Best of Boston

1998 Best Butcher

John Dewar & Co.

Cognoscenti (including top chefs) admit that it’s impossible to buy better meat anywhere in the city. Great cuts, fair prices (for the extraordinary quality you get), and straight talk about how many racks of lamb you need to feed your six ravenous friends. You might spend more here than you would elsewhere, but there won’t be a morsel of meat left on anyone’s plate.

753 Beacon St., Newton Centre, 617-964-3577,