Best of Boston

Best Bistro

2012 Best Bistro


Chef Gabriel Bremer's menu is blissfully free of the buzzwords of the moment. That's because he knows what he does, and he does it consistently [...] read more»
2011 Best Bistro


"Quaint," "romantic," and "personal" describe many a bistro around here. But underrated Salts takes those attributes to a new level, due partly to its inn-in-the-French-countryside [...] read more»
2011 Best Bistro


The Cape does fried seafood really, really well. Beyond that; dining in the area can be hit-or-miss. Loire Valley expat Frederic Feufeu reels it in [...] read more»
2011 Best Bistro, West


Though the restaurant is in a strip mall, its interior is all dark wood, banquettes, and candlelit conversation—the Left Bank, via Route 9. After enjoying [...] read more»
2011 Best Bistro, Martha's Vineyard

Park Corner Bistro

Oak Bluffs
With unfussy décor and a menu to match, Park Corner and its reasonably priced small plates are a welcome outlier in Oak Bluffs. Pair the [...] read more»
2011 Best Bistro, Cape Cod

The Brewster Fish House

It's as classic as a bistro gets: petite and boasting seasonal fare, lots of wines by the glass, and genial service. The menu is seafood-oriented, [...] read more»
2007 Best Bistro, South

Bia Bistro

Cohasset Village
That contented sigh that comes with shucking off the 9-to-5 suit in favor of jeans and a tee? It's the same one you might hear [...] read more»
2006 Best Bistro, South


Suburban folk looking for a city-style meal will find all they crave at Sintra. The design is stylishly minimalist; the crowd full of gastronomic adventurers [...] read more»
2003 Best Bistro, South

Square Cafe

What may be the South Shore's most fetching dining room (white tablecloths, cherry hardwood floors, plaid banquettes, soothing antique prints) now sports an equally alluring [...] read more»
2003 Best Bistro


From the second the linen hits your lap to the last spoonful of velvety chocolate dessert soup, Salts is a downright lovely experience. Before that [...] read more»