Best of Boston

2004 Best Beacon Hill Restaurant, Neighborhood

The Paramount

In a neighborhood where pearls and cufflinks are considered casual accessories, it’s refreshing to find the unpretentious Paramount. Sure, bluebloods fill the restaurant, but the fare is deliciously unassuming. At night, the kitchen serves such favorites as delicate herb-infused pastas and tender burgers, while in the morning the home-style stacks of buttery blueberry pancakes and fluffy egg omeletes are de rigueur. Regulars pack this tiny place like congregants at church on Sunday (and trust us, you will need a prayer to get a table on busy nights), but after a taste, you’ll be among the converted.

44 Charles St., Boston, 617-720-1152,