Best of Boston

1998 Best American Restaurant, Contemporary


Soothing taupe walls, oversize art and leopard print carpet make for a swanky ambiance perfect for a night on the town with visiting urbanites from elsewhere. Ken Oringer works magic with bold flavors and unique combinations, and intimate tables allow as much attention to companions as to food. If you feel underdressed for the restaurant, the bar beckons.

The Eliot Hotel, 370A Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-267-1607,