Best of Boston

2011 Best Dorchester Restaurant, Casual

Ashmont Grill

A stone’s throw from the revamped Ashmont T station, this modern bistro features chef-owner Chris Douglass’s American culinary stylings, two patios, a creative cocktail menu, and pastry chef Clare Garland’s epic desserts (like the inimitable carrot cake). In all, more than enough to keep ’em coming back for more.

555 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, 617-825-4300,