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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Greater Boston

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants 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 (78)
$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
Josh
Dined 5 days ago
Very authentic sushi in combination with unique toppings. Mike created a new world of sushi without losing Japanese tradition. Every bite brought me to an amazing satisfaction. This place is absolutely a hidden gem.
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 Piccolo Nido restaurant
5.0
5 (289)
$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
MarshallM
Dined on May 8, 2024
Chef Pino is the best. Food is always fresh and authentic . Will absolutely be coming back.
A photo of EVOO restaurant
5.0
5 (2165)
$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
KateF
Dined on May 17, 2024
We had a wonderful experience at Evoo. Attentive service, helpful recommendations for wine and highlights from the dining were the fried oysters and Chinese box. Delicious flavors all cooked to perfection.
A photo of Island Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (477)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Nantucket
About the restaurant
Casual indoor/outdoor dining, open year-round. Located mid-island, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week.

Seasonally, we have a beautiful outdoor bar, serving up drinks and food for before or after a trip to the beach, as well as a full outdoor patio and indoor dining room! We also serve 30 different homemade flavors of ice cream at our ice cream counter from May through Columbus Day.

Follow us on Instagram @iknantucket @ikpalmbeachcatering

Top review
JoyKvip
Dined on May 18, 2024
Great food, wonderful service. Amazing selection of homemade ice cream and sorbet next door. What looks like a newly created or updated outdoor space is going to be fantastic when the weather gets better.
A photo of Omakase at Shore Leave restaurant
4.9
4.9 (38)
$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 Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Absolutely loved the chef that guided us through the dining experience. Would recommend!!
A photo of Kosmos restaurant
4.9
4.9 (634)
$30 and under
Greek
Walpole
About the restaurant
Kosmos eat. drink. greek
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Our first time here - we appreciated the top notch service from Richie. Five of us (3 generations) all enjoyed the drinks, starters, salad, main courses and shared desert. The recommendations from Richie - especially the dumplings, chicken, lamb chops were all enjoyed. Great experience- we will be back
A photo of Moonshine 152 restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1645)
$30 and under
American
South Boston
About the restaurant
A modern -American, neighborhood bistro restaurant in Southie (South Boston) by Chef-owner Asia Mei (as seen on Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay & Phantom Gourmet). With a globally-inspired, comfort food meets street food menu, Chef Asia puts her unique spin on both East & West Coast style cooking, striving to match the beautiful restaurant’s aesthetic, contributing to numerous glowing re-reviews, accolades & praise. Her "Best of Boston" Buttermilk Fried Chicken Wings, her award-winning Burgers & Vegetarian Burgers, Street Tacos & weekly changing specials are only some of the reasons she was awarded the 2023 Best of Boston Neighborhood Restaurant in South Boston.

Moonshine 152 is located at 152 Dorchester Avenue, on the corner of Dorchester Avenue & West 4th Street in South Boston. We are one block from the Broadway Red Line train station, with bus connections local bus connections. We are a short walk from the South End & Ink Block neighborhoods as well as The Seaport & Downtown Boston.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 21, 2024
My favorite spot in Boston. I try to go every time I am in town. I brought a few coworkers and they said it was their favorite dining experience in Boston ever. The food is amazing, the staff are friendly, the vibe is a neighborhood hangout and Chef Asia is a joy to be around. My only negative is that it is in Boston so I can only go when I am in town for work. Guaranteed great night out.
A photo of Elia Taverna Marblehead restaurant
4.9
4.9 (48)
$31 to $50
Greek
Marblehead
About the restaurant
Family owned local Greek cuisine. Serving delicious food with homemade recipes, in a small cozy atmosphere. Hard to find amazing Greek wines that will surprise you. Shrimp Santorini, Mediterranean Grill, grilled octopus, are just some of the amazing dishes we server. Voted 2nd must try restaurant in the Marblehead, Salem, Swampscott area. "Neighborhood Gem"
Top review
KMO25
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
We had a great time, service was outstanding, and food was very good.
A photo of Molinari's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (385)
$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
OscarEvip
Dined 4 days ago
Great food I have never had a bad meal at Molinari’s.
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