Published on March 29, 2016

7 Essential All-American Spots in Boston

Classic American cuisine is always a comforting choice. From mouthwatering steaks and burgers to tasty soups, sandwiches and salads, there’s so much goodness to enjoy. Hungry yet? Try some of Boston’s best American fare at these 7 much-loved spots.


1. CATALYST (Kendall Square)

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Catalyst serves up locally grown, organic New American fare including savory steaks, delectable desserts, creative cocktails and a brunch menu with classic and globally inspired dishes.

2. COMMONWEALTH (Kendall Square)

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Commonwealth is a market and eatery that dishes out great American food in a family-style atmosphere. The restaurant incorporates New England cheeses, farm-fresh eggs and local dairy into its seasonally driven menu.

3. PURITAN & COMPANY (Cambridge)

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Led by Chef/Co-Owner Will Gilson, Puritan & Company serves primarily modern American cuisine, with particular emphasis on traditional New England dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients.

4. SYCAMORE. (Newton)

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Sycamore. is a neighborhood bistro that offers a seasonally inspired, approachable menu of New American favorites and global dishes. Inventive snacks and sides for sharing pair perfectly with their list of creative, handcrafted cocktails.

5. ALDEN & HARLOW (Cambridge)

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Alden & Harlow serves thoughtfully sourced American food. Inspired by the gathering of family and friends at his home kitchen table, Chef Michael Scelfo prepares flavorful classics in a subterranean, modern space.

6. 51 LINCOLN (Newton)

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51 Lincoln  — home to imaginative, artfully presented plates and a private wine room — is a bustling New American eatery focused on farm-to-table fare.

7. TAVERN ROAD (Fort Point Channel)

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Cooking up New American food and pre-dinner bites, Tavern Road offers street food-inspired fare and late-night options made with locally sourced ingredients.

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