Best of Boston

Best Group Dining

2007 Best Group Dining

Eastern Standard

Step one (sufficiently difficult): Coordinate 15 schedules to pick a date for your birthday/ anniversary/coming-out party. Step two (near impossible): Find a place that will […] read more»
2005 Best Group Dining


For 11 years Rialto has delivered Mediterranean food as awe-inspiring as the Venetian bridge for which it’s named. But chef Jody Adams’s dazzling cuisine isn’t […] read more»
2005 Best Group Dining, Affordable

Jasper White’s Summer Shack

Fasten your plastic bib, roll up your sleeves, and park your party at one of the long picnic tables inside Jasper White’s Cambridge clam shack, […] read more»
2004 Best Group Dining


It wasn’t long ago that even parties of two were forced to wait in the long line that formed nightly outside Olives. These days, with […] read more»
2004 Best Group Dining, Affordable

Peking Tom’s Longtang Lounge

It may sound tacky on paper, but in person, Peking Tom’s is deliciously campy and cool. With colorfully ironic splashes of Asian pop culture, delightful […] read more»
2003 Best Group Dining, Affordable

Pho Republique

It’s not often you can slink up to a hostess with 15 of your closest friends and expect that you’ll be quickly seated—let alone get […] read more»
2003 Best Group Dining, Upscale


Mistral is the kind of restaurant where it doesn’t even matter if the occasion is special—you feel special just being there. Which is why when […] read more»
2002 Best Group Dining

Pho Republique

Even in the dead of winter, this South End French-Vietnamese restaurant is as steamy as a night in Saigon. With its red-tinted walls, decorations imported […] read more»
2001 Best Group Dining

Mamma Maria

Valet parking and reservations? In the North End? Absolutely, at this house of refined and authentic Italian cooking tucked away in North Square. Better still, […] read more»
2000 Best Group Dining


For more than 30 years, Casablanca restaurant has been the canteen of choice for Cambridge’s smart set when they dine en masse. The reason for […] read more»