Best of Boston

Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

2016 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Artistry on the Green

Lexington
This hideaway within the Inn at Hastings Park combines proper New England ambiance with inventive, locally sourced food. Lunch and dinner bring dressed-up takes on […] read more»
2015 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Sycamore

Newton Centre
This neighborhood favorite may be the kind of place where passersby tap the window to greet friends and family inside, but it also draws diners […] read more»
2014 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar

Medfield
You won’t find any, ahem, exotic game on the menu at this Medfield gem—the theme is (perhaps wisely) limited to the décor. What you will […] read more»
2013 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Strip-T’s

Watertown
Chef Tim Maslow has transformed his father’s tiny Watertown sandwich shop into a temple to the bounty of New England—and the world. Delicate bluefish with […] read more»
2012 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Il Casale

Belmont
This converted firehouse now sports all the trappings of a rustic Italian ristorante, including thick wood tables, exposed brick, and soft lighting. And the food […] read more»
2012 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

La Campania

Waltham
From the pizza loaded with sweet figs, rich duck confit, and salty Gorgonzola to the agnolotti stuffed with tender pork cheek, the divine Neopolitan cuisine […] read more»
2009 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Tomasso Trattoria

Southborough
Owners Tom and Mary Prince are not only gracious hosts, they’re also obsessive about their food: beautifully executed Italian fare that features light-as-air Neapolitan-style pizza […] read more»
2008 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Blue Ginger

583 Washington St.
Though, as it happens, lots of perfectly useful words rhyme with his name, we decided against opening this item with an ode to Ming Tsai. […] read more»
2006 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

The Metropolitan Club

Chestnut Hill
A model steakhouse offers classic dishes, great wine, and flawless service. A modern steakhouse, like the Metropolitan Club, does it with style. Here you’ll find […] read more»
2005 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Blue Ginger

Wellesley
True, Ming Tsai is part of America’s elite cadre of celebrity chefs. His cookware, cookbooks, and PBS cooking shows are ubiquitous—all for good reason. He […] read more»
2004 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Blue Ginger

Wellesley
Ming Tsai is everywhere. He’s on his own PBS cooking show Simply Ming, his two cookbooks are in bookstores, and his cookware line is at […] read more»
2003 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Lumiere

Newton
Like moths to a flame. That’s how we’re drawn to Michael and Jill Leviton’s extraordinary Newton restaurant, Lumière. The couple’s recipe for refined simplicity and […] read more»
2002 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Le Soir

Newton Highlands
Sophisticated city dining has hit Newton—hard—in the form of this beautiful bistro. Chef-owner and Ritz-Carlton Dining Room alumnus Mark Allen has nailed everything modern French […] read more»