Best of Boston

2002 Best Burger, Gourmet

Bristol Lounge

Like early 19th-century vintage and all the glamor it entails, the Bristol Lounge is back. Actually, like the classic pearls and impeccably cut suits you’ll find around its tables, the Bristol never really went away. But after losing this category last year to the Harvest, the Four Seasons’ lounge and its burger have reclaimed their places in our hearts, and the reason why is simple: sweet beef that fills your mouth with so much flavor it’s almost surreal. Toppings—from the thick and fruity slice of ripe tomato the specialty mustards and perfectly toasted bun—are first rate. Service is prompt and polite, and the setting is pure suave sophistication.

Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston St., Boston, 617-338-4400,