Best of Boston

2006 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

The Metropolitan Club

A model steakhouse offers classic dishes, great wine, and flawless service. A modern steakhouse, like the Metropolitan Club, does it with style. Here you’ll find the usuals bolstered by new wave add-ons like smoky tomato soup served with an adorable mini grilled cheese; an appetizer of watermelon ‘steak’ topped with French feta; and desserts—like the brown sugar fruit tart or the banana coconut cream pi—that improve on childhood favorites.

1210 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, 617-731-0600,