Date Idea, Drinks, Food
The Boston restaurant scene is diverse and ever-changing and in just the last few months we’ve seen great new restaurants, bars, and cafes open up around the city. Take note! These are the hottest new spots to check out this summer.
by Celina Colby
Info: Self-dubbed as Jewish Tavern & House of Learning, Lehrhaus serves up dynamic cocktails and a menu of innovated classics from Jewish cuisine like a mac and cheese kugel.
Info: Your new favorite Italian restaurant isn’t in the North End, it’s in Dorchester! This authentic Roman-style spot serves up scratch-made pizzas, pastas, pastries, and more.
Info: Gordon Ramsay’s newest Boston restaurant is burger focused, offering a menu of classic and contemporary burgers, fries, sauces, and milkshakes. (Photo by @foodies_dna)
Where: South End
Info: Get in touch with your inner Parisian at this authentic French restaurant in the South End, a relative of beloved favorites Petit Robert Bistro & Batifol.
Where: Union Square
Info: Sip dynamic cocktails and a rotating list of beer and wine at Union Square’s foodie hotspot, Bow Market. (Photo by @caitlinasmits)
Info: Satisfy that craving for crawfish at Cajun Window, a casual new spot in Dorchester where you can order a seafood boil right on the streets of Boston.
Info: HobGoblin is part gastropub serving up Asian-inspired small plates, and part piano bar serving up dramatic performances and sing-a-longs.
Info: Blending elevated street food, a coastal vibe, and healthy eating, this is the new spot for fresh Taco Tuesday eats.
Info: From the team behind Lolita, Coquette, and Mariel comes a new nightlife concept with cocktails, eats, and an after-hours club feel.
Where: South Boston
Info: Enjoy a seasonal New American dinner menu at this cozy new neighborhood gem in South Boston.
Info: Inside Tuscan Kitchen Seaport guests can stop at the Italian-style bar for an aperitivo while people watching in the bustling oceanside neighborhood.
Info: The Providence brewery brand Long Live has expanded to Boston, opening a location in Boston that will be serving up new brews every few weeks.
Where: Back Bay
Info: Pinky’s is bringing a late-night cocktail option to Newbury Street. Open until 1am every night, this spot also offers up globally inspired tapas.
Where: Union Square
Info: Sample Vietnamese-inspired food and cocktails at this new Bow Market concept from the team behind Cicada in Cambridge.
Info: This energetic spot downtown offers a restaurant and lounge with Caribbean-inspired eats and an after-hours nightlife scene.
Info: Fresh fish and Mediterranean fare are the focus of this new Seaport spot, a second location from a NY-based restaurant group.
Info: This cozy and charming neighborhood restaurant serves up reimagined Italian classics and craft cocktails.
Info: The newest outpost of Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar showcases a menu of delectable tacos and strong margaritas in this large, funky space.
Info: Jiang Nan is a popular transplant from NYC and celebrates the cuisine of the Southern East Coastal region of China.
Info: This jazz club and soul food restaurant, a relative of Darryl’s in Roxbury, is bringing vibrancy (and fried chicken) to the Seaport neighborhood. (Photo by @blumie625)
Info: Enjoy gourmet sandwiches with fast-food service at this indulgent, casual joint that originated on Nantucket.
Info: At this New American Bistro you can enjoy fresh takes on comfort classics like handmade pasta, premium steak cuts, and local seafood.
Info: Classic pizzas and inspired new pie recipes are at the heart of the menu at this Italian restaurant.
Where: Financial District
Info: Enjoy modern Italian cuisine in a lavish Gatsby-inspired space at JOIA, located in the Harborside Inn downtown.