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Where to eat, drink and shop in Boston

Boston isn't all historic foot trails, extremely enthusiastic sports fans and heaping bowls of chowdah (much as we love it for all of those things).

The past couple of years have brought an absolute explosion of exciting restaurants, bars and boutiques to the city's flourishing food scene--and our Boston City Guide will tell you exactly where to go, right now.

Most of the action is happening in surrounding towns: There's Tim Maslow's freewheeling Ribelle in Brookline, the elevated German cuisine Tim Wiechmann is serving at Somerville's Bronwyn, and Tony Maws' new Kirkland Tap & Trotter in Somerville, which joins his now-classic Craigie On Main.


We love that Boston's got both a big city feel and a close-knit chef community that's devoted to supporting New England purveyors year-round.

So while you'll still find fresh, sparkling seafood--and raw bars aplenty--it's now just as easy to track down an inspired scallion pancake sandwich or handcrafted pasta as it is to find that lobstah roll.

Ribelle 1665 Beacon St. Brookline MA 02445 617-232-2322 Cutty's 284 Washington St. Brookline MA 02445 617-505-1844 Asta 47 Massachusetts Ave. Boston MA 02115 617-585-9575 Neptune Oyster 63 Salem St. Boston MA 02113 617-742-3474 Puritan & Company 1166 Cambridge St. Cambridge MA 02139 617-615-6195 No. 9 Park 9 Park St. Boston MA 02122 617-742-9991 Oleana 134 Hampshire St. Cambridge MA 02139 617-661-0505 Sarma 249 Pearl St. Somerville MA 02145 617-764-4464 Bondir 279A Broadway Cambridge MA 02139 617-661-0009 Area Four 500 Technology Sq. Cambridge MA 02139 617-758-4444 O Ya 9 East St. Boston MA 02122 617-654-9900 West Bridge 1 Kendall Sq. Cambridge MA 02139 617-945-0221 Island Creek Oyster Bar 500 Commonwealth Ave. Boston MA 02215 617-532-5300 Mei Mei Street Kitchen 506 Park Dr. Boston MA 02215 857-250-4959 Bronwyn 255 Washington St. Somerville MA 02143 617-776-9900 Toro 1704 Washington St. Boston MA 02118 617-536-4300 Coppa 253 Shawmut Ave. Boston MA 02119 617-391-0902 Myers + Chang 1145 Washington St. Boston MA 02118 617-542-5200 Craigie On Main 853 Main St. Cambridge MA 02139 617-497-5511 Kirkland Tap & Trotter 425 Washington St. Somerville MA 02143 857-259-6585 The Hawthorne 500A Commonwealth Ave. Boston MA 02215 617-532-9150 State Park 1 Kendall Sq. Cambridge MA 02115 617-848-4355 Drink 348 Congress St. Boston MA 02210 617-695-1806 The Publick House 1648 Beacon St. Brookline MA 02446 617-277-2880 Clio 370A Commonwealth Ave. Boston MA 02215 617-536-7200 JM Curley 21 Temple Pl. Boston MA 02111 617-338-5333 Eastern Standard 528 Commonwealth Ave. Boston MA 02215 617-532-9100 Belly Wine Bar 1 Kendall Sq. Cambridge MA 02139 617-494-0968 Formaggio Kitchen - South End 268 Shawmut Ave. Boston MA 02118 617-350-6996 Formaggio Kitchen - Cambridge 244 Huron Ave. Cambridge MA 02138 617-354-4750 Farm & Fable 251 Shawmut Ave. Boston MA 02118 617-451-1110 Olives & Grace 81 Pembroke St. Boston MA 02118 617-236-4536 M.F. Dulock 201A Highland Ave. Somerville MA 02143 617-666-1970 Flour Bakery (South End) 1595 Washington St. Boston MA 02118 617-267-4300 Flour Bakery (Back Bay) 131 Clarendon St. Boston MA 02116 617-437-7700 Flour Bakery (Fort Point Channel) 12 Farnsworth St. Boston MA 02210 617-338-4333 Flour Bakery (Central Square) 190 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge MA 02139 617-225-2525 Toscanini's Ice Cream 899 Main St. Cambridge MA 02139 617-491-5877 The Boston Shaker 69 Holland St. Somerville MA 02144 617-718-2999 Christina's Spice & Specialty Foods 1255 Cambridge St. Cambridge MA 02139 617-576-2090 Alden & Harlow 40 Brattle St. Cambridge MA 02138 617-864-2100 InBoston 85 Bedford St. Boston MA 02111 617-426-0785 Row 34 383 Congress St. Boston MA 02210 617-553-5900 Sportello 348 Congress St. Boston MA 02210 348 Congress St. Spoke 89 Holland St. Somerville MA 02144 617-718-9463 Heirloom Kitchen 125 Washington St. Dedham MA 02026 781-326-4060 Nourish Your Soul 15 Channel Center St. Boston MA 02210 888-995-8423

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