Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 9:00a -
Friday, Mar 31, 2023 9:00p

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Dinner dates, meeting for a drink, and sipping a coffee are activities that never go out of style. Fortunately, Boston is bursting with unique bars, cafes, and restaurants for you to try. Check out these fantastic new culinary hotspots now open around the city. 

Puritan Oyster Bar 

Opened: February 2023

Where: Inman Square

Info: Right next to Puritan & Company in Inman Square you can visit Puritan Oyster Bar, a chic spot serving up cocktails, oysters, and light seafood-centric bites.

Comfort Kitchen 

Opened: January 2023

Where: Dorchester

Info: Comfort Kitchen celebrates the flavors of the African diaspora with a unique and dynamic menu. After years of running pop-ups, they’ve opened their first brick-and-mortar restaurant. 

Madhouse Cafe 

Opened: November 2022

Where: Roxbury

Info: Boston’s only motorcycle shop now features a coffee shop. This unique space was born from a desire for a community gathering space, and, of course, a great cup of coffee. 

Mei Mei Dumpling Factory 

Opened: January 2023

Where: South Boston

Info: At this dumpling haven you can take a factory tour to learn about Mei Mei’s production, enjoy a cooking class to master the skill yourself, or simply savor their handmade dining experience. 

Faro Cafe 

Opened: December 2022

Where: Harvard Square

Info: Faro is based on the romantic ideal of a coffee shop, where visitors enjoy their espresso, latte, or cold brew slowly and with intention. 

Shy Bird 

Opened: December 2022

Where: South Boston

Info: The all-day rotisserie, bar, and cafe that’s been a wild success in Kendall Square has opened up a second location in South Boston. Don’t sleep on this comfort food.


Opened: November 2022

Where: Kenmore

Info: Pescador celebrates coastal food of all kinds, starting with classic New England cuisine and paying homage to coasts from Andalusia to Argentina.

Birds of Paradise 

Opened: December 2022

Where: Brighton

Info: Inspired by the golden age of travel, this cocktail bar serves up innovative drinks and sushi in a beautifully appointed space. You may know this group from their other restaurants: Blossom Bar, Ivory Pearl, and Baldwin Bar. 


Opened: November 2022

Where: South Boston

Info: Fresh Boston has three unique spaces, a cafe-style restaurant with healthy eats like fresh juices and açaí bowls, a Bodega-style liquor store, and a bar to sip on craft cocktails in house. 


Opened: November 2022

Where: Coolidge Corner

Info: Maguro serves up both Thai and Japanese dishes, covering the gamut from Drunken Noodles (a recipe from the owner’s mother) to fresh sushi. 


Opened: November 2022

Where: Fenway

Info: Fenway’s favorite resident chef and entrepreneur Tiffani Faison is giving the people what they want. And what they want is pizza. Choose from twelve interesting flavor combinations, among other treats.


Opened: October 2022

Where: Jamaica Plain

Info: This cozy neighborhood restaurant serves Italian comfort food made from scratch and inspired by the local trattorias you’d find in Rome. 

Johnny Pomodoro 

Opened: January 2023

Where: Charlestown 

Info: This casual, counter-service neighborhood restaurant serves up piping hot Detroit-style pizzas and robust subs and sandwiches. 

Honorable Mentions

Lolita Back Bay 

Opened: December 2022

Where: Back Bay

Info: Lolita’s isn’t technically new, but it’s finally reopened after a two year hiatus. Bostonians can once again enjoy delicious Mexican food and cocktails in the trendy gothic setting. 

Faccia a Faccia 

Opened: May 2022

Where: Back Bay

Info: The brainchild of award-winning restaurant owners and chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, Faccia a Faccia serves a coastal Italian menu. It’s been around for a minute, but recently rebranded for an extra fresh start. Don’t forget to hit Bar Pallino, the underground natural wine bar situated below the restaurant.


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