Photo courtesy of The Koji Club

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The 10 Restaurants That Defined Boston Dining in 2023


We asked our contributors to the Resy Hit List to share their top dining experiences in their cities this year — 10 restaurants that are helping to define the state of great dining right now. Please welcome back our Best of The Hit List for 2023. (You can find other cities’ top picks here.)

Distilling the year that was in Boston through the lens of 10 restaurants may be an arduous task—but that doesn’t mean we won’t try.

Whether they be nonstop party spots that brought something new to the scene (The Wig Shop), indie hits that gave us encouragement and delight (The Koji Club, Lenox Sophia) or revived stalwarts (Eastern Standard) that still tell us a lot about how we eat and drink today, the restaurants and bars below provide a snapshot of Boston dining in 2023. Enjoy responsibly, and get booking.