Best of Boston

2011 Best Burger

The Bristol Lounge

The best-loved burgers in Boston fall into two camps: the frills-free fast-food type (Flat Patties, Tasty Burger) and the oversize variety topped with high-end accoutrements (Radius, Craigie on Main). Bristol’s version, though, stands alon—a layering of juicy beef with a hint of char, aged Vermont cheddar, cool lettuce, sweet tomato, and house-made pickles on a buttery bun. It’s the basics done absolutely right—and worth every cent of the $21 it costs.

200 Boylston St., Boston, 617-351-2037,