Best of Boston

2005 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

No. 9 Park

It should be called No. 1. Barbara Lynch’s spot tops our list as the best in the city for inspired, seasonal cuisine like bacon-wrapped trout with pickled ramps, baby red potatoes, and Swiss chard. Feast on a nine-course chef’s tasting menu in the softly lit dining room, or enjoy a light(er) plate of steak tartare (it comes with brioche and truffle aioli) at the bar.

9 Park St., Boston, 617-742-9991,