Over the last decade, New American restaurants have sprung up across the Boston area, bringing innovative and adventurous menus to the city. If you’re craving some modern American food, look no further than the restaurants below.


Known for its unique food, Asta serves prix-fixe tasting menus Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 6:00 pm. With a menu described as “warm and faultless” by Travel + Leisure; the restaurant has a simple, Scandinavian aesthetic.

47 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA 02115


This hip Boston gastro pub is a self-proclaimed “loud and welcoming hangout” spot in the South End. Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, The Gallows offers both quirky and classic fare, including duck pot pie, fried chicken and a selection of burgers. Try the bruleed grapefruit with brunch.

1395 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118


Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, this sleek Boston bistro is located in the heart of the Financial District. Lunch offerings include a variety of grilled flatbreads (try the butternut squash and goat cheese) and sandwiches. Dinner includes tapas and seafood. While you’re there, check out their new tented lounge area.

99 High Street, Boston, MA 02110


As its name implies, Local 149 is a restaurant that focuses on locally sourced ingredients. The robust menu features seafood entrees like paella, fresh fish of the day, and other comfort food items like fried chicken and waffles. If you’re there for brunch, try the lobster macmuffin.

149 P Street, Boston, MA 02127


This Fenway neighborhood spot features an open kitchen and an eclectic menu ranging from chicken liver mousse, fried turkey wing and a wide selection of Neapolitan pizzas. In addition to the open kitchen dining area, there’s also the Club Room, which has a fireplace, palm trees and its own menu. 

69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston, MA, 02215