Best of Boston

2011 Best Bar Food, Upscale

Craigie On Main

Few food-world darlings have gotten more love of late than chef Tony Maws; everyone from Martha Stewart to James Beard has gushed. But for all the highfalutin accolades Maws has received for his inventive dinner menu, we can’t help gravitating to Craigie’s always-packed bar for his more-casual fare. There you can sup on food that qualifies as both hearty and succulent—and that never fails to satisfy: crispy fried pig tails, roasted bone marrow, and the grass-fed burger that’s become as famous as Maws’s other, more-studied creations.

853 Main St., Cambridge, 617-497-5511,