Best of Boston

2010 Best Burger, Upscale

Sel de la Terre

In our quest for the ultimate meat-wich, we knocked back dozens of Franken-patties built from precision combinations of brisket, round, short rib, sirloin, skirt, even marrow and suet. But in the end, plain old ground chuck triumphed. Loaded onto a toasted house-made bun, the $14 SDLT Burger’s pronounced grilled crust and superbeefy flavor stand up to sharp Vermont cheddar, spicy aioli, and the most savory pancetta ever made.

255 State St., Boston, 617-720-1300,