Best of Boston

2000 Best Burger, Gourmet

The Bristol Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel

The foie gras of hamburgers is thick, juicy, and perfectly seared. Served on fine china and squeezed between a poppyseed bun with just the right amount of lettuce, onion, and tomato, this ground beef patty is actually worth its steep price of $15.50. Kick back in an armchair in the clubby room and enjoy a sloppy but oh-so-civilized lunch.

200 Boylston Street, Boston, 617-351-2053,