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Now on Resy: Tres Gatos, Folio, Baleia, and More Local Favorites

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From a JP charmer courtesy of the Tonino team to a perfect seafood-leaning pub in Harvard Square, these are just a few of the beloved Boston spots that are now bookable on Resy. Right this way.

Note: This list will be updated regularly with new additions each month, so be sure to check back often. For Boston’s newest restaurant openings, head here.

Tres Gatos Jamaica Plain

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Tres Gatos shrimp
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Food, music, and books are the themes at this neighborhood charmer in Jamaica Plain from David Doyle and Mari Perez-Alers (of Casa Verde and Tonino). The food is Spanish, with tapas the specialty. The music is both live and for sale on vinyl. The books, also on sale, are an eclectic variety. The takeaway? Eating, listening, and reading go together really well.

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Tres Gatos shrimp
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Da LaPosta Newtonville

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Chef Mario LaPosta knows just what you like: real Italian appetizers (the housemade ricotta with orange honey wins raves), Neapolitan-style pizzas with a variety of toppings both classic and original (plus the next-level cheese-filled focaccia di Recco), a few perfect pastas, craft beers on tap, and well-chosen wines from southern Italy and beyond.  

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The Sea Hag Restaurant and Bar Harvard Square

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Oysters, updated pub fare, and signature salads (the “Messy Cobb” is topped with a fried egg); unusual wines from Croatia and other coasts; vibrant cocktails … These are some of the many reasons to find your way to this beautifully illuminated restaurant in Harvard Square, sister to the popular Grendel’s Den. 

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Brick & Mortar Cambridge

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Beware: There’s no sign outside, so you’ll have to choose the right blue door. Once in, you’ll step into one of the best cocktail spots in New England, known for its genial vibe, its curving copper bar, its sound system playing vinyl records, and of course its exquisite cocktails (try the DTO or four daiquiri shots to get the fun started) and delicious small plates.

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Folio Boston

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Folio Paris-Brest
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Library-chic is the best way to describe the cafe adjacent to the historic Boston Athenaeum. Leather-bound menus, book-lined wallpaper, and a worldly aesthetic abound. It’s just the spot for a glass of wine (the list is extensive) and a bite.  

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Folio Paris-Brest
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Josephine Somerville

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Beware, you might just want everything on the menu at this stylish restaurant. Located in Somerville’s Cambria Hotel, chef Michael Scelfo (of Alden & Harlow and Waypoint) serves everything from dry-aged meatballs to deep-dish Margherita pizza to spaghetti with clams in a wood-and-marble-accented dining room with a fire-pit patio outside.

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Deuxave Back Bay

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The team behind dbar and Boston Chops has turned their attention to next-level French bistro fare (think lobster gnocchi fricassée and duck confit) at this seductive venue full of dark wood and candlelight, and you’ll want to come with someone special to share the experience.

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Waypoint Cambridge

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Seafood lovers, rejoice: At this instant Cambridge classic from chef Michael Scelfo (Alden & Harlow, Josephine), the menu teems with oysters, shellfish towers, and crudos; lobster pasta and chopped clam pizza; seared and fried fish (plus a steak and a burger if you insist) — and the wine list is brilliantly chosen and best of all, fairly priced.

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Baleia South End

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The fishing motif is subtle, but it’s there (baleia means “whale” in Portuguese), which makes sense: The sibling of superstars The Salty Pig, SRV, and Gufo leans on seafood, and no one can fault a great raw bar selection. Ever.

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Baleia space
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Lehrhaus Somerville

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Here’s a true original — a combination tavern and “house of learning” (or lehrhaus in German) dedicated to Jewish culture. That means classes and book clubs, but also a savory kosher pescatarian menu (the pastrami is made from beets, the “chopped not-liver” from eggplant and nuts) that goes way beyond deli fare.

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Noah’s Kitchen Brookline

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Within a handsome wood-rich interior, this Brookline sparkler serves uncompromising, hard-to-find, traditional Sichuan dishes full of heat — many of them involving offal and other uncommon ingredients, but all of them guaranteed to please.

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Super Bien Brighton

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Don’t miss this one: an Argentinean-flavored specialty market and wine bar at Brighton’s Charles River Speedway, where the wines are all-natural (and all from South America), and the empanadas, salsas, and other specialties are the real deal.

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dbar Dorchester

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Is this former Irish pub in Dorchester a clubby tacos-to-falafel-to-cavatelli gastropub, or an LGBTQ-friendly nightclub and lounge, complete with drag shows and show-tune Tuesdays? The answer is yes to both — and the two identities meld seamlessly together, to everyone’s delight.

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Burrata and prosciutto at dbar
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The Washington Square Tavern Brookline

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A Brookline staple for a quarter of a century, this is just the kind of place you wish every neighborhood had. A wide-ranging American menu based on regional produce; big, comfortable tables (communal and otherwise); a friendly bar with perfect cocktails (and lots of great whiskey and wine) … Nothing’s missing here.

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Naco Taqueria Charlestown

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Culinary lightning strikes again with this follow-up to the original Cambridge Naco. Settle into the riotously colorful dining room and dig into antojitos, tacos, and tortas galore. Pro tip: Finish with dulce de leche churros and a house-infused Tequila espresso martini, and go happy out into the world.

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Shaking Crab (Brookline) Brookline

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Born in Newton almost a decade ago, Shaking Crab has grown into a red-hot chain with locations all over New England, New York, and as far away as California and even Shanghai. The draw? Spicy, buttery, Cajun-style seafood boils, featuring not only crab but also shrimp, clams, crawfish, and more — and it’s all-you-can-eat Monday through Wednesday.

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Dear Annie Cambridge

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Dear Annie dishes
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There’s a lightness to this Cambridge wine bar, and it’s not just because of the effervescent natural wines on the list. Maybe it’s the fresh-cut flowers and greenery, the shimmer of cut glass or the neon signage. It’s more likely the fun and frolicking menu, snackables like pickled mussels or spicy seafood fumet, plus enough wines by the glass to try to keep things interesting.

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Dear Annie dishes
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Nosh and Grog Restaurant The Village Shoppes of Canton (Cobbs Corner / Shaw's Plaza)

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The Canton iteration of this gastropub brings the same flair and farm name-dropping as the original, albeit in a modern space with exposed brick walls and punches of earthy sage green. There are cocktails and snacks, like lobster bao, for the peckish. Or boards (Meat! Cheese! Butter!) for sharing amongst friends. And a great chicken sandwich when it’s needed. Point is: You can’t go wrong anywhere you point on the menu. 

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Mae Asian Eatery Cambridge

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You’ll definitely want to reserve a table at this 20-seat jewel box of a place, where chef-owner Yuri Asawasittikit draws on her mother’s recipes to produce a treasury of traditional Thai dishes, along with a scattering of Japanese and Chinese treats.

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Bogie’s Place Downtown Crossing

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You’ll definitely want to find your way to this semi-secret steakhouse, hidden speakeasy-style with entrances in the back of the adjacent JM Curley restaurant and Wig Shop cocktail lounge, from the same proprietors. Expect the likes of oysters Rockefeller, prime Angus steaks, and truffle fries.

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Bin 26 Enoteca Beacon Hill

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If a dazzling list of wines (more than 150 bottles, with about 50 served by the glass) accompanied by savory snacks and homemade pastas in a warm environment sounds like your kind of thing, you’ll definitely want to enjoy this longtime Beacon Hill institution run by brother-and-sister team Babak Bina and Azita Bina-Seibel (who were also behind the sorely-missed Lala Rokh).

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