Best of Boston

2001 Best Seafood Restaurant

KingFish Hall

We know it’s in, yikes, Faneuil Hall Marketplace. And we know it’s owned by, yawn, Todd English. Still, KingFish Hall blows all the other seafood joints in town right out of the water. The décor is kitschy but cool: overstuffed booths in the shape of monster scallop shells, shimmery fish mobiles hanging from the ceiling, and plenty of brightly colored sea glass adorning the walls and stairwell. The open kitchen—featuring a huge lobster cauldron—churns out delicious seafood dishes that boast a hint of Asian influence. Don’t miss the Thai-spiced grilled squid or miso Chilean sea bass.

South Market Building, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, 617-523-8862,