Best of Boston

2016 Best New Restaurant, North

The Poynt

Don’t let the well-dressed crowds fool you: The Poynt is on the North Shore, not in the South End. Opened this fall by the owners of the successful Cottage restaurants in Wellesley and Chestnut Hill, the spot exudes a casual yet polished vibe. You may be in beef-Wellington country, but the perfectly done grass-fed cheddar burger with local lettuces (not to mention the stiff, locally themed cocktails) provide a great camouflage.

31 Water St., Newburyport, 978-358-8501,