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The best restaurants in Boston, including restaurant reviews and editors' picks

The best new restaurants in Boston
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The best new restaurants in Boston

Own the Boston restaurant scene with our guide to the city’s best new restaurants, bars and where to eat right now

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The 10 best Harvard Square restaurants
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The 10 best Harvard Square restaurants

For great brunch, fine-dining, New England fare and more, these are the best Harvard Square restaurants to visit

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The 10 best restaurants in Cambridge
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The 10 best restaurants in Cambridge

The best restaurants Cambridge has to offer, from great pizzerias to fine-dining restaurants to top brunch spots

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The best ramen in Boston
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The best ramen in Boston

From an 18-seat gem to a well-known subterranean den to a noodle bar housed inside a Super 88

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The best Boston coffee shops and cafés
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The best Boston coffee shops and cafés

Get your fix with our guide to the Hub’s café culture

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Boston restaurants by cuisine

The best Chinese food in Boston
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The best Chinese food in Boston

With the third largest Chinatown in the country, it stands to reason Downtown Boston yields plenty of authentic Chinese food and cult hole-in-the-wall dumpling spots. But there are also exceptional eateries serving top-notch noodles, dim sum and diverse regional fare all over Boston, Cambridge and suburban areas. Chinese restaurants are a great late-night dining option in a city that shuts down early—and some of them even double as nightclubs!

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The 10 best Mexican restaurants in Boston
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The 10 best Mexican restaurants in Boston

Mexican restaurants? Boston? The two things don’t always seem to go together—this is pizza, oyster and chowder territory, right?—but that’s only if you’re not looking hard enough. If you know where to find the good stuff, Mexican will soon be near the top of your things to do in Boston. There are great restaurants in Cambridge serving house-made tacos that would make Californians proud, while the North End is home to a torte whose reputation is known the state over. And let’s not get started on Momma King’s burritos! Here we celebrate the bounty with our guide to the best Mexican restaurants in Boston. Get eating. RECOMMENDED: See the best restaurants in Boston

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The best burgers in Boston
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The best burgers in Boston

The 21st-century burger boom shows no sign of abating and in most U.S. cities, opinions run high on who makes the best burgers (closely followed by the perennial best pizza debate). Many of the best Boston restaurants, including the excellent Craigie on Main in Central Square have a signature version on the menu, but cheap-eats aficionados love Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage, a Cambridge fast food legend since the 1960s.RECOMMENDED: See the best Boston restaurants by cuisine

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The best pizza in Boston
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The best pizza in Boston

It’s a subject as hot as a wood-fired oven: Who bakes the best pizza? Boston has countless no-frills places serving deliciously greasy slices, and many of the best Boston restaurants offer twists on the perennial favorite (and not just Italian restaurants). RECOMMENDED: See the best Boston restaurants by cuisine

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The best sushi in Boston
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The best sushi in Boston

Craving sushi? Boston has an array of excellent Japanese restaurants and sushi joints—some of which made it into our list of the best Boston restaurants. Snappy Sushi on Newbury Street is our pick for a quick lunch break during a Back Bay shopping spree, while upscale Oishii in the South End is known for its authentic omakase.RECOMMENDED: See the best Boston restaurants by cuisine

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The best Boston coffee shops and cafés
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The best Boston coffee shops and cafés

It may have been christened "Beantown" on account of the baked variety, but Boston can't get enough coffee beans. Like any other major city with a fair share of wind-chilled, under-slept professionals, the Hub boasts a plethora of cafés that have high-quality espresso, extensive tea selections, cozy atmospheres and (on occasion) pool tables. The best Boston coffee shops and cafés don't just offer java. You'll find obscure magazines, weekly trivia nights and a humble cup of joe at cult favorite Trident in the Back Bay. Get a fair-trade cup with local baked goods at Equal Exchange Café in the North End. And then there's the seatless, coffee-snob haven barismo in Arlington, and iced bucketfuls of hyper-flavored coffee-like concoctions at Dorchester's PS Gourmet. Latte lovers who also like art galleriesshould stop by cool hybrid Voltage Coffee & Art in Kendall Square.RECOMMENDED: See the best Boston restaurants by cuisine

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