Best of Boston

Best Restaurant, General Excellence

2003 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

No. 9 Park

Boston
It's one thing for a restaurant to generate buzz during its first year in business. It's quite another to be the talk of the town [...] read more»
2002 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

Radius

Boston
The circle is a fitting symbol for a restaurant like Radius. This sleek, stylish Financial District hot spot is a dining experience so complete and [...] read more»
2001 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

Clio

Boston
After four years of flirting with bestowing this award on Clio, we're finally at the swooning point. What makes Clio the best? To begin with, [...] read more»
2000 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

No. 9 Park

Boston
Chef Barbara Lynch strikes just the right chord with her Beacon Hill restaurant, which is elegant and haute without any pretension. The ambiance: The music [...] read more»
1996 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

L’Espalier

Boston
Chef/owner Frank McClelland's food is as delicious as it is beautiful. With its old-world service, opulent decor, and creative cuisine, dinner at L'Espalier makes any [...] read more»
1995 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

Hamersley’s Bistro

Boston
Simple, sophisticated, and sublime food served in a setting that's simultaneously elegant and relaxed. Bostonians' palates have finally caught up with chef Gordon Hamersley's less-is-more [...] read more»
1992 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

Tie: Biba, Hamersley’s Bistro, Jasper’s

Boston
Nobody does it better than these three. read more»
1992 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, Suburban

Saporito’s

Hull
Many Boston restaurateurs should be happy Saporito's is this far from town. They couldn't stand the competition. read more»
1991 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

Tie: Jasper’s, Hamersley’s Bistro, Biba

Boston
This is the city's troika of superstar restaurants. Special kudos to Jasper White, winner of the 1990 James Beard Award from America' Best Chef: Northeast. read more»
1987 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, Expensive

Le Marquis de Lafayette

Boston
Tres French, tres bon, tres expensive. read more»
1987 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, Moderately Priced

East Coast Grill

Cambridge
Hip and trendy, where the hot sauces knock you out, not the bill. read more»
1987 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, Inexpensive

Asmara

Cambridge
An Ethiopian delight where grown-ups can eat with their hands. read more»
1983 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

Panache

Cambridge
Chef Bruce Frankel continues to turn out excellent meals of a quality exceeded regularly only by L'Espalier. read more»
1982 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

L’Espalier

Boston
It's moved into more-spacious digs on Newbury Street, but maintained both its ambience and its superb French cuisine. read more»