Best of Boston

2002 Best Inman Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

East Coast Grill & Raw Bar

When spice-loving Cantabrigians need an endorphin rush, they flock to this loud, high-energy Inman Square favorite, where spicy seafood, barbecued meats, and international specialties meet their match over chef/owner Chris Schlesinger’s grill. With fiery menu items like jerk duck leg “from hell” and chile-glazed jumbo shrimp and scallops, it’s tough to tell which is more boisterous—the atmosphere or the food.

1271 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-491-6568,