There’s more to delicious food in Boston than fresh, scrumptious seafood—though that’s definitely a major perk. The food in Boston spans various cultures and cuisines, but they all ignite taste buds, spark conversation, and encourage happiness. Many people agree that “Boston is best known for its famous baked beans, Fenway Park, The Boston Marathon, and of course for the bar from Cheers.” But there’s so much more to it than that—discover five remarkable restaurants in Boston for you to try this year.

5 of the Best Restaurants to Try in Boston

1. Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

You’ll find this cool hangout in South Boston. After finishing up your day tour from Boston to Cape Cod, come by Lincoln Tavern and order a refreshing drink from their full bar. It’s also full of incredible brunch items, such as their egg BLT and woodfire breakfast pizza. The restaurant is changing the South Boston food game, so get in line before it wraps around the block.

2. O Ya

If you’re craving sushi in Boston, O Ya needs to be at the top of your list. There’s classic sushi but also a variety of inventive and delicious options—burgundy truffle sauce and yuzu-honey pickled ginger? You’d never think the things they pair would mesh so well. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out their iconic 17-course chef selected omakase. Although it’s on the pricier side, it’s well worth it.

3. Neptune Oyster

Your one-stop shop for fresh seafood in Boston, Neptune Oyster has been drawing in crowds for years. Everything is of superb and fresh quality; the long line points to the perfection of their craft. One of the best lobster rolls in town, Neptune Oyster has an impressive raw bar and daily seafood specials that will have you coming back every day of your trip.

4. Mistral

Find French/Mediterranean cuisine in Boston with Mistral. One of the Columbus Hospitality Groups’ most reliable and long-lasting restaurants, Mistral is the simple answer if you’re celebrating a special occasion. The atmosphere is exactly what you’re looking for if you’re having a romantic date night. We recommend the roast rack of lamb or the pan-roasted halibut—but if we’re being honest, everything on the menu is mouthwatering.

5. Shojo

At Shojo, you’ll find the best modern Asian cuisine. They focus on small shareable plates, so guests can try a variety of foods, tastes, and textures. Their menu ranges from items such as their famous Shojonator to Pork Belly Dumplings. Plus, Shojo’s drinks are just as inventive as their foo—you’re sure to get an entire meal that you’ll love.