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BEST South End Restaurant, neighborhood

2012 BEST South End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Myers + Chang


In the South End, there are tons of fantastic bistros offering crisp glasses of wine and a charcuterie board to match. But when we want fireworks, we head to this funky diner, where quasi-traditional Asian dishes like tea-smoked spareribs and… read more»

2010 BEST South End Restaurant, Neighborhood



While many local restaurants have adopted upscale comfort food of late, Anchovies has always been both low-key and low-priced. Neighbors inhale the giant plates of pasta and hearty pizzas, along with their infamous ‘Italian nachos.’ It’s easy to get in… read more»

2009 BEST South End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Franklin Cafe


Just because a restaurant’s in the South End doesn’t mean it’s a South Ender’s restaurant (ahem, Stephi’s on Tremont). This place, however, is the real deal. The soul of Boston’s now-crowded foodie enclave since opening 12 years ago, the Franklin… read more»

2005 BEST South End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Franklin Café


It’s trendy, it’s tasty, it’s open till 1:30 a.m. What’s not to like? Well, there is the wait to be seated—which can be up to 90 minutes. But the bustling bar, with its blood orange martinis, is one of the… read more»

2004 BEST South End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Joe V’s


It’s been less than a year since this unassuming Italian bistro took over the spot once occupied by On the Park, and Joe V’s has already shown that it can hold its own in a neighborhood crowded with great restaurants…. read more»

2003 BEST South End Restaurant, Neighborhood

The Nightingale


It’s not surprising that a restaurant as charming as the Nightingale should occupy a space that has been home to some of the South End’s most charmed restaurants (Hamersley’s Bistro and Geoffrey’s, to name just two). With its apple-green walls,… read more»