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BEST Beacon Hill Restaurant, neighborhood

2010 BEST Beacon Hill Restaurant, Neighborhood
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The Paramount

Boston

For the umpteenth time, the Paramount is the returning champ in this category. Though many have tried, no establishment has managed to beat the restaurant at its game. Of course, a 73-year head start helps. But the Paramount also manages,… read more»

2009 BEST Beacon Hill Restaurant, Neighborhood

The Paramount

Boston

Tourists and other Charles Street newcomers worship the stand-in-line-for-it breakfast, yet as good as those banana pancakes are, it’s the candlelit dinner service that makes the Paramount beloved by true Beacon Hill denizens. Exceptional no-nonsense fare like sirloin steak tips… read more»

2005 BEST Beacon Hill Restaurant, Neighborhood

The Paramount

Boston

The Paramount still gives us comfort, even after all these years (68, to be exact). The menu, however, leaps past standard comfort fare: The linguine is tossed with mussels, marinara, and fennel, for example, and the salads are adorned with… read more»

2003 BEST Beacon Hill Restaurant, Neighborhood

Ristorante Toscano

Boston

Real Italian food isn’t about layering precious specialty ingredients into one impressive dish. It’s about honest, simple ingredients that spotlight intense flavors. So it is at Toscano, Charles Street’s beloved tribute to Northern Italy. The space, divided by brick walls… read more»

2002 BEST Beacon Hill Restaurant, Neighborhood

Beacon Hill Bistro

Boston

Hill dwellers flock to this chic little bistro for its cozy atmosphere and inspired French cooking. And while the long, narrow dining room is packed most nights for dinner, weekend brunch is the real draw, with mouthwatering fruit-topped pancakes and… read more»