Best of Boston

Best Bistro

2012 Best Bistro, West

Lumiere

Newton
Chef Michael Leviton’s ode to fresh, light, locally sourced cuisine is an elegant yet casual boîte perfect for toasting birthdays and promotions, or even just […] read more»
2011 Best Bistro

Salts

Cambridge
“Quaint,” “romantic,” and “personal” describe many a bistro around here. But underrated Salts takes those attributes to a new level, due partly to its inn-in-the-French-countryside […] read more»
2011 Best Bistro

Bleu

Mashpee
The Cape does fried seafood really, really well. Beyond that; dining in the area can be hit-or-miss. Loire Valley expat Frederic Feufeu reels it in […] read more»
2011 Best Bistro, West

Aquitaine

Dedham
Though the restaurant is in a strip mall, its interior is all dark wood, banquettes, and candlelit conversation—the Left Bank, via Route 9. After enjoying […] read more»
2011 Best Bistro, Martha's Vineyard

Park Corner Bistro

Oak Bluffs
With unfussy décor and a menu to match, Park Corner and its reasonably priced small plates are a welcome outlier in Oak Bluffs. Pair the […] read more»
2011 Best Bistro, Cape Cod

The Brewster Fish House

Brewster
It’s as classic as a bistro gets: petite and boasting seasonal fare, lots of wines by the glass, and genial service. The menu is seafood-oriented, […] read more»
2007 Best Bistro, South

Bia Bistro

Cohasset Village
That contented sigh that comes with shucking off the 9-to-5 suit in favor of jeans and a tee? It’s the same one you might hear […] read more»
2006 Best Bistro, South

Sintra

Braintree
Suburban folk looking for a city-style meal will find all they crave at Sintra. The design is stylishly minimalist; the crowd full of gastronomic adventurers […] read more»
2003 Best Bistro, South

Square Cafe

Hingham
What may be the South Shore’s most fetching dining room (white tablecloths, cherry hardwood floors, plaid banquettes, soothing antique prints) now sports an equally alluring […] read more»
2003 Best Bistro

Salts

Cambridge
From the second the linen hits your lap to the last spoonful of velvety chocolate dessert soup, Salts is a downright lovely experience. Before that […] read more»
2001 Best Bistro, West

Fava

Needham
You’ll find this rustic little eatery still packed at 9:30 p.m., when the rest of suburbia has settled in for the night. And no wonder: […] read more»
2001 Best Bistro

Salts

Cambridge
In a fiercely competitive category, Salts takes the cake for its extraordinary Eastern European-accented appetizers (chive pierogies with sweet Maine lobster, smoked paprika-fired gypsy bundles); […] read more»
2000 Best Bistro

Chez Henri

Cambridge
“French with a Cuban twist” is how chef/owner Paul O’Connell describes his Cambridge eatery. We say twist away, especially if that means more Cuban sandwiches […] read more»
1999 Best Bistro, French

Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro

Boston
Even if the food wasn’t great (which it is), Les Zyg would lure diners with its low-key atmosphere: light jazz playing background to friendly conversation, […] read more»
1998 Best Bistro

Salts

Cambridge
Salts is a great little bistro, the kind of place you want to have in your neighborhood. It says welcome, have a seat, relax, and […] read more»