Boston's Best Experiences

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Neighborhood Eats

Delicious food made by local chefs

Many of the best restaurants in Boston are ones tourists will never find by sifting through review aggregators. Based on my personal guide to Boston’s best restaurants restaurants that I’ve maintained over the years, these non-exhaustive lists showcase a variety of the city’s hidden gems. Whatever cuisine or ambiance you’re looking for, chances are there’s something here for everybody.

The 100 best restaurants in Boston you can’t miss

Great meals at a great price, with just the right amount of all you crave—that’s how we define B…

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in Beacon Hill

Restaurant Review:

Ma Maison

Authentic French cuisine in a casual, elegant atmosphere. Perfect for date night and small groups.

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in Waltham

Restaurant Review:

Gustazo Cuban Restaurant and Cafe

Standouts were the Frituras de Calabaza (squash fritters), Jibarito (fried plantain mini-sandwiches)…

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in Downtown

Restaurant Review:

RUKA

For drinks, my favorite is the Beatrix Kiddo, a fruity coconut guava drink that isn’t too sweet an…

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The 30 Best Coffee Shops & Cafes in Boston

Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to work for a few hours, a social spot to grab a cuppa wi…

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Local Coffee Shops

Enjoy a coffee or tea while you relax, read a book, write a novel, or chat with friends.

Many of the best restaurants in Boston are ones tourists will never find by sifting through review aggregators. Based on my personal list of favorite restaurants that I’ve maintained over the years, these non-exhaustive lists showcase a variety of the city’s hidden culinary gems. Whatever cuisine or ambiance you’re looking for, chances are there’s something here for everybody.

in Medford

Cafe Review:

Tamper Cafe

Groups larger than 4 will have a hard time finding a spot. Free Wi-Fi. A bit of a wait, but the food…

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in Somerville

Cafe Review:

Bloc Cafe

One of few cafes the in East Somerville that are great for working thanks to 3 hours of free Wi-Fi a…

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in Somerville

Cafe Review:

Nine Bar Espresso

Try a flat white with oat milk, the almond croissant, and the blueberry muffins. Friendly baristas. …

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Unforgettable outings

Discover fun weekend activities with friends and family.

You don’t need to be an adrenaline junkie to have an adventure—you just need the right guide. Ditch the tourist trails and go deeper. From exploring World’s End to eating fresh lobster in Rockport, kayaking on the Charles to analyzing art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner, plan a journey through Boston that everyone will love.

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