Best of Boston

2024 Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant

Field & Vine

Optimal conditions for growing a neighborhood restaurant include relaxed hospitality and an always-surprising menu. Field & Vine has both by the barrowful. Bright flavors and earthy elements are highlighted in seasonal dishes such as tuna carpaccio with caramelized pistachios, and grilled duck breast with pipián rojo, a creamy sauce made of pumpkin seeds and spices. Add in grower-made wines and a setting that recalls a fairy hideaway, and it’s no surprise that this talented team — cultivated by married couple Sara Markey and Andrew Brady — has branched out with two additional restaurants, June Bug and Dear Annie.

9 Sanborn Ct., Somerville, 617-718-2333,