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DEVRA FIRST | ★★★★★

Five stars for the Daily Catch, the calamari king

The North End dock-to-table restaurant has served up consistent excellence in a shoebox space.

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Five stars for Mahaniyom, the Thai food we deserve

Dish after dish, the Brookline restaurant showcases a joyous, invigorating mix of textures and flavors.

DINING OUT | DEVRA FIRST

Five stars for Ostra, the elevated fish house

Showcasing seafood and hospitality, Boston’s answer to Le Bernardin is worthy of an occasion.

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Five stars for Nightshade Noodle Bar, a chef’s singular vision

In Lynn, a tasting-menu-only restaurant takes risks and serves up rich rewards.

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Five stars for Sarma, the universal favorite

In Somerville, small plates bridge cultures and unite diners in rare agreement. The restaurant has maintained a rare level of consistency, and everything about it is familiar yet refreshing.

DEVRA FIRST

This Cambridge restaurant was recently recognized by Bon Appetit magazine and The New York Times

Here’s what we had to say about Dear Annie when it opened in 2021.

WHAT SHE'S HAVING | DEVRA FIRST

Highland Kitchen is the ideal neighborhood restaurant

Above all, there is something ineffable, a combination of humor, genuineness, kindness, fun, humility, excellence, hard work, and great vibes that can perhaps be best summed up as heart. Or true hospitality. And the food is always really, really good.

FOOD

At Bakey, babka reigns supreme

The new bakery-cafe from Uri Scheft also brings challah, burekas, and other treats to Downtown Boston.