Best of Boston

2006 Best Irish Restaurant

Matt Murphys

It’s strange that Boston is short on purveyors of good Irish food. (Especially when, according to our research, the city was founded by Patrick O’Patrick and his brothers Pat, Pat, Patty, and Steve, who, we’re pretty sure, was adopted.) But who needs options when there’s Matt Murphy’s—still the best spot in town for fish and chips, rabbit pie, and good soda bread. Wash it down with a Guinness and suddenly you’re Irish. Even if your name is Steve.

14 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-232-0188,