Best of Boston

2012 Best New Restaurant


We knew that Jody Adams had it in her to open another outstanding restaurant. And now that we’ve enjoyed the bold, world-inspired cuisine at Trade, the companion to her Harvard Square flagship, Rialto, we only wish it hadn’t taken her so darned long. Then again, if time is what Adams needed to craft her spicy lamb-sausage flatbreads, cool yet crisp squid salad with borlotti beans, and tender, flaky whole-roasted fish with flattened cumin-dusted potatoes—all within the confines of an industrial-chic space—well, we’re happy she didn’t rush.

540 Atlantic Ave., Boston, 617-451-1234,