Best of Boston

2010 Best Lobster, Whole

Summer Shack

Boiled lobster is the Ramada Inn of regional cuisine: the same wherever you go. But no one puts a tastier spin on the bugs than chef Jasper White. His pan-roasted version with chervil and chive sauce elevates lobster to new heights, yet preserves the fun of extracting every bit of meat from the shell.

149 Alewife Brook Pkwy., Cambridge, 617-520-9500,