Best of Boston

2001 Best Bistro, West


You’ll find this rustic little eatery still packed at 9:30 p.m., when the rest of suburbia has settled in for the night. And no wonder: with spot-on, welcoming service and simple but exceptional dishes like maple-glazed pork chop with buttermilk mashed potatoes and bacon-braised Swiss chard, Fava is comfort dining incarnate.

1027 Great Plain Ave., Needham, 781-455-8668,