Best of Boston

BEST Allston/Brighton Restaurant

2013 BEST Allston/Brighton Restaurant

Deep Ellum

Allston

The craft cocktails, huge selection of beer on tap, and dressed-up comfort fare make this a favorite haunt for both students and the afterwork crowd. What to Order: The soft pretzels with beer cheese; Buffalo chicken wings; “The Best Wurst… read more»

2012 BEST Allston/Brighton Restaurant, Neighborhood

Deep Ellum

Allston

Grungy and loaded with undergrads, Allston isn’t exactly known for its restaurants. One place we can always count on, though, is Deep Ellum, where a great meal can be had at any time of day. Start out with root-beer-glazed pork… read more»

2011 BEST Allston/Brighton Restaurant, Casual

Deep Ellum

Allston

read more»

2009 BEST Allston/Brighton Restaurant, Neighborhood

Deep Ellum

Allston

Mention ‘Allston/Brighton,’ and the average Bostonian’s nose hoists a few degrees skyward, as if avoiding the odor of a thousand musty futons. That’s fine by locals, whose dual neighborhood’s rep as a student slum keeps interlopers at bay; thus, the… read more»

2005 BEST Allston/Brighton Restaurant, Neighborhood

Devlin’s Bar & Bistro

Brighton

Devlin’s brings Back Bay chic to Brighton Center. Low lighting, dark walls, and soft booths create an intimate, relaxed atmosphere, while the back patio offers al fresco dining perfect for warm summer evenings. Don’t miss the gourmet pizzas: thin, buttery… read more»

2004 BEST Allston/Brighton Restaurant, Neighborhood

Big City

Allston

If a neighborhood restaurant’s first obligation is to genuinely reflect its setting, Big City is a high-shine mirror, taking Allston’s collegiate culture and refining it by a notch or two. Sure, there’s plenty of beer—one of the city’s best selections,… read more»