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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Boston Metro South

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Updated 05 May 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Boston Metro South? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Joe's Original Kitchen + Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2579)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Dartmouth
About the restaurant
Joe's Original, formerly Not Your Average Joe's -Dartmouth is an upscale casual restaurant and bar that offers guests a place to gather with family and friends enjoying a menu filled with elevated American favorites and a great bar. Our goal is to combine the delicious cuisine of a fine dining restaurant with the comfortable atmosphere of a neighborhood bistro.

Our menu features global comfort food and guest favorites such as buffalo-caribbean chicken tenders, cheese steak egg rolls, grilled meatloaf, mustard crusted chicken, Waldorf salad and lots more. Try our wood-fired pizzas, hand-formed burgers, salads, house-made desserts and more at Joe's Original in Dartmouth.

Top review
Josh21vip
Dined 2 days ago
Food was great. Service was great. Typical dinner at Joe’s. Always enjoyed.
A photo of Fireside Grille restaurant
4.7
4.7 (980)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Middleborough
About the restaurant
Fireside Grill specializes in American favorites served in large portions.
We were awarded Business of the Wear 2022 by the Cranberry chamber of commerce. We were also awarded most family friendly and best brunch. Guests can stop in for lunch and dinner and experience the casual New England style and high-quality meals that have made this a staple in the area for over 50 years. The restaurant also offers a Sunday brunch that includes chefs selections, a carving station, fresh bread and a cold station. For lunch and dinner at the Fireside Grill, start off with appetizers like the prime rib egg rolls, chicken quesadilla or, chicken tenders . Enjoy a salad paired with a bowl of homemade New England clam chowder or French Onion Au gratin soup for a lighter meal. Entrée selections at the Fireside Grill include the prime rib au jus, steak tips, braised short ribs, The menu also includes specialty seafood, poultry, burgers, and pasta recipes.

Top review
JenniferK
Dined on 19 May 2024
The brunch buffet is always a hit and did not disappoint this time. Also, our server was very attentive and helpful. Highly recommended at any time but especially for brunch!
A photo of Beacons Restaurant restaurant
4.4
4.4 (388)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Walpole
About the restaurant
BEACONS – WHERE CLASSIC MEETS MODERN
Beacons, located in Walpole on Route 1, is a reinvention of the original Beacon Restaurant from 1986. Here you will find a modern atmosphere with classic undertones. We offer a comfortable atmosphere, scratch kitchen, and our famous craft cocktails. So stop by for some food and drinks and relax.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We had a wonderful dinner. The service was excellent. Brought my parents who remembered this restaurant from many years ago. Owner came over and personally took our order. Food was amazing. My older parents and my teens loved the vibe. So appeals to all. Will definitely be back.
A photo of Chardonnay's restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2873)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Seekonk
About the restaurant
Chardonnay's is a casual yet elegant restaurant featuring eclectic new-American cuisine and a carefully chosen wine list that includes twenty wines by the glass and many more by the bottle. We do not take reservations for the bar or the bar area, sorry. Those seats are first come first serve.


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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
We sat in the lounge and our waiter was awesome. Colin was very attentive and pleasant. Great job Colin..
A photo of The Aviary Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2484)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Swansea
About the restaurant
Please note during booking that OUTDOOR indicates a table on one of our covered patios and STANDARD indicates a table in one of our indoor dining areas.
Top review
PastaQueenvip
Dined 1 day ago
Great atmosphere, food, service. A gem. Glad we trusted the Open Table reviews and rating and tried it. Delicious!
A photo of Fathoms Bar & Grille, Inc. restaurant
4.6
4.6 (991)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
New Bedford
About the restaurant
Located right next to the harbor, Fathoms Bar & Grille has become an integral part of New Bedford's diverse collection of eateries. Known for its rich culture and historical fishing industry, New Bedford sets the stage for Fathoms Bar & Grille to be the place where people can gather for great food and drinks in a relaxed waterfront environment. Our patrons take in the ambiance of our handsomely appointed bar lounge area, the intimacy of our dining area or the fresh sea breezes on our seasonal patio.
Top review
SharonYvip
Dined on 13 May 2024
We had a wonderful seafood lunch. I had the scallop and cod casserole and my husband had the grilled swordfish. Both were outstanding. Even the veggies, asparagus and broccoli were delicious. Great music playing. Nice interior.
A photo of Giana Restaurant + Bar restaurant
4.4
4.4 (284)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
South Easton
About the restaurant
Giana Restaurant is a newly formed presence in the upscale American dining scene, nestled in the heart of Easton. With a relentless commitment to culinary excellence, impeccable service, and a trendy ambiance, Giana Restaurant is the epitome of great dining. We are dedicated to providing our patrons with an experience that transcends the ordinary, making us the premier destination for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
Top review
CeciliaI
Dined 2 days ago
The food was immaculate! My cousin and I wanted to order more items on the menu but thought we’d come back again for more. Not one item disappointed and the service was amazing. Ambiance was chef’s kiss. Plan to see us again!
A photo of Not Your Average Joe's Westwood restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2026)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Westwood
About the restaurant
Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar offers a menu inspired by American cuisine. Its menu is stylish, contemporary and includes fresh oysters, gourmet pizzas, rice bowls and a variety of burgers. During a daily Happy Hour at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar, diners can also enjoy both drink and appetizer specials.

Along with an array of beers, its menu includes wines and a wide selection of specialty cocktails. You'll further enjoy a casual and pub-like experience at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar. Its décor includes an open kitchen, bench seating and a separate bar area with mounted flat screen televisions all around for watching sporting events.

Not Your Average Joe’s Westwood is located in University Station, Westwood's best new center for entertainment and dining.

Top review
Tigerlillyvip
Dined 5 days ago
Our first visit and we will definitely return. Service was a little slow but the food was delicious
A photo of Cork Wine and Tapas Bar restaurant
4.4
4.4 (287)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
New Bedford
About the restaurant
Cork Wine and Tapas Bar is located in New Bedford, Massachusetts and strives to serve delicious food made with seasonal fresh ingredients. Weekly food and drink specials are offered on all three levels of dining (Lounge, Main Dining Room and Taber Room). Local live music is performed on Friday and Saturday nights in the Main Dining and Taber Rooms. We offer exclusive event spaces for any function; please inquire with any of our knowledgeable staff to get information.

At Cork, we say "YES!" No matter the request we will always do our best to accommodate you. See you soon!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great food, great service, great atmosphere, definitely recommend, definitely going back
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