Best of Boston

Best Service

2015 Best Service

La Brasa

Service is best judged by the times when things go awry. Take, for example, a recent meal at this warm, boisterous Somerville restaurant and market, […] read more»
2014 Best Service

Eastern Standard

This Kenmore Square institution made its name catering to a wide range of diners—Sox fans, tourists, restaurant industry types, students, the list goes on—and treating […] read more»
2013 Best Service

O Ya

Rare is the restaurant that offers a $285 tasting menu and plays Vanilla Ice in the dining room. But the unobtrusive environs here—paired with the […] read more»
2012 Best Service

Bistro du Midi

Any restaurant can decrumb your table or change your silverware 500 times during a meal. True service is something else entirely, and no one does […] read more»
2011 Best Service


So many spots that boast great service smother you with attention, inserting themselves into your dinner conversation at every turn. Not Menton, where service isn’t […] read more»
2008 Best Service


The fourth member of our party was late. Family-emergency late. Should’ve-canceled late. An hour into our reservation, we approached GM (and co-owner) Kerri Foley: We […] read more»
2007 Best Service


Perhaps the reason Mistral’s service is so superior is because the majority of the staff have been on board since the place opened 10 years […] read more»
1996 Best Service, Department Store


Chestnut Hill
Hell-o-o-o! Can anybody help me? Where is everybody? The hardest thing to find in a department store these days is a salesperson. And even when […] read more»
1990 Best Service

The Atrium

Valets, personal shoppers, and a convenient and free parking garage. read more»
1989 Best Service

The Ritz Café, Ritz-Carlton Hotel

With Joe, the maître d’, and Carlos, everybody’s favorite waiter, the Ritz Café gives you a good clue about what it’s like to be Prince […] read more»
1984 Best Service, Yuppie

Waggie Walk Dog Walking Service

Ten bucks an hour and your retriever will sleep all night. read more»
1978 Best Service

Nino Todesco

The former maitre d’ of the Ritz dining room has been at Maison Robert taking good care of his numerous devotees for the past couple […] read more»