Best of Boston

2019 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West


This Newton Highlands restaurant from the team behind Sycamore opened in early 2018 to much acclaim—then promptly shut down after an electrical fire in the kitchen. Now they’re back and better than ever, slinging crowd-pleasing small plates, mains, and craft cocktails (including a spicy draft negroni) for their grateful neighbors. Come in for dinner or just pop by the bar for a local craft brew and the crispy pork ribs with sticky Thai glaze and pineapple—no matter what you’re in the mood for, the friendly vibes here are contagious.