Best of Boston

2007 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Evenfall

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 Scott Pelletier’s seductive creations, which include pan-seared duck breast with lemon pappardelle, fava beans, and wild mushrooms, and orange-infused pound cake with mint macerated strawberries and strawberry sorbet. Besides, you’ll want someone to ooh and aah along with you over the artistic presentation of your meal—and possibly drive you home after that last irresistible cocktail from Evenfall’s master mixologists.

8 Knipe Road Haverhill 978-521-7550 evenfallrestaurant.com