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BEST Fenway/Kenmore Restaurant

2012 BEST Fenway/Kenmore Restaurant, Neighborhood
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Audubon Circle

Boston

There aren’t many places where Asian pot stickers, pork schnitzel, and lobster rolls happily coexist on a menu, but Audubon’s eclectic mix of global and American comfort food simply works. The dimly lit spot on a nondescript section of Beacon… read more»

2011 BEST Fenway/Kenmore Restaurant, Casual
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Church

Boston

Don’t let the Korn-T-shirt-clad crowd outside the adjoining music club scare you off; once you get inside the restaurant portion of Church, you’re in for a mellow—and seriously enjoyable—dining experience. If tuna tartare is available, go for it; our favorite… read more»

2010 BEST Fenway/Kenmore Restaurant, Neighborhood
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Symphony Sushi

Boston

This place is constantly mobbed with lively diners—a sure indication of its status as neighborhood staple. With reasonable prices, speedy service, and generous portions, the sushi bar does particularly well with the area’s college crowd. After gorging on maki, order… read more»

2009 BEST Fenway/Kenmore Restaurant, Neighborhood

Audubon Circle

Boston

Done up in modern-looking wood panels and slate surfaces, this Kenmore Square favorite exudes a cool, relaxed air—even on a recent game-night visit (and despite its general proximity to BU hordes). Created by the pros who went on to open… read more»

2005 BEST Fenway/Kenmore Restaurant, Neighborhood

Audubon Circle

Boston

With only one TV in a corner high above the bar, Audubon Circle is not the place to watch baseball. It is, however, the perfect spot for casual salads and sandwiches in a cozy setting. The food is unique and… read more»

2004 BEST Fenway/Kenmore Restaurant, Neighborhood

Brown Sugar Café

Boston

Serving huge portions of flavorful curries and other Thai specialties at affordable prices, Brown Sugar is a perfect match for the tastes and budgets of the undergrads, musicians, and medical students who live in this neighborhood. In addition to less… read more»

2003 BEST Fenway/Kenmore Restaurant, Neighborhood

Audubon Circle

Boston

In a neighborhood that’s more about hot dogs than haute cuisine, it can be hard to get a decent meal. That’s where Audubon Circle comes in. This darkly lit, sleekly cool restaurant with the long slate bar has a small… read more»

2002 BEST Fenway/Kenmore Restaurant, Neighborhood

Audubon Circle

Boston

Mention the word “pot-stickers” to any fan of this bar and restaurant and you’ll elicit a hunger-induced roar of approval loud enough to rival those coming from nearby Fenway Park. This sleekly designed, darkly lit neighborhood fave is run by… read more»