Best of Boston

Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

2016 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

The Bancroft

Burlington
With dark wood banquettes wrapped in cowhide, a 3,000-deep wine list, and James Beard Award winner Mario Capone in the kitchen, this Burlington steakhouse left […] read more»
2015 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Brine

Newburyport
With a stunning Carrara-marble bar along one wall and exposed wood beams and brick all around, this sleek Newburyport spot from the team behind nearby […] read more»
2014 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

5 Corners Kitchen

Marblehead
What do you get when you combine lovingly prepared French cuisine and a distinctly New England sensibility? That would be 5 Corners Kitchen, the stylish […] read more»
2013 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

5 Corners Kitchen

Marblehead
This French-inspired restaurant is not what you’d expect to find in a quaint seaside town. The feel is trendy but unpretentious; the space is open […] read more»
2012 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Ceia Kitchen and Bar

Newburyport
We appreciated the doting service. We marveled at the kitchen’s inventive-ness (e.g., the vegan-friendly dish whipped up for our dining companion). We admired the exposed-brick […] read more»
2009 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

L’Andana

Burlington
Everything about Italian specialist L’Andana (which this magazine named the Best New Restaurant of 2008) is so generously proportioned that it might seem excessive. That’s […] read more»
2008 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Soma

Beverly
Thanks to new chef Seth Fernald, who hails from the dearly departed Federalist, it’s easy to attain euphoria at Soma. Menu standards like ‘Duck, Duck, […] read more»
2007 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Evenfall

Haverhill
Food lovers are advised to use the buddy system at Evenfall: You’ll definitely need someone to shore up your self-control in the face of chef […] read more»
2006 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Duckworth’s Bistrot

Gloucester
Before setting up shop in Gloucester, star chef Ken Duckworth gained invaluable training turning out classics like creamy wild mushroom soup and succulent Dover sole […] read more»
2005 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Glory

Andover
There’s something to be said for a menu that riffs on both European and Asian culinary traditions, and that something is: delicious! Glory serves dishes […] read more»
2004 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Red Rock Bistro & Bar

Swampscott
The sweeping view of the Boston skyline is nice (especially at sunset), but when it comes down to the matter at hand, Red Rock delivers […] read more»
2003 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Glory

Andover
We openly mourned when chef Corinna Mozo left her South End restaurant, Truc, more than a year ago, but were quickly consoled when we learned […] read more»
2002 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Yanks

Beverly Farms
Take a large chunk of gracious coastal reserve, add a pinch of metropolitan aesthetic, and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle with plenty of local ingredients (inventive dishes […] read more»
2001 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Yanks

Beverly Farms
Yanks may have blond walls, blond lighting, and a blond clinetele, but it is far from bland. The French country pâté is truly dense, an […] read more»