Best of Boston

Best Restaurant Comeback

2008 Best Restaurant Comeback

Hungry Mother

How we grieved when Alon Munzer and Rachel Miller Munzer shuttered their popular Rachel’s Kitchen last year. The Bay Village café (now reopened under new […] read more»
2004 Best Restaurant Comeback


Mistral chef and owner Jamie Mammano and his staff have hit a new, super-hot stride. The food, service, and energy have never been better. Ever-popular […] read more»
1989 Best Restaurant Comeback


Thanks to Frank and Catherine McClelland, L’Espalier is back at the peak of perfection. The place is wonderful, the McClellands are wonderful, and the food […] read more»
1982 Best Restaurant Comeback

Upstairs at the Pudding

Chef Michael Silver has turned this former preppie club-dining room into an adventurous (and expensive) restaurant. read more»
1982 Best Restaurant Comeback, Kitchen


Chef Bob Kinkead has made this attractive cluster of rooms much more than the most upscale dating bar in the city. read more»
1980 Best Restaurant Comeback

Top of the Hub

This Stouffer’s restaurant once microwaved nearly everything out of packages. Now there’s a real kitchen, with a real stove and a real staff. Caveat: it’s […] read more»