One of the most anticipated openings of the summer is the Ames Boston Hotel’s own Cultivar. Chef Mary Dumont’s passion project sees her sourcing much of her fresh produce from a hydroponic garden on the premises, to come up with creative dishes like rabbit mortadella agnolotti with sugar-snap peas and pork cheeks with whey-braised carrots. In Fort Point, lately the scene of a major restaurant boom, two culinary players are leading the wave: Barbara Lynch’s contemporary trattoria Sportello and the lively oyster bar Row 34. In the Back Bay, quirky-named Saltie Girl is a temple to all things seafood, from sea urchin crudo to fried lobster and waffles — but the main event is the vast selection of tinned fare, like octopus, eel, and cockles. The quaint South End, with its endless lanes of photogenic brownstones, is also a brimming with don’t-miss eateries, chief among them Myers + Chang, an award-winning modern-Asian diner that also boasts a popular dim sum brunch.