Best of Boston

BEST New Restaurant

1991 BEST New Restaurant

Jae’s Cafe and Grill

Boston

Small, cute, and, wouldn’t you know, always crowded. No surprise there. Chef Jae’s curries and other Korean-accented dishes were an instant favorite for us, too. read more»

1989 BEST New Restaurant

Olives

Charlestown

Todd and Olivia English couldn’t have done it better. The meats and fish from the wood-fired grill and oven are fabulous. The decor is warm and sunny Mediterranean. And the prices allow you to go at least once a week. read more»

1988 BEST New Restaurant

Hamersley’s Bistro

Boston

Forget fancy food at astronomical prices; Gordon and Fiona Hamersley’s cheerful little restaurant reminds us of the virtues of a perfectly roasted chicken. Simplicity. That’s enough for us. read more»

1988 BEST New Restaurant, with a Sense of Humor

Rocco’s

Boston

Patrick Bowe’s popular restaurant—with dishes from all over and decor to match—is a witty dream come true. For him and for us. read more»

1987 BEST New Restaurant

Dartmouth Street

Boston

Trendy food for grazers. Catch the squid pasta or the lobster ravioli. read more»

1986 BEST New Restaurant

Colony

Boston

The stunning presentations of lobster stew, salmon chowder, and other regional specialties coupled with the beautifully restored space make this a welcome addition to the Back Bay. read more»

1985 BEST New Restaurant

Cajun Yankee

Cambridge

So successful it can take you weeks to get a reservation. The gentrification of Inman Square continues. read more»

1984 BEST New Restaurant

Restaurant Jasper

Boston

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