Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022 7:00a -
Sunday, Apr 24, 2022 11:00p

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The weather may be cold but the Boston restaurant scene is heating up. We’ve discovered some of the best new local restaurants for you to try on your next night out, from a casual, French-fusion hub to Boston’s first ever sake bar.

1) Wusong Road

Where: Harvard Square
Info: Classic American Chinese cuisine meets innovative tropical tiki cocktails at this new hotspot, housed in a historic building on the outskirts of Harvard Square. (Photo by @lhallion)

2) Dear Annie

Where: Porter Square
Info: This casual natural wine bar is a VIBE. Bring your own records to jam out to and snack on small plates while you sample natural wines. (Photo by @briansamuelsphotography)

3) Bar Volpe

Where: South Boston
Info: Handcrafted pasta and wood fired pizza are at the heart of this artisanal Italian restaurant from Chef Karen Akunowicz of Fox & the Knife fame. (Photo by barvolpe.com)

4) High Street Place Food Hall

Where: Downtown Boston
Info: High Street Place, the much anticipated food hall will officially open to the public on Wednesday, March 2, featuring some of Greater Boston’s most celebrated chefs, restaurateurs, brewmasters, cocktail experts, coffee roasters, and more. (Photo by highstreetplace.com)

5) Mex Taqueria & Bar

Where: Kendall Square
Info: Short rib empanadas alone should sell you on this multi-story Mexican restaurant, but they also boast a spacious roof deck with fire pits. (Photo by Eric Luciano)

6) Lamplighter CX

Where: Cambridge Crossing
Info: The Lamplighter CX’s retail counter is now open. The full-operation taproom will officially open on Friday, 2/25, featuring a rotating selection of Lamplighter’s very own beer, as well as locally-sourced cheese and charcuterie boards. (Photo by Emma Arnold at lamplighterbrewing.com)

7) Cafe Sauvage

Where: Back Bay
Info: This all-day cafe serves up laid-back French and French-fusion cuisine, highlighting the diverse influences on the nation’s palate. (Photo by @vianca.eats)

8) La Royal

Where: West Cambridge
Info: The creators of Celeste in Union Square and Esmeralda–an experimental restaurant–in Vermont are coming together to open this much anticipated Peruvian restaurant in February 2022. (Photo by @laroyal_cambridge)

9) 1928

Where: Beacon Hill
Info: Prohibition era cocktails have never looked so glamorous. Sample craft sips and an upscale American menu in this vintage-style restaurant. (Photo by 1928beaconhill.com)

10) Geppetto

Where: Cambridge Crossing
Info: This Italian-inspired restaurant offers innovative dishes like black truffle and taleggio bread, not to mention an amaro cart for your cocktail pleasure. (Photo by thelexingtoncx.com)

11) The Koji Club

Where: Brighton
Info: Boston’s first sake bar, The Koji Club offers a space for guests to sample and learn about sake either through a casual visit or a ticketed tasting. (Photo by @kteig)

12) Garrison House

Where: Brookline
Info: Live music has come back to Brookline at this dual concept restaurant. Upstairs you can grab American eats at Garrison House, downstairs Village Social Club slings cocktails and local music. (Photo by garrisonhousebrookline.com)

13) Ramsay’s Kitchen

Where: Back Bay
Info: You may have to sell your soul to get a reservation at Michelin-starred Chef Gordon Ramsay’s new restaurant, but with a globally inspired craft menu, it might be worth it. (Photo by gordonramsayrestaurants.com)

14) Spin

Where: Seaport
Info: At this Seaport nightlife joint you can snack on wings and pizza while playing ping-pong with your friends. Reserve a court and bring your appetite. (Photo by wearespin.com)

15) EBO & Co. Grocery

Where: East Boston
Info: Okay, okay, technically this isn’t a sit down restaurant. But where else can you stock up on caviar, records, wine and churros all in one place? With those goods your house is the best restaurant in town. (Photo by @ebo.grocery)

16) Nagomi Izakaya

Where: Fenway/Kenmore
Info: This Japanese restaurant offers an extensive lunch and dinner menu featuring classics like kaisen don, poke bowls and a wide selection of sushi. (Photo by nagomiizakaya.com)

17) Hub Hall

Where: West End
Info: Forget choosing between sweet and savory, Hub Hall has 18 local food vendors in one spot so you can sample to your heart’s content. (Photo by hubhallboston.com)

18) Pon de Joy

Where: Allston
Info: Pon de Joy is Boston’s first mochi donut company. They craft insanely adorable donuts in flavors like matcha, black sesame, orange cream and more. (Photo by @pondejoy)

19) The Don’s BBQ

Where: Watertown
Info: Originally only offering catering, Chef Sebastian “The Don” DiFelice is bringing classic barbecue flavors to this new brick-and-mortar. (Photo by @thedonsbbq)

20) Cannonball Cafe

Where: South Boston
Info: Located on the site of a historic foundry that made, surprise, cannonballs, this cozy cafe serves espresso drinks, smoothies and breakfast sandwiches. (Photo by @cannonballcafebos)

21) Top Mix Bar & Kitchen

Where: Jamaica Plain
Info: Like its sibling restaurant in Roxbury, Top Mix offers an elevated bar food menu drawing on Latin/Central American and Caribbean flavors. (Photo by @topmixbarjp)

22) Cafe Iterum

Where: East Boston
Info: Cafe Iterum offers a range of healthy, organic, whole ingredients and scrumptious dishes with sustainable practices while eliminating wastes and inefficiencies of restaurants. (Photo by cafeiterum.com)

Header image in order:

• Lamplighter CX: lamplighterbrewing.com
• Bar Volpe: barvolpe.com
• Wusong Road: @lhallion
• Mex Taqueria & Bar: Eric Luciano

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