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Where Chefs Eat in Boston

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Restaurants:Asta, Coppa, o ya
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Modern European, Italian, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Back Bay, South End, Leather District
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Asta

$$$$·Modern European·
Back Bay
44 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
“Asta is a very creative tasting menu restaurant. While not in Cambridge where I live, it's just over the bridge and I feel lucky whenever I can get there.” – Jason Bond
100% recommended
Best Overall in Boston / New England
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Coppa

$$$$·Italian·
South End
614 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
“If money is no object I'll pay for flights as well.” – Erick Harcey
97% recommended
Italian in Boston / New England
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o ya

$$$$·Japanese·
Leather District
1,048 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
“Incredible sushi and Japanese small plates, extremely creative, lovely decor and service.” – Joanne Chang
86% recommended
Notable Wine List in Boston / New England
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Eastern Standard

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
4,137 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Lunch
“It's sturdy, elegant, and dependable. I love ending a long day with a dozen oysters and a roasted chicken in the perfectly dark, always energetic bar.” – Katrina Jazayeri
92% recommended

Sorellina

$$$$·Italian·
Back Bay
3,929 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
“The service is impeccable, it’s the most beautiful and elegant dining room in town, the food is always great and it’s always busy.” – Joanne Chang
97% recommended
Italian in Boston / New England
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No. 9 Park

$$$$·European·
Beacon Hill
2,834 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
“Well, it's just my favorite place around! When money is no object, saunter your way out of the bar room and into the carpetted dining room, order the wine, have all the courses, aRead more
82% recommended
Notable Wine List in Boston

BISq

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
179 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
“BISq is a wine bar that really knows how to be a neighborhood spot. Warm, friendly, knowledgeable service. If you want to learn something about wine here, you can. If you don't feRead more
90% recommended
Healthy in Boston
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Craigie on Main

$$$$·French·
Cambridge
3,743 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
“Cozy, dog-friendly pub with exposed brick and wooden beams, fire places, good cask ales, hospitable staff and good food.” – Niall Keating
88% recommended
Notable Wine List in Boston

Loyal Nine

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
568 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighborhood Gem
“Loyal Nine for terrific coffee.” – Tony Maws
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Boston

Grill 23 & Bar

$$$$·Steak·
Back Bay
6,051 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
“Best steak in town, a terrific wine list and attentive and professional (but not overbearing) service.” – Tony Maws
92% recommended
Steak in Boston / New England

Clover Food Lab

$$$$·American·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
“It's one of those rare places where you won't realize it's vegetarian because the food is so good. Great menu and probably good for you too.” – Jason Bond
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Area Four Cambridge

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
521 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Great for Lunch
“Straightforward, well done food from wood-burning ovens. It must be as satisfying to cook as it is to eat. I love this place.” – Jason Bond
96% recommended
American in Boston

Bondir Cambridge

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Cambridge
772 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Recommended by Chef Joshua Lewin from Juliet
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in Boston / New England

Giulia Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Cambridge
1,061 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Recommended by Chef Joshua Lewin from Juliet
95% recommended
Italian in Boston
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