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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?

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Lucca

Recommended by: Adam Keough (Chef, Absinthe Brasserie & Bar)

Named after a charming town in Tuscany, Lucca offers traditional Northern Italian classics that take advantage of the season’s freshest offerings. Stained glass windows and candlelit tables lend the spacious dining room an ambience of romance and intimacy, setting diners up for a romantic night of rustic Italian cuisine paired with exotic liquors and wines. [...]

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Neptune Oyster

Recommended by: Anna Chlumsky (Actress)

While Neptune Oyster is a definite mecca for oyster aficionados, the seafood eatery also serves up New England favorites such as a killer hot lobster roll with butter and a buttermilk johnnycake topped with smoked trout tartare. The Parisian-style, 42-seater restaurant does not take reservations, and lines are known to go out the door during [...]