Saturday, Jul 15, 2023 10:00a -
Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 12:00a

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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.

Want to wait for the hype to die down? Check out our roundups of the best pre-existing restaurants in Back Bay, the South End, Somerville, and Cambridge.

by Celina Colby


Where: Somerville

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.

Via Cannuccia

Where: Dorchester

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.

Gordon Ramsay Burger

Where: Downtown

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. 

Nook Cocktail Bar

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)

Cajun Window

Where: Dorchester

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.


Where: Downtown

Info: HobGoblin is part gastropub serving up Asian-inspired small plates, and part piano bar serving up dramatic performances and sing-a-longs.


Where: Brookline

Info: Blending elevated street food, a coastal vibe, and healthy eating, this is the new spot for fresh Taco Tuesday eats. 


Where: Downtown

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.

Bar Toscana

Where: Seaport

Info: Inside Tuscan Kitchen Seaport guests can stop at the Italian-style bar for an aperitivo while people watching in the bustling oceanside neighborhood. 

Long Live Roxbury Brewery

Where: Roxbury

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. 

The Eaves

Where: Union Square

Info: Sample Vietnamese-inspired food and cocktails at this new Bow Market concept from the team behind Cicada in Cambridge. 

Fete on Kingston

Where: Downtown

Info: This energetic spot downtown offers a restaurant and lounge with Caribbean-inspired eats and an after-hours nightlife scene.

Limani Grille

Where: Seaport

Info: Fresh fish and Mediterranean fare are the focus of this new Seaport spot, a second location from a NY-based restaurant group.


Where: Charlestown

Info: This cozy and charming neighborhood restaurant serves up reimagined Italian classics and craft cocktails. 

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar Fenway

Where: Fenway

Info: The newest outpost of Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar showcases a menu of delectable tacos and strong margaritas in this large, funky space.

Jiang Nan

Where: Downtown

Info: Jiang Nan is a popular transplant from NYC and celebrates the cuisine of the Southern East Coastal region of China. 

Grace by Nia

Where: Seaport

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)


Where: Seaport

Info: Enjoy gourmet sandwiches with fast-food service at this indulgent, casual joint that originated on Nantucket. 


Where: Seaport

Info: At this New American Bistro you can enjoy fresh takes on comfort classics like handmade pasta, premium steak cuts, and local seafood.


Where: Somerville

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.

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