Best of Boston

2005 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Blue Ginger

True, Ming Tsai is part of America’s elite cadre of celebrity chefs. His cookware, cookbooks, and PBS cooking shows are ubiquitous—all for good reason. He and sous-chef Jonathan Taylor lead a crackerjack team at Blue Ginger, where the garlic—black pepper lobster is a wonder. The tightly run restaurant has unparalleled service and a standout wine selection.

583 Washington St., Wellesley, 781-283-5790,