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.
This quarter, we welcome 38 veterans Tanám in Somerville and Saltie Girl in Back Bay back to the map. With Massachusetts operating in a fairly normal capacity these days, the 38’s focus shifts back to restaurants with sit-down components, so Mei Mei and Sekali have been retired from the map this quarter. The former is no longer operating as a sit-down restaurant, focusing instead on wholesale dumpling distribution and a bit of prepared food pickup service, and the latter is a pop-up (one definitely worth watching). 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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