Best of Boston

2017 Best New Restaurant

Little Donkey

Throwing all of the rules out the window doesn’t take talent, but getting away with it sure does. For their latest local hot spot, chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette (Toro, Coppa) have created a thrilling whirlwind of flavors, textures, and cooking styles. Shareable small plates—from matzo-ball ramen and halibut biryani to farro-kimchi fried rice—superbly meld high- and low-brow influences from around the world, making this destination restaurant feel right at home in diverse Central Square.

505 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-945-1008,