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BEST Dorchester Restaurant

2013 BEST Dorchester Restaurant

Dbar

Dorchester

With owner Brian Piccini in charge of the dining room and Chris Coombs running the kitchen, this comfy, wood-paneled spot is a culinary coup on this stretch of Dot. Ave. What to Order: The braised-pork mini tacos; pork chops. read more»

2012 BEST Dorchester Restaurant, Neighborhood

224 Boston Street

Dorchester

Nothing says charming like this adorable restaurant, situated in a cottage complete with a garden of tulips. Once inside, you’ll be sated by apps like delicate ahi tuna tartare with wonton crisps, and homey entrées like cod cakes with zucchini… read more»

2011 BEST Dorchester Restaurant, Casual

Ashmont Grill

Dorchester

A stone’s throw from the revamped Ashmont T station, this modern bistro features chef-owner Chris Douglass’s American culinary stylings, two patios, a creative cocktail menu, and pastry chef Clare Garland’s epic desserts (like the inimitable carrot cake). In all, more… read more»

2010 BEST Dorchester Restaurant, Neighborhood
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Tavolo

Dorchester

Owner Chris Douglass has a knack for opening restaurants that become local favorites: the now-closed Icarus in the South End, Ashmont Grill in an up-and-coming pocket of Dorchester. His most recent project, Tavolo, is also in Dorchester, but in the… read more»

2009 BEST Dorchester Restaurant, Neighborhood

Ashmont Grill

Dorchester

While every place on this page gets kudos for channeling neighborhood vibe, credit veteran chef Chris Douglass with being nervy enough to actually create one. Opened in 2005 in less-than-humming Peabody Square, his approachably stylish bistro now draws foodies from… read more»