New and Nosh-Worthy

5 South Shore dining spots we’re excited to try out this year.


Osteria Vivo Restaurant & Bar

When They Opened: 

November, 2021

What to Order: 

Lobster and Oxtail Bolognese
and an Espresso Martini


From acclaimed restaurateur Jimmy Burke and wife Joanie Wilson comes a new Italian eatery dedicated to providing an exceptional blend of spirited cooking and gracious hospitality. Osteria Vivo Restaurant & Bar is the fourth and latest restaurant the couple has launched together (they were the original team behind Riva in Scituate and Orta in Pembroke). The new restaurant’s menu draws inspiration from cooking traditions throughout Italy. 

254 Church St., Pembroke, 781-924-1315,


The Winsor House at Island Creek Oyster Farm

When They Opened: 

(November, 2021)

What to Order: 

Bluefin Tuna Crudo and
Duxbury Oysters

The team behind Island Creek Oysters has launched their third hospitality concept, The Winsor House at Island Creek Oyster Farm in Duxbury. This newly renovated rustic fish house offers a contemporary farm-to-table concept and celebrates the shellfish farm, aquaculture, and its role in the future of coastal communities. Owner Skip Bennett collaborated with Chef Jeff Whitmore (The Hourly, Wynn Resorts, Straight Wharf Nantucket), consulting Chef Cosmo Goss (Gramercy Tavern, The Publican) and beverage director Dave Cagle (The Automatic, B-Side Lounge) at The Winsor House to deliver unique flavor profiles using exemplary ingredients.

390 Washington St., Duxbury,



Honey Baby Cocktail Lounge

When They Opened: 

July, 2021

What to Order: 

Shrimp and Grits and a Pearless Whisper

The new “chill” sister establishment to the popular Plymouth eatery The Tasty, Honey Baby is an upscale modern cocktail lounge designed to be a place where people can unwind at the end of a long day. The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed, with stylish couch seating, specialty craft cocktails and an assortment of creative bites available on the “Snacks” menu.

47 Court St., Plymouth, 508-591-7302,


Off The Hook Bar & Grill

When They Opened: 

August, 2021

What to Order: 

Fish and Chips Dinner and Lobster Rangoons

Situated in Quincy’s Houghs Neck neighborhood, this new restaurant aims to create a sense of community around great food and drink and entertaining events. Seafood is king at this local joint, but the menu also features great burgers, steak tips and delicious appetizers that are great for sharing with friends. There’s live music every Saturday night, trivia on Tuesdays, as well as frequent special events, including paint nights for kids, which cater to the whole family.

1269 Sea St., Quincy, 617-481-2293,



G Pub, Plymouth

When They Opened: 

October, 2021

What to Order: 

G Pub Smokehouse Burger and Craft Cider

Located in West Plymouth Square, G Pub is a 22,000-square-foot dining and entertainment destination and offers something for everyone. The space features a large dining room and massive bar, as well as a multitude of games, such as billiards, shuffleboard, and pinball, and there are big-screen televisions for catching your favorite sports game. The innovative menu offers “gastro-style” fare and is paired with a unique beverage program. There’s even a craft cidery taproom (High Limb Cider) located onsite.

101 Carver Road, Plymouth,