Restaurants

If eating at restaurants can be considered a sport, then I’m a pro athlete. I love trying new restaurants and returning to old favorites – whether it’s in Boston, around New England, and my travel adventures. Below are a few that I’ve chronicled in this blog. Some of the links below are full restaurant reviews, some are round-ups, and some are just focused on one dish. But all of them are delicious.

NEW ENGLAND

MASSACHUSETTS

Cambridge

Alden & Harlow, Harvard Square (American)

Alden & Harlow (Brunch 2015), Harvard Square (American)

Alden & Harlow (Brunch 2017), Harvard Square (American)

Beat Hotel, Harvard Square (American)

Berryline, Harvard Square (Frozen Yogurt)

Cafe Sushi, Harvard Square (Japanese)

Catalyst (Dinner), Kendall Square (American)

Catalyst (Brunch), Kendall Square (American)

Cafe Sushi, Harvard Square (Sushi)

Craigie on Main (Bar Food), Central Square (American)

Craigie on Main (Dinner), Central Square (American)

Clover, Harvard Square (Vegetarian)

East Coast Grill (Hell Night), Inman Square (Barbeque)

East Coast Grill (Brunch), Inman Square (Barbeque)

First Printer, Harvard Square (Southern)

Harvest, Harvard Square (American)

LA Burdick, Harvard Square (Dessert)

Le’s, Harvard Square (Vietnamese)

Naco Taco, Harvard Square (Mexican)

Oleana, Inman Square (Mediterranean)

Om (Brunch), Harvard Square (Asian-American Fusion)

Orinoco, Harvard Square (Latin)

Rialto, Harvard Square (Italian)

Russell House Tavern, Harvard Square (American)

Russell House Tavern (Brunch), Harvard Square (American)

Sandrine’s Bistro, Harvard Square (French)

Santouka, Harvard Square (Ramen)

Sapporo Ramen, Porter Square (Ramen)

Shake Shack, Harvard Square (Burgers)

Stone Hearth Pizza, Porter Square (Pizza)

Sofra, North/West Cambridge (Mediterranean)

Tatte Bakery (Brunch), Harvard Square (Bakery)

Upstairs on the Square, Harvard Square (American)

Waypoint, Harvard Square (New England)

West Bridge, Kendall Square (American)

Zinneken’s, Harvard Square (Belgian)

Boston

Atlantic Fish & Co., Back Bay (American, Seafood)

Aragosta, Battery Wharf (Mediterranean)

Asana, Back Bay (American)

Barcelona Wine Bar, Brookline (Spanish)

Barcelona Wine Bar (Brunch), Brookline (Spanish)

Blackbird Donuts, South End (Donuts)

Blue Dragon, Fort Point (Asian)

Cafe Fleuri (Brunch), Financial District (American)

Church, Fenway Park (American)

Coppa, South End (Italian)

Coppa (Bar Food), South End (Italian)

Dorado Tacos, Brookline (Mexican)

Del Frisco’s Grille, Chestnut Hill (American)

Fish Market, Allston (Japanese)

Fogo de Chao, Back Bay (Brazilian)

Gene’s Chinese Flatbread, Chinatown (Noodles)

Hei La Moon, Chinatown (Dimsum)

La Befana, Allston (Pizza)

L’Espalier (Brunch), Back Bay (French)

Lone Star Taco Bar, Allston (Mexican)

Mei Mei Food Truck, Boston (Modern Chinese)

Menton, Fort Point (French)

Mistral, Back Bay (French)

Mooo…., Beacon Hill (Steakhouse)

Morton’s, Waterfront (Steakhouse)

Mike’s Pastry, North End (Pastries)

Modern Pastry, North End (Pastries)

Myers + Chang, South End (Asian Fusion)

Myers + Chang, South End (Asian Fusion)

Oishii, South End (Japanese)

Osushi, Back Bay (Japanese)

O Ya (Grand Omakase), Leather District  (Japanese)

O Ya (Omakase), Leather District (Japanese)

Papagayo, Fort Point (Mexican)

Petit Robert Bistro, Fenway (French)

Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake, Back Bay (Mexican)

Ribelle, Brookline (American / Italian)

Saus, Faneuil Hall (Belgian)

Sel de la Terre, Back Bay (French)

Sweet Cheeks, Fenway (Barbecue)

The Daily Catch, North End (Italian)

Tico, Back Bay (Latin American)

Towne, Back Bay (American)

Townsman, Leather District (American)

Townsman (Brunch), Leather District (American)

Trade, Waterfront (American)

Woodward, Financial District (American)

Somerville

Bergamot, Somerville (American)

La Brasa, Somerville (Latin American)

M3 (Brunch), Davis Square (Southern)

Posto (Dinner), Davis Square (Italian)

Posto (Mystery Meet), Davis Square (Italian)

Snappy Ramen, Davis Square (Japanese)

The Kirkland Tap and Trotter, Somerville (American)

The Painted Burro (Brunch), Davis Square (Mexican)

Greater Boston Area + Massachusetts

Alma Nove, Hingham, MA (Italian)

Biltmore Bar and Grille, Newton, MA (American)

Cafe Burrito, Belmont, MA (Mexican)

JnJ Turo Turo, Quincy (Filipino)

Steel & Rye, Milton, MA (American)

Strip T’s, Watertown, MA (American)

Tangierino, Charlestown, MA (Moroccan)

Wahlburgers, Hingham, MA (Burgers)

 

NEW ENGLAND: MAINE

Bayside American Cafe (Brunch), Portland, ME (American)

Eventide, Portland, ME (Seafood)

Holy Donut, Portland, ME (Donuts)

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Old Ferry Landing, Portsmouth, NH (Seafood)

Portsmouth Brewery, Portsmouth, NH (Brewery)

 

CONNECTICUT

Craftsteak, Foxwoods, CT (Steakhouse)

 

VERMONT

Simon Pearce (Brunch), Quechee, VT (American)

 

OTHER STATES

CALIFORNIA

Bi-Rite Creamery, San Francisco (Ice Cream)

Eggslut, Los Angeles (American)

In-N-Out, San Francisco (Burgers)

L&E Oyster Bar, Los Angeles (American)

Mitsuru Cafe, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles (Japanese)

Ninebark (Brunch), Napa Valley (American)

Park’s Finest, Los Angeles (Filipino)

Plow (Brunch), San Francisco (American)

Redbird (Brunch), Los Angeles (American)

Roast To Go, Grand Central Market, Los Angeles (Mexican)

Scoma, San Francisco (Seafood)

South Beach Bar & Grille, San Diego (Seafood)

The Hake Kitchen & Bar, La Jolla (American)

Wanderlust Creamery, Los Angeles (Ice Cream)

 

ILLINOIS

Little Goat Diner (Brunch), Chicago (American)

Trenchermen, Chicago (Modern American)

Lou Malnati’s, Chicago (Pizza)

 

LOUISIANA

Borgne, New Orleans (Coastal American)

Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans (Pastries)

Domenica, New Orleans (Italian)

Willie Mae’s, New Orleans (Fried Chicken)

 

NEW YORK

Ai Fiori, Midtown (Italian)

Best Bagel and Coffee, Theater District (Bagel)

DB Bistro, Midtown (American)

Eataly, Flatiron (Italian)

Giorgione, SoHo (Italian)

Locanda Verde, TriBeCa (Italian)

Momofuku Noodle Bar, East Village (Ramen)

Morgenstern’s, Lower East Side (Ice Cream)

Pig and Khao, Lower East Side (Filipino/Southeast Asian)

Resto, Murray Hill (Belgian)

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Bhramari Brewhouse, Asheville  (Brewery)

Chestnut, Asheville (American)

El Kimchi Food Truck, Asheville (Korean/Mexican)

 

TEXAS

sissys fried chicken

Cyclone Anaya’s, Houston (Mexican)

Sissy’s Southern Kitchen and Bar, Dallas (Southern)

Stampede 66, Dallas (American)

 

WASHINGTON

beechers dungeness crab sandwich

Beecher’s Cheese, Seattle (American)

Emmett Watson’s, Seattle (Seafood)

 

ASIA

PHILIPPINES

Downtown Cafe, Angeles City, Pampanga

Corazon, Manila

Ramen Nagi, Manila

Senju, Edsa Shangri-la, Manila

 

JAPAN

Kuromon Market, Osaka

The Sky, Tokyo

Tsukiji Market, Tokyo

Unatomi, Tokyo

 

EUROPE

SPAIN

Chocolateria San Gines, Madrid

Churros Cafe, Ronda

Farga, Barcelona

Gusto Ristobar, Seville

Mercado de la Boqueria, Barcelona

Restaurante Botin, Madrid

 

PORTUGAL

Pasteis deBelem, Belem, Portugal

Tartine, Lisbon, Portugal

Time Out Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbon, Portugal