Restaurants

Top Choice Sushi in South End & Chinatown

O Ya

Who knew that raw fish could be so exciting? At O Ya, each piece of nigiri or sashimi is dripped with something unexpected but exquisite, from honey truffle sauce to banana pepper mousse. Salmon tataki is topped wit…
Top Choice Modern American in Back Bay

Courtyard

The perfect destination for an elegant luncheon with artfully prepared food is – believe it or not – the Boston Public Library. Overlooking the beautiful Italianate courtyard, this grown-up restaurant serves seasona…
Top Choice Italian in West End & North End

Pomodoro

Pomodoro has a new (only slightly larger) location, but it's still one of the North End’s most romantic settings for delectable Italian. The food is simple but perfectly prepared: fresh pasta, spicy tomato sauce, gr…
Top Choice Breakfast in Shelburne Falls

Gould's Sugar House

The standard order at this family-run farm is fluffy pancake perfection, drizzled with maple heaven. Other unexpected highlights include the sugar pickles (yes, you read that right), maple ice cream and corn fritter…
Top Choice Bakery in Plymouth

Blue Blinds Bakery

Blue Blinds is a cozy house – it feels like a home, really – with plants in the windows and a fire in the fireplace and folks sipping coffee on the shady front porch. The baked goods are out of this world, including…
Top Choice American in Lenox

Nudel

Nudel is a driving force in the area's sustainable-food movement, with just about everything on the menu seasonally inspired and locally sourced. The back-to-basics approach rings through in inventive dishes, which …
Top Choice Mexican in Back Bay

Lolita Cocina

This spicy little Mexican number is full of surprises (which we won't ruin for you). We will reveal that the menu is packed with unusual and enticing Mexican fare that does not disappoint: lobster enchiladas, charre…
Top Choice Bakery in Wellfleet

PB Boulangerie & Bistro

A Michelin-starred French baker setting up shop in tiny Wellfleet? You might think he'd gone crazy, if not for the line out the door. You can't miss PB: it's painted pink and set back from US 6. Scan the cabinets fu…
Top Choice International in Newburyport

Glenn's Food & Libations

Now in a snazzy new location, Glenn is still out to spice up your life. He's got the seafood you're looking for, but he's serving it in ways you never imagined. Oysters might come baked with chili and pumpkin-seed p…
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 daily seafood specials and impressive raw bar (featuring several kinds of oysters, plus …