Menton

354 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
617-737-0099

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Menton

The chef’s table at Menton provides guests with a “best of both worlds” experience, ideal for those who crave the excitement of the kitchen, but in a quieter, more private space. A long glass wall separates the 12-seat table from the kitchen, so diners can watch as their tasting menu orders evolve.

Novara

556 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
617-696-8400

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Novara

With its large roll down projection screen (a homage to the building's original home as the State Theater), and sizable display kitchen cooking up modern Italian eats, Milton's Novara is two dining experiences in one.

o ya

9 East Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-654-9900

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O Ya

Want to see what it takes to make award-winning (like, the award-winning-est) sushi? Secure a spot at the counter at Tim Cushman's O Ya, which tops just about every best-of list there is, to watch it all come together one plate at a time.

Pastoral

345 Congress Street
Fort Point, Boston, MA 02210
617-345-0005

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Pastoral

Pastoral's spacious chef's table gives diners a clear line of sight to the open kitchen and its prized pizza oven. From the comfortable digs, guests can take in the sights, sounds (and smells) of the pizza-making process as they tuck in to chef Todd Winer's menu.

Puritan & Company

1166 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-615-6195

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Puritan & Co.

The chef's counter at Puritan & Company gives four lucky diners a one-of-a-kind seat at Will Gilson's rustic and charming Inman Square eatery. The exclusive spot affords guests a close look at the chefs in action and a cornerside seat to the culinary hub-bub.

Row 34 – Boston

383 Congress Street
Fort Point, MA 02210
617-553-5900

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Row 34

Pull up a chair at Row 34 for a first-hand look at the chefs and shuckers. A place at the wrap-around counter gives you a good glimpse of the seafood preparations (and the bar taps) as you dine on the house specialties with pint in hand.

Scampo

215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-536-2100

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Scampo

Scampo makes room at the mozzarella bar for hungry guests in search of a little something extra. Diners at the orange stool-lined bar can partake of chef Lydia Shire's Italian-inspired menu as they're treated to an insider's look at the culinary pros as they whip up pasta, pizza, antipasti and more.

Season to Taste

1678 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-945-9535

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The Table at Season to Taste

Any of the twenty seats at Cambridge's intimate The Table offers a good gander at the open-concept kitchen where chef Carl Dooley and team whip up the evening's prix fixe menus and snacks. Guests can scooch in at a couple of dedicated counter seats for a firsthand look at the process.

Sportello

348 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
617-737-1234

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Sportello

Sportello's open concept means every table has a good view of the chefs in action, but guests can get even closer to the kitchen with central, diner-style seating. The double U-shaped counters bring together back and front of house for a unique dinner from start to finish.

Steel & Rye

95 Eliot Street
Milton, MA 02186
617-690-2787

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Steel & Rye

Operating out Lower Mills, Steel & Rye is home to heirloom veggies, grains, pastured meats, hand-gathered seafood, and two prime first-come-first-serve spots overlooking the kitchen where these ingredients can be seen all coming together.

Uni

370 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-536-7200

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Uni

With a reservation at the sushi counter, the genre-pushing plates at Uni are constructed before your very eyes. Sit back and sip a sake as the skilled chefs put together nigri, sashimi, maki and more—or opt for the omakase to put yourself fully at the chef's whim.

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