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 meatballs like they were meant to be made and welcomes guests with true Italian hospitality.
Across the Charles River, in neighboring Cambridge, you'll find Oleana where the Middle Eastern fare is served in a warm, almost cozy environment both indoors by the fire or out on the elegant patio. Bostonians love Oleana so much that more than 10 years after they opened you still need to make reservations weeks in advance to get seated at a reasonable hour.
The 10best are spots you'll find the same names on the reservation list time and again because these are the places where locals become regulars.