Best of Boston

Best Salad

2006 Best Salad

Eastern Standard

Technically, it’s a salad ($11). But the house special here is a dieter’s nightmare and a foodie’s fantasy: Crisp, bitter frisée is balanced with salty […] read more»
1998 Best Salad, Caesar, Traditional

The Ritz-Carlton Dining Room

The classic light meal for the lunching-ladies set. Here, it’s prepared tableside in a huge bowl with raw egg, Worcestershire sauce and a flourish. You’ll […] read more»
1998 Best Salad, Caesar, Chicken


Okay, so we’re crazy about Caesar salad, but Bill Poirer and friends get that ’90s classic lunch right. Lemony and crisp, dressing ample enough to […] read more»
1998 Best Salad, Chicken

Stephanie’s on Newbury Street

This take on the classic chicken salad is blessedly light on the mayo and heavy on the chicken. Capers and fresh herbs add flavor to […] read more»
1998 Best Salad, Tuna

Formaggio Kitchen

Dill tuna at Formaggio Kitchen is simply too good for school lunchboxes. A hint of fresh dill makes this the adult version of kiddie comfort […] read more»
1997 Best Salad, Chicken

Baker’s Best

Newton Highlands
This delicious salad might well tempt a vegetarian to reconsider. Perfectly diced pieces of chicken are tossed in a light mayonnaise that hints of fresh […] read more»
1984 Best Salad, House

Grill 23 & Bar

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1980 Best Salad, Spinach


Very nice, with lots of bacon. We like the chowder, too. read more»
1978 Best Salad, House

Cafe Cybele

Our food critic called the leafy creations of Cafe Cybele in the South Market Building “tidy little masterpieces”: varied veggies in a sublime vinaigrette bound […] read more»
1975 Best Salad, Chef's

Locke-Ober’s Restaurant

A collage of crisp lettuce, slices of sweet ham and generous chunks of turkey concocted by a Michelangelo among salad makers. read more»
1974 Best Salad, Bar

Parker House’s Last Hurrah

The editors have concurred that no sane individual selects a restaurant by the merits of its salad bar. But they’re popular nowadays. If you want […] read more»