Boston Restaurant & Bar Openings to Look Forward to in 2022

Mamaleh's Delicatessen

It’s high time we had something to look forward to, and nothing excites us more than pending restaurant openings. Our city’s intrepid restaurateurs are forging ahead with a slew of new openings over the next few months, and we’ll also see some big-name celebrity chefs arrive in Boston this year.

As we’ve come to expect, the offerings will be eclectic and varied: an Asian street food eatery, a fun Peruvian restaurant in Cambridge, a Nashville-inspired comfort spot, a patisserie from a celeb-beloved chef, and more are all expected to open later this year. So get excited, and check out these 11 Boston restaurants that we can’t wait to try.

Address: 253 Tremont Street, Theater District
Opening date: January 17
Jason Bond always knows how to party—and we sure could use a party right about now. The chef and owner transformed his former Abby Lane space into a two-story, Nashville-inspired

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20 must-try restaurants in Chinatown, Boston


Find dumplings, noodles, roast duck, and more in one of the most delicious pockets of the city.

Lamb plate at Gourmet Dumpling House in Boston
Lamb plate at Gourmet Dumpling House in Boston. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

To say that Boston’s vibrant, ever-changing Chinatown has experienced hardships in the past couple of years is an understatement. In the early months of the pandemic, the neighborhood was the first to experience a rapid decline in clientele. Chinatown’s narrow streets prevented it from taking advantage of outdoor dining in a way that other neighborhoods had been able to, and a series of closures, including New Saigon Sandwich and China King, have considerably changed its landscape.

But the neighborhood is also incredibly resilient, and some of the city’s best meals can still be had here, at restaurants that shine a spotlight on fiery Szechuan noodles, sushi, hot pot, dim sum, bánh mì, pho, and more. Craving

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10 of the best Greater Boston neighborhoods for foodies

Like most major cities, Boston is a series of unique neighborhoods – 23 to be exact. Each one has its own feel and flavors.

Dorchester is the place to go for a bowl of pho, while Roxbury has some of the best regional African and soul food options in the Bay State. The North End is now the largest Little Italy in the Northeast, while multigenerational Jewish delis in Brookline are still going strong. Unofficial Koreatowns and Chinatowns are emerging in neighboring Allston and Quincy. And a short train ride from North Station will take you to the highest concentration of Cambodian restaurants in the country.

From Dorchester to the North End and the Lowell Highlands to North Quincy, here is our list of some of the best Greater Boston neighborhoods for foodies.


The stretch of Harvard Avenue between Gardner Street and Commonwealth Avenue is Greater Boston’s unofficial Koreatown.

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Boston Restaurant Openings: New Places to Get Excited About This Fall

Hub Hall Boston

Yes, those damn Fall Plans vs. Delta Variant memes proved prescient, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down our dining habits—patios, masks, vaccines, and safety precautions still abound, after all. Nor does our dining scene show signs of skipping a beat, with a slew of openings slated for this autumn and beyond. In fact, many of our city’s long-delayed restaurant debuts are finally coming to fruition, and many chef-owners claim pandemic-fueled shutdowns have actually helped them refine their visions—which gives us even more reason to treat ourselves to a brand new night on the town.

As for the deets, the offerings are as varied as they come, from a Parisian bistro to a New England izakaya to not one, not two, but three fully stocked food halls. Fine Italian dining is also well represented—and have we mentioned that the Island Creek Oyster team is opening a new restaurant across the

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