Best of Boston

Best Chef, General Excellence

2001 Best Chef, General Excellence

Steve Johnson, The Blue Room

There is something to be said for dependability. In Steve Johnson's case, it's knowing that every time you visit his restaurant, you'll be served a [...] read more»
2000 Best Chef, Veteran

Todd English, Olives

In a business more fickle than the entertainment industry, chef Todd English proves that talent equals staying power. When he first blipped onto our radar [...] read more»
2000 Best Chef, General Excellence

Ken Oringer, Clio

From behind the range at the haute Clio restaurant in the Eliot Hotel, chef Ken Oringer has managed to create masterpieces of the culinary variety. [...] read more»
1999 Best Chef

Michael Schlow, Radius

In the four years since Michael Schlow moved to Boston, he has become not just a major figure on the local culinary scene, but on [...] read more»
1999 Best Chef, Non-Performance

Todd English, Olives

Todd English, Olives, for turning away the cast of Cabaret after a show because it arrived after 11 p.m.—an hour later than the agreed-upon time. [...] read more»
1998 Best Chef

Steve Johnson

An alumnus of Chris Schlesinger's East Coast Grill and Gordon Hamersley's eponymous bistro, Johnson is the quintessential product of Boston's familial and sometimes incestuous restaurant [...] read more»
1997 Best Chef

Jody Adams

If she's good enough for the James Beard Foundation, she's good enough for us. Some people complain about the through-the-roof prices—they're just whiners. Not only [...] read more»
1996 Best Chef

Micahel Schlow and Paul Connors, Cafe Louis

Can you get great food in a clothing store? At Louis, the answer is yes, thanks to the elegant simplicity of Michael Schlow's cooking. Also [...] read more»
1996 Best Chef, Hotel

Daniel Bruce

More than 300 wine festival diners and he has yet to duplicate a menu. The chef not only foraged the wild mushrooms on your plate, [...] read more»
1983 Best Chef

Odette Berry, Another Season

Berry, a fixture in the city's gourmet circles for some time, is starting to get the recognition she deserves. read more»