Best of Boston

2015 Best Bar Program

Alden & Harlow

Chef Michael Scelfo’s first solo outing was an instant success thanks to its vegetable-forward fare and ungodly rich, smoky burger. But Scelfo also deserves a pat on the back for his staffing skills. In particular, bar manager Seth Freidus has assembled a cocktail list that rivals the dinner menu in creativity and ambition, with drinks incorporating vegetables like squash; a house-made amaro on draft; and, come winter, a boozy take on hot chocolate topped with absinthe-and-orange whipped cream.

40 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-864-2100,