Best of Boston

1996 Best Al Fresco Restaurant

Upstairs at the Pudding

What could be more romantic, on a soft summer evening in Cambridge, than dining under the stars in a lovely rooftop garden, with flowers and herbs blooming all around? Of course, the food should be as great as the atmosphere, and Deborah Hughes doesn’t disappoint. Be sure to try her signature soups, for which she was awarded “Best Female Chef” at a Hotel Meridien event earlier this year.

10 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, 617-864-1933,