Best of Boston

2015 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Steel & Rye

All of Milton (and a good chunk of Boston) flock to chef Chris Parsons’s sprawling fiefdom in a former car showroom and ambulance garage. They come for creative craft cocktails and local beer on draft. They come for the rustic-meets-sophisticated ambiance. Most of all, they come for Parsons’s whimsical, honest-to-goodness American fare—spaghetti with green garlic, broccoli rabe, bacon, and a poached egg; grilled smoked-chicken flatbread with homemade ricotta; and a juicy Niman Ranch burger on brioche, presented with a side of house pickles and potato chips in an adorable metal box.

95 Eliot St., Milton, 617-690-2787,