Best of Boston

Best Bistro, West

2001 Best Bistro, West


You'll find this rustic little eatery still packed at 9:30 p.m., when the rest of suburbia has settled in for the night. And no wonder: [...] read more»
2001 Best Bistro


In a fiercely competitive category, Salts takes the cake for its extraordinary Eastern European-accented appetizers (chive pierogies with sweet Maine lobster, smoked paprika-fired gypsy bundles); [...] read more»
2000 Best Bistro

Chez Henri

"French with a Cuban twist" is how chef/owner Paul O'Connell describes his Cambridge eatery. We say twist away, especially if that means more Cuban sandwiches [...] read more»
1999 Best Bistro, French

Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro

Even if the food wasn't great (which it is), Les Zyg would lure diners with its low-key atmosphere: light jazz playing background to friendly conversation, [...] read more»
1998 Best Bistro


Salts is a great little bistro, the kind of place you want to have in your neighborhood. It says welcome, have a seat, relax, and [...] read more»
1997 Best Bistro, French

Les Zygomates

What might have seemed cutting-edge a couple years ago, now feels downright cozy. "Les Zyg," once the urban pioneer of the Leather District, continues to [...] read more»
1996 Best Bistro, French

Cafe Celador

A charming little neighborhood find, where chef Patrick Noe parlays his Perpignan roots into an authentic, inventive melange of the sunny cuisine of southern France, [...] read more»
1996 Best Bistro, Suburban

Pomme Frite

Chestnut Hill
We've always loved the frites—especially the sweet potato wedges with the peanut dipping sauce—but the new Belgian spin on the menu—plus the all-you-can-eat mussels on [...] read more»
1995 Best Bistro

Les Zygomates

When Cossack soldiers, roaming the streets of occupied Paris in 1815, wanted drinks in a hurry, they'd snap, "Bistro, bistro!" (quick, quick). Given the circumstances, [...] read more»
1993 Best Bistro

Hamersley’s Bistro

Gordon and Fiona Hamersley pioneered the bistro-style restaurant in Boston. Many others have followed, but no one has topped them yet. read more»