Best of Boston

Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

2016 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

The Quarry Restaurant and Lounge

Hingham
This spacious, sleek restaurant and lounge is ideal for a romantic dalliance, or just a night away from the kids: Executive Chef Greg Jordan’s spirited […] read more»
2015 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Steel & Rye

Milton
All of Milton (and a good chunk of Boston) flock to chef Chris Parsons’s sprawling fiefdom in a former car showroom and ambulance garage. They […] read more»
2014 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Steel & Rye

Milton
A restaurant is only as good as its service, and at this hot spot helmed by chef Chris Parsons, that service is impeccable, from the […] read more»
2013 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Tosca

Hingham
Tosca, designed to feel like a Tuscan villa on Hingham Harbor, has been rolling out some of the South Shore’s best food for nearly two […] read more»
2012 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

The Scarlet Oak Tavern

Hingham
With its classically elegant dining room and steak-and-seafood-packed menu, the Scarlet Oak plays the part of a swanky suburban establishment. But don’t expect the usual […] read more»
2011 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Tosca

Hingham
Chef Kevin Long’s body of work spans Hingham, Boston, and Foxwoods. But it’s at Tosca, where he started in 1995 and met longtime collaborator Brian […] read more»
2009 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Caffe Tosca

Hingham
At a time when half-empty restaurants bring gloomy headlines to mind, the irrepressibly buoyant Tosca banishes them. For over a decade its destination-dining status has […] read more»
2008 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Square Café

Hingham
Suburban restaurants often thrive precisely because they’re away from the city: A captive audience takes what it can get. Square Café by contrast, could compete […] read more»
2007 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Caffe Tosca

Hingham
Why do we bestow this award, year after year, on Tosca? Simple: No other restaurant in the area manages to be so many things to […] read more»
2006 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Caffe Tosca

Hingham
Euro’ is not a pejorative term when applied to Tosca, the area’s paragon of service, atmosphere, and Mediterranean cuisine. Inside the converted granary, which is […] read more»
2005 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Sintra Restaurant

Braintree
This minimalist Braintree bistro offers some of the freshest flavors this side of the Azores. With dishes such as pan-roasted monkfish with snap pea—saffron risotto, […] read more»
2004 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Tosca

Hingham
Let the foodies subsist on a diet of trendy newcomers. Ten years after it opened, Tosca is still the go-to classic for superb dining in […] read more»
2003 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Tosca

Hingham
Yes, Tosca always wins in this category. And, yes, it’s always packed. Here’s why: butter-warmed local lobster tails with broccoli shoots. Duck breast roasted with […] read more»
2002 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Tosca

Hingham
Rustic charm meets sophistication in Hingham’s happening flagship restaurant—from the funky décor and hip, laid-back crowd to the nouveau Italian menu. Chef Kevin Long, following […] read more»