Best of Boston 2013: Readers’ Poll Results

To celebrate Best of Boston’s 40th anniversary this year, we had you, our faithful readers, select the winners in 40 different categories. We provided four nominees for each category. To decide the winner, you voted, and voted, and voted again—286,935 times in all. Here are your picks.


1. Best Restaurant, Special-Occasion
Craigie on Main

2. Best Late-Night Dining
Eastern Standard

3. Best Shopping Neighborhood
Back Bay

4. Best Gift Store
Black Ink

5. Best Design Trend
Crystal Chandeliers

6. Best Home Accessories

7. Best Boston Tour
Boston Duck Tours

8. Best Health Club

9. Best Boston Musical Act, Ever

10. Best Athlete
Tom Brady

11. Best Al Fresco Dining
Legal Harborside

12. Best Antiques
A Room with a Vieux

13. Best Bakery, Sweets
Flour Bakery + Cafe

14. Best Bar, Sports
Jerry Remy’s

15. Best Books
Brookline Booksmith

16. Best Bowling

17. Best Chinese
Dumpling Cafe

18. Best Chowder
Island Creek Oyster Bar

19. Best Clothing, Children’s
Mulberry Road

20. Best Clothing, Men’s

21. Best Clothing, Vintage
Poor Little Rich Girl

22. Best Clothing, Women’s
Mint Julep

23. Best Club, Comedy
Nick’s Comedy Stop

24. Best Day Spa
Bella Sante

25. Best Florist
Winston Flowers

26. Best Food Truck
Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese

27. Best Hair Salon
Salon Eva Michelle

28. Best Hardware
Charles Street Supply

29. Best Hotel, General Excellence
Liberty Hotel

30. Best Karaoke
Club Cafe

31. Best Kitchen Supplies
Sur La Table

32. Best Local Sports-Talk-Radio Show
Toucher & Rich (The Sports Hub 98.5 FM)

33. Best Local Twitter Feed

34. Best Local Website

35. Best MBTA App

36. Best Pedicure

37. Best Sandwich
Parish Cafe

38. Best Music Venue, Small
The Middle East

39. Best Theater
Hungtington Theatre Company

40. Best Yoga Studio
Back Bay Yoga


Thank you to everyone who voted in the Readers’ Poll. Sign up if you want a reminder when 2014 voting begins.

Check out more of our Best of Boston 2013 coverage, including our picks in 268 categories.