Best of Boston

2011 Best Bistro


“Quaint,” “romantic,” and “personal” describe many a bistro around here. But underrated Salts takes those attributes to a new level, due partly to its inn-in-the-French-countryside polish, but owing mostly to chef Gabriel Bremer’s exquisite seasonal plates—roasted halibut with heirloom-potato gnocchi and dill emulsion; bergamot-cured ocean trout with breakfast radishes and pea greens—all teeming with ingredients from Salts’ own organic farm. Order the duck for two, and a hush falls over the dining room as it’s presented whole at your table.

798 Main St., Cambridge, 617-876-8444,