New and upcoming restaurant openings in Boston, summer 2024

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Restaurants

This updating guide includes restaurants that have opened or plan to open in Greater Boston in 2024.

La Padrona opens at Raffles, serving Italian food from Chef Jody Adams. Brian Samuels/Handout

Restaurants come and go all the time in Boston. Keeping up with the deluge of opening announcements is also challenging — there’s a lot of ground to cover in Greater Boston and many changing opening dates to pay attention to, after all.

In 2024, which has been a busy year already for new restaurants, we’ve seen a Michelin-starred chef bring omakase to Bay Village, multiple listening bars, and fine dining options at the new Raffles Hotel.

Below are all the restaurants we know have opened this year or are expected to open this year. The list is broken down by three categories: the current season of restaurant openings, a look into the future, and openings from the last few months. 

Not seeing your favorite new restaurant on this list? E-mail me at [email protected] with the name, an opening date (it doesn’t need to be exact, as we understand those targets can move), and a short description of the restaurant, and I’ll add it to the guide. 

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June/July 2024 restaurant openings

Open now

Dishes at the Vermilion Club in the Financial District Nitzan KeynanHandout
  • Bluefin: Diners familiar with Bow Market may know this seafood spot, which is getting a second location in Jamaica Plain — it’s the same New England seafood takeout menu, but in a bigger space. 660B Centre St., Jamaica Plain
  • Cacao: Husband-and-wife duo Perla Rosario and Leo Baez opened a second location of their cafe that serves chocolates, baked goods, and coffee. 570 Columbus Ave., South End
  • Jahunger: Its chef received a James Beard nod this year for the original Providence location, and now this Uyghur restaurant — with dishes like the popular Original Meefen noodles — is headed to Cambridgeport. 272 Brookline St., Cambridge
  • Matria: The InterContinental Boston is getting three new properties: an Italian steakhouse in Matria, a chic cocktail bar named Bar Fellini, and the Loyall Counting Room, a speakeasy with curated cocktails. 510 Atlantic Ave., Downtown Boston
  • Merai: The same team behind Thai tapas restaurant Mahaniyom is bringing its “high dive” pop-up to a space in Brookline, with Thai-inspired cocktails, of course, but also with re-imagined global cuisine. 14 Harvard St., Brookline
  • Rebelle Bagels: This popular Providence bagel shop closed its doors in Rhode Island and made a move to Cambridge, expanding on its options of handmade bagels and spreads. 249 Third St., Cambridge
  • The Vermilion Club: From Michelin-starred chef John Fraser, this downtown spot reimagines the classic chophouse experience and menu staples. 115 Federal St., Downtown Boston

Set to open in July

Interior of upcoming restaurant Le Mari Photo credit Alyssa Blumstein Photography
  • Amba: This Mediterranean cafe from Chef Will Gilson will be part of the new First Street Market, a farmer’s market and event space also coming to Cambridge this summer. 55 First St., Cambridge
  • Chateau Blanc Cafe: Those in need of a late-night scoop of ice cream are in luck this summer. The owner of Aleppo Palace in Central Square is changing the space’s concept into a coffee and ice cream cafe that stays open until 3 a.m. daily. 25 Central Square, Cambridge
  • Le Mari: Chef Leigh Whittaker went from cooking at Kennebunkport’s Earth at Hidden Pond and time at Karen Akunowicz’s Fox & the Knife to now, her own modern Mediterranean restaurant in Back Bay with homemade pasta dishes, shareable plates, and entrees like the sea bass and chicken Milanese. 259 Newbury St., Back Bay
  • Mr. H: COJE Management Group, the team that brought Boston restaurants like Yvonne’s and Lolita, is bringing a contemporary Chinese restaurant to the Seaport. We don’t know much yet about its food and cocktail offerings. 225 Northern Ave., Seaport
  • The Red Fox: The sixth entry from All Day Hospitality Group will include a separate, not-yet-named cocktail bar and lounge, with the concept’s focus largely on pastas and martinis. 326 Commercial St., North End

Upcoming restaurant openings, 2024

A rendering of the beer hall set to open in fall of 2024 Courtesy Great American Beer Hall
  • CanalSide: Another food hall is coming to Greater Boston, part of a redevelopment plan of the CambridgeSide mall that takes out the national fast food tenants and replaces them with mostly fast-casual, local concepts. Opens October; 100 Cambridgeside Place, Cambridge
  • CSCA Cafe: The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts is bringing an eatery to Porter Square. Limited information on its website shows that it will serve pastries, baked goods, and coffee at the cafe located across the street from the cooking school. Opens 2024; 1995 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
  • Tall Order: The duo behind Daiquiris and Daisies purchased the now closed Thirsty Scholar Pub and are turning it into a neighborhood bar and restaurant in Somerville. Opens fall 2024; 70 Beacon St., Somerville
  • The Great American Beer Hall: A giant beer hall — 17,000 square feet, to be exact — is coming to Medford, and though it’ll have plenty of beer, they’ll also have on tap other alcoholic beverages and bar bites. Opens fall 2024; 142 Mystic Ave., Medford
  • Zurito: Having just opened a trio of restaurants and bars in Downtown Crossing, hospitality group BCB3 is moving onto yet another project with Zurito, a northern Spanish cuisine spot in Beacon Hill. Opens fall 2024; 26 Charles St, Beacon Hill

Restaurants opened, 2024

Verveine is a new bakery in Cambridge Pictured here is the Monis Spicy Chili Biscuit Jonathan Wiggs Globe Staff
  • Althea: The team behind Viale is bringing a “backyard party” to Central Square with their latest restaurant that serves approachable American cuisine. 2 Columbia St., Cambridge
  • Amber Road: This downtown restaurant and lounge includes a 22-seat bar and a show kitchen with a signature rotisserie and wheel crank oven, cooking items like their most anticipated dish, the rotisserie lemon pepper chicken. 100 Federal St., Downtown Boston
  • Baleia: This Portuguese-inspired concept from the Coda Restaurant group feels like you’re on summer vacation, with its sun-yellow interiors and seafood-heavy menu. 264 E. Berkeley St., South End
  • Boston Halal: A fast-casual Indian-Mediterranean street food concept that started at Quincy Market now has two new locations, including one in Davis Square. 248 Elm St., Somerville
  • Few & Far: The team behind Cambridge favorite Forage is bringing their recipe for success — farm-to-table food and natural wine — to Dedham. 566 High St., Dedham
  • Headroom: The second floor of Trillium Brewing in Fort Point has transformed into a swanky, mid-century modern listening lounge, serving cocktails using the brewery brand’s distilled spirit line. 50 Thomson Place, Seaport
  • Kyuramen: This renowned Japanese ramen spot has expanded to Massachusetts, bringing with it the signature spicy miso ramen and some new items that go beyond the offerings at its other locations. 1008 A Beacon St., Brookline
  • La Padrona: Chef Jody Adams brings to Raffles Boston an Italian restaurant that’s described as rustic, yet refined and includes house-made pastas and local seafood on its menu. 40 Trinity Place, Back Bay
  • Los Alebrijes: This family-owned Mexican restaurant took over the former La Cancun Restaurant in East Boston and is serving up dishes like shrimp aguachile and pozole. 192 Sumner St., East Boston
  • MonteVerdi: Restaurateur Seth Greenberg, of Mistral and Mooo, is heading to Cambridge with MonteVerdi, which will serve fresh pastas, flatbread pizzas, and locally-sourced seafood. 40 Edward H. Land Blvd., Cambridge
  • Somaek: This modern Korean restaurant comes to Downtown Crossing from restaurateur Jamie Bissonnette and the folks behind JM Curley. But that’s not all this team is bringing to Boston: next door patrons can visit Temple Records, a listening lounge and cocktail bar, and grab sushi downstairs at Sushi @ Temple Records. 11 and 17 Temple Place, Downtown Boston
  • Toca Chida: The new Assembly Row restaurant from the same group behind Papagayo calls itself a “world taqueria,” serving dishes like crunchy edamame falafel tacos and table-side guacamole. 331 Great River Rd., Somerville
  • Verveine Cafe & Bakery: Restaurateur Ken Oringer and award-winning pastry chef Monica Glass reunite with this Cambridge spot that bakes breads daily in-house like pain au levain, sourdough ciabatta, focaccia, and Japanese milk bread. 298 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

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