Best of Boston

Best New Restaurant, South

2012 Best New Restaurant


We knew that Jody Adams had it in her to open another outstanding restaurant. And now that we’ve enjoyed the bold, world-inspired cuisine at Trade, […]
2012 Best New Restaurant, West

80 Thoreau

City dwellers happily hop the Fitchburg line to the Concord Depot train station and head directly upstairs to the impeccable 80 Thoreau, where chef Carolyn […]
2012 Best New Restaurant, North

Red Lulu

On any given Saturday night at this new venture from the team behind Back Bay hot spot Lolita, well-dressed revelers have their pick of 180 […]
2012 Best New Restaurant, Nantucket


This welcome newcomer was opened last year by the owners of the popular Nantucket spot Lola 41. Lamb meatballs with hummus and yogurt sauce, and […]
2012 Best New Restaurant, Martha's Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company

Martha's Vineyard
When J. B. Blau, owner of Sharky’s Cantina, won the island chowder cookoff two years ago, he celebrated by opening a seafood-focused eatery with chef […]
2012 Best New Restaurant, Cape Cod


The romance started with a rich local-oyster-and-bacon chowder with chive and truffle oil. Then came the scallops with oyster mushrooms, asparagus, pancetta, pea shoots, and […]