Best of Boston

2003 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North


We openly mourned when chef Corinna Mozo left her South End restaurant, Truc, more than a year ago, but were quickly consoled when we learned that she had landed at Glory in Andover. Here, Mozo has created a Mediterranean-influenced menu with such offerings as an irresistible ProvenÁal fish stew and wild striped bass with sweet braised leeks and earthy shiitake mushrooms. Mozo occasionally uses Asian ingredients and techniques, seen in dishes such as carpaccio of tuna with mouth-puckering citrus and ginger splash, but she never veers off her delicious course in the process. Three different dining areas offer something for everyone: The large, low-ceilinged bar is a great spot for quiet conversation; a loungelike living room area is slightly more festive and ≠features a separate menu; and the two comfortable dining rooms exude elegance (one also offers live music on some nights). The friendly and unobtrusive waitstaff and an easy-to-manage wine list would make Glory a great restaurant anywhere.

19 Essex St., Andover, 978-475-4811,