Best of Boston

1997 Best New Chef

Nicholas Tischler

If you can make your way through the supercool front-of-the-house impressarios, and manage to obtain one of the precious few tables in the back dining room, Nicholas Tischler’s food will delight, amaze, and just plain satisfy. He’s got a way with fish and is equally adept and meat and game dishes.

Restaurant Zinc, 35 Stanhope St., Boston, 617-262-2323,