Best of Boston

2018 Best Lobster Roll

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Forget the hot butter for a minute. Named for chef Jeremy Sewall’s grandmother, Ethel’s Lobster Roll at ICOB updates the cold Maine style for a new generation. Sewall’s recipe for success? A simple dressing of crème fraîche, chopped dill pickle, and a touch of celery seed, tossed with the sweetest meat and lovingly arranged on brioche with a hint of rosemary.

500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-532-5300,