Best of Boston

2005 Best French Restaurant

Craigie Street Bistrot

The image of a French chef wandering a farmers’ market to determine what’s for dinner might seem a quaint and continental fantasy. Not so for Craigie Street’s Tony Maws, who makes daily pilgrimages to local purveyors before designing a menu of just six appetizers and six entrées that might include farm-fresh eggs en cocotte with cured salmon, white asparagus, and sorrel sauce.

5 Craigie St., Cambridge, 617-497-5511,