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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Greater Boston

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Greater Boston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Akame Nigiri and Sake restaurant
5.0
5 (80)
$50 and over
Sushi
Lexington
About the restaurant
Located in Lexington’s Historical district Akame Nigiri and Sake offers an un-traditional Omakase experience. Akame Nigiri and Sake will be offering a 15 Course Omakase for $180 per person. The Omakase focuses on Japanese Seafood flown in directly from Toyosu fish market. While seated at our 6 seat Omakase Bar, guest will be able to enjoy a semi-private Omakase experience skillfully crafted by Chef Michael Monaco. Seating's will be held Thursday at 6:15, Friday and Saturday at 6:15pm and 8:30pm. All Allergies and food aversions must be communicated 72 hours in advance, so we have time to make adequate changes. Due to the nature of the meal touch sensitive Shellfish and Crustaceans Allergies cannot be accommodated.












Top review
Peace
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
It was just myself and my son at Akame Nigire and Sake, so that's why it was on the quieter side. We loved the food! Each course was so elegant and creative. We watched each item get made, were told about the ingredients and could ask any questions - was an experience as much as delicious food!!
A photo of Fresh Boston restaurant
5.0
5 (4)
$30 and under
American
South Boston
About the restaurant
If you have to cancel, please give us as much advance notice as possible. We have a 10 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running late. Thank you!

Brunch: Saturday + Sunday 10:30a - 3:00p. We also serve our full lunch menu during Brunch

We are all about the good vibes here at Fresh Boston, drawing from our original location on Nantucket! We have a full bar, full liquor store, & full dine-in area as well as "grab & go". Our unique concept has everything you need with a vibe

>We are open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays)
> Brunch Saturday + Sunday 10:30a-3p (we also serve our full lunch menu during brunch)
>Our Liquor Store is fully stocked with spirits, beer, seltzers & over 225 facings of wine.
>Catering & Private Events freshboston.com/catering
Top review
KelsieL
Dined on Dec 22, 2023
Absolutely love fresh my new favorite restaurant in Southie! Highly recommend
A photo of EVOO restaurant
5.0
5 (2165)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Cambridge
About the restaurant
At EVOO we serve eclectic, New American cuisine focusing on sustainable and local ingredients. EVOO is located in the heart of Kendall Square; MIT, Microsoft, Google, Sanofi/Genzyme, Biogen and the Cambridge Innovation Center are just a few of our neighbors. Chef Peter McCarthy's ever changing dinner menu offers EVOO classics such as our Chinese Box filled with Mustard Glazed Shrimp and Hoisin Braised Beef and our Garlic and Parsley Studded Beef Tenderloin.

At EVOO, we have three private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 60 guests, or the entire restaurant may be reserved for up to 100 guests. We are available for corporate events, weddings, bridal or baby showers, birthday celebrations or any other special occasions. We also have a great outdoor patio in the nicer months.

We are proud to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified. We hope to see you soon!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Thank you for all the wonderful meals and the best hospitality in the business.
A photo of Omakase at Shore Leave restaurant
4.9
4.9 (41)
$50 and over
Sushi
South End
About the restaurant
Join us at the sushi counter at Shore Leave for a special chef's tasting menu! Expect a variety of bites including nigiri, sashimi, and tempura. The meal is timed to be a 45 minute experience. Please arrive 10 minutes early. The whole meal is paced so that you can enjoy the nigiri the moment it is made! As soon as you finish one piece, you’re handed the next by our sushi chef, who is right in front of you at the counter. We offer a curated selection of sake, beer, and wine to accompany your omakase. Come early or stay late to enjoy cocktails and additional snacks at the Shore Leave! We accept parties of 1-6 Sunday through Wednesday from 5:30-9:30pm.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
We had our first Omakase experience for my girlfriend’s birthday. The food was great and the staff took great care of us. They threw in a few extra treats and courses to make her birthday meal special. Left thoroughly sated and she was delighted
A photo of The Babe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (14)
$30 and under
American
Salem
About the restaurant
Welcome to your friend neighborhood bar and sandwich shop. Tucked away on Lafayette Park, just a block from the downtown and seaport neighborhoods of Salem, MA, The Babe is the perfect place to rendezvous after work for a cocktail, grab a bite with friends, or get together for a late night celebration. We take pride in our scratch kitchen with a menu inspired by Northeast sandwich culture and cuisine; touching on fan favorites from Philly to NY, and of course, Boston! Our menu includes specialties like house-ground cheese burgers, loaded Italian subs with freshly sliced salumi, crispy and cheesy mozzarella pockets, crispy wings, and more. The dining room and bar have a casual but intimate feel with high ceilings, updated vintage architectural features, and warm deco-lighting. The Babe also features live performances several nights a week as well as a cozy backyard patio in the warm weather season. Parties larger than 10 guests should contact the restaurant directly for booking
Top review
NolaR
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Loved it here! Great food, lovely patio out back ... a hidden gem. Seems like it would be fun for families or a night out with a group. We had two couples and enjoyed a relaxing meal with time to chit chat and kind service.
A photo of Elia Taverna Marblehead restaurant
4.9
4.9 (49)
$31 to $50
Greek
Marblehead
About the restaurant
Family owned local Greek cuisine. Serving delicious food with homemade recipes, in a small cozy atmosphere. Hard to find amazing Greek wines that will surprise you. Shrimp Santorini, Mediterranean Grill, grilled octopus, are just some of the amazing dishes we server. Voted 2nd must try restaurant in the Marblehead, Salem, Swampscott area. "Neighborhood Gem"
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
We frequent the taverna once or twice a week. Whether it’s for cocktails or dinner(or both!), we are always welcomed warmly, the food is 100% consistently excellent visit to visit and it feels so much like the tavernas we visit in Greece. Excellent chefs, excellent staff. Live music on Thursday evenings! What are you waiting for?
A photo of Kosmos restaurant
4.9
4.9 (656)
$30 and under
Greek
Walpole
About the restaurant
Kosmos eat. drink. greek
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We love Kosmos! Everything is fresh & authentic. Thoughtful menu & cocktails. Nice selection of delicious Greek wines. We’ve eaten at Kosmos numerous times and have never had a bad meal or service. Great intimate dining experience. Love it!
A photo of Molinari's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (402)
$30 and under
Italian
Dorchester
About the restaurant
“I wanted to do a place with good Italian comfort food. The simplicity of it, the freshness of it, the quality of ingredients that you get to work with.” They specialize in that quintessential Italian comfort food – pizza. “I think it’s great that the city of Boston is turning around and starting to become known for pizza like the other big cities in the country,” he said. “It is such a simple food but it all comes down to the quality of ingredients.” It’s all done out of an open kitchen where the star of the show is Molinari’s wood burning oven.
Top review
Melissa
Dined 5 days ago
Best waiter Patrick! Food was on point. Best in the middle of the week.
A photo of Ross' Grill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2222)
$31 to $50
Bistro
Provincetown
About the restaurant
Ross’ Grill is Provincetown’s most talked about dining experience. Located on the second floor of Whalers Wharf, just steps from Commercial Street, Ross’ Grill offers breathtaking harbor views with a European bistro atmosphere. Our guests enjoy an fun, inviting, and first-class dining experience. It’s no surprise that Ross’ Grill was rated “excellent” by Zagat’s Dining Guide. With over 65 different wines served by the glass, guests can enjoy a wine that suits their palate as well as compliments their menu selection. Ross’ Grill also has a full liquor license with a variety of signature cocktails. Elevator access to second floor. PLEASE NOTE, make sure to select the correct table category when booking.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
I've been here so many times and everytime the food is top notch. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. I had the braised short ribs this time and they were the best I've ever had. Caesar who owns the place is the nicest man also. You always feel welcome and at home there and the food is top notch. This is my goto place when I come down to Provincetown.
A photo of Byblos Restaurant - Boston restaurant
4.9
4.9 (908)
$30 and under
Lebanese
Norwood
About the restaurant
Maurice Daaboul and family’s Byblos is the Boston area’s premier eatery since 1996 for authentic, homemade Lebanese cuisine. Located in the heart of Norwood, Massachusetts, Byblos offers all the best features of Lebanese dining, including a large hall where feasts are laid out in traditional Lebanese Maza style to the tune of live Arabic music and oriental belly dancing. At Byblos we pride ourselves on bringing freshness, authenticity and service to our valued customers.
Top review
DeniseH
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
The food selection is vast, it’s delicious and just the right amount. The owner, Maurice, goes to every table and speaks to the guests. It was a great experience.
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