Two MA Eateries Make the NYT List Of 50 Best Restaurants In USA


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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - The New York Times is out with their list of 50 best restaurants in America and this year, two Massachusetts eateries have made the list.

Dear Annie in Cambridge, which just opened this past March, and the Neptune Oyster in Boston's North End were both named among some of the best in the US.

“While we love to see a dynamic new dining room open its doors, we’re equally impressed by kitchens that are doing their best work years in,” The New York Times wrote. “So while some of our picks debuted just this summer, others have been around for decades. The one thing they do have in common: The food is amazing."

WBZ's Kim Tunncliffe visited the Neptune Oyster on a Tuesday afternoon to find a line out the door and customers sitting shoulder to shoulder in the small restaurant. She asked owner Jeff Nace what the secret to their success is.

"Solid teamwork, sourcing local sustainable products." Nace said. "We're small so we can keep things fresh and turn it over pretty quickly."

The NYT describes the Neptune Oyster as "among the highest versions of the oyster bar form." This isn't the first time they've made a coveted 'foodie' list. They snagged a semifinalist award for the 2020 James Beard Awards. Boston Magazine proudly calls it one of the best restaurants in Boston and Food and Wine list the restaurant as number 10 on their list of America's Best oyster bars.

Dear Annie is a wine bar that specializes in fish and vegetable dishes all paired with natural wines.

There were two other New England spots that made the list, both just so happen to be in Portland, Maine. Leeward and Twelve both proudly stand out on the list of restaurants.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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