Why It's Hot: Because it marks the arrival of star chef Daniel Boulud to Boston, which bid adieu to another international name, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, last winter. There's reason to believe that the Hub will better embrace Boulud's bistro fare: elevated and elegant, leaning more toward the classic than the contemporary. (The famous French chef discussed his arrival to Boston with us here.)
Must-Order: Head here for our look inside the restaurant and a glimpse at some of the gorgeous plates that make use of local ingredients, including this spaghetti au citron ($19/$27) that features Wellfleet Countneck clams, bottarga, lemon and fennel.
Insider Tip: The special seven-seat charcuterie bar isn't just impressive to behold. It features selections sourced from famed Parisian charcutier Gilles Vérot.
776 Boylston St.; 617-535-8800