Boston restaurants

Top Choice Sushi in South End & Chinatown

O Ya

Who knew that raw fish could be so exciting? Here, each piece of nigiri or sashimi is dripped with something unexpected but exquisite, from burgundy truffle sauce to ginger kimchee jus. A fried Kumamoto oyster is to…
Top Choice Seafood in Back Bay

Saltie Girl

Here's a new concept in dining: the seafood bar. It's a delightfully intimate place to feast on tantalizing dishes that blow away all preconceived notions about seafood. From your traditional Gloucester lobster roll…
Top Choice Seafood in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Island Creek claims to unite farmer, chef and diner in one space – and what a space it is. It serves up the region’s finest oysters, along with other local seafood, in an ethereal new-age setting. The specialty – lo…
Top Choice International in Streetcar Suburbs

Ten Tables

True to its name, this gem has only 10 tables (you’ll need to reserve one of them). The emphasis here is on simplicity – appropriate for a restaurant that specializes in traditional cooking techniques. The menu is s…
Top Choice Italian in Cambridge

Giulia

A half-mile north of Harvard Square, this intimate Italian restaurant opened in 2012 to universal acclaim. Chef Michael Pagliarini's sophisticated, locally sourced creations range from grilled veal with asparagus an…
Top Choice Seafood in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Eventide Fenway

James Beard award winners Mike Wiley and Andrew Taylor opened this counter-service version of their beloved Maine seafood restaurant. Fast, fresh and fabulous, the menu features just-shucked oysters and brown-butter…
Top Choice Pub Food in Downtown & Waterfront

jm Curley

This dim, inviting bar is a perfect place to settle in for a Dark & Stormy on a dark and stormy night. The fare is bar food like you've never had before: Curley's cracka jack (caramel corn with bacon); mac 'n' c…
Top Choice Cafeteria in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Paramount

This old-fashioned cafeteria is a neighborhood favorite. A-plus diner fare includes pancakes, home fries, burgers and sandwiches, and big, hearty salads. Banana and caramel French toast is an obvious go-to for the b…
Top Choice Seafood in West End & North End

Neptune Oyster

Neptune’s menu hints at Italian, but you’ll also find elements of Mexican, French, Southern and old-fashioned New England. The impressive raw bar and daily seafood specials confirm that this is not your traditional …
Top Choice Ice Cream in Cambridge

Toscanini’s

People come from miles around for Tosci's burnt-caramel ice cream, which apparently was invented as the result of an accident (you can imagine). Besides the dozens of delicious ice-cream flavors, there is also excel…