Best of Boston

2013 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

5 Corners Kitchen

This French-inspired restaurant is not what you’d expect to find in a quaint seaside town. The feel is trendy but unpretentious; the space is open and airy; and the wine list rivals those you might see in Boston. The food itself is a wonderfully eclectic mix of country cooking and local seafood, with everything from escargots and oysters to bacon cheeseburgers and house-made squid-ink spaghettini represented on the menu.

2 School St., Marblehead, 781-631-5550,