Best of Boston

1997 Best Wine List, Affordable

Anthony’s Pier 4

The wine list at Anthony’s Pier 4 is deceptive: It’s a Wine SpectatorGrand Award Winner (since 1982), and it is huge in a way that usually suggests an equally huge bill at the end. But do flip through the 30 pages or so. Jump from Champagne to German Eisweins. Then pick your favorite without laying out the huge markup most restaurants charge. Do not confuse this with low prices…you get what you pay for! Word to the wise—we’re recommending the wine, the food is up to you.

140 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-423-6363,