Best of Boston

2004 Best Irish Restaurant

Matt Murphy’s Pub

We’re constantly amazed at the lack of authentic Irish cuisine in this most Irish of cities—and constantly grateful for the fare at this Brookline expat oasis. We’re talking steaming fish and chips accompanied by spicy homemade ketchup and shepherd’s pie with stewed lamb. Come early, since nightly jazz and rock bands and a contentious trivia night draw crowds.

14 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-232-0188,