Best of Boston

Best New Restaurant, West

2015 Best New Restaurant, West

The Backroom at Moody’s

You've heard the hype: Walls made of limestone reclaimed from a French abbey. A copper spit for roasting chicken and suckling pigs. A $400 glass [...] read more»
2013 Best New Restaurant, West


Newton Centre
The western 'burbs were abuzz this year with several hot new openings, but none as significant as the lovely Sycamore, in Newton Centre. Here, co-chefs [...] read more»
2012 Best New Restaurant, West

80 Thoreau

City dwellers happily hop the Fitchburg line to the Concord Depot train station and head directly upstairs to the impeccable 80 Thoreau, where chef Carolyn [...] read more»
2009 Best New Restaurant, West

Il Casale

Stop us if you've heard this one before: City chef heads to the 'burbs, ditches fine dining for comfort fare, and watches culture-starved locals pour [...] read more»
2007 Best New Restaurant, West

51 Lincoln

Newton Highlands
Make sure you get the watermelon steak with confit tomatoes. Or no, wait: You've gotta taste the romaine salad with made-to-order croutons—the greatest thing to [...] read more»
2005 Best New Restaurant, West

Tomasso Trattoria

First-time owners Tom and Mary Prince have assembled an A-team at their debut Italian restaurant: general manager Lorenzo Savona (formerly of Les Zygomates), chef Tony [...] read more»
2003 Best New Restaurant, West

Ariadne Restaurant & Bar

It's not the easy parking or the sexy and refined décor that makes Ariadne our favorite newcomer—but those things help. Shimmering floor-to-ceiling raw-silk curtains in [...] read more»
2002 Best New Restaurant, West

New Ginza

The folks at Ginza in Chinatown and Brookline have brought high-quality Japanese food one step closer to the suburbs with a new Watertown location. The [...] read more»
2001 Best New Restaurant, West

Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar

A hip lounge and a cozy dining room with live weekly jazz and a great, affordably priced wine list, plus a menu packed with creative [...] read more»