Best of Boston

2009 Best French Restaurant, Affordable


Among the numerous suitors vying for our affections in this category, it’s the South End phenom Gaslight that’s romanced us best. The booming brasserie gets the vintage Parisian accents exactly right, and serves up skillfully swizzled cocktails and well-executed bistro fare (classics like choucroute garni and onion soup gratiné, plus stunning fruits de mer platters) at a price guaranteed to bring out the bon vivant in any Bostonian.

560 Harrison Ave., Boston, 617-422-0224,