Best of Boston

2014 Best Chowder

Grill 23

For the finest chowder in town, you’ll have to turn to a steakhouse. Grill 23’s version stars quahogs, but takes the humble bivalve-and-potato soup into luxury territory thanks to butter-braised lobster knuckle meat and nubs of bacon lardons cut from a heritage-breed hog. The final product is so rich, thick, and savory, you might skip ordering a steak altogether.

161 Berkeley St., Boston, 617-542-2255,