Best of Boston

BEST Restaurant Debut

2009 BEST Restaurant Debut
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Sportello

Boston

It’s a puzzle, how Barbara Lynch can manage to launch four restaurants, a bar, and two retail operations, all in different genres, while preserving the quality and essential Lynchness of each. And so we come to her most casual spot,… read more »

2008 BEST Restaurant Debut
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L’Andana

Burlington

When a city chef branches out to the ‘burbs, it’s generally assumed that something—service, culinary ingenuity, aesthetics—will get lost in the move. Then there’s L’Andana. While some of chef Jamie Mammano’s Italian-tinged offerings, like Maine lobster tortellini, are inspired by… read more »

2008 BEST Restaurant Debut, South
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Martha’s Stone Soup

Plymouth

Fans of time travel should start peering out the car window halfway down the dirt road to this 18th-century tavern. Upon entering, keep eyes low and to the right (avoiding the buzzkill modern kitchen), and sit at one of the… read more »