Best of Boston

BEST New Restaurant, North

2014 BEST New Restaurant, North

SALT Kitchen & Rum Bar


Ipswich may be best known for its clams, but this recently opened gastropub celebrates other local exports—namely, rum (the North Shore’s own Privateer and Folly Cove); beer (Ipswich Oatmeal Stout); and salt (we loved the smoked cherrywood version that came… read more»

2011 BEST New Restaurant, North

The Market Restaurant


Chez Panisse alumni Amelia O’Reilly and Nico Monday (Alice Waters’s godson) opened this summer-only gem in a former fish market last year. And boy, are we glad: The service is sophisticated, the wine list is solid, and the elegant dishes,… read more»

2009 BEST New Restaurant, North

The Blue Ox


Given his stints at No. 9 Park and Prezza, chef Matt O’Neil knows from high-end. For the Swampscott native’s first solo flight, however, he chose to appeal to the rest of us. At his casual American-Mediterranean outpost, there’s a juicy… read more»