The Best Restaurants in Boston | Boston Magazine

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Best Restaurants in Boston

In this new world, we’ve found that great food is hardly the sole criteria for landing on our annual Top 50 Restaurants list. As we researched contenders, returned to dining rooms for testing, and listened closely to what was getting local foodies talking, we realized that many of the best spots were those that fed us something pleasantly unexpected: an exciting new idea, a dose of inspiration, a buzzy backdrop for reviving our social life. That’s why this year, we’ve divided our list into categories of places that satisfy every type of emotional craving, whether you’re looking to understand where the city’s food culture is headed or which established legends are still going strong as the most reliable, well-rounded pillars of Boston’s restaurant scene.


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