In the past few weeks, I have been to some excellent restaurants in the Boston and New England area, some of which are now featured on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site.
Where to start...how about some of the best Japanese food in Boston? There is a place in Roslindale called Village Sushi and Grill that is truly one of the top sushi restaurants in the Boston area. The dinners from the kitchen are very good, too. Village Sushi is in the heart of Roslindale Square, an up-and-coming area for top restaurants in Boston.
Let's stay in Roslindale for a bit longer. Sophia's Grotto is a nice Mediterreanan restaurant right next to Village Sushi. Their fare tends to lean toward Northern Italian cuisine. The atmosphere at Sophia's Grotto is very romantic, with exposed brick and dim lighting, and the restaurant is in a little courtyard away from traffic.
If you're heading up to Cape Ann this summer, you might want to check out The Lobster Pool Restaurant, which is on the Rockport / Gloucester line near Halibut Point. The ocean views from this seafood shack are amazing, and the food rivals Woodman's, in my opinion.
A lot further up the coast, in Maine, is another seafood shack that is about as hidden away as you can get. The Docksider Restaurant is in Northeast Harbor, ME, on Mount Desert Island, far away from the hustle and bustle of the Bar Harbor area.
Still in Maine, in the funky town of Belfast, is Darby's, a restaurant as quirky as the town in which it is located. Darby's serves cuisine of all kinds, from Thai to Italian to American to Jewish to Mexican and so on. And the atmosphere there is that of a classic old tavern.
Well, that's it for now. Those are some of the latest restaurants on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site. Stay tuned for more to come soon...