Boston March 07, 2018
The 9 Boston Restaurants You Must Try In 2018
Boston has so many stellar restaurants that it can be hard to know where to begin your culinary explorations. Next time you’re in the mood for an unforgettable dining experience, check out these places. Whether you’re seeking a romantic fine dining establishment or a downhome breakfast joint, these 9 eateries have one thing in common: fabulous food.
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1. Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe (South End)
You know a diner is something special when sitting presidents have chosen to eat there.
has been around since 1927 and it's well worth the wait to squeeze into this 32-seat eatery for a breakfast of turkey hash or griddle cakes. Head to 429 Columbus Avenue in Boston for a dose of comfort food.
2. Union Oyster House (Downtown)
If you haven't eaten at Boston's oldest restaurant yet, then it's definitely time to change that. Sure, it'll still be here next year, just as it has been every year since the establishment first opened in 1826. But procrastination means missing out on
Union Oyster House's
soothing bowl of clam chowder and the oysters that built the restaurant's reputation. You'll find Union Oyster House at 41-43 Union Street in Boston.
3. Les Sablons (Cambridge)
This year's James Beard Award semi-finalists were recently announced, and Les Sablons received a nod as one of the best new restaurants in the whole country! This upscale eatery is ideal for a cozy dinner and it's now open for brunch on the weekend as well. See what the fuss is all about at 2 Bennett Street in Cambridge.
4. O Ya (Southie)
O Ya is also a semi-finalist in the "outstanding restaurant" category. That's hardly a shocker, given the gorgeous plating and incredible food served at this fine-dining Japanese restaurant. Try the Santa Barbara sea urchin. O Ya is located at 9 East Street in Boston.
5. Flour (multiple locations)
The work of Chef Joanne Chang has also been acknowledged by the James Beard Award Committee. You don't need to be a gourmand to know that the praise is well-deserved; all you have to do is bite into a sticky bun, chocolate mousse cake or really any food item that
6. Neptune Oyster (North End)
You'll be dreaming about hot lobster rolls drenched in butter long after you finish this iconic dish at Boston's most popular restaurant. Make 2018 the year that you join the line and indulge in an unbeatable seafood extravaganza.
is located at 63 Salem Street in Boston.
7. Parker House Restaurant (Downtown)
You've got to try the original Parker House rolls and Boston cream pie in the place where they were invented, at least once in your lifetime. This historic restaurant offers grandeur paired with great food. You'll find
at 60 School Street in Boston.
8. Giacomo's Ristorante (North End)
Come for the fried calamari, stay for the pasta. When it comes to Italian and seafood,
excels. Although there are now several locations, the one in the North End - at 355 Hanover Street in Boston - oozes intimate charm.
9. The Dudley Chateau (Wayland)
It's worth venturing beyond Boston for this destination restaurant. The Chat is in an unlikely location - in a residential neighborhood - and its low-key, rustic charm provides a reprieve from the pace of city life. Kick back with one of the monster-sized burgers or wings and savor this view.
The Dudley Chateau
is located at 20 Crest Road in Wayland.
If you want a year punctuated with memories of delicious meals, visit these restaurants without delay! Which spots are on your 2018 dining bucket list?
For more foodie-friendly destinations read our past article: “
The 15 Restaurants You Have To Visit In Boston Before You Die.”