Best of Boston

2002 Best Somerville Restaurant, Neighborhood


It doesn’t hurt that Julia Child was a regular at this homey, comfortable Union Square restaurant, but what really makes eat a great neighborhood joint is the way owner Charlie Robinson welcomes diners from the neighborhood and beyond as if they were coming to dinner in his own home. Chef Pete Sueltenfuss’s cuisine extends the welcome with hearty flavors and simple technique, from diver scallops stew to club steak.

253 Washington St., Somerville, 617-776-2889,