Best of Boston

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, such as house-made ravioli stuffed with ricotta and layered with spring peas and mint—or whatever happens to be on the blackboard menu that day—are simply refreshing.

33 River Rd. Gloucester 978-282-0700 themarketrestaurant.com