Best of Boston

2001 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North


Yanks may have blond walls, blond lighting, and a blond clinetele, but it is far from bland. The French country pâté is truly dense, an order of moist salmon comes ensconced in puffed potato, and the quail sits in a swirl of rich reduction sauce. Toss in a serious wine list and live jazz, and you’ve discovered the most urbane dining experience on the North Shore.

717 Hale St., Beverly Farms, 978-232-9898,