Best of Boston

Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

2001 Best Restaurant, General Excellence


After four years of flirting with bestowing this award on Clio, we're finally at the swooning point. What makes Clio the best? To begin with, [...] read more»
2000 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

No. 9 Park

Chef Barbara Lynch strikes just the right chord with her Beacon Hill restaurant, which is elegant and haute without any pretension. The ambiance: The music [...] read more»
1996 Best Restaurant, General Excellence


Chef/owner Frank McClelland's food is as delicious as it is beautiful. With its old-world service, opulent decor, and creative cuisine, dinner at L'Espalier makes any [...] read more»
1995 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

Hamersley’s Bistro

Simple, sophisticated, and sublime food served in a setting that's simultaneously elegant and relaxed. Bostonians' palates have finally caught up with chef Gordon Hamersley's less-is-more [...] read more»
1992 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

Tie: Biba, Hamersley’s Bistro, Jasper’s

Nobody does it better than these three. read more»
1992 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, Suburban


Many Boston restaurateurs should be happy Saporito's is this far from town. They couldn't stand the competition. read more»
1991 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

Tie: Jasper’s, Hamersley’s Bistro, Biba

This is the city's troika of superstar restaurants. Special kudos to Jasper White, winner of the 1990 James Beard Award from America' Best Chef: Northeast. read more»
1987 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, Expensive

Le Marquis de Lafayette

Tres French, tres bon, tres expensive. read more»
1987 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, Moderately Priced

East Coast Grill

Hip and trendy, where the hot sauces knock you out, not the bill. read more»
1987 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, Inexpensive


An Ethiopian delight where grown-ups can eat with their hands. read more»