Best of Boston

1995 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

Hamersley’s Bistro

Simple, sophisticated, and sublime food served in a setting that’s simultaneously elegant and relaxed. Bostonians’ palates have finally caught up with chef Gordon Hamersley’s less-is-more cuisine. His food is both timeless and timely. Regulars know that this year’s James Beard Foundation award to Hamersley for best chef in the Northeast was long overdue.

53 Tremont St., Boston, 423-2700,