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14 Boston Restaurant Openings to Know About This Month

New spots for Cape Verdean fare, banh mi, sushi, and more

A hand pours a small sauce pan filled with mac and cheese over a cast iron plate holding a fried doughnut.
A mac and cheese doughnut from Civility Social House, which opened this month in Somerville’s Assembly Row.
Anthony Tieuli/Civility Social House
Erika Adams is the editor of Eater Boston.

This monthly roundup highlights notable restaurant openings and reopenings in Boston and nearby. Catch up on more news about Boston restaurant openings right here.

Know of a new or soon-to-open restaurant that should be on Eater Boston’s radar? Get in touch here.

AUDOBON CIRCLE — Sushi is the name of the game at Matsunori Handroll Bar, which prides itself on innovative combinations like miso cod or spicy tuna topped with fried bits of sweet potato. 900 Beacon Street

BACK BAY — Party-ready Mexican spot Lolita has reintroduced itself to Back Bay after a two-year pandemic hiatus. 271 Dartmouth Street

BRIGHTON — Birds of Paradise, a new cocktail bar from the showstopping team behind Brookline’s Blossom Bar, has opened within the Charles River Speedway. 1440 Soldiers Field Road

CAMBRIDGE — The local sourcing experts at Season to Taste have completed a restaurant relocation to larger digs near Porter Square. 1678 Massachusetts Avenue

CHARLESTOWN — Chef Johnny Burke opened Johnny Pomodoro, a bright and cheery takeout and delivery corner spot dedicated to Detroit-style pizzas, pastas, and more. 297 Main Street

DORCHESTER — Long-awaited restaurant Comfort Kitchen, which tracks the international spice trade and highlights global comfort foods (think: jerk roasted duck and potato curry cakes), opened its doors in Upham’s Corner. 611 Columbia Road

DORCHESTER — A new spot for banh mi has rolled into town: My Sister’s Sandwich Café (also known as Bánh Mì Chị Tôi) opened in Fields Corner with a focus on takeout meals for breakfast and lunch. 1544 Dot Avenue

DORCHESTER — Cape Verdean and Portuguese restaurant and catering operation So Sabe is now open. 996 Dorchester Avenue

DUXBURY — Oyster farm Island Creek has added a cozy indoor raw bar for winter-ready oyster slurping. 403 Washington Street

LEXINGTON — Popular Belmont tearoom Vintage Tea and Cake has expanded into a second location in Lexington. 21 Muzzey Street

LONGWOOD — A seventh location of local crowd-favorite Anna’s Taqueria has opened in Longwood. 360 Longwood Avenue

NEWTON — Lexington sandwich shop Avenue Deli has expanded into a new location in Newton Centre. 1134 Beacon Street

SOMERVILLE — Civility Social House, a sprawling new restaurant with burgers, pizzas, and Instagram-friendly mac and cheese doughnuts, has landed in Assembly Row. 490 Foley Street

SOUTH BOSTON — Dumpling destination Mei Mei opened its wholesale factory and daytime cafe in South Boston’s Iron Works development. 58 Old Colony Avenue