Best of Boston

2002 Best Restaurant, General Excellence


The circle is a fitting symbol for a restaurant like Radius. This sleek, stylish Financial District hot spot is a dining experience so complete and so completely perfect, that coming to the end of a meal only makes you want to start again. Chef Michael Schlow’s sophisticated French cooking makes the most of seasonal ingredients, showcasing them in dishes like this summer’s roasted loin of veal with fresh black mission figs, fennel, sweetbreads, and pancetta. The discreet, professional staff moves the meal along seamlessly, while the impressive wine list designed by co-owner Christopher Myers complements each dish. And though beloved pastry chef Paul Connors left Boston earlier this year, Julien Wagner has stepped into his shoes with ease, crafting stunning desserts like the signature goat cheese and huckleberry cheesecake. It all means that a night out at the three-year-old Radius still begins and ends as sweetly as ever.

8 High St., Boston, 617-426-1234,