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Published on January 22, 2020
Boston's 5 best spots for fancy New American foodDrink | Photo: Will H./Yelp

In search of a new favorite New American spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end New American restaurants around Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks

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Topping the list is Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks. Located at 528 Commonwealth Ave. in Kenmore, the lounge, New American, breakfast and brunch spot is the most popular high-end New American restaurant in Boston, boasting four stars out of 1,884 reviews on Yelp. 

In terms of signature items, "Located in the heart of Boston's Kenmore Square, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks is a true neighborhood brasserie with a classically inspired menu, driven by seasonal ingredients," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "E.S. is well known for its award-winning craft cocktail program led by renowned mixologist Jackson Cannon."

2. Drink

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Next up is South Boston's Drink, situated at 348 Congress St. With four stars out of 1,555 reviews on Yelp, the lounge and New American spot, serving burgers and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge. 

Yelper Maria V., who reviewed Drink on Jan. 6, wrote, "The burger was amazing, very flavorful and filling - custom drinks at a fair price. You and your friend will not get the same drink and there's something amazing about that!"

Yelper Alexa H. wrote, "This is a really fun place to go if you're looking for something a little more low-key and sophisticated. The bartenders are incredibly talented."

3. Row 34

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South Boston's Row 34, located at 383 Congress St. (between Thomson Place), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy bar and New American spot, which offers seafood and more, four stars out of 1,459 reviews. 

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"From the team behind Island Creek Oyster Bar, Skip Bennett, Jeremy Sewall, Garrett Harker and Shore Gregory, has collaborated once again to open Row 34 in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood," it writes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "Located at 383 Congress Street, Row 34 is a workingman's oyster bar: an approachable and convivial neighborhood-focused restaurant and bar that will continue the team's mission of celebrating New England's rich seafood traditions and the farmers, fishermen and lobstermen who inspire them."

4. Yvonne's

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Yvonne's, a lounge and New American spot in Downtown Crossing, is another pricey go-to, with four stars out of 950 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2 Winter Place (between Summer Street and Jackson Place) to see for yourself. 

Yelper Varun D., who reviewed Yvonne's on Jan. 5, wrote, "Speakeasy, cozy bar, good music and ambiance, you'll get to experience all these characteristics at Yvonne's."

Yelper Zoya A. wrote, "Yvonne's is literally my favorite place in Boston. My girlfriends and I come here all the time for Thursday drinks - these cocktails are wonderful and definitely worth the price."

5. Ten Tables

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Over in Jamaica Plain, check out Ten Tables, which has earned four stars out of 649 reviews on Yelp. Treat yourself at the New American spot by heading over to 597 Centre St. (between Pond Street and Parley Avenue). 

Yelper Alexa C., who reviewed Ten Tables on Dec. 14 wrote, "Quaint, cozy, perfect for date night. The service is amazing. Roberto, our waiter, noticed my fiancé and I were celebrating without us even telling him, and brought us a complimentary dessert."

Tara T. noted, "Ten Tables is a very enjoyable, homey, comforting experience but the price point suggests something a little more intellectual or surprising."

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