Best of Boston

BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, North

2014 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, North

5 Corners Kitchen


What do you get when you combine lovingly prepared French cuisine and a distinctly New England sensibility? That would be 5 Corners Kitchen, the stylish bistro named for a certain unwieldy Marblehead intersection. Helmed by chef Barry Edelman, formerly of… read more»

2012 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Ceia Kitchen and Bar


We appreciated the doting service. We marveled at the kitchen’s inventive-ness (e.g., the vegan-friendly dish whipped up for our dining companion). We admired the exposed-brick dining room. But we absolutely worshipped Ceia’s steak frites: a mouth-watering hunk of tenderloin coated… read more»

2009 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, North



Everything about Italian specialist L’Andana (which this magazine named the Best New Restaurant of 2008) is so generously proportioned that it might seem excessive. That’s fine by us, considering that Jamie Mammano of Mistral, Teatro, and Sorellina fame is the… read more»

2008 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, North



Thanks to new chef Seth Fernald, who hails from the dearly departed Federalist, it’s easy to attain euphoria at Soma. Menu standards like ‘Duck, Duck, Goose,’ a crisp-skinned duck breast served with foie gras butter and sautéed brussels sprouts, are… read more»

2007 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, North



Food lovers are advised to use the buddy system at Evenfall: You’ll definitely need someone to shore up your self-control in the face of chef Scott Pelletier’s seductive creations, which include pan-seared duck breast with lemon pappardelle, fava beans, and… read more»

2006 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Duckworth’s Bistrot


Before setting up shop in Gloucester, star chef Ken Duckworth gained invaluable training turning out classics like creamy wild mushroom soup and succulent Dover sole in Paris and at Boston’s famed Maison Robert. The American desserts, such as peanut butter… read more»

2005 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, North



There’s something to be said for a menu that riffs on both European and Asian culinary traditions, and that something is: delicious! Glory serves dishes you’ll remember long afterward, such as tuna tempura—crisp on the outside, cool on the inside—with… read more»

2004 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Red Rock Bistro & Bar


The sweeping view of the Boston skyline is nice (especially at sunset), but when it comes down to the matter at hand, Red Rock delivers the delicious goods: great food. Chef Allen Bohnert sticks to a primarily seafood menu with… read more»

2003 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, North



We openly mourned when chef Corinna Mozo left her South End restaurant, Truc, more than a year ago, but were quickly consoled when we learned that she had landed at Glory in Andover. Here, Mozo has created a Mediterranean-influenced menu… read more»

2002 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, North


Beverly Farms

Take a large chunk of gracious coastal reserve, add a pinch of metropolitan aesthetic, and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle with plenty of local ingredients (inventive dishes such as the crab spring rolls with shaved fennel and cherry tomato salad), smooth and… read more»