New & Hot Places

New Restaurants in Boston

You can’t stay on top of the Boston dining scene without knowing what’s new — which is why we offer this indispensable list of the most notable restaurant openings around town. We’ll update the guide every week, keeping the latest openings at the top of the page.

    • New
    • Brookline
    A small chain of self-described "modern Irish bars" comes to Brookline, putting a glossy sheen on a convivial space and applying a more contemporary approach to the expected pub fare, all washed down with craft beers and cocktails that should lure regulars away from Guinness pints for at least a round or two.
  • Los Amigos Taqueria
    • New
    • Brookline
    This local casual Mexican chain with locations in Newtonville, West Roxbury and Coolidge Corner stuffs its tacos, burritos, quesadilla and salads with high-quality, responsibly sourced ingredients, served fast in a simple, inviting counter-serve space bedecked with barnwood.
  • Opa Greek Yeeros
    • New
    • Greek
    • Somerville
    Rotating spits of roasting chicken, lamb and beef are the foundation of the build-your-own gyro approach at this casual Greek counter serve by Davis Square, topping pitas with housemade fixings while also offering traditional Hellenic eats like souvlaki and spanakopita.
  • Forage
    • New
    • Cambridge
    Local sourcing and hyper-seasonal menus are the driving force behind this adorable dining room just outside Harvard Square, a passion project from alums of the Ten Tables location that once inhabited the space, and one that preserves that former restaurant's farm-to-table ethos with inventively tweaked classic dishes and selection of organic, biodynamic wines.
  • Joel Benjamin
    Joel Benjamin
    Stoked Wood Fired Pizza
    • New
    • Brookline
    A popular food truck has spawned this Brookline brick-and-mortar with a loose music motif (founder Scott Riebling hails from the band Letters to Cleo), where creative pies are crisped quickly in a massive oven and sides like spicy chicken wings push the menu beyond the confines of the mobile original. Also on offer: A curated collection of draft cocktails, craft brews and affordable wines.
  • Relish Burger Bistro
    • New
    • Burger
    • Waltham
    Set inside Waltham's Westin hotel, this modern, window-wrapped American eatery serves specialty burgers along with build-your-own patties heaped with gourmet toppings, plus soups, salads, hearty offerings like pork chops, and craft cocktails.
  • Moldova Restaurant
    • New
    • Newton
    This unique Watertown eatery shines a spotlight on Moldovan cuisine, with many classic dishes reflecting the Eastern European nation, like plăcintă, traditional pan-fried savory and sweet pies, plus entrees like sarmale, stuffed cabbage and grape leaves, offered in a colorful, contemporary space.
  • Hieu Nguyen
    Hieu Nguyen
    • New
    • Japanese
    • Somerville
    Sleek and modern, this Davis Square izakaya serves housemade hot and cold soba, sushi and maki rolls, a wide variety of yakitori and other interesting Japanese small plates in a handsome wood-accented space decorated with a blue-and-white mural and dome-shaped industrial lighting fixtures.
  • Grass Fed
    • New
    • Burger
    • Roslindale
    Ten Tables owner Krista Kranyak extends her responsible-sourcing ethos to these counter-serve Jamaica Plain burger joints specializing in “organic meats and treats”, from “tasty” patties to boozy milkshakes; the Forest Hills location has more seating and a larger bar than the small and "noisy" Centre Street original, and though it's “a little expensive” for the genre, it's earned a strong neighborhood following.
  • Ken Rivard
    Ken Rivard
    Saloniki Greek
    • New
    • Greek
    • Fenway/Kenmore
    Star chef Jody Adams is behind this Fenway-side fast-casual Greek eatery offering build-your-own pitas, rice plates and salad bowls, laden with vibrant fixings like spicy lamb meatballs and charred eggplant, plus composed sandwiches and sides, served in an industrial-chic space with rustic wood dining tables and a Hellenic blue-and-white color scheme.
  • Wu Er by WOW Barbecue
    • New
    • Chinese
    • Brookline
    A spin-off of Wow Barbecue in Malden (and its local roving food truck) this Chinese fusion specialist in Brookline turns out specialty skewers, from pork belly to lamb kidney to squid, but casts a wider net to encompass creative Asian tapas and whole fish for two, all served in a Beijing back alley–inspired interior.
  • Janice Checchio
    Janice Checchio
    homestead bakery & cafe
    • New
    • Cafe
    • Dorchester
    This homey breakfast and lunch cafe in Fields Corner is an inviting hangout for kicking back with a cup of joe, diving in to veggie-friendly artisanal salads and sandwiches, and scoping out the rotating art shows and live music jams that give the space an organic of-the-neighborhood vibe.
  • Oath Craft Pizza
    • Pizza
    • Chestnut Hill
    This Nantucket-born local pizza chain, which also has a small stall in South Station, brings its full- and half-pies to Chestnut Hill, serving customizable pies that are crisped for 90 seconds in electric ovens, then laden with specialty toppings that includes Sriracha chicken and rosé pickled onions.
  • The Hopewell Bar & Kitchen
    • American
    • Allston
    Groups dig in to casual tavern-style American eats, including burgers, pizza and pot pie, while sipping on an array of fine whiskeys at this convivial Allston haunt set in a subterranean, wood- and chalkboard-lined space tricked out with an arcade room, shuffleboard and a pool table.
  • The Hangover Pub
    • Gastropub
    • Worcester
    It's all about the bacon at this Worcester gastropub, where nearly everything on the from-scratch dinner menu is derived from creative use of the house-cured pork product (liberally represented during weekend brunch too), including desserts, and bacon-infused craft cocktails enjoyed at the ample bar. The rustic red-and-black space also has a pet-friendly patio where even pooches receive bacon-flavored treats.

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