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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Boston Metro South

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Boston Metro South? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Kosmos restaurant
4.9
4.9 (628)
$30 and under
Greek
Walpole
About the restaurant
Kosmos eat. drink. greek
Top review
LaurenZ
Dined 1 day ago
The food is amazing but a little pricey. Definitely recommend having a reservation
A photo of Byblos Restaurant - Boston restaurant
4.9
4.9 (903)
$30 and under
Lebanese
Norwood
About the restaurant
Maurice Daaboul and family’s Byblos is the Boston area’s premier eatery since 1996 for authentic, homemade Lebanese cuisine. Located in the heart of Norwood, Massachusetts, Byblos offers all the best features of Lebanese dining, including a large hall where feasts are laid out in traditional Lebanese Maza style to the tune of live Arabic music and oriental belly dancing. At Byblos we pride ourselves on bringing freshness, authenticity and service to our valued customers.

Top review
MarciaG
Dined on May 3, 2024
The food and service were amazing! Food fresh and delicious!
A photo of Tosca restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3407)
$50 and over
Italian
Hingham
About the restaurant
Tosca is the flagship restaurant of Eat Well Inc. Open for dinner only, Tosca is located on historic Hingham Harbor and offers creative regional Italian cuisine focusing on fresh New England flavors and local, seasonal ingredients. Constructed in the 1910 Granary Marketplace building, the award-winning restaurant boasts a theatrical setting with exposed brick, imported tiles, mahogany woods, and an open kitchen from which executive chef Kevin Long takes center stage.

Tosca can also provide a setting for business dinners and meetings to weddings and showers to anniversaries and birthdays. Whether you choose the Classic, Rustic look of The Wine Room or the sophisticated, continental flavor of The Salon, it will set the stage for a grand event or intimate celebration Contact Event Manager Aly Brain at 781-740-0800 ext. 603 for details.


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Always have a great time with my family! Food and drink are always impressive.
A photo of The Black Whale restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3144)
$31 to $50
Seafood
New Bedford
About the restaurant
Serves fresh, bold and innovative food that reflects the history of New Bedford and celebrates the New Bedford fishermen, their catch and their culture.

Menu focuses on local fishermen’s catch of the day, old school seafood favorites and a sprinkling of modern seafood interpretations. Menu ranges from raw bar, to warm and cold lobster rolls, baked cod, bacon wrapped scallops, bouillabaisse and grilled NY Strip.

Large bar and spectacular views of the artful New Bedford Fishing Fleet. Large covered outside deck overlooking the fishing boats and harbor. Centrally located beside the Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Ferries. Large parking lot.

And, of course, the hospitality is second to none. Service is what built the business.

Top review
SAVIE
Dined 4 days ago
The new patio is out of this world, it is so awesome. The food and service was really good as well. Go there, it's great
A photo of Alma Nove restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5513)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Hingham
About the restaurant
Paul Wahlberg presents Alma Nove, a stylish and contemporary restaurant and bar offering classic Italian cuisine amid the bountiful flavors of the surrounding Mediterranean. Located in the historic Hingham Shipyard steps from the beautiful shoreline of Hingham Bay, guests can enjoy a scenic view whether they dine inside with panoramic floor to ceiling windows or on the patio furnished with lounge furniture and a fire pit. The wine list at Alma Nove is approachable, affordable and fun, very similar to the menu.


Top review
DeeEvip
Dined 4 days ago
Wonderful experience! We'll be back!
A photo of Sail Loft - Dartmouth restaurant
4.8
4.8 (449)
$30 and under
American
Dartmouth
About the restaurant
Way back in 1975, the Sail Loft lit the fire for Steve Silverstein, who went on to open nearly 40 restaurants. Located in the quintessential seaside village of Padanaram, it was the neighborhood place where you could get a good (strong) drink, chef prepared comfort food and relax in a convivial atmosphere with familiar faces. The Sail Loft was everyone’s favorite place; it was a hangout where some came for food and others for drink.

When the Sail Loft became available in 2021, Steve jumped on the opportunity to take the wheel. Steve and his wife Judy transformed the Sail Loft into an elevated neighborhood restaurant with a distinct updated boatyard feel. The spot is nautical with a chef-driven yet approachable menu, a deep selection of spirts and an intriguing wine list. As with all of Silverstein’s places, while the food, drink and design are always top-notch, it is the warm hospitality that keeps ‘em coming back.

Top review
TracyC
Dined 1 day ago
Always enjoy a meal at SailLoft! Drinks are delicious and the food is always well prepared and interesting. The only drawback is that the restaurant tends to be a little loud and it can be tricky to have a conversation across the table. This restaurant is one of the places we go with visitors because it is so dependable!
A photo of Cisco Kitchen and Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (793)
$30 and under
American
New Bedford
About the restaurant
Cisco Kitchen + Bar New Bedford is the premier South Coast dining and lifestyle destination located on the Waterfront in New Bedford, MA. We are a live music, brewery, distillery, and dining experience serving innovative coastal cuisine.
Top review
ElaineSvip
Dined 3 days ago
The food was excellent, as usual! The service was wonderful. Avery, our server, was attentive, pleasant, friendly…….well-trained! Beautiful ocean view. It was a great evening, excellent food, and an incredible evening listening to Dallas Corbin and Ryan playing country music! Always a great dining experience!
A photo of BOCCA restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1555)
$30 and under
Italian
Fairhaven
About the restaurant
BOCCA is serving the finest Italian dining in the region. Formerly known as The Pasta House, BOCCA has a modern eclectic ambiance, top quality food and wine, endless variety, and impeccable service. We source the freshest ingredients including local produce, seafood, and meats, to bring you the highest quality on all of your favorite menu items.

BOCCA offers a gluten free menu for guests who wish to enjoy a traditional gluten free Italian experience. The grille guarantees satisfaction with each and every bite, constantly researching the best and finest recipes to best serve the people of the community Your Satisfaction Is Our Livelihood!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Very efficient and professional. Outstanding service and food.
A photo of Cibo Matto restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2654)
$30 and under
Italian
Mansfield
About the restaurant
Inspired Italian cuisine
Top review
MelissaL
Dined 4 days ago
Feels more casual than it looked on line. Very good service, some dishes were good and some were outstanding. Love the beer salad!
A photo of Elsie's Table restaurant
4.7
4.7 (124)
$31 to $50
International
Canton
About the restaurant
Elsie's Table takes pride in sourcing locally grown & farmed ingredients, supporting our community & ensuring the freshest flavors on your plate. In addition, we collaborate with exclusive international suppliers to bring you a seasonal menu that is inspired by flavors from around the globe. Whether you’re craving a comforting, home-cooked meal that evokes nostalgic memories or seeking to explore & taste the diverse cuisines of the world, Elsie’s Table offers a dining experience that combines the best of both worlds. Our Executive Chef, Fabiana Weston, provides patrons an extraordinary culinary experience, a journey around the world within the restaurant's walls. Hailing originally from Brazil, she garnered widespread recognition after her impressive performance on MasterChef Brazil in 2015. Subsequently, she launched two successful restaurants and has traveled to over 30 countries to study international cuisine.
Top review
maryannek
Dined 5 days ago
I love this restaurant. The salmon entree is the best I’ve ever had and I order salmon a lot when I eat out. My husband has tried several other entrees and all were delicious Truly a gem of a restaurant
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