Where can you find world-class cuisine in Boston today? Just about anywhere you look, from boisterous downtown establishments to quirky neighborhood bistros. Quite simply, Boston have more quality options than ever before. Here, we present our findings, Boston’s very best restaurants.
“Can the same establishment serve a community as both neighborhood and occasion restaurant? 80 Thoreau makes it seem possible.” (Devra First | Boston Globe)
80 Thoreau, 80 Thoreau St., Concord, 978-318-0008, 80thoreau.com.
Area Four, 500 Technology Sq., Cambridge, 617-758-4444, areafour.com.
Bergamot may look like the quintessential neighborhood restaurant, but appearances can be deceiving. Sophistication abounds here: a dash of rooibos syrup rounding out a cocktail, a hint of smoke in a creamy cauliflower soup, and a bar-only grilled cheese constructed of buttery brioche that’s been stuffed with lobster, gooey cheddar, and scallions.
Bergamot, 118 Beacon St., Somerville, 617-576-7700, bergamotrestaurant.com.
This wine bar pairs the heart of a steakhouse (choice rib-eyes, racks of lamb) with the soul of a Barbara Lynch restaurant. That means silky pâtés, hearty pastas, and desserts begging for a glass of carefully chosen moscato.
“Ceia is a growing family that keeps true to doing what we love, retaining culinary tradition by bringing flavor authentivity and joy to every beautiful plate we serve, and every glass we pour.”
Ceia, 25 State St., Newburyport, 978-358-8112, ceia-newburyport.com.