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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Greater Boston

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Greater Boston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Akame Nigiri and Sake restaurant
5.0
5 (80)
$50 and over
Sushi
Lexington
About the restaurant
Located in Lexington’s Historical district Akame Nigiri and Sake offers an un-traditional Omakase experience. Akame Nigiri and Sake will be offering a 15 Course Omakase for $180 per person. The Omakase focuses on Japanese Seafood flown in directly from Toyosu fish market. While seated at our 6 seat Omakase Bar, guest will be able to enjoy a semi-private Omakase experience skillfully crafted by Chef Michael Monaco. Seating's will be held Thursday at 6:15, Friday and Saturday at 6:15pm and 8:30pm. All Allergies and food aversions must be communicated 72 hours in advance, so we have time to make adequate changes. Due to the nature of the meal touch sensitive Shellfish and Crustaceans Allergies cannot be accommodated.












Top review
Peace
Dined 7 days ago
It was just myself and my son at Akame Nigire and Sake, so that's why it was on the quieter side. We loved the food! Each course was so elegant and creative. We watched each item get made, were told about the ingredients and could ask any questions - was an experience as much as delicious food!!
A photo of Omakase at Shore Leave restaurant
4.9
4.9 (41)
$50 and over
Sushi
South End
About the restaurant
Join us at the sushi counter at Shore Leave for a special chef's tasting menu! Expect a variety of bites including nigiri, sashimi, and tempura. The meal is timed to be a 45 minute experience. Please arrive 10 minutes early. The whole meal is paced so that you can enjoy the nigiri the moment it is made! As soon as you finish one piece, you’re handed the next by our sushi chef, who is right in front of you at the counter. We offer a curated selection of sake, beer, and wine to accompany your omakase. Come early or stay late to enjoy cocktails and additional snacks at the Shore Leave! We accept parties of 1-6 Sunday through Wednesday from 5:30-9:30pm.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
We had our first Omakase experience for my girlfriend’s birthday. The food was great and the staff took great care of us. They threw in a few extra treats and courses to make her birthday meal special. Left thoroughly sated and she was delighted
A photo of Fresh Boston restaurant
5.0
5 (4)
$30 and under
American
South Boston
About the restaurant
If you have to cancel, please give us as much advance notice as possible. We have a 10 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running late. Thank you!

Brunch: Saturday + Sunday 10:30a - 3:00p. We also serve our full lunch menu during Brunch

We are all about the good vibes here at Fresh Boston, drawing from our original location on Nantucket! We have a full bar, full liquor store, & full dine-in area as well as "grab & go". Our unique concept has everything you need with a vibe

>We are open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays)
> Brunch Saturday + Sunday 10:30a-3p (we also serve our full lunch menu during brunch)
>Our Liquor Store is fully stocked with spirits, beer, seltzers & over 225 facings of wine.
>Catering & Private Events freshboston.com/catering
Top review
KelsieL
Dined on Dec 22, 2023
Absolutely love fresh my new favorite restaurant in Southie! Highly recommend
A photo of EVOO restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2166)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Cambridge
About the restaurant
At EVOO we serve eclectic, New American cuisine focusing on sustainable and local ingredients. EVOO is located in the heart of Kendall Square; MIT, Microsoft, Google, Sanofi/Genzyme, Biogen and the Cambridge Innovation Center are just a few of our neighbors. Chef Peter McCarthy's ever changing dinner menu offers EVOO classics such as our Chinese Box filled with Mustard Glazed Shrimp and Hoisin Braised Beef and our Garlic and Parsley Studded Beef Tenderloin.

At EVOO, we have three private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 60 guests, or the entire restaurant may be reserved for up to 100 guests. We are available for corporate events, weddings, bridal or baby showers, birthday celebrations or any other special occasions. We also have a great outdoor patio in the nicer months.

We are proud to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified. We hope to see you soon!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Thank you for all the wonderful meals and the best hospitality in the business.
A photo of Molinari's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (401)
$30 and under
Italian
Dorchester
About the restaurant
“I wanted to do a place with good Italian comfort food. The simplicity of it, the freshness of it, the quality of ingredients that you get to work with.” They specialize in that quintessential Italian comfort food – pizza. “I think it’s great that the city of Boston is turning around and starting to become known for pizza like the other big cities in the country,” he said. “It is such a simple food but it all comes down to the quality of ingredients.” It’s all done out of an open kitchen where the star of the show is Molinari’s wood burning oven.
Top review
Melissa
Dined 3 days ago
Best waiter Patrick! Food was on point. Best in the middle of the week.
A photo of Byblos Restaurant - Boston restaurant
4.9
4.9 (908)
$30 and under
Lebanese
Norwood
About the restaurant
Maurice Daaboul and family’s Byblos is the Boston area’s premier eatery since 1996 for authentic, homemade Lebanese cuisine. Located in the heart of Norwood, Massachusetts, Byblos offers all the best features of Lebanese dining, including a large hall where feasts are laid out in traditional Lebanese Maza style to the tune of live Arabic music and oriental belly dancing. At Byblos we pride ourselves on bringing freshness, authenticity and service to our valued customers.
Top review
DeniseH
Dined 6 days ago
The food selection is vast, it’s delicious and just the right amount. The owner, Maurice, goes to every table and speaks to the guests. It was a great experience.
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A photo of Piccolo Nido restaurant
4.9
4.9 (296)
$31 to $50
Italian
North End
About the restaurant
Piccolo Nido in Boston is an Italian restaurant with a family atmosphere, owned and operated by chef Pino Irano from Napoli. Piccolo Nido’s dinner menu includes a daily soup option, as well as classic antipasto and pasta dishes. Enjoy an espresso or cappuccino with dessert, and enjoy getting to know Pino when he steps out of the kitchen to greet the patrons.

Entrees at Piccolo Nido include favorites such as spaghetti and gnocchi, but also has options for lovers of true Italian flavors, such as veal and trout. The fresh catch of the day is also available for the freshest seafood around, and diners can also enjoy tiramisu or a dessert of the day.


Top review
Brianvip
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Excellent homemade Italian cuisine. Food was delicious. Our server, Fortunado, was friendly, knowledgeable, and best of all fun. A definite place to dine in the north end.
A photo of Via Cannuccia restaurant
4.8
4.8 (266)
$30 and under
Italian
Dorchester
About the restaurant
HomeMade Italian Deliciousness - Bakery/Pizzeria/Trattoria

Time limits for tables set in our restaurant:

For 1-2 customers 1h 30m

For 3-4 customers 1h 45m

For 5-6 customers 2h 00m

For 7+ customers 2h 30m


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Dear customers,

For group reservations exceeding 6 people, kindly send us an email request to confirm availability and secure your reservation.

Additionally, to ensure we provide you with the best service possible, we would appreciate it if you could send us a preliminary order based on our menu, which you can view on our website. This will help us prepare adequately to welcome your group in the best possible way.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and look forward to hosting you soon at our restaurant.

Best regards,
Via Cannuccia Restaurant
Top review
Fitzyvip
Dined 3 days ago
If you want wonderful Italian food that blends your Nonna's love with flawless technique and explosive flavor this is the place. There was no part of the meal that wasn't fantastic and honestly stunningly good. We shared arancini, small pizza, saltimbocca, eggplant parmesan and a tiramisu. I really can't wait to go back. As good as the food was the service was just as homey and attentive. Seriously go here.
A photo of Kosmos restaurant
4.9
4.9 (651)
$30 and under
Greek
Walpole
About the restaurant
Kosmos eat. drink. greek
Top review
Rachel
Dined 2 days ago
Love the food and ambiance every time we come, and the service this time was amazing. Just to note, this is the second time we added a special occasion that was not acknowledged, either by the hostess or server. Definitely didn't change our evening, though considering the prices and style of dining, small touches like that definitely can elevate the experience.
A photo of Bluefins Chatham Sushi And Sake Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (802)
$30 and under
Sushi
Chatham
About the restaurant
Bluefins Sushi & Saki Bar, has a focus on fresh, locally-sourced seafood, coupled with inspiration from local Cape Cod farm ingredients. We aim to craft sushi and fine kitchen cuisine that both celebrate and showcase seafood in classically inspired Japanese methods combined with modern asian style and at the same time honoring New England seafood cuisine.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
I have dined here many times. I’ve never had a bad meal. The food is outstanding and the cocktails are delicious!
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