Best of Boston

2016 Best Bar Program


A stock of syrups, infusions, and other mixology gimmicks is unnecessary when your way with the classics is so sound. Such is the case at Shepard, where bar manager Nic Mansur mixes one mean Manhattan, among other elegant, restrained cocktails. Factor in the Francophile wine list and eclectic array of apéritifs, and you’ll want to spend the entire evening at the bar, away from the dining room din.

One Shepard St., Cambridge, 617-714-5295,