Best Restaurants & Food in Boston 1974

Bars

1974 Best Martini

Until recently the Ritz had no competition in the Great Martini Race. Now the Cafe Vendome has come up with its own Superdrink, which could be rough competition...

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Bars

1974 Best Bloody Mary

You have to ask for a small Bloody Mary at the Townhouse to get one. The quality matches the quantity. It’s one of the few spots in the area which...

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1974 Best Gay Bar, Older People

The Napoleon Club in Bay Village is both the best and the worst. Known as the Wrinkle Room, Nappy’s or the Geriatrics Institute, the Napoleon Club goes back decades—it’s rumored...

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Food

1974 Best Hot Dog

It’s no secret that hot dogs taste best at baseball games. H. M. Stevens’s Fenway offerings are nothing to fast for, but the setting makes them most palatable. The Indoor...

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Food

1974 Best Fries

Huzzah for the fries at Parker House’s Last Hurrah. Hand-cut into big slices and crisp to perfection...

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Food

1974 Best Ice Cream

Steve’s Ice Cream in Somerville is deliciously homemade and makes HoJo’s 28 varieties sound skimpy. Here you can get an infinite number of creative custom blends...

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Food

1974 Best Burgers

A side of some of the best fries in town. The chefs will cook it to your taste. Bartley’s Burger Cottage in Cambridge runs a close second...

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Food

1974 Best Coffee

The Cafe Budapest prepares a number of items well, but nobody in the area comes close to its Vietnamese coffee...

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Food

1974 Best Cheesecake

Deli-Sound on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston has a cake which is flown in special form New York and costs only 65 cents. If you get bored with oral gratification, you...

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Food

1974 Best Beer, Mug of

Billy Budd on Newbury Street has Falstaff, Bass Ale and Beck’s on draught, 15 other quality labels in bottles, and chilled mugs. For the gourmand, it’s ideal. The gourmet might...

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Food

1974 Best Salad, Bar

The editors have concurred that no sane individual selects a restaurant by the merits of its salad bar. But they’re popular nowadays. If you want the best, go to the...

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General Restaurants

1974 Best Brunch

The Falstaff Room at the Sheraton Boston has a fountain spouting Bloody Marys and unlimited eggs, seafood, muffins and pastries. Open only on Sundays, it all goes down for only...

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