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BEST Beacon Hill Restaurant

2013 BEST Beacon Hill Restaurant

75 Chestnut

Boston

The welcoming service here has locals packing into the bar—and tucking into American standards like crab cakes and steak sandwiches in the dining room—every night of the week. What to Order: The seafood stew; seasonal ravioli. read more»

2011 BEST Beacon Hill Restaurant, Casual

75 Chestnut

Boston

Through every season, weekends as much as weeknights, this gathering spot/watering hole fills up with Beacon Hillbillies, well-heeled families, and politicos alike seeking solid fish and chips (and usually multiple cocktails). Sunday brunch gets so busy, it looks like a… read more»

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»

2006 BEST Beacon Hill Restaurant, Quick Bite
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Antonio’s

Boston

Veterans skip the Charles Street crowds and frequent this intimate, affordable Italian stalwart. 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»

2004 BEST Beacon Hill Restaurant, Neighborhood

The Paramount

Boston

In a neighborhood where pearls and cufflinks are considered casual accessories, it’s refreshing to find the unpretentious Paramount. Sure, bluebloods fill the restaurant, but the fare is deliciously unassuming. At night, the kitchen serves such favorites as delicate herb-infused pastas… 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»

1982 BEST Beacon Hill Restaurant, Charles Street

Paramount

Boston

A dive with a counter and terrific shish kebob. Kevin White eats here. Aides too. read more»