Best Restaurants & Food in Boston 1989

Food

1989 Best Hot Dog

A dog is a dog is a dog—until you get to Boston Speed’s little trailer. Speed serves up wolfhound-size hot dogs (specially made according to his secret recipe) in a...

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1989 Best Burger

We cried when Chef Chandler moved around the corner. But at least we can still get the best burgers at lunch (and only lunch) when Ray Garcia is manning the...

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1989 Best Sandwich, Pastrami

Salter’s is a little tough to find. Okay, it’s real tough to find. But this deli’s Romanian pastrami is worth all the time it takes. And it’s not that tough...

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1989 Best Steakhouse

The steaks, like everything else off the grill, are great. But the service and the fin de siècle setting at Grill 23 make you feel as though this really is...

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1989 Best Sushi

This subterranean oasis is the only place in Boston that satisfies our craving for great sushi as well as our need for a real Tokyo sushi bar...

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1989 Best Food, Hot

We’re talking hot, as in Cajun and Carribbean spicy hot. We mean really hot, as in bad and funky. The hottest—that’s John Fayhee, the chef at the Green Street Grill...

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1989 Best Patisserie

What dessert do you serve President Mitterand when he comes for dinner? Something, anything, from Delphine’s. How the French ever let this national treasure get away is beyond us. Mais...

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1989 Best Bread

The only time everybody really gets crunchy-chewy is when you’re talking about bread. And the crunchiest, chewiest loaves in town are made by Clear Flour...

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1989 Best Steak

What should you expect from a Chicago steak house? The best steak around. And that’s exactly what Morton’s delivers...

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1989 Best Ribs

Great ribs in cold roast Boston? You bet. Just look for Kenton “Jake” Jacobs in the big orange trailer parked on Talbot Street every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night—until midnight...

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1989 Best Chocolate

If this perfect pearl of a shop had been around 200 years ago, Marie Antoinette would have said, “Let them eat chocolate-dipped macaroons.” Then again, anything from the Chocolate Box...

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1989 Best Espresso

They don’t know from a cup o’ Joe, which you can’t get here anyway. But the espresso at Caffè dello Sport is the real thing, and it’s the best...

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1989 Best Pizza

A thin-thin, light and crunchy crust, a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of cheeses, and a scattering of perhaps pancetta, spinach, or artichoke. This is not just pizza...

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1989 Best Meat

Everything at Dewar’s is the prime of prime. And if you ever need poussin in a pinch, this is the place to go. All the best chefs in Boston do...

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General Restaurants

1989 Best Food, Trend

At five milligrams less cholesterol per three-ounce serving than white chicken meat, venison satisfies your craving for red meat and your doctor’s orders. The bottom line: it’s you or Bambi....

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General Restaurants

1989 Best Bistro

Gordon Hamersley keeps turning out wonderful dishes five nights a week for the movers and wannabe shakers about town. And on Sunday nights, when sous-chef Jody Adams takes control, Hamersley’s...

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1989 Best Fish Market

Fish don’t come any fresher than at Wulf’s, unless you catch them yourself. And we would rather let them clean and fillet the fish anyway. They do it better than...

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