Best of Boston

2018 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North, North

The Market

Book well in advance or be prepared to wait: This seasonal spot in Gloucester’s scenic Annisquam section is very small and very popular. That’s because chef Nico Monday calls on his Chez Panisse training to create dishes that are local, seasonal, sustainable, and unforgettable. Everything here is pulled from area farms, fisheries, ranches, and bakeries—even the flower arrangements on the bar might have come from a morning forage of Halibut Point State Park. Three perfect rotating entrées pair with a sustainable wine list and a classic New England landscape (cue the sailboats drifting into the harbor).

33 River Rd., Gloucester, 978-282-0700,