Dan SecatoreBoston Staff Writer
Dan spent three years traveling the world as a political operative and advance staffer in the Obama Administration. Pretty cool job, huh? It was, until he quit and went to law school, a decision he made against the advice of every person in his life, in addition to several strangers who yelled at him in the line at Chop’t. Eight years later, he gets paid to make jokes about avocado toast and explain 90s references to his co-workers, so you tell us who made the right decision.
We spent the year looking for the best new restaurants across Boston. This is where you’ll find them.
Bar Lyon is a little French restaurant in the South End, and it’s exactly what you want in a “little French restaurant.”
The new restaurant openings you should know about.
Mariel is a Cuban restaurant downtown. Don’t let all the selfies distract you from the fact that it’s actually really good.
Chalawan is a Southeast Asian restaurant in Porter Square that reinforces the idea that Porter Square is secretly one of our best food neighborhoods.
Bearmoose is a brewery in an industrial part of Everett.
Pai Kin Kao is a very casual Central Square Thai place that should absolutely be in your Cambridge Thai rotation.
Ghost Pepper is a lively taco restaurant in Dorchester, and the tacos are pretty much the least notable thing about it.
Trillium Fenway is the much smaller (but still crowded, because Trillium) Fenway outpost of one of Boston’s best breweries.
Rochambeau is a French restaurant in the Back Bay. It’s connected to the Hynes Convention Center, both physically and spiritually.
Because there’s more to the neighborhood than your office and the Freedom Trail.