Best of Boston

Best Bistro

1997 Best Bistro, French

Les Zygomates

Boston
What might have seemed cutting-edge a couple years ago, now feels downright cozy. “Les Zyg,” once the urban pioneer of the Leather District, continues to […] read more»
1996 Best Bistro, French

Cafe Celador

Cambridge
A charming little neighborhood find, where chef Patrick Noe parlays his Perpignan roots into an authentic, inventive melange of the sunny cuisine of southern France, […] read more»
1996 Best Bistro, Suburban

Pomme Frite

Chestnut Hill
We’ve always loved the frites—especially the sweet potato wedges with the peanut dipping sauce—but the new Belgian spin on the menu—plus the all-you-can-eat mussels on […] read more»
1995 Best Bistro

Les Zygomates

Boston
When Cossack soldiers, roaming the streets of occupied Paris in 1815, wanted drinks in a hurry, they’d snap, “Bistro, bistro!” (quick, quick). Given the circumstances, […] read more»
1993 Best Bistro

Hamersley’s Bistro

Boston
Gordon and Fiona Hamersley pioneered the bistro-style restaurant in Boston. Many others have followed, but no one has topped them yet. read more»
1989 Best Bistro

Hamersley’s Bistro

Boston
Gordon Hamersley keeps turning out wonderful dishes five nights a week for the movers and wannabe shakers about town. And on Sunday nights, when sous-chef […] read more»
1985 Best Bistro

Back Bay Bistro

Boston
Frank Bell has made this bistro—with its outstanding wine list—one of the most attractive in town. read more»
1983 Best Bistro, Upscale

29 Newbury St.

Boston
Latest refuge for the young “glitterati” who can afford to drink and eat here. read more»