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1. underFIRE 205 Berkeley St, , 02116

This quirky, inviting bar and restaurant is located underneath FiRE&iCE (get it?!). They're turning up the heat with tabletop lava rocks and have an awesome build-your-own burger option. Whatever you do, make sure you order the Club with Peruvian-style grilled chicken, braised pork belly, and jalapeño-garlic aioli.

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2. Sunny Boy 1632 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

This all-day establishment serves three separate meals with loads of homemade treats and fresh menu items. Their grab and go station is stocked with healthy favorites like chia pudding and cous cous salad. With over 30 craft beers and an arsenal of rum, it's as good for saddling up to the bar as it is for dining in.

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3. Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca 11 Fan Pier Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210

Babbo Pizzeria, brought to us by the famous Mario Batali, features signatures pizza and pasta dishes, along with a cheese list full of locally made cheeses. It's located in the Seaport district of town, and all the pies are made with organic wheat flour (100%!) and California tomatoes. A fan favorite is Babbo's goat cheese pizza with pistachios, red onions, and truffle honey.

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4. The Backroom at Moody's Delicatessen 468 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453

From "smallish plates" or scallops or pork belly to giant steak dishes, there is something for everyone at The Backroom.

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5. Banyan Bar + Refuge 553 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

From the team behind The Gallows and Blackbird Donuts (so you know it's good), the South End's Banyan Bar + Refuge is an eclectic Asian gastropub with enormous tree-branch light fixtures on its ceiling and tasty oddities like scallop rangoon dip, mapo frito pie, pastrami fried rice, and fried cornish game hen on its menu. Banyan's craft cocktails and their clever names are equally intriguing, such as the Svelte Sumo (vodka, sake, lemon, cucumber), Sad Panda (gin, watermelon, aloe, lime), and Dharma Chameleon (shiso-infused gin, burnt cinnamon, lemon).

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6. BISq 1071 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Contrary to popular belief, BISq is not a soup shop, instead it's an inviting, upscale small plate restaurant with an impressive wine list and none of the pretension. Although it specializes in charcuterie, you can also find flavor-packed dishes like, lobster with pear butter and Brussel sprouts, oysters on the half shell, Grilled Swordfish Belly, rotating taquitos, and Chicken Liver Mousse with pickled shallots and bread sticks. Every Friday and Saturday evening it offers a Suckling Pig Roast, first come first serve, and on Sunday there’s a brief brunch window for American classics like, Steak and Eggs, Corned Beef Hash, and Fried Chicken.

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7. CLUCKIT! 782 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02118

If you drink all of the beers in 180 days, you'll become a member of the CLUCKIT! Muggers Club and get complimentary personalized glassware that lives at the restaurant. Talk about a reward!

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8. Committee 50 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

Committee is a Mediterranan spot located on the waterfront in Boston's Seaport District. It's a shiny, sleek, modern take on your typical Greek deli or butchershop: both the lunch and dinner menus offer traditional Greek staples (chicken and lamb gyros, grilled haloumi, souvlaki) and house specialties (the Committee Club, a turkey sandwich on kalamata olive loaf). The brunch menu is what really sets it apart from alternative Greek options, however. To give your regular brunch group a break from mimosas and poached eggs, order a Santorini soda and a breakfast gyro here instead.

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9. The Gold Bar (at Menton) 354 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

The only thing more beautiful than The Gold Bar's decor is their truffled butter brioche. It will melt your mouth and your heart.

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10. Hops N Scotch 1306 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

If you go here without trying the Southern Scotch eggs, it's like you never went at all.

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11. Josephine 468 Commonwealth avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Get ready to add some chic contemporary French cuisine to your brunch rotation.

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12. Rina's Pizzeria & Cafe 371 Hanover St, Boston, 02109

This molto Italiano pizza spot wins the topping game, so don't be afraid to pile 'em on there.

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13. Off the Common 50 Park Plaza, Boston, 02116

Go for the full hotel bar experience and order something lobster-y, Angus-y, or rotisserie.

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14. Strip By Strega 64 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116

The fact that this steakhouse is located in Boston's boogie Back Bay should tell you most everything you need to know. This popular spot is the prime dinner location if you're ready to splurge on a three-course meal consisting of gnocchi, lobster bisque and a prime porterhouse alongside a martini (and if you want to impress dates or colleagues). If you're not, dropping by for eggs benedict and a mimosa at brunch won't set you back nearly as far (and it won't be as crowded, either).

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15. Crudo 78 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113

Getting a mix of old/new Japanese cuisine in the heart of LIttle Italy? Count us in!

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16. Shepard 1 Shepard St, Cambridge, 02138

This neighborhood restaurant on Harvard Square is a farm-fresh destination that changes its menu depending on the availability of local and seasonal goods. The food is vaguely French, though it wouldn't be a New England restaurant without a fine selection of seafood either. That said, Shepard's oven-roasted chicken is primal and perfect, served on a wood slab with the head and feet still attached.

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17. Naco Taco 297 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, 02139

Nouveau tacos and empanadas inspired by food parks, Naco is the ultimate Mex-American Instagram-able nosh spot.

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18. Ma Maison 272 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114

Internationally acclaimed chef Jackie Robert joins forces with Sam Sosnitsky to create a French bistro featuring updated versions of traditional standards. The food is sublime and the cocktails, like the Le Château with champagne and Grand Marnier, won't disappoint.

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19. Lone Star Taco Bar 479 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02134

Break up the cycle of clam chowder and sea food with some Texas-sized Mexican dishes.