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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Boston Metro North

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Boston Metro North? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Babe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (14)
$30 and under
American
Salem
About the restaurant
Welcome to your friend neighborhood bar and sandwich shop. Tucked away on Lafayette Park, just a block from the downtown and seaport neighborhoods of Salem, MA, The Babe is the perfect place to rendezvous after work for a cocktail, grab a bite with friends, or get together for a late night celebration. We take pride in our scratch kitchen with a menu inspired by Northeast sandwich culture and cuisine; touching on fan favorites from Philly to NY, and of course, Boston! Our menu includes specialties like house-ground cheese burgers, loaded Italian subs with freshly sliced salumi, crispy and cheesy mozzarella pockets, crispy wings, and more. The dining room and bar have a casual but intimate feel with high ceilings, updated vintage architectural features, and warm deco-lighting. The Babe also features live performances several nights a week as well as a cozy backyard patio in the warm weather season. Parties larger than 10 guests should contact the restaurant directly for booking
Top review
NolaR
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Loved it here! Great food, lovely patio out back ... a hidden gem. Seems like it would be fun for families or a night out with a group. We had two couples and enjoyed a relaxing meal with time to chit chat and kind service.
A photo of Ledger Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2493)
$31 to $50
American
Salem
About the restaurant
This historically unique location houses the new restaurant from Matt O'Neil chef/owner of The Blue Ox in Lynn. O'Neil collaborates with Executive Chef, Daniel Gursha, formerly of Bambara, Cambridge and A Voce and Bouley in New York City, offering a progressive New England concept, where traditional 19th-century dishes, cocktails, and techniques will be elevated with 21st-century resources.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! We had tuna tar tar, prosciutto salad, and the half chicken. Everything was prepared to PERFECTION! I would highly recommend eating here if you enjoy delicious food and friendly wait staff.
A photo of G Bar & Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (146)
$31 to $50
American
Swampscott
About the restaurant
G Bar & Kitchen in Swampscott provides a beautiful interior with dark, rich wood flooring, bright red chairs situated along the bar, and pale colored chairs, tables and booths along the opposite walls. Big windows let in plenty of sunshine to help increase the brightness and inviting atmosphere of the interior whereas friendly staff members make you feel like an honored guest at G Bar & Kitchen. Upon first glance at the menu, you will notice plenty of delicious options like the shrimp chow fun and gnocchi. You also have stuffed acorn squash, lamb rack, duck, haddock, veal chop and a N.Y strip to name a few. There is an option for just about every flavor preference so you are sure to leave feeling satisfied and yearning to come back for more when you visit G Bar & Kitchen.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
G Bar never disappoints! Wonderful atmosphere and the food is always delicious !
A photo of Seasons 52 - Burlington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5676)
$31 to $50
American
Burlington
About the restaurant
Seasons 52 is a Fresh Grill and Wine Bar offering a seasonal menu that is naturally lighter and always flavorful. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. We also offer an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Here, you'll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment. Lunch and dinner daily with happy hour Monday-Thursday from 3-6PM.
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EllenR
Dined 3 days ago
Everything was GREAT as usual! Deb our server was helpful.
A photo of Turner Hill Grille Room restaurant
4.6
4.6 (15)
$31 to $50
American
Ipswich
About the restaurant
Just minutes from downtown Ipswich, the Turner Hill Grille Room is located inside the historic Elizabethan-style Mansion at Turner Hill. The setting provides a unique ambiance and relaxed dining experience. Our rotating menus feature a variety of locally sourced meats, seafood and herbs from our on-site garden, providing options for everyone in your party to enjoy. We offer weekly Chef-inspired Specials including Prime Rib on Friday nights and Sunday Brunch. We invite you to dine with us at the Turner Hill Grille Room.
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AB70vip
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Another nice evening at Turner Hill. Menu updates provided a couple of new options. Will definitely return.
A photo of 1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1571)
$31 to $50
American
Gloucester
About the restaurant
Voted Best of North Shore Magazine Editors' and Readers' Choice "Best Waterview Dining" and Editors' and Readers' Choice "Best AlFresco Dining".

Delicious cuisine with ocean views. Located on the second-floor, our restaurant and bar offers an oceanfront dining deck showcasing New England coastal dining at its best. Celebrate delicious Modern American cuisine with fresh local ingredients by our Chef and his culinary team. The tasteful décor, seaside vistas and comfortable atmosphere provide a dining experience unlike any other in the area. Relax and unwind in cozy elegance at the oceanfront bar, by the fireplace or out by the firepit on the deck, or dine on our fresh catch at our new oyster bar. With a plenty of seats to encourage community gatherings, enjoy a light-hearted take on the region’s culinary delights.
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SusanL
Dined 3 days ago
The wait staff is outstanding and the view is perfect. I would recommend 1606 to everyone.
A photo of Landing Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (344)
$30 and under
American
Marblehead
About the restaurant
The Landing was first established in 1972 and has withstood the test of time and the elements. Located on Marblehead Harbor our "On the Water Harbor Views" can't be beat. Chef Noe Ortega brings culinary excellence to each dish and our service is comforting and professional. Our Deck and Patio offer great views and atmosphere with Fresh Seafood right form the dock. Along with Steaks, Duck and plenty of Vegetarian and Gluten Free offerings you'll be sure to find what your looking for on our menu. We are on the water in the Historic District and close by Fort Sewall and Crocker Park as well as the Jerimiah Lee Mansion. Great wine and drink lists will accompany the ever changing menus created by Chef Noe Ortega.

Top review
NoelleM
Dined 3 days ago
Was looking forward to a relaxing lunch. This place is perfect for that. Loved the special of the day - a delicious bass with tempura asparagus on puréed parsnips.
A photo of Black Cow restaurant
4.6
4.6 (23)
$31 to $50
American
Newburyport
About the restaurant
CORRECTION, THE BLACKCOW DOES ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FOR BOTH LUNCH AND DINNER. PLEASE CALL US AT (978)499-8811 TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION, RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INDOOR DINING ONLY!.

Located in a city rich in maritime history, the Black Cow boasts spectacular ocean views from its rooftop deck and fine dining with walking distance to all that Newburyport has to offer. By land or by sea, the Black cow represents all the hospitality and beauty New England has to offer.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Great location near the water. Service was excellent as were the meals. Parking can be a bit tricky in the summer.
A photo of Cafe Escadrille restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4620)
$31 to $50
American
Burlington
About the restaurant
Just 15 minutes north of Boston, Cafe Escadrille is a landmark restaurant and neighborhood gem known for its great food, drink, and service. The restaurant offers classic and new American dishes in a lively atmosphere. During the warmer months, you can enjoy cocktails or dine on our outdoor Patio. The Famous Mahogany Bar is one of the few places in the Burlington area serving food late night. If you are looking for a venue for a private event, business event, or a wedding reception, look no further than Café Escadrille. We offer a venue for special events that include full menus, cocktail service, and selections from the restaurant’s extensive wine list, as well as sweet creations from our own in-house pastry chef. Cafe Escadrille has something for everyone!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Food was delicious as usual. Our server, Patti was wonderful.
A photo of Tavern in the Square - Lowell restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1072)
$30 and under
American
Lowell
About the restaurant


Conveniently located at the intersection of Route 3, Interstate 495, & the Lowell Connector at the Cross Point Towers, resides one of our hidden gem locations, Tavern in the Square Lowell. Our restaurant offers both indoor & patio dining space, an exciting seasonal menu. Our inviting patio boasts an outdoor bar, state-of-the-art televisions, an outdoor heating system, cozy lounge style seating & a beautiful fire place which will keep our Guests cozy during New England’s cooler seasons while they enjoy our seasonal menus. For those who choose to come & enjoy our indoor dining, we offer a generous array of unique features aimed to satisfy a wide variety of Guests. It’s here where our Guests can gather in our open dining room, enjoy any of our 50 draft beers, watch their favorite teams on any of our 18 TV's or take advantage of our semi-private dining spaces for special personal or corporate events.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Yummy as always! Thanks for the extra customer service!
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