Best of Boston

1994 Best Kept Secret

Cafe Promenade at the Colonnade Hotel

How is it that this sparkling little dining room goes virtually unnoticed by the native population? The menu is remarkably inventive (the spinach salad with warm duck confit is terrific) and the presentation is impeccable. Not to mention the prices, which make this the best hotel lunch bargain in Boston.

120 Huntington Ave., Boston,