Best of Boston

2015 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, Cape Cod

C Salt Wine Bar & Grille

In the land of beach bars and clam shacks, C Salt is a breath of fresh (salt) air. This tiny house looks more like a ski chalet than an oyster bar, but the locals who pack the dining room don’t let that distract them. From an open kitchen, chef Jonathan Philips turns out root-beer-braised short ribs and a spicy tuna tartar tostada with avocado-cilantro aioli worth bottling. The clincher: the coldest, stiffest martini we’ve ever enjoyed.

75 Davis Straits, Falmouth, 774-763-2954,