Best Restaurants & Food in Boston 1986

Chefs

1986 Best Bartender

The distinguishing mark of a great bartender is the ability to satisfy all of the customers all of the time—the ability to play sex therapist one minute and sports analyst...

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Cuisine Type

1986 Best Italian Restaurant

New-wave pizzas, pan-blackened shark, goat-cheese lasagna—these dishes are a far cry from the usual linguine with red sauce or stuffed manicotti. And they’ll make you feel as though you’ve rediscovered...

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Food

1986 Best Burger

Yes, they’re too big; yes, they’re too expensive; and yes, they’re still served with the best fries in town...

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Food

1986 Best Sandwich

Provolone, prosciutto, capicolla, and sweet-and-sour red peppers stacked high and bathed in extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Big enough for two...

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Food

1986 Best Pizza

Pizza is a serious business. Just ask Phil DePasquale, 70, who’s been a professional pizza maker since he was 11. The same Phil DePasquale who’s owned DePasquale Brothers Pizza, on...

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General Restaurants

1986 Best Hotel Restaurant

The first few months, recalls maître d’hôtel Pietro Valentini, were discouraging. Although the kitchen, under the direction of consultant Louis Outhier and head chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, was turning out...

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