The 10 Best Restaurants In Hyde Park, Boston

Camille Carr-Harris

Hyde Park is the southernmost neighborhood of Boston. The neighborhood has an unmatched community spirit, which is demonstrated through the amazing small shops and restaurants. Here are 10 of the best.

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1. Rincón Caribeño

Restaurant, Caribbean, Cocktails

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Rincón Caribeño is a comfortable restaurant that serves classic Dominican dishes such as gumbo and mofongo. It also offers delicious cocktails. The large restaurant is decorated with bright posters. Meanwhile, live music and a DJ enhance the Caribbean feel on Friday nights. Atmosphere is of extreme importance to this local favorite – if you’re lucky, the owner Delicia may even pop by your table to say hello.


Zaz offers a fusion of contemporary and innovative cuisine in Boston. Recipes are inspired by international cultures and given an American twist. It has great service and is a kid-friendly place; take-out and delivery is also available if you are on the go. The food is always very fresh and the interesting menu makes Zaz a must-visit.

2. The Fairmount Grille

Restaurant, American, Seafood

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The Fairmount Grille is a full service neighborhood restaurant with a casual atmosphere. Customers can come for a drink at the friendly bar or for dinner, which is served in two separate dining rooms. The Fairmount Grille, which is primarily an American bistro, specializes in seafood, steaks, and American classics using fresh ingredients with inspired flair.

3. Tutto Italiano

Grocery Store, Italian

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Tutto Italiano, which translates to ‘all Italian’, is just that: with roots in Ferrandina, Italy, this place is the real deal when it comes to Italian cuisine. The family-owned gourmet store and cafe has a menu that features fresh bread, delectable food, and wine. Everything in Tutto Italiano is from Italy, and the menu is flexible to fit customers’ needs. You can order a custom sandwich with ingredients of your choosing.

4. Richy's

Grocery Store, American

Richy’s is a hidden gem in Hyde Park that many Bostonians have yet to discover. The restaurant is family-run and serves fantastic breakfast sandwiches, brunch, and the coffee is second to none. For convenience, customers can order food to go or dine inside. Richy’s is the perfect low-key place to have breakfast or lunch. With a convenience store adjacent you can fuel yourself up for a bit of grocery shopping.

5. D Coal Pot

Restaurant, American, Caribbean

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D Coal Pot is different in that it is a Trinidadian restaurant located in Boston. The food is authentic and fresh, and regularly praised by native ‘Trinis’ as no imitation. Takeout is also available for customers on the go, or if the tiny restaurant is full. The staff is very friendly and the restaurant’s owner, Dave, is usually on hand to greet new customers and welcome back old ones. Without a doubt, D Coal Pot is one of the best Caribbean restaurants in the city.

6. River Grille Restaurant & Café

Restaurant, Seafood, American

River Grille’s menu is divided into a few equally delicious sections: pizza, subs, salads, and seafood. One of the restaurant’s main strengths, besides the excellent service, is the meat. Fresh chicken is roasted and marinated daily, the steak tips are fantastic, and the 100 percent Angus burgers are available in 4oz and 6oz portions. The restaurant is very family friendly, and has remained largely unchanged in its 20+ years of serving the freshest food in Hyde Park.

7. Master McGrath's

Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub

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One of the many things that make Master McGrath’s stand out is its attention to the quality of the service. Every member of the staff is dedicated to making sure customers have a great experience. Additionally, the bartenders are top-of-the-line and incredibly knowledgeable about their craft. Due to the small number of tables in the restaurant, many customers sit at the bar in order to enjoy their meal and make new eat and socialize.

8. Cappy's Pizzeria

Pizzeria, Restaurant, American

Cappy’s menu is incredibly diverse – the restaurant serves everything from Chicago-style gourmet pizza to stuffed clubs and subs. What’s even more amazing is how well Cappy’s serves everything with equal quality. Its reputation of excellence is well deserved. The staff is very friendly and offers great recommendations from the large menu.

9. Briar Rose

Pub, Restaurant, American, Steakhouse, Pub Grub

As a new restaurant, Briar Rose has achieved a lot in a short amount of time. Renowned for its excellent pub-fare and popular live music events, it’s the perfect destination for a night out with friends. Although it is relatively large, it manages to capture that small-town vibe with ease: the staff are attentive without being overwhelmingly so, and the restaurant truly feels like a home away from home where everyone knows your name.
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