Best of Boston

BEST Restaurant, General Excellence

1996 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence

L’Espalier

Boston

Chef/owner Frank McClelland’s food is as delicious as it is beautiful. With its old-world service, opulent decor, and creative cuisine, dinner at L’Espalier makes any occasion special. read more»

1995 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence

Hamersley’s Bistro

Boston

Simple, sophisticated, and sublime food served in a setting that’s simultaneously elegant and relaxed. Bostonians’ palates have finally caught up with chef Gordon Hamersley’s less-is-more cuisine. His food is both timeless and timely. Regulars know that this year’s James Beard… read more»

1992 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence

Tie: Biba, Hamersley’s Bistro, Jasper’s

Boston

Nobody does it better than these three. read more»

1992 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, Suburban

Saporito’s

Hull

Many Boston restaurateurs should be happy Saporito’s is this far from town. They couldn’t stand the competition. read more»

1991 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence

Tie: Jasper’s, Hamersley’s Bistro, Biba

Boston

This is the city’s troika of superstar restaurants. Special kudos to Jasper White, winner of the 1990 James Beard Award from America’ Best Chef: Northeast. read more»

1987 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, Expensive

Le Marquis de Lafayette

Boston

Tres French, tres bon, tres expensive. read more»

1987 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, Moderately Priced

East Coast Grill

Cambridge

Hip and trendy, where the hot sauces knock you out, not the bill. read more»

1987 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, Inexpensive

Asmara

Cambridge

An Ethiopian delight where grown-ups can eat with their hands. read more»

1983 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence

Panache

Cambridge

Chef Bruce Frankel continues to turn out excellent meals of a quality exceeded regularly only by L’Espalier. read more»

1982 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence

L’Espalier

Boston

It’s moved into more-spacious digs on Newbury Street, but maintained both its ambience and its superb French cuisine. read more»