Best of Boston

Best New Restaurant, Martha's Vineyard

2007 Best New Restaurant

O Ya

Boston
Calling a restaurant “very New York” may not be a politically correct compliment in these parts. And yet, the label fits. With its sleek design, […] read more»
2006 Best New Restaurant, South

Fifty-Three South

Norwell
Restaurants get made over more often than Ashlee Simpson. But the new incarnation of 53 South is more about-face than facelift. The eatery has moved […] read more»
2006 Best New Restaurant

Rendezvous

Cambridge
Thinking different can be risky in the restaurant world. Steve Johnson’s Rendezvous has bucked every convention and still succeeded. His takeover of a defunct Burger […] read more»
2006 Best New Restaurant, Martha's Vineyard

Detente

Edgartown
Husband and wife Kevin and Suzanna Crowell’s dream was to open a restaurant that offered impeccable food in an easygoing setting. And they’ve achieved just […] read more»
2005 Best New Restaurant, South

Rustic Kitchen

Hingham
Yes, it’s in a shopping plaza (albeit an upscale one). And yes, it’s technically a chain. But step inside and such details fade away. The […] read more»
2005 Best New Restaurant, West

Tomasso Trattoria

Southborough
First-time owners Tom and Mary Prince have assembled an A-team at their debut Italian restaurant: general manager Lorenzo Savona (formerly of Les Zygomates), chef Tony […] read more»
2005 Best New Restaurant, Berkshires

Chez Nous

Lee
In his newly renovated restaurant, chef Franck Tessier serves extraordinary French cuisine including goat cheese—and—portobello timbale, scallops with saffron risotto, and chicken fricassée. Guests sit […] read more»
2005 Best New Restaurant

Umbria

Boston
Does Boston need another Italian restaurant? If it’s Umbria, the answer is a resounding yes. Chef Marisa Iocco is turning out flavorful cuisine from Italy’s […] read more»
2004 Best New Restaurant, North

Catch

Winchester
The most refreshing thing Catch has to offer is what it lacks. Pretense, for instance. Also thankfully missing is a menu full of confit of […] read more»
2004 Best New Restaurant

Union Bar and Grille

Boston
Not quite a year old, Union has managed to root itself so deeply into South End culture, you’d think it has been around for decades. […] read more»
2003 Best New Restaurant, North

197 East Main

Gloucester
After tenures at Sage and eat, chef Nick Speros has migrated north from Boston and opened 197 East Main. If you’re smart, you’ll follow him. […] read more»
2003 Best New Restaurant, South

Fifty-Three South

Norwell
Don’t let the trendy name fool you: Fifty-three South is far more nouvelle than nouveau. That’s not to say this fetching bistro, opened at the […] read more»
2003 Best New Restaurant, West

Ariadne Restaurant & Bar

Newton
It’s not the easy parking or the sexy and refined décor that makes Ariadne our favorite newcomer—but those things help. Shimmering floor-to-ceiling raw-silk curtains in […] read more»
2003 Best New Restaurant

UpStairs on the Square and Via Matta

In replacing their much-loved UpStairs at the Pudding (some considered it the real institution of Harvard Square), Deborah Hughes and Mary-Catherine Deibel had big shoes […] read more»