Two Massachusetts Bistros Make Bon Appetit‘s Best New Restaurants List

Bon Appétit Magazine’s Best Restaurant List is like my foodie GPS. It’s the ultimate culinary compass, guiding me to flavor nirvana.

It’s like having a food-savvy BFF in your pocket. They’ve got taste buds of steel and a knack for uncovering hidden gems. I mean, who doesn’t want a BFF who’s always craving a culinary adventure?

The list is a living, breathing foodie bible. It’s like Moses parting the Red Sea, but instead, it parts the sea of mediocre dining options, leading you straight to food heaven. No more wandering in a tasteless desert.

And it’s not just about the fancy-pants places either. Bon Appétit isn’t snooty. They’ll steer you to food trucks, mom-and-pop joints, and hole-in-the-wall treasures. Every bite counts, and they know it.

Plus, they update that list regularly. Restaurants come and go faster than my self-control at a dessert buffet. Bon Appétit keeps their finger on the foodie pulse so you’ll never be caught slurping last season’s soup.

In a world where a bad meal can be a tragedy, Bon Appétit’s Best Restaurant List is your comedy relief. It’s like a food safari with a comedian tour guide, making sure your taste buds are laughing all the way to food utopia.

And TWO Massachusetts restaurants made the top 25 list in 2023.

Moëca, a seafood restaurant in Cambridge

According to Bon Appetit:
“Get the scallops at Moëca….Order the Cape Cod scallop, and you’ll receive a plump puck of meat seared then swathed in a heady green crab americaine (a reduction made from the shells of a local invasive species). You also must order the custardy semolina gnocchi topped with “scallop trippa alla romana.”
“We’re excited to share that Moëca has been named one of @bonappetitmag ‘s 24 Best New Restaurants of 2023! Congratulations to our hardworking team!” they posted on their Instagram.

Rubato, a modern Hong Kong cafe in Quincy

According to Bon Appetit:
“Warm bolo baos, buttery fist-size buns with an irresistibly sweet crackly top, are wonderful on their own but sing louder when sandwiching slices of cold butter or craggy fried chicken thighs. Thick slabs of French toast gilded with condensed milk and cookie crumbs burst open to reveal a giddy gush of “lava egg yolk” custard..”

“This is unreal hungry fams,” Rubato posted on Instagram. “Recognition and accolades have never been the driving point behind what we do day in day out, but for a little mom and pop shop like ours to be seen, recognized, and celebrated is HUGE.”

Bon Appétit’s Top Restaurants of 2023

  • Bar Spero, Washington, D.C.
  • Brochus Family Tradition, Savannah, Ga.
  • Chilte, Phoenix
  • Dakar Nola, New Orleans
  • Ensenada, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Este, Austin, Texas
  • Fishmonger, Atlanta
  • Heavy Metal Sausage Co., Philadelphia
  • Indienne, Chicago
  • Kann + Sousol, Portland, Ore.
  • Kono, New York
  • Kuya Lord, Los Angeles
  • Ladder 4 Wine Bar, Detroit
  • Mamou, New Orleans
  • Maty’s, Miami
  • Moëca, Cambridge
  • Neng Jr’s, Asheville, N.C.
  • Noodle in a Haystack, San Francisco
  • Pietramala, Philadelphia
  • Pijja Palace, Los Angeles
  • Rubato, Quincy, Mass.
  • Seabird, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
  • Sedalia’s Oyster & Seafood, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Shuggies, San Francisco

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