New and Upcoming Restaurant Openings in Boston Summer 2024

New and Upcoming Restaurant Openings in Boston Summer 2024

La Padrona restaurant opens at Raffles, serving Italian cuisine from chef Jody Adams. Brian Samuels/Handout Materials

Boston restaurants come and go all the time. Keeping up with the flood of opening announcements is also a challenge—after all, there’s a lot to do in Greater Boston and a lot of changing opening dates to keep an eye on.

In what has already been a busy year for new restaurants, 2024 saw a Michelin-starred chef bring omakase to Bay Village, while the new Raffles Hotel saw the opening of a range of music bars and fine dining restaurants.

Below are all the restaurants we know of that have opened this year or are scheduled to open this year. The list is divided into three categories: the current season of restaurant openings, a look ahead, and openings from the past few months.

Don’t see your favorite new restaurant on this list? Email me at [email protected] with the name, opening date (it doesn’t have to be exact, as we understand these goals can change), and a brief description of the restaurant, and I’ll add it to the guide.

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Restaurant openings in June/July 2024

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Dishes at the Vermilion Club in the Financial District. Nitzan Keynan/Press Kit
  • Bluefin: Those familiar with Bow Market may be familiar with this seafood restaurant, which is opening a second location in Jamaica Plain — it offers the same New England seafood takeout menu but in a larger space. 660B Center St., Jamaica Plain
  • Cocoa: Married couple Perla Rosario and Leo Baez have opened a second location of their café, which serves chocolates, pastries and coffee. 570 Columbus Ave., South End
  • Jahunger: The restaurant’s chef won a James Beard Award this year for his original Providence restaurant, and now the Uighur restaurant — which serves dishes like the popular Original Meefen noodles — is heading to Cambridgeport. 272 Brookline St., Cambridge
  • Matria: The InterContinental Boston is bringing three new properties to the area: Matria, an Italian steakhouse; Bar Fellini, a chic cocktail lounge; and the Loyall Counting Room, an underground bar serving curated cocktails. 510 Atlantic Ave., Downtown Boston
  • Merai: The same team behind Thai tapas restaurant Mahaniyom is opening its own high-dive spot in Brookline, offering Thai-inspired cocktails, of course, but also new takes on global cuisine. 14 Harvard St., Brookline
  • Rebelle Bagels: The popular Providence bagel shop has closed its doors in Rhode Island and moved to Cambridge, expanding its offerings of handmade bagels and spreads. 249 Third Street, Cambridge
  • Vermilion Club: This downtown restaurant from Michelin-starred chef John Fraser reinterprets the classic chop shop and menu staples. 115 Federal St., Downtown Boston

Opening planned for July

The interior of the new Le Mari restaurant. Photo: Alyssa Blumstein Photography
  • Amba: This Mediterranean café from chef Will Gilson will be part of the new First Street Market, a produce market and events space also coming to Cambridge this summer. 55 First Street, 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 reimagining the space as a coffee and ice cream cafe that’s open until 3 a.m. daily. 25 Central Square, Cambridge
  • Le Mari: After cooking at Earth at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport and working at Karen Akunowicz’s Fox & the Knife, chef Leigh Whittaker now runs her own modern Mediterranean restaurant in Back Bay, featuring homemade pastas, shareable dishes, and entrees like sea bass and chicken Milanese. 259 Newbury St., Back Bay
  • Mr. H: COJE Management Group, the team behind Boston restaurants like Yvonne’s and Lolita, is bringing a modern Chinese restaurant to the Seaport. Little is known about the food and cocktail offerings yet. 225 Northern Ave., Seaport
  • Red Fox: The sixth property from All Day Hospitality Group will feature a separate, as-yet-unnamed cocktail bar and lounge whose concept will focus primarily on pasta and martinis. 326 Commercial St., North End

Upcoming Restaurant Openings, 2024

Visualization of the beer hall, scheduled to open in fall 2024. Courtesy of Great American Beer Hall.
  • CanalSide: Another food hall is coming to Greater Boston, part of a redevelopment plan for the CambridgeSide mall that will remove national fast-food tenants and replace them with mostly local fast-casual concepts. Opening October; 100 Cambridgeside Place, Cambridge
  • CSCA Cafe: Cambridge School of Culinary Arts is opening a restaurant in Porter Square. Limited information on its website shows it will serve pastries, baked goods and coffee in a cafe across the street from the cooking school. Opening in 2024; 1995 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
  • High expectations: The duo behind Daiquiris and Daisies have bought the shuttered Thirsty Scholar Pub and are turning it into a neighborhood bar and restaurant in Somerville. Opening 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 while it’ll have plenty of beer, it’ll also have other alcoholic beverages and bar snacks. Opening fall 2024; 142 Mystic Ave., Medford
  • Zurito: Hospitality group BCB3, which just opened a trio of restaurants and bars in Downtown Crossing, is taking on another project with Zurito, a northern Spanish-style eatery in Beacon Hill. Opening fall 2024; 26 Charles St, Beacon Hill

Restaurant opening, 2024

Verveine is a new bakery in Cambridge. Pictured is Moni’s Spicy Chili Biscuit. (Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff)
  • Althea: The team behind Viale is bringing a “garden party” to Central Square with their newest restaurant serving approachable American cuisine. Columbia Street 2, Cambridge
  • Amber Road: This downtown restaurant and lounge has a 22-seat bar and a show kitchen with a rotisserie and crank oven, which prepares dishes such as the most anticipated dish, the lemon pepper rotisserie chicken. 100 Federal St., Downtown Boston
  • Baleia: This Portuguese-inspired restaurant from the Coda Restaurant group will make you feel like you’re on vacation, with its sunny yellow interior and seafood-focused menu. 264 E. Berkeley St., South End
  • Boston Halal: The fast-casual Indian-Mediterranean street food restaurant concept that started in Quincy Market now has two new locations, including one in Davis Square. 248 Elm St., Somerville
  • Far and near: The team behind beloved Cambridge restaurant Forage brings 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 been transformed into a sleek, mid-century modern lounge serving cocktails made with the brand’s distilled spirits. 50 Thomson Place, Seaport
  • Kyuramen: This popular Japanese ramen spot has expanded to Massachusetts, offering its signature spicy miso ramen as well as new dishes that go beyond what its previous locations have to offer. 1008 A Beacon St., Brookline
  • La Padrona: Chef Jody Adams opens an Italian restaurant at Raffles Boston that’s described as rustic yet sophisticated, with a menu that features house-made pasta and local seafood. 40 Trinity Place, Back Bay
  • Los Alebrijes: This family-owned Mexican restaurant took over the former La Cancun restaurant in East Boston and serves dishes like shrimp aguachile and pozole. 192 Sumner St., East Boston
  • MonteVerdi: Restaurateur Seth Greenberg of Mistral and Mooo is heading to Cambridge with his restaurant MonteVerdi, which will serve fresh pasta, 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 the team is bringing to Boston: Neighbors can check out Temple Records, a listening lounge and cocktail bar, and grab some sushi downstairs at Sushi @ Temple Records. 11 and 17 Temple Square, Downtown Boston
  • Toca Chida: The new Assembly Row restaurant, from the same group that brought you Papagayo, calls itself a “global taqueria,” serving dishes like crispy edamame tacos, falafel and guacamole served tableside. 331 Great River Rd., Somerville
  • Verveine Cafe & Bakery: Restaurant owner Ken Oringer and award-winning pastry chef Monica Glass reunite with this Cambridge spot, which bakes pain au levain, sourdough ciabatta, focaccia and Japanese milk bread in-house daily. 298 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge