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
Photograph by Jessica Scranton

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 »