Best of Boston

1998 Best Special Occasion Restaurant


Boston chef Ed Gannon maintains Aujourd’Hui’s reputation as one of the finest hotel dining rooms in the city. No, we’re not swayed by the view. Okay, maybe a little. The unpretentious menu is flawlessly presented and prepared, and despite the formal china it succeeds in bridging the gap between over-the-top fine dining and the kind of food that people prefer to eat these days. Chef Gannon’s creatively presented dishes are simultaneously hearty and light and they reach the table in a timely fashion. The chef gets extra credit for his friendly way of coming around to the tables, and for so willingly sharing his kitchen with visiting chefs for themed dinners.

Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston St., Boston, 617-338-440,