bar and restaurant located in the Stoneham neighborhood of Boston. It’s a place where locals and visitors alike gathering tRead more
97% recommended
American in Boston
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Alcove

$$$$·American·
West End
793 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
Located on a gorgeous port on the edge of Boston’s West End, Alcove is all about creating a memorable experience to share with friends. The warm, neighborhood restaurant is perfectRead more
93% recommended

Chickadee

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Seaport
509 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Chickadee is a New England born and Mediterranean inspired restaurant situated in the heart of Boston’s Innovation and Design Building. Named after the state bird of Massachusetts,Read more
96% recommended
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Ciao Bella

$$$$·Italian·
North End
180 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
Ciao Bella is one of the most trendy restaurants in Boston right now. Located in the North End, it is a fantastic Italian restaurant featuring delicious American Italian food, withRead more
97% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Boston
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Citrus & Salt

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Back Bay
818 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Citrus & Salt, located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, is a casual dining place featuring Contemporary Mexican and Latin American cuisine. The menu features Baja-inspired dishesRead more
92% recommended
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dbar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dorchester
1,145 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Dbar is one of the most exciting new restaurant bars in all of Boston and diners will find it packed with people seven days a week. It starts out as a full-service dinner establishRead more
96% recommended
Contemporary American in Boston
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West End Johnnie's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Faneuil Hall
473 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Fun
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
West End Johnnie’s is the place to be in Boston these days. It incorporates the melting pot of the historic West End area with its ambiance, crowd and delicious menu offerings. TheRead more
93% recommended
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Empire

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Seaport
1,413 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Empire is a restaurant by the award-winning Big Night Entertainment Group. The setting features a 14,000 square foot boutique Asian restaurant and lounge located in the Seaport areRead more
100% recommended

Mastro's Ocean Club - Boston

$$$$·Seafood·
Seaport
1,426 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Mastro’s Ocean Club features a combination of world-class service, amazing cuisine and live entertainment. Diners here get to enjoy live music at the bar while enjoying hand-crafteRead more
93% recommended
Seafood in Boston

Longfellow

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
159 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fit for Foodies
Longfellow, located in the historic Cafe Algiers space on Brattle Street in Harvard Square, is a casual, welcoming neighborhood bar and eatery. The brainchild of chef and restauratRead more
100% recommended
Best Service in Boston
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Whaling in Oklahoma - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Japanese·
South End
302 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
Whaling in Oklahoma is a modern American Brasserie located in the South End of Boston. They focus on Japanese comfort food and Izakaya style dishes and it has a reputation for haviRead more
85% recommended
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