5 Napkin Burger is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

1. 5 Napkin Burger

7.0
Burger Joint · Prudential - St. Botolph · 105 Huntington Ave (at Ring Rd.), Boston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: It may look like an old-fashioned butcher shop, but this upscale Back Bay spot offers every modern variation on the burger you could dream up – and all between great buns. Read more.

80 Thoreau is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

2. 80 Thoreau

8.7
New American Restaurant · 80 Thoreau St, Concord, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Chef Carolyn Johnson offers dishes such as foie gras torchon with Concord grapes and a corn madeleine and scallops with Macomber turnips, mushrooms, and beurre rouge are inventive without being showy. Read more.

A Tavola is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

3. A Tavola

7.5
Italian Restaurant · Winchester Town Center · 34 Church St, Winchester, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Small plates of duck sausage and foie gras mousse, goat’s milk ricotta, and grilled calamari, along with pasta dishes and entrees, are sure to make it the toast of the town. Read more.

Abigail's is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

4. Abigail's

7.3
American Restaurant · Kendall Square · 291 3rd St, Cambridge, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: You’ll find raw bar and barbecue in the eclectic mix, which also includes the likes of Gouda fries, persimmon-beet salad, green curry duck, and baked shells and cheese. Read more.

American Provisions is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

5. American Provisions

8.6
Gourmet Shop · South Boston · 613 E Broadway (I St.), Boston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: This stellar artisanal food store from the team behind Local 149 brings a bit of finery to South Boston. Read more.

Area Four is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

6. Area Four

9.2
Pizza Place · Kendall Square · 500 Technology Sq (at Portland St & Main St), Cambridge, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Two restaurants in one, both tailor-made for Tech Square: an all-day bakery-cafe attached to a sparse, industrial dining room with two wood-fired ovens. Read more.

Black Strap BBQ is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

7. Black Strap BBQ

8.9
BBQ Joint · 47A Woodside Ave (at Jefferson St.), Winthrop, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Members of the East Coast Grill diaspora are making succulent dry-rub pork ribs, sweet-potato salad, bacony collards, buttermilk-fried onion rings, fried pickles, and hunks of sweet corn bread. Read more.

BonChon Chicken is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

8. BonChon Chicken

9.0
Fried Chicken Joint · Allston · 123 Brighton Ave (btwn Harvard & Linden), Allston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: The real draw here is the impossibly delicious, extremely addictive Korean-style fried chicken, with skin as crisp as rice paper. Read more.

Bondir is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

9. Bondir

8.5
New American Restaurant · Inman Square · 279A Broadway (at Elm St), Cambridge, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Bondir emphasizes local and seasonal ingredients; nothing new about that. And yet the dishes on the constantly changing menu don’t resemble anyone else’s. Read more.

Bosphorus Restaurant is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

10. Bosphorus Restaurant

Mediterranean Restaurant · Inman Square · 1164 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Sit on an expansive banquette, under a giant hanging shade, against intense brick-red walls, and dine on traditional Turkish cuisine at this Cambridge spot. Read more.

Catalyst Restaurant is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

11. Catalyst Restaurant

8.4
New American Restaurant · Kendall Square · 300 Technology Sq (at Albany & Main), Cambridge, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Catalyst reminds us why traditional cooking methods have been around so long. Read more.

12. Ceia Kitchen + Bar

8.0
Restaurant · 38 State St, Newburyport, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Ceia features a casual but stylish setting and food of the European coast (the name, pronounced “SAY-yuh,” means “supper” in Portuguese). Read more.

Christina's Cafe is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

13. Christina's Cafe

Mediterranean Restaurant · Newton Highlands · 1203 Walnut St (Centre Street), Newton, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Christina's Cafe offers home-style fare, such as fried haloumi cheese and eggplant stuffed with onions, mushrooms, and tomato, and topped with feta. Read more.

El Centro is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

14. El Centro

8.6
Mexican Restaurant · South End · 472 Shawmut Ave (at W Concord), Boston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: The most impressive item is the simplest: flour tortillas, made in-house using the owner's father’s recipe. Also try Shrimp al chipotle, flour tortillas, carne asada al carbon. Read more.

Firebrand Saints is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

15. Firebrand Saints

8.1
Bar · Kendall Square · 1 Broadway (at Main St.), Cambridge, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Feast your eyes on the open kitchen, where slowly browning chickens circle the rotisserie spit and chefs hand-carve thick slices of porchetta and roast beef for sandwiches. Read more.

16. The Hawthorne

8.9
Cocktail Bar · Kenmore · 500A Commonwealth Ave (at Kenmore St.), Boston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Drinks are the focus at The Hawthorne. Bites such as deviled eggs with crisp prosciutto and grilled cheese are available, but they play second fiddle to perfectly made Aviations and Hanky Pankies. Read more.

Legal Harborside - Floor 1 & Market is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

17. Legal Harborside - Floor 1 & Market

8.6
Seafood Restaurant · Seaport District · 270 Northern Ave (Liberty Wharf), Boston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: This vast, shiny flagship on Boston’s waterfront is a three-story salute to a local institution. Read more.

Local 149 is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

18. Local 149

8.8
American Restaurant · 149 P St (at E 6th St.), South Boston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Southie has its own version of the British gastropub with the opening of Local 149. A massive bar anchors the room, while banquettes and cafe tables make it comfortable for families. Read more.

Macaron Sweeterie is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

19. Macaron Sweeterie

Dessert Shop · 848 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Inspired by Meryl Streep’s bakery-owning character in It’s Complicated, former interior designer Sella Abalian looked to traditional French macarons to fuel a career change. Read more.

Moroccan Hospitality is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

20. Moroccan Hospitality

Moroccan Restaurant · Maplewood · 585 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Sisters who ran a small place in Morocco are cooking with various visiting family members in this bare-bones outfit in a former pizza place in Malden. Read more.

Red Lantern is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

21. Red Lantern

7.7
Asian Restaurant · Prudential - St. Botolph · 39 Stanhope St (btwn Berkeley & Clarendon), Boston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Decorated with Buddhas and populated by scantily clad cocktail waitresses, Red Lantern has a night-life vibe. But tasty snacks, sushi, and steaks make it more than just a scene. Read more.

Remick's is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

22. Remick's

Bar · Quincy Center · 1657 Hancock St (at Hancock Ct), Quincy, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: It’s stylish, with plenty of flat-screen televisions, nights featuring live music, and a menu designed by chef Marc Orfaly (Pigalle, Marco). Read more.

Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese Truck is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

23. Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese Truck

8.5
Food Truck · South End · 383 Chestnut Hill Ave (Beacon St and Chestnut Hill Ave), Boston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Roxy’s impressed on the Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race and now hawks creative combinations like Vermont cheddar and roasted butternut squash around the city. Read more.

The Salty Pig is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

24. The Salty Pig

8.7
New American Restaurant · South End · 130 Dartmouth St (btwn Columbus & Stuart), Boston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: When this charcuterie funhouse opened over the summer, it gave South End and Back Bay residents a spacious and much-needed beer garden. Read more.

Seven Star Street Bistro is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

25. Seven Star Street Bistro

8.2
Asian Restaurant · Roslindale · 153 Belgrade Ave, Boston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Seven Star specializes in xiao chi, or “small bites” Taiwanese-style won tons, braised pork belly buns, sticky-sweet ribs in an orange-soy glaze. Read more.

Staff Meal Food Truck is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

26. Staff Meal Food Truck

Food Truck · Prudential - St. Botolph · 12 South St, Boston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: A food-truck standout, Staff Meal is the brainchild of former fine-dining chefs. The experience shows. Just check out sandwiches of such foodstuffs as foie gras and pigs’ ears. Read more.

Strip T's Restaurant is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

27. Strip T's Restaurant

9.0
American Restaurant · East Watertown · 93 School St (at Cypress St), Watertown, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Strip-T's isn’t much to look at, but the food is exceptional: wings with Moxie glaze, haddock in beer batter with homemade fries, skirt steak with chimichurri sauce. Read more.

Sugar Baking Co. & Restaurant is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

28. Sugar Baking Co. & Restaurant

Bakery · Roslindale · 4174 Washington St, Roslindale, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: If brunch is what you’re looking for, stop by Sugar, where decadent French toast stuffed with brie and fig jam or “choose your own adventure” omelets get the day started off right. Read more.

Sweet Cheeks is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

29. Sweet Cheeks

9.2
BBQ Joint · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 1381 Boylston St (btwn Kilmarnock St. & Park Dr.), Boston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Tiffani Faison’s new Boston project serves barbecue on metal trays and beverages in Mason jars. Top Chef alum offers up pulled pork, brisket, beans, coleslaw, and more with the music blasting. Read more.

Tico is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

30. Tico

7.6
South American Restaurant · Prudential - St. Botolph · 222 Berkeley St (btwn Boylston & St. James), Boston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: In the midst of this year’s tequila and tacos boom, the upscale Tico, from Michael Schlow of Radius, Via Matta, and Alta Strada, offered an instant party. Read more.

Trade is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

31. Trade

8.0
American Restaurant · Downtown Boston · 540 Atlantic Ave (at Congress St), Boston, MA

Boston.comBoston.com: Jody Adams changed the game on Boston’s waterfront with the casual, globally influenced Trade, which gives downtowners an affordable range of dishes served all day. Read more.

Tres Gatos is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

32. Tres Gatos

8.6
Tapas Restaurant · Jamaica Plain · 470 Centre St (at Roseway St.), Boston, MA
Russell House Tavern is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

33. Russell House Tavern

9.0
Gastropub · Harvard Square · 14 JFK St (at Brattle St), Cambridge, MA