The 50 Best Restaurants 2009
Too new to have been widely reviewed yet, the following spots should have this year’s top 50 watching their backs.
The upscale Italian upstart from the Bin 26 folks serves a smoky, salty quail —roasted in hay and paired with foie gras bread pudding—that might already be the dish of the year.
581 Washington St., Boston, 617-956-0888, binaboston.com.
Charles Draghi’s Bay Village restaurant revives the style he premiered at the late, lamented Marcuccio’s, with vibrant flavors coaxed from fresh herbs and hearty meats, including wild boar.
69 Church St., Boston, 617-426-6969, erbaluce-boston.com.
Barbara Lynch’s retro lunch counter serves high-minded food like strozzapreti with braised rabbit and salt-roasted pork shoulder with porcini mushrooms.
348 Congress St., Boston, 617-737-1234, sportelloboston.com.