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BEST Jamaica Plain Restaurant

2013 BEST Jamaica Plain Restaurant

Canary Square

Jamaica Plain

The industrial-chic dining room is a cross-section of young families, couples, and groups of friends, all of whom come for the fun fare and serious craft beers. What to Order: The grilled hanger steak; pulled-pork tacos. read more»

2012 BEST Jamaica Plain Restaurant, Neighborhood

Grass Fed

Jamaica Plain

Within weeks of its spring opening, this spot from Ten Tables maven Krista Kranyak won the hearts of J.P. residents with Parmesan-truffle fries, Baileys-spiked vanilla milkshakes, and (what else?) grass-fed burgers topped with everything from harissa aioli to fried oysters…. read more»

2011 BEST Jamaica Plain Restaurant, Casual

Ten Tables

Jamaica Plain

Barely bigger than a trophy wife’s walk-in closet, the original Ten Tables delivers one of the most divine but relaxed meals around. Charcuterie boards bear house-cured meats and rich patés, bacony collards cozy up to pan-seared bluefish, and orange and… read more»

2010 BEST Jamaica Plain Restaurant, Neighborhood
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Dogwood Café

Jamaica Plain

To see how perfectly attuned the Dogwood is to its just consider a typical night: the early crowd of parents and tots in for blueberry pie; the couples downing spinach-and-goat-cheese flatbread; and the postgrad fun bunch in for cocktails and… read more»

2009 BEST Jamaica Plain Restaurant, Neighborhood
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Dogwood Café

Jamaica Plain

Dogwood devotees will recall that ominous day a few years ago when their comfy hangout was shuttered by a fire next door. How would they get their beer-fueled unwinding after trudging out of the Forest Hills T each night? Who… read more»

2006 BEST Jamaica Plain Restaurant, Quick Bite

Zon’s

Jamaica Plain

Zon’s is the J.P. go-to for a burger, a beer, and the city’s best ice cream sandwich. read more»

2005 BEST Jamaica Plain Restaurant, Neighborhood
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El Oriental de Cuba

Jamaica Plain

If you’re hankering for tender roast pork, thin slices of ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles layered inside a crusty baguette (with a creamy mango shake for dessert), get in line. This local hot spot draws fans from Boston and beyond… read more»

2004 BEST Jamaica Plain Restaurant, Neighborhood

Centre Street Café

Jamaica Plain

In a neighborhood brimming with worthy bistros (Ten Tables, Arbor) and watering holes (Milky Way, Doyle’s), finding the best among them seems impossible. Until you’ve tasted brunch at Centre Street. No other place draws such a salad of local characters—yups,… read more»

2003 BEST Jamaica Plain Restaurant, Neighborhood

Centre Street Café

Jamaica Plain

Ten Tables? Too refined. Doyle’s? Too political. As much as we like those places, a neighborhood restaurant should, above all, represent its character—and characters. Which is why Centre Street Café is the definitive J.P. choice. The surreal, high-voltage wall art… read more»

2002 BEST Jamaica Plain Restaurant, Neighborhood

Perdix

Jamaica Plain

Everything about this tiny store-front boîte makes you wish that you, too, had bought a fixer-upper in Jamaica Plain. Chef Tim Partridge’s menu is the kind of food you’d cook at home if only you had more time, with basic… read more»