Best of Boston

2009 Best Locavore Restaurant, North


It’s safe to say Chris Parsons has a love affair with New England seafood. The menus at his diminutive Winchester restaurant read like a roll call of the Atlantic’s tastiest yield: salt-roasted Wellfleet clams with chorizo; fried Island Creek oysters with snap peas and baby basil; Maine lobster with bacon and chanterelles. Add in Parsons’s strong commitment to produce from local, sustainable farms, and Catch is, well, an excellent catch.

34 Church St., Winchester, 781-729-1040,