Best of Boston

2006 Best Restaurant Service

Hamersley’s Bistro

Restaurants come and go in the chicer-than-thou South End. But discerning diners have stayed loyal to Hamersley’s. Yeah, there’s that life-altering roast chicken. But it’s the personal service that keeps regulars true. From the open kitchen, chef Gordon Hamersley himself spies familiar faces to meet and greet, often embellishing a dish just for them. The courteous and knowledgeable staff takes its cue from the top man and treats everyone like a VIP.

553 Tremont St., Boston, 617-423-2700,