Best of Boston

2012 Best Restaurant Revamp


Clio, Ken Oringer’s flagship restaurant, didn’t really need an overhaul (with, ahem, the exception of that faded cheetah carpet). It was already drawing a consistent crowd with its palate-pleasing fare. But the restaurant’s recent décor upgrade—refreshed textiles and an expanded bar to showcase an impressive cocktail list—has made it clearer than ever that Clio is among the city’s finest eateries.

370 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-536-7200,