Best of Boston

2006 Best Bistro, South


Suburban folk looking for a city-style meal will find all they crave at Sintra. The design is stylishly minimalist; the crowd full of gastronomic adventurers who’ve come for chef Brian Jenkins’s sophisticated blend of Portuguese and Spanish cuisines—fisherman’s stew with orange, fennel, and potatoes or barbecue lamb with creamy goat cheese polenta. The only reminder you’re out of town: easy (and free) parking.

906 Washington St., Braintree, 781-848-1151,