Looking to spice up your restaurant roster? Check out some of Boston’s hottest new openings.
Moxies’ chipotle mango chicken
Tucked inside a Victorian brownstone is South End’s newest rave-worthy dining experience: 311 Omakase. The 18-course menu, curated by three Michelin star-trained chef Wei Fa Chen, features fresh seafood sourced locally and imported from Japan. While the plates may change frequently, 10 lucky guests can expect bites like sweet kegani (horsehair crab) topped with uni and caviar, fatty tuna belly, aori ika (a soft squid nigiri zested with lime and salt) and shrimp tamago. 605 Tremont St., 311boston.com
start with the beef marrow & oxtail marmalade at Blue Ribbon Brasserie
Blue Ribbon Brasserie
Famously known as the place where chefs eat, SoHo Manhattan’s Blue Ribbon Brasserie is coming to Kenmore this month. Prepare your palettes for bone marrow and oxtail marmalade, cheese fondu, chilled shellfish platters, prime steaks, burgers and a few of chefs Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s personal favorites. Situated in a light-filled solarium, the 250-seat restaurant houses old-school leather booths, a private dining room and an oyster bar, creating a casual, welcoming ambiance. 528 Commonwealth Ave., blueribbonbrasserieboston.com
As the scents of serrano ham, chorizo and Manila clams waft from the kitchen, you might think you’ve died and gone to Spain. However, you’ve simply secured a table at Seaport’s new Barcelona-inspired tapas bar, Boqueria. The NYC-born, contemporary eatery—which opened Sept. 12—invites guests to dine on Spanish classics, craft cocktails and imported wines in their 5,300-square-foot space. Chef Arturo Gonzalez, formerly of the SoHo location, perfects dishes like patatas bravas, pan con tomate and croquetas de jamón. 25 Thomson Place, boqueriarestaurant.com
satisfy your Italian cravings with fresh pasta at Mida.
MIDA East Boston
Chef/owner Douglass Williams’ smoked short rib lasagna and rock shrimp carbonara have officially touched down in East Boston, thanks to the third location of MIDA. While guests can look forward to fan favorites, the waterfront restaurant has one new temptation—the Clam Pie with white sauce, marinated clams, peppers, parsley and grana padano. Sit back and enjoy the views—we aren’t just talking about the oceanic vistas. 65 Lewis St., midarestaurant.com
Hailing from Canada, this Seaport transplant serves up modern-chic interiors, craft cocktails and delectable bites. Executive chef Brandon Thordarson created the original menu for the James Beard House Canada 150th celebration, and now, the first Boston location features everything from plant-based offerings to tasty seafood. Indulge in poutine, vegan potstickers and Mile High Mocha Pie paired with the Cucumber Cobbler cocktail. 899 Congress St., moxies.com
Photography by: COURTESY OF MOXIES; COURTESY OF BLUE RIBBON BRASSERIE; LIZ DALY; COURTESY OF MIDA