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Discover Trending Restaurants in Boston

The OpenTable Team

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 20 List of Trendy Restaurants in Boston.

Restaurants:Table, Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen, La Fabrica Central
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Comfort Food, Spanish
Neighborhoods:North End, South End, Cambridge
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Table

$$$$·Italian·
North End
171 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun
  • Special Occasion
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 eatingRead more
100% recommended
Good for Groups in Boston / New England
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Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen

$$$$·Comfort Food·
South End
1,501 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen is just what it sounds like - a fun, trendy neighborhood joint where you can usually count on seeing a familiar face. It is an intersection of good Read more
95% recommended
Hot Spot in Boston / New England
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La Fabrica Central

$$$$·Spanish·
Cambridge
381 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 Read more
96% recommended
Late Night Find in Boston / New England
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Pammy's

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
1,059 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 neiRead more
99% recommended
American in Boston / New England

Brassica Kitchen

$$$$·French American·
Jamaica Plain
711 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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 sandwiRead more
100% recommended
Best Food in Boston / New England
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Scorpion Bar - Seaport

$$$$·Mexican·
Seaport
165 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Fun
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 deliversRead more
Late Night Find in Boston

Dona Habana

$$$$·Cuban·
South End
536 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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 thRead more
91% recommended

Lolita Back Bay

$$$$·Mexican·
Back Bay
1,177 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
Lolita is a fun and revelrous neighborhood cantina that serves authentic Mexican cuisine with a playful twist. The interior is dark and rustic but also bustling with energy and lauRead more
100% recommended
Mexican in Boston / New England
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Yvonne's

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown Crossing
1,162 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
Yvonne’s, located in Downtown Crossing just across from Boston Common, is an elegantly trendy restaurant in Boston. The establishment consists of a Library, Lounge and Supper Club Read more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Boston
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The Stones Common House & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Stoneham
228 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
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 tRead more
84% recommended
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Alcove

$$$$·American·
West End
499 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
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 perfectRead more
91% recommended

Chickadee

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Seaport
508 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Chickadee is a New England born and Mediterranean inspired restaurant situated in the heart of Boston’s Innovation and Design Building. Named after the state bird of Massachusetts,Read more
95% recommended
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Ciao Bella

$$$$·Italian·
North End
55 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Authentic
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, withRead more
81% recommended

Citrus & Salt

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Back Bay
585 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Fun
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 dishesRead more
92% recommended
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dbar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dorchester
952 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
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 establishRead more
100% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Boston

West End Johnnie's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Faneuil Hall
448 reviews
  • Live Sports
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Bar Seating
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. TheRead more
100% recommended
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Whaling in Oklahoma

$$$$·Japanese·
South End
284 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Whaling in Oklahoma is a modern American Brasserie located in the South End of Boston. They focus on Japanese comfort food and Izakaya style dishes and it has a reputation for haviRead more
92% recommended
Japanese in Boston

Empire

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Seaport
1,354 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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 areRead more
94% recommended

Mastro's Ocean Club - Boston

$$$$·Seafood·
Seaport
1,051 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
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-crafteRead more
86% recommended
Scenic View in Boston

Longfellow

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
128 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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 restauratRead more
89% recommended