Boston Restaurant Reviews Index

This is an index of all the Boston area restaurants on this blog. If you’re not super familiar with the neighborhoods and such, you may instead prefer to check out my summary of my favorite Boston picks first, just to get oriented.

My favorites are marked with **, and places I really like marked with *.

Harvard Square

Dumpling House Cambridge
Le’s (Formerly Pho Pasteur)
*Cafe Sushi (2014)
*Cafe Sushi (2007)
Shabu Square (Now closed)
Om Restaurant & Lounge (lunch – Now closed))
Om Restaurant & Lounge (Dinner under Patricia Yeo – (Now closed))

American / New American
The Sinclair
*Alden & Harlow
*L.A. Burdick’s
Tory Row
*Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage
*Canteen (Now closed)
*Clover Food Labs
*Russell House Tavern
*The Plough and Stars
*Veggie Planet/Club Passim
Henrietta’s Table
*Ten Tables
**Hi Rise Bread Company
*Upstairs On the Square (Now closed)
Soiree Room (Now closed)
Monday Club – 2 (Now closed)
Monday Club – 1 (Now closed)
Grafton Street Pub & Grill
*Garden at the Cellar 2009 and 2007

The Red House (Italian)
**Rialto (Italian)
The Upper Crust (Pizza – Now the Just Crust)
*Cambridge 1 (Grilled Pizza)
Sandrine’s Bistro – 2010 update (French)
Sandrine’s Bistro (French)
1 Arrow Street Crepes (French – Now closed)
*Il Panino Express (Italian – Now closed)


Inman Square

*Puritan & Co (American)
Puritan & Co {Snapshot} (American)
*East Coast Grill (seafood, BBQ)
*Bom Cafe
East By Northeast (Asian)
*Tupelo (Southern)
Benatti (now closed)
**Muqueca (Update!)
**Muqueca (Coastal Brazilian)
**Oleana Top Chef Masters (Mediterranean)
**Oleana (Mediterranean)
*All Star Sandwich Bar (Sandwiches)

Kendall Square

**Area Four
*Bondir revisited
Lord Hobo (Craft beers)
*Emma’s (pizza)
*The Blue Room
*The Friendly Toast (brunch)
*Cambridge Brewing Company
Legal Seafoods
Firebrand Saints (burgers)

Bon Me (Sandwiches)
**Guchi’s Midnight Ramen Pop Up at Bondir
*Atasca (Portuguese)
*Leisure Station (Taiwanese/Boba Tea Shop)
Mulan (Taiwanese)
*Hungry Mother (Southern)
Izzy’s (Latin / Puerto Rican)
*Helmand (Afghan)
P.F. Chang’s (Asian)

Porter Square

Giulia (Italian)
Rafiki Bistro (American – now closed)
Chez Henri (French)
Cambridge Common (American)
Temple Bar (American)
Blue Fin (Sushi)
Stone Hearth Pizza (Italian)
Sapporo Ramen (Japanese)
Zing (Pizza – now closed)
*Cafe Mami (Japanese)
*Anna’s Taqueria (Mexican)
*Yume Wo Katare (Ramen)

Central Square

New American/American
**Mariposa Bakery
*Miracle of Science
**Craigie on Main (dinner)
**Craigie on Main (bar)
**Craigie on Main (brunch)
**Craigie Street Bistrot (2007) (now Craigie on Main)
*Pacific Cafe

Cafe Luna
*Basta Pasta

Tunisian/North African
**Baraka Cafe

Thelonious Monkfish

Mariposa Bakery
Flour Bakery

North Cambridge
Sofra Bakery & Cafe (bakery and Mediterranean food)
T.W. Food (New American)
Formaggio Kitchen (barbecue, cheese, market)
Armando’s Pizza (Italian)
Trattoria Pulcinella (Italian)
**Gran Gusto (2010)
**Gran Gusto (2008) (Italian)
Jose’s Mexican Restaurant
*Qingdao Garden (2014 Update)
*Qingdao Garden (Dumplings/Chinese)

East Cambridge
Hungry Mother (Southern, French)
Unique Dumpling (Taiwanese/Northern Chinese)
Wisteria (Taiwanese) –  (Now closed – Allston location still open)
Saloon (Gastropub)
Kirkland Tap & Trotter (New American)
Posto Pizzeria
Saloon (gastropub)
Foundry on Elm (New American)
*Sarma (Mediterranean)
Pho ‘N Rice (Vietnamese)

**Bergamot (New American)
Bergamot (2013 Update)
Redbones (BBQ)
El Potro (Mexican/Salvadoran)
*Dave’s Fresh Pasta (Sandwiches, pasta)
Pescatore (Italian)
Amelia’s Kitchen (Italian)
Thai North (Brighton)
Island Creek Oyster Bar (Seafood)
*Jo Jo Taipei (Taiwanese)
Fish Market (Japanese)
Dok Bua (Thai)
**Fugakyu (Japanese)
**May’s Cafe (Taiwanese)
Back Bay
Precinct Kitchen (New American)
Uni Sashimi Bar (Japanese)
**Uni Sashimi Bar (Chef Tony Messina)
Erbaluce (Italian)
Asana (New American)
Lucca Back Bay (Italian)
Pinkberry (frozen yogurt)
Towne Stove & Spirits (Eclectic)
Clio (French/Japanese)
Piatini (Italian)
*Casa Romero (Mexican)
Parish Cafe (Sandwiches)
Uni (Sushi / pan-Asian)
P.F. Chang’s (Pan-Asian)
**Grill 23 (Steak)

Sorellina (Italian)
Capital Grille (Steak)
Turner Fisheries (Seafood)

West End/Chinatown/Theater District/
Downtown/Beacon Hill
**O Ya (Japanese)
Troquet (French)
Scampo (American)
      Scampo (2013 Snapshot)

Radius (bar – now closed)
Radius (dining room – now closed)
*Dumpling Cafe (Taiwanese)
Dumpling Cafe (2013 Snapshot)

*Taiwan Cafe (Taiwanese)
*Hei La Moon (Chinese)
KO Prime (Steak)
*The Oceanaire (Seafood)
Bina Osteria (Italian)
*No. 9 Park (American)
Phoenicia (Middle Eastern / Lebanese)
*Penang (Malaysian)
South End
Petit Robert (French)
Foumami (Asian sandwiches)
Teranga  (Senegalese/African)

**Oishii Boston (Japanese)

Fort Point/Fan Pier
Row 34 (seafood)

Dabin (Lexington)
New Ginza (Watertown)
Daikanyama (Lexington)

Gene’s Chinese Flatbread Cafe (Chelmsford)
Formosa Taipei (Lexington)

Golden Garden (Northern Chinese)
Golden Garden (2013 Snapshot)

**Shangri La (Taiwanese/Sichuan)
*Fuloon (Malden)

**Little Q Hot Pot (Quincy)

American/New American

Ribelle (Brookline)
80 Thoreau (Concord)
Lumiere (Newton)
Sycamore (Newton)
Wild Willy’s (Watertown)
**Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Dedham)
Texas Roadhouse (Everett)
**Rancatore’s (Lexington, Belmont)
Bobby Flay Burger Bar (Burlington)
European (Italian/French)
*Ribelle (Brookline)
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  1. Nellie724 says

    Great blog! I am always looking for authentic traditional Asian recipes and you seem to incorporate those nicely along with the more innovative stuff. I hope you will have an opportunity to review some restaurants in San Francisco. I am curious to see what you will think of them.

  2. KatieMetz says

    So thrilled to find this list- I moved to Davis Square last month and I work at a pharma company between Central and Kendall. What a good list!

  3. jentinyurbankitchen says

    Are you from Ohio too? I unfortunately don’t know the Ohio food scene nearly as well because my family didn’t eat out that much when I was a kid! I went to school in Boston and have stayed ever since! Plus I’m from Toledo, which isn’t even one of the biggest cities in Ohio!

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