Best of Boston

Best Neighborhood Restaurant

2019 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Fort Point

Sportello

Boston
At chef Barbara Lynch’s Italian eatery, gloriously fatty rillettes come on thick-sliced crostini, gnocchi is coated in silken mushroom ragu, and a new aperitivo bar [...] read more»
2019 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Washington Square

Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co.

Brookline
Come the weekend, folks line the sidewalk to snag Stoked’s crazy-good, charred-crust pies. And you know what? The wait is always worth it. read more»
2019 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, West Roxbury

Rox Diner

West Roxbury
A recent expansion of this gem has shortened wait times, bringing your little ones that much closer to pancakes shaped with Mickey Mouse ears (upon [...] read more»
2019 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Back Bay

Citrus & Salt

Boston
When office towers empty, rolled-up shirtsleeves reach for tequila and tasty tacos—say, sesame-crusted avocado with string cheese and “special sauce”—at chef Jason Santos’s Mexican-inspired crossroads. read more»
2019 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Mattapan

Ali’s Roti Restaurant

Mattapan
This zero-frills Trinidadian counter-service joint offers up gargantuan portions of spicy, succulent meats, slaw, and starch nestled in soft roti bread. The oxtail and goat [...] read more»
2019 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Ashmont

Ashmont Grill

Dorchester
Neighborly vibes and standout food—what more could you ask for in a hometown joint? Start with “trainwreck French fries” with fixings like jack cheese and [...] read more»
2019 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Allston/Brighton

Dumpling Kingdom

Allston
The Allston outpost of Peter Wang’s dumpling emporium never disappoints. Order the pork-and-crab mini juicy buns and let that glorious broth dribble where it will. read more»
2019 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Harvard Square

Felipe’s Taqueria

Cambridge
A giant burrito, a knock-you-flat frozen marg, and a killer roof deck: Felipe’s knows exactly what its patrons want, and delivers it with perfection. read more»
2019 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Jamaica Plain

Brassica Kitchen + Café

Jamaica Plain
This pop-up turned restaurant excels at globally inspired comfort food (lobster-dashi udon, anyone?) and laid-back ambiance—a winning combination if we’ve ever seen one. read more»
2019 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Union Square

Bronwyn

Somerville
Chef Tim Wiechmann’s stalwart den of German and Central European cuisine is the go-to place for wursts and Apfelstrudel washed down with Doppelbock and schnapps. read more»
2018 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Central Square

Vialé

Cambridge
With a wine list featuring nicely priced surprises (buonasera, falanghina!), and always-tasty plates of beef carpaccio and gnocchi Bolognese, this is exactly the kind of [...] read more»
2018 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, South Boston

Publico

Boston
It’s clear this Southie newcomer lives up to its name ("for the public good" in Latin): On any given evening, you’ll find a motley crew [...] read more»
2018 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Seaport

Committee

Boston
This trendy ouzeri serves up more than just a sea of pretty faces. Among the kitchen’s deftly executed roster of Greek meze, the classics (creamy [...] read more»
2018 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Roslindale

Delfino

Roslindale
Peek into Delfino’s floor-to-ceiling windows, and you’ll never see an empty table: For years, this cozy trattoria has been packing in scores of hungry Rozzie [...] read more»
2018 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Union Square

Field & Vine

Somerville
Here, chef Andrew Brady and partner Sara Markey delight diners with an oft-changing seasonal lineup—plates of vibrant, basil-flecked beets; smoky sausage with heirloom beans; wood-fire-grilled [...] read more»