Presenting Boston’s updated Eater 38, your answer to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?”
This elite group of 38 must-try restaurants is meant to cover the city of Boston and a little bit beyond while spanning multiple cuisines, costs, and neighborhoods, collectively satisfying every restaurant need.
Every quarter, Eater Boston adds a few pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game. As such, a few restaurants are retired from the map each quarter — not necessarily forever — to make room. Restaurants are listed geographically from north to south, not ranked.
This quarter, we welcome back 38 veteran Bar Lyon to the map, along with newcomer Mahaniyom, serving French food in Boston’s South End and Thai food in Brookline, respectively. They have replaced now-closed East Boston gem KO Pies at the Shipyard and Cambridge mainstay Craigie on Main, which is currently on hiatus. For details on these and other past 38 entries, consult the Eater 38 archive. And do check out the Eater Boston Heatmap to find the hottest new restaurants in town right this very second.
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