Best of Boston

2014 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

5 Corners Kitchen

What do you get when you combine lovingly prepared French cuisine and a distinctly New England sensibility? That would be 5 Corners Kitchen, the stylish bistro named for a certain unwieldy Marblehead intersection. Helmed by chef Barry Edelman, formerly of Aquitaine, the kitchen makes its own, well, everything, which translates to perfectly al dente house-made cavatelli with duck confit, and succulent mussels with basil-aioli-slathered grilled bread.

2 School St., Marblehead, 781-631-5550,