Best of Boston
2011 Best New Restaurant, North
The Market Restaurant
Chez Panisse alumni Amelia O’Reilly and Nico Monday (Alice Waters’s godson) opened this summer-only gem in a former fish market last year. And boy, are we glad: The service is sophisticated, the wine list is solid, and the elegant dishes, such as house-made ravioli stuffed with ricotta and layered with spring peas and mint—or whatever happens to be on the blackboard menu that day—are simply refreshing.
33 River Rd., Gloucester, 978-282-0700, themarketrestaurant.com