Boston's Best Restaurants That Bring Guests Back through Their Doors

Jessica Polizzotti

By , Local Expert, Boston
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The best restaurants in Boston have one thing in common: staying power. They are not just what's hot right now, but what's proven its worth. 

Boston is filled with its share of great places to get good fish. Row 34, set in happening Fort Point, brings guests through their doors in droves to indulge in freshly harvested and expertly shucked oysters, appetizers and main dishes that are both simple and exquisite.

With a large population of Italian Americans, you can't go wrong with a meal in Boston's North End, but you can get one even better on Boston's Greenway where NEBO has made its home. This family run spot serves...  Read more »

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    Row 34

    Fresh fish combined with a cool vibe and a wine and beer list that pairs with the food makes Row 34 a must get reservation.

    Local Expert Tip: "A raw bar order is a must and needs to be paired with their specialty beers."

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    Nebo Restaurant and Bar

    Serving simply prepared Italian cuisine at affordable prices, with an air of sophistication, in a hip setting a meal at Nebo is one you'll remember.

    Local Expert Tip: "Nebo is best enjoyed dining family style so you can taste more of their spectacular menu."

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    Raves for Oleana started soon after opening its doors in 2001, and have continued for more than a decade.

    Local Expert Tip: "Meze are a must; order quite a few and request assistance to pair with your wine."

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    Neptune Oyster

    Neptune Oyster serves amazing seafood including a knock out lobster roll. Its small space creates an intimate experience even surrounded by strangers.

    Local Expert Tip: "Reservations are not accepted and seating is limited. Arrive early or plan a long wait-elsewhere as their is no bar for lingering."

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    Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - Boston

    Del Frisco's brightens up the traditional steakhouse and turns out more than just steaks prepared to perfection, as all menu items are top notch.

    Local Expert Tip: "Known for their steak be sure you don't overlook the seafood. Excellent menu items include the crab-cake, tuna tartare and Shanghai style calamari."

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    JM Curley

    When a deep fried craving strikes make your way to JM Curley where their fried chicken and deviled eggs will will leave you satisfied.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go with friends who will share! jm Curely's menu is filled with "must try" bites like curley's cracka jack, the foie gras glazed jelly donut, beet doritos & a fried chicken dinner that will leave you planning a return trip."

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    Myers + Chang

    • Cuisine: Asian
    • Average Main Course Price: $30
    • Neighborhood: South End

    Myers + Chang has a following of locals who return for their creative Asian cuisine.

    Local Expert Tip: "Myers + Chang invites you to taste bites from its various menu offerings to complete a full meal."

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    Hungry Mother

    Hungry Mother is the place southern transplants return to time and again to get a taste of home- made better.

    Local Expert Tip: "Dine at Hungry Mother before 6pm and score movie tickets to the Kendall Square theater for $8 each. The restaurant will even pick them up for you!"

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    Tico offers a little something for everyone, makes killer food, mixes excellent cocktails and offers guests a lot of fun.

    Local Expert Tip: "Order tapas style for the best taste of Tico: ceviche, manchego cheese, fried oysters, and lobster tacos are menu must try items."

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    Bondir's farm to table approach is a step above the rest; its elegant setting creates a true fine dining experience.

    Local Expert Tip: "Offering two sizes of menu items, choose the smaller size and share; about six will feed two."



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