One thing’s for sure: If Boston’s 2014 dining scene is anything like last year’s onslaught of new destinations, we’re in for a real treat. And so far, so good: This winter (and beyond) is already set to turn out some very promising, unique restaurants in the area.

Although I’m sure there will be many eateries opening in the Hub this year, we’re particularly excited about a few. Some are set to open as early as this February, while others haven’t quite started churning out the details yet. But to kick off the year, we’ve compiled eight very exciting upcoming eateries and bars in 2014.

And don’t worry – we’ll be sure to keep you updated throughout the year as future restaurants pop up in the Hub.