Best new restaurants 2011
5 Napkin Burger is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

1. 5 Napkin Burger

105 Huntington Ave (at Ring Rd.), Boston, MA
Burger Joint · Prudential - St. Botolph · 122 tips and reviews 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

80 Thoreau St, Concord, MA
New American Restaurant · 28 tips and reviews 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

34 Church St, Winchester, MA
Italian Restaurant · Winchester Town Center · 2 tips and reviews 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

291 3rd St, Cambridge, MA
American Restaurant · Kendall Square · 50 tips and reviews 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

613 E Broadway (I St.), Boston, MA
Gourmet Shop · South Boston · 12 tips and reviews 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

500 Technology Sq (at Portland St & Main St), Cambridge, MA
Pizza Place · Kendall Square · 147 tips and reviews 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

47A Woodside Ave (at Jefferson St.), Winthrop, MA
BBQ Joint · 23 tips and reviews 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

123 Brighton Ave (btwn Harvard & Linden), Allston, MA
Fried Chicken Joint · Allston · 90 tips and reviews 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

279A Broadway (at Elm St), Cambridge, MA
New American Restaurant · Inman Square · 33 tips and reviews 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

1164 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA
Mediterranean Restaurant · Inman Square · 9 tips and reviews 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

300 Technology Sq (at Albany & Main), Cambridge, MA
New American Restaurant · Kendall Square · 46 tips and reviews Catalyst reminds us why traditional cooking methods have been around so long. Read more.

12. Ceia Kitchen + Bar

38 State St, Newburyport, MA
Restaurant · 5 tips and reviews 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

1203 Walnut St (Centre Street), Newton, MA
Mediterranean Restaurant · Newton Highlands · 2 tips and reviews 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

472 Shawmut Ave (at W Concord), Boston, MA
Mexican Restaurant · South End · 32 tips and reviews 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

1 Broadway (at Main St.), Cambridge, MA
Bar · Kendall Square · 49 tips and reviews 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

500A Commonwealth Ave (at Kenmore St.), Boston, MA
Cocktail Bar · Kenmore · 96 tips and reviews 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

270 Northern Ave (Liberty Wharf), Boston, MA
Seafood Restaurant · Seaport District · 87 tips and reviews 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

149 P St (at E 6th St.), South Boston, MA
American Restaurant · 55 tips and reviews 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

848 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA
Dessert Shop · 3 tips and reviews 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

585 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA
Moroccan Restaurant · Maplewood · 6 tips and reviews 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

39 Stanhope St (btwn Berkeley & Clarendon), Boston, MA
Asian Restaurant · Prudential - St. Botolph · 69 tips and reviews 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

1657 Hancock St (at Hancock Ct), Quincy, MA
Bar · Quincy Center · 12 tips and reviews 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

383 Chestnut Hill Ave (Beacon St and Chestnut Hill Ave), Boston, MA
Food Truck · Brighton · 17 tips and reviews 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

130 Dartmouth St (btwn Columbus & Stuart), Boston, MA
New American Restaurant · South End · 97 tips and reviews 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

153 Belgrade Ave, Boston, MA
Chinese Restaurant · Roslindale · 8 tips and reviews 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

12 South St, Boston, MA
Food Truck · Prudential - St. Botolph · 5 tips and reviews 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

93 School St (at Cypress St), Watertown, MA
American Restaurant · East Watertown · 55 tips and reviews 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

4174 Washington St, Roslindale, MA
Bakery · Roslindale · 18 tips and reviews 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

1381 Boylston St (btwn Kilmarnock St. & Park Dr.), Boston, MA
BBQ Joint · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 159 tips and reviews 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

222 Berkeley St (btwn Boylston & St. James), Boston, MA
South American Restaurant · Prudential - St. Botolph · 56 tips and reviews 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

540 Atlantic Ave (at Congress St), Boston, MA
American Restaurant · Downtown Boston · 66 tips and reviews 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

470 Centre St (at Roseway St.), Boston, MA
Tapas Restaurant · Jamaica Plain · 42 tips and reviews
Russell House Tavern is one of Best new restaurants 2011.

33. Russell House Tavern

14 JFK St (at Brattle St), Cambridge, MA
Gastropub · Harvard Square · 230 tips and reviews