Best of Boston

2012 Best Downtown Restaurant

JM Curley

This neighborhood newbie provides a simple, low-lit space, daily specials, and a reliably hip soundtrack. Executive chef Sam Monsour’s burgers rock, and the laid-back ambiance makes eating (garlicky mussels with tasso ham) and drinking (plenty of craft beer and a Chartreuse-spiked take on the gin and tonic) here something you’ll want to do again and again.

21 Template Place, Boston, 617-338-5333, jmcurleyboston.com