Cafe windows decorated with flowers in Boston, MA, USA.

While most Bostonians rejoice because the arrival of spring means warm weather again, this spring we’re also excited for something else–there’s a whole bunch of new restaurants arriving on the food scene in the city, and here are five you should know about.


This restaurant will make its home in the South End, joining the ranks of French dining in Boston. Inspired by the cuisine of the city of Lyon, Bar Lyon will feature an exclusively French wine list and classic dishes like duck confit and eggs poached in red wine, and will seat approximately fifty guests at a time.

Bar Lyon. 1750 Washington St., Boston, MA.


Another new edition to the South End, Southern Proper will be serving up  barbeque and other Southern comfort foods. With tall windows and light wood furniture, the restaurant will have plenty of natural sunlight. As for the menu, according to the chef, it will be centered mostly around chicken and beer, with plenty of other Southern classics.

Southern Proper. 600 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA.


Have you ever dined at an establishment with a robotic kitchen? Well, now you can, at Spyce, which is coming to Downtown Crossing. A concept of four MIT graduates and headed by famous Chef Daniel Boulud, this fast-casual restaurant will be run by robots; the concept has already been tested on MIT’s campus. Get ready for a truly unique dining experience.

Spyce. 241 Washington St., Downtown Crossing, Boston MA.


Arriving in the Financial District soon, Kamakura will serve up modern kaiseki cuisine, brought to you by the chef Youji Iwakura of Snappy Ramen and Basho, to join what’s being hailed as the “renaissance” of Japanese food in Boston.

Kamakura.150 State St., Downtown Boston, MA.


Right around the corner from TD Garden and on the edge of the North End, Alcove will offer both indoor and outdoor seating, taking full advantage of its waterfront location. This new dining spot promises to offer a luxurious dining and drinks menu, and while no details of its cuisine have been released yet, we know it will not disappoint.

Alcove.100 Lovejoy Wharf, Boston, MA.