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Bergamot is one of Boston Eater 38.

1. Bergamot

118 Beacon St (at Washington St.), Somerville, MA
New American Restaurant · 48 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This 69-seat restaurant opened in 2010 and has helped pave the way for a new era of Somerville dining. The critics love Bergamot's synthesis of relaxed attitude and serious skill. [Eater 38 Member]

2. East By Northeast

1128 Cambridge St (btw Prospect & Columbia), Cambridge, MA
Chinese Restaurant · Inman Square · 28 tips and reviews

EaterEater: ExNE was named one of the "The Top 6 Places to Taste the New Asian Fusion" by Bon Appetit. In-house noodles, dumplings and bao blow away the competition, of which there is little. [Eater 38 Member]

3. Oleana

134 Hampshire St (btwn Elm & Norfolk), Cambridge, MA
Mediterranean Restaurant · Inman Square · 129 tips and reviews

EaterEater: One of the city's few restaurants with a vegetarian tasting menu, let alone one that diners regularly rave about. [Eater 38 Member]

4. Bondir

279A Broadway (at Elm St), Cambridge, MA
New American Restaurant · Inman Square · 35 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Bondir took what a lot of restaurants were already doing - the classed up, local, rootsy thing - managed to tighten the screws, add flourishes & still make it distinct & feel fresh. [Eater 38 Member]

5. Hungry Mother

233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave (at Bristol St), Cambridge, MA
Southern Food Restaurant · 88 tips and reviews

EaterEater: It's amazing that shrimp and grits can taste this good so far north. [Eater 38 Member]

6. West Bridge

1 Kendall Square (Hampshire St.), Cambridge, MA
French Restaurant · 59 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Since its opening, West Bridge has become the darling of Kendall Square, among many existing darlings. The French-inspired menu comes from Aquitane Bistro alumni chef Matthew Gaudet. [Eater 38 Member]

7. Craigie on Main

853 Main St (Bishop Allen), Cambridge, MA
New American Restaurant · 144 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Anything from roasted chicken to confit and roasted milk-fed pig’s head with spicy pumpkin sambal and boudin noir-hoisin sauce. All extraordinary. [Eater 38 Member]

8. Erbaluce

69 Church St (at Stuart St), Boston, MA
Italian Restaurant · Bay Village · 35 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Perhaps the only Boston restaurant to serve elaborately prepared sunflower buds, Erbaluce is no stranger to the title of the city's "best Italian restaurant." [Eater 38 Member]

9. Myers + Chang

1145 Washington St (at E Berkeley St), Boston, MA
Chinese Restaurant · South End · 215 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Some dishes are Chinese, some Thai, some Vietnamese, and some a fantasy amalgam of various nationalities, but no one would dare call Myers+Chang Pan-Asian. [Eater 38 Member]

10. The Gallows

1395 Washington St (at Union Park St), Boston, MA
Gastropub · South End · 175 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Scotch egg, suckling pig tacos & at least three kinds of poutine: pub food 2.0. The dark humor in the name and decor continues through the menu. [Eater 38 Member]

11. Hamersley's Bistro

553 Tremont St (at Clarendon St), Boston, MA
French Restaurant · South End · 42 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A vet of the dining scene for over 20 years, this restaurant's rep is staked partly on its infamous roasted chicken. Over the years it has changed exactly as much as it should. [Eater 38 Member]

12. Toro Restaurant

1704 Washington Street (at Massachusetts Ave), Boston, MA
Tapas Restaurant · South End · 246 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Toro serves modern and traditional tapas ranging from simple grilled corn to elaborate dishes pairing seafood and charcuterie with rich, bold flavors that keep the crowds lining up. [Eater 38 Member]

13. JM Curley

21 Temple Pl (btwn Tremont & Washington), Boston, MA
Gastropub · Downtown Boston · 175 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This instant industry-approved classic has helped revitalize Downtown Crossing dining with its small, meaty menu, adult milkshakes, late-night dining and blunt rules for patrons. [Eater 38 Member]

14. Neptune Oyster

63 Salem St (at Morton St), Boston, MA
Seafood Restaurant · North End · 356 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The North End is generally known for Italian, which makes it all the more impressive that a seafood restaurant has made its name as one of the neighborhood's best places to eat. [Eater 38 Member]

15. Ten Tables

597 Centre St (Pond St.), Jamaica Plain, MA
New American Restaurant · 36 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The flagship of an expanding mini-empire now in Cambridge, P-town and headed for the burger biz. [Eater 38 Member]

16. Highland Kitchen

150 Highland Ave (at Central St.), Somerville, MA
New American Restaurant · 162 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Highland Kitchen specializes in comfort food, a lively ambiance, and strong cocktails. Try the spicy goat stew and the housemade ginger beer (also spicy). [Eater 38 Member]

17. Trina's Starlite Lounge

3 Beacon St (at Dickinson St.), Somerville, MA
Lounge · 125 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The Monday "industry brunch" leaves diners happily full of chicken and waffles, homemade pop tarts, and Kool Aid du jour. [Eater 38 Member]

18. Santarpio's Pizza

111 Chelsea St (at Porter St), Boston, MA
Pizzeria · Jeffries Point · 104 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Santarpio's in Eastie is the place to go to shut up your obnoxious New York friends when they claim there's no good pizza in Boston. [Eater 38 Member]

19. Dali

415 Washington St (at Beacon St.), Somerville, MA
Tapas Restaurant · 58 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Dali is always the right choice for a romantic night out. It's lively, the tapas are delicious and meant to be shared, and it'll make you think you're in Barcelona. [Eater 38 Member]

20. Rino's Place

257 Saratoga St, Boston, MA
Italian Restaurant · Central Maverick Square - Paris Street · 70 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Yes, there's amazing Italian food outside of the North End. Locals have always known that it's the place to go for huge ravioli and excellent homemade pasta. [Eater 38 Member]

21. Troquet

140 Boylston St (Charles Street), Boston, MA
French Restaurant · Beacon Hill · 19 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The food is outstanding and the wine list is deservedly award-winning. Plus, it's probably the only place servers scoop butter out of a basket that is completely full of butter. [Eater 38 Member]

22. Asta

47 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA
New American Restaurant · Back Bay West · 14 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Since opening in January, Asta has quietly built up a devoted following for its tasting menu-only format. The mysterious restaurant has an amazing Zeus painted on the wall. [Eater 38 Member]

23. Casa B

253 Washington St, Somerville, MA
Tapas Restaurant · 26 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This romantic "Spanish Caribbean tapas" spot comes from a couple of architects, so the space is as beautiful as the menu. The owners got started throwing elaborate dinner parties. [Eater 38 Member]

24. L'Espalier

774 Boylston St, Boston, MA
French Restaurant · Prudential - St. Botolph · 47 tips and reviews

EaterEater: L'Espalier is revered for Frank McClelland's hybrid of French and New England cuisine, which makes extensive use of local, seasonal ingredients. Stop by for a Cheese Tuesday. [Eater 38 Member]

25. Journeyman

9 Sanborn Ct (Union Square), Somerville, MA
New American Restaurant · 15 tips and reviews

EaterEater: There's no menu at all — pay $75; eat what is served. The focus is on delicate, artful preparations of local ingredients. [Eater 38 Member]

26. O Ya

9 East St (at East Pl), Boston, MA
Sushi Restaurant · Downtown Boston · 69 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Sushi lovers who have not yet embarked on O Ya's grand omakase have not yet lived. Hidden in the Leather District, this tiny spot has accumulated numerous awards. [Eater 38 Member]

27. Rialto

1 Bennett St (at Eliot St.), Cambridge, MA
Italian Restaurant · Harvard Square · 34 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Jody Adams' Harvard Square flagship has been drawing crowds since opening nearly a decade ago, focusing on regional Italian cuisine and locally sourced ingredients. [Eater 38 Member]

28. Shojo

9 Tyler St (Kneeland St & Beach St), Boston, MA
Asian Restaurant · Chinatown - Leather District · 88 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Shōjō has a wildly successful Asian fusion menu — in Chinatown, no less. There are dishes like a "pot o'kimchi" alongside a charcuterie board and duck fat fries with Sriracha aioli. [Eater 38 Member]

29. Bronwyn

255 Washington St (at Sanborn Ct.), Somerville, MA
German Restaurant · 63 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The second project from Tim and Bronywn Wiechmann. The Union Square restaurant features German and Central European food, and the biergarten is always packed in pleasant weather. [Eater 38 Member]

30. Giulia

1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Italian Restaurant · Neighborhood Nine · 45 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Now open for just over a year, Giulia has racked up a number of highly positive reviews for its house-made pasta and warm staff. The pappardelle with wild boar is a popular choice. [Eater 38 Member]

31. Sycamore

755 Beacon St, Newton, MA
American Restaurant · Newton Center · 28 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Helmed by David Punch of Ten Tables, Sycamore has been turning heads in Newton since opening a year ago thanks to its refined American cuisine and solid beverage program. [Eater 38 Member]

32. Taiwan Cafe

34 Oxford St, Boston, MA
Chinese Restaurant · Chinatown - Leather District · 87 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The soup dumplings rival other options in the neighborhood, and the Szechuan fish is another must-try. [Eater 38 Member]

Ribelle is one of Boston Eater 38.

33. Ribelle

1665 Beacon St (Winthrop Rd), Brookline, MA
Italian Restaurant · Washington Square · 40 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Ribelle is one of several restaurants leading the charge for Brookline's Washington Square to be one of the next great dining destinations. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

No. 9 Park is one of Boston Eater 38.

34. No. 9 Park

9 Park St, Boston, MA
French Restaurant · Beacon Hill · 51 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The perfect place to get a taste of Barbara Lynch's upscale, French-inspired cuisine — without spending quite so many paychecks as you will at her ultimate destination. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Harvest is one of Boston Eater 38.

35. Harvest

44 Brattle St (at Story St), Cambridge, MA
American Restaurant · Harvard Square · 45 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Nestled in a hidden spot in Harvard Square for decades and featuring one of the area's nicest patios, Harvest continues to serve elegant cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Alden & Harlow is one of Boston Eater 38.

36. Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle St (Church St), Cambridge, MA
New American Restaurant · Harvard Square · 164 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The "secret" burger has already garnered plenty of local and national media chatter. Offers truly beautiful & creative vegetable-focused dishes that shine a light on the local bounty.[Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Mei Mei is one of Boston Eater 38.

37. Mei Mei

506 Park Dr (at Buswell St), Boston, MA
Chinese Restaurant · Kenmore · 50 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Order the beloved Double Awesome, a scallion pancake sandwich stuffed with greens, cheese, and two slow-poached-then-fried eggs. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Row 34 is one of Boston Eater 38.

38. Row 34

383 Congress St, Boston, MA
Seafood Restaurant · Seaport District · 183 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This lively "workingman's oyster bar" has a moderate price point & casual ambiance. With a creative beer list & fresh seafood, it's becoming one of the trickiest reservations to snag.[Eater 38 Member] Read more.