Best of Boston

2006 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

No. 9 Park

The name really ought to be No. 10, because chef Barbara Lynch’s Beacon Hill institution offers perfection every time. Foodies find inspired pairings of seasonal delicacies like cardoon gratin with black truffle tartine; people-watchers get a chance to see the créme of Boston society; and big spenders love the chance to show off with hard-to-find bottles—and still get their money’s worth. No matter which you’re after, you’ll get attentive, expert service that always satisfies.

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