Best of Boston

Best New Restaurant, North

2015 Best New Restaurant, North

The Bancroft

At this shiny new steakhouse in Burlington's 3rd Ave development, presentation is paramount—and often over the top. (For proof, look no further than the 3,000-plus-bottle [...] read more»
2013 Best New Restaurant, North


Oysters (from both coasts) are the draw here, especially from 9 to 11:45 p.m. on Thursdays, when they're a buck a shuck. But discerning diners [...] read more»
2012 Best New Restaurant, North

Red Lulu

On any given Saturday night at this new venture from the team behind Back Bay hot spot Lolita, well-dressed revelers have their pick of 180 [...] read more»
2004 Best New Restaurant, North


The most refreshing thing Catch has to offer is what it lacks. Pretense, for instance. Also thankfully missing is a menu full of confit of [...] read more»
2003 Best New Restaurant, North

197 East Main

After tenures at Sage and eat, chef Nick Speros has migrated north from Boston and opened 197 East Main. If you're smart, you'll follow him. [...] read more»
2002 Best New Restaurant, North


We'll just say it: The North Shore doesn't typically see many promising new restaurants opening. So Cilantro came as a pleasant surprise—authentic, hearty, and diverse [...] read more»
2001 Best New Restaurant, North

The Franklin Cape Ann

A touch of the South End opened in Gloucester last fall, and it's been packed ever since. And no wonder. You could become addicted to [...] read more»