Discover Trending Restaurants in Boston

Located on Massachusetts Bay, Boston stands out as one of America’s most historic cities. Attractions like the Freedom Trail, the Paul Revere House and Boston Common offer beautiful destinations showcasing the city’s important past with a touch of New England charm. Other popular spots to check out include the Museum of Fine Arts, boutiques along Newbury Street and baseball games at Fenway Park. But Boston’s food scene really knocks it out of the park. The city’s large immigrant population and the influx of new chefs has put Boston on the map as a top foodie destination with new restaurants opening all the time. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Keep up with the newest additions to the city's culinary offerings, and check out our Tastemaker List of Trendy Restaurants in Boston.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Table, La Fabrica Central, Pammy's
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Spanish, American
Neighborhoods:North End, Cambridge
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Table

$$$$·Italian·
North End
377 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

Table is one of the trendiest restaurants in the famous North End, aka “Little Italy” of Boston. They focus on delivering a rewarding dining experience with their old-school eating adventures. It’s a ...

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Fit for Foodies in Boston
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La Fabrica Central

$$$$·Spanish·
Cambridge
622 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music

Located in Cambridge’s Central Square, La Fabrica Central recently replaced a restaurant and nightclub in the same space. Now they are one of the most trendy restaurants in Boston and Hector and Nivia...

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Pammy's

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
1,319 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Pammy’s is a New American restaurant inspired by the feel of an Italian neighborhood trattoria. Located between Cambridge’s Central and Harvard Squares, it’s a cozy yet refined neighborhood destinatio...

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American in Boston / New England
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Brassica Kitchen

$$$$·French American·
Jamaica Plain
1,069 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

Brassica Kitchen and Cafe is a super trendy restaurant in Boston created by the Whisk Pop-up Group. It’s a coffee shop and scratch bakery by day serving espresso, pastry and sandwiches. By night they ...

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Best Overall in Boston / New England
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Scorpion Bar - Seaport

$$$$·Mexican·
Seaport
186 reviews
  • Fun
  • Late-night Find

Scorpion Bar is a Mexican restaurant and nightclub in Seaport that serves a delightful menu of authentic and innovative cuisine. The restaurant takes over three floors and delivers a Mexican cantina s...

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Late Night Find in Boston / New England

Dona Habana

$$$$·Cuban·
South End
987 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

Dona Habana is a super hip new restaurant in Boston. Locals and visitors love it because the space feels like a tropical paradise and you’ll feel like you’re in Old Havana, Cuba the second you step in...

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The Stones Common House & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Boston/New England
437 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Kid-friendly

The Stones Common House and Kitchen is a casual American bar and restaurant located in the Stoneham neighborhood of Boston. It’s a place where locals and visitors alike gathering to dine and drink and...

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Neighborhood Gem in Exclusive
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Alcove

$$$$·American·
West End
1,074 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date

Located on a gorgeous port on the edge of Boston’s West End, Alcove is all about creating a memorable experience to share with friends. The warm, neighborhood restaurant is perfect for date nights, pr...

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Scenic View in Boston

Ciao Roma

$$$$·Italian·
North End
354 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

Ciao Bella is one of the most trendy restaurants in Boston right now. Located in the North End, it is a fantastic Italian restaurant featuring delicious American Italian food, with a lot of familiar c...

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Citrus & Salt

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Back Bay
1,214 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

Citrus & Salt, located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, is a casual dining place featuring Contemporary Mexican and Latin American cuisine. The menu features Baja-inspired dishes like lamb flautas, ...

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dbar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dorchester
1,282 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Dbar is one of the most exciting new restaurant bars in all of Boston and diners will find it packed with people seven days a week. It starts out as a full-service dinner establishment and transforms ...

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Contemporary American in Boston
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West End Johnnie's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Faneuil Hall
470 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Seating
  • Happy Hour

West End Johnnie’s is the place to be in Boston these days. It incorporates the melting pot of the historic West End area with its ambiance, crowd and delicious menu offerings. They serve American cui...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Boston / New England

Empire

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Seaport
1,463 reviews
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic

Empire is a restaurant by the award-winning Big Night Entertainment Group. The setting features a 14,000 square foot boutique Asian restaurant and lounge located in the Seaport area of Boston. It’s a ...

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Late Night Find in Boston
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Mastro's Ocean Club - Boston

$$$$·Steak·
Seaport
1,827 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Mastro’s Ocean Club features a combination of world-class service, amazing cuisine and live entertainment. Diners here get to enjoy live music at the bar while enjoying hand-crafted cocktails and wine...

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Scenic View in Boston
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Longfellow

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
210 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fit for Foodies

Longfellow, located in the historic Cafe Algiers space on Brattle Street in Harvard Square, is a casual, welcoming neighborhood bar and eatery. The brainchild of chef and restaurateur Michael Scelfo, ...

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