With the busyness of the holidays and all the chaos that this time of the year brings, there's a good chance you haven't gotten around to trying out some of the exciting new additions to the ever-growing Boston culinary scene. Which makes 2017 the perfect time do so.

Whether you're off to cure your NYE hangover, ringing in the new year with a hot new date, or just need a break from all that holiday cooking - these spots will be opening very soon (or have opened within the past few months) and are 100% worth checking out.

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 by CHLOE // 101 Seaport Blvd (coming soon)

Type: Vegan


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The Burro Bar // 1665 Beacon Street, Brookline (coming soon)

Type: Mexican

*Photo from sister restaurant, the Painted Burro.


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Roxy's A4cade //300 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge (coming soon)

Type: Sandwiches

*Photo from Roxy's Grilled Cheese


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Fool's Errand // Boylston St (coming soon)

Type: ...unknown - details are being kept under wraps.

*Photo from sister restaurant, Sweet Cheeks.


Publico Street Bistro //11 Dorchester Street (coming soon)

Type: Global fusion


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East Coast Grill //1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge (coming soon)

Type: BBQ and Seafood


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Buttermilk and Bourbon // 160 Commonwealth Ave (coming soon)

Type: Southern


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Cultivar // 1 Court St (coming soon)

Type: New American


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Oat Shop // 22A College Ave, Somerville (coming soon)

Type: Oatmeal


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Certified Meatball Co //429 West Broadway (coming soon...maybe*)

Type: Meatballs

*We haven't heard much noise from the company since last summer, so we're still waiting to hear what the next move is. Fingers crossed.


Next Step Soul Food Cafe // 657 Washington St, Dorchester

Type: Soul food


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Mida // 782 Tremont  St

Type: Contemporary Italian


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The Automatic // 50 Hampshire St, Cambridge

Type: Creative bar bites


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Glass House // 450 Kendall Street, Cambridge

Type: Contemporary American seafood


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Moona // 243 Hampshire St, Cambridge

Type: Eastern Mediterranean


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Pokéworks // 261 Elm St, Somerville

Type: Hawaiian Poke


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RUKA // 505 Washington St

Type: Peruvian-Japanese


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Waypoint // 1030 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

Type: Creative seafood


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Benedetto Cambridge // 1 Bennett St, Cambridge

Type: Italian


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Oak + Rowan // 321 A St

Type: New American


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Pabu // 3 Franklin St

Type: Japanese

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