Best Restaurants & Food in Boston 1994

Chefs

1994 Best Bartender

Quick, courteous, friendly, and professional, Zimmerman is head and shoulders (literally and figuratively) above the rest. His supporting cast is better than most, too...

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Chefs

1994 Best Caterer

Caterer Dan Mathieu grazes the country seeking the newest food trends and launches the best from his fragrant kitchens in the South End. Who can forget his catering at the...

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Chefs

1994 Best Bookstore, Cookbook Selection

The Kitchen Shelf sells coobooks—and only cookbooks. It features a world-class selection of regional cookbooks, as well as a tasty vegetarian and healthful-cooking section, all sure to please professionals and...

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Chefs

1994 Best New Chef, Creative

After serving in the ranks of the world’s top restaurants—Chez Panisse, in Berkeley; Al Forno, in Providence; Olives, in Boston; and Arpege, in Paris—Suzanne has developed a tantalizing menu please...

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1994 Best Tea

A funky yet civilized place to sink into an overstuffed chair and enjoy a pot of tea and a light meal. Make reservations for the formal British-style afternoon tea, replete...

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1994 Best Exotic Conclusion

The angkhia at the Elephant Walk is a delightful change of pace from the traditional dessert. Made with baked buttercup squash, filled with chilled coconut custard, it is beautiful when...

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Food

1994 Best Bakery, New

We could live by bread alone if it came from Biga Breads, the fledgling bakery that already has an enthusiastic following for its crusty peasant-style loaves. Olive bread and black...

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1994 Best Dessert, Ever

Even indifferent dessert eaters swoon over the Chestnut Chocolate Majolaine with Coffee Creme, which you can order when you make your reservation. The combination of chocolate and mocha buttercream, alternated...

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Food

1994 Best Doughnuts, Filled

The best filled doughnut in Beantown is the an doughnight. It’s light and puffy and filled with sweet red-bean paste.. Beats the canned-filling variety hands down...

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1994 Best Fried Clams

It’s a hike for Bostonians, but the magnificent view of the Essex River estuary is easily worth the trip. Full bar, picnic tables inside and out...

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1994 Best Breakfast, Treat

Lighter than pound cake, sweeter than brioche, this shop’s kuchen—a slightly lemony cake studded with raisins—is a revelation when spread with a little butter while still warm. In good weather...

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1994 Best French Toast

We know people who make pilgrimages to Pentimento just for the French toast: thick slices of French bread topped with an enormous serving of fresh pineapple, kiwi, and strawberries, a...

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1994 Best Latte

Coffee drinks don’t come more sublime than the Four-Binger latte at this Pacific Northwest hangout. Baristas layer four ultra-smooth espresso shots and silky steamed milk in a tall glass; no...

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1994 Best Burger, Veggie

At last. A veggie burger that tastes better than the real thing. You don’t believe? Wait until you try the Chuck’s Veggie Peace Burgah, a delicious combination of mushrooms, onions,...

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1994 Best Pasta, Fresh

When it comes to pasta, Capone is the champ. Our favorite is lemon, but we wouldn’t turn up our nose at wild mushroom, curry, or saffron to name just a...

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1994 Best Pancakes

Pancakes as large as plates are served up every Saturday and Sunday at this, which is fast becoming known for great food as well as good music. Buttermilk-blueberry and buckwheat-apple-raising...

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1994 Best Cappuccino, Bargain

Where else can you find a cappuccino—hot or iced—with thick foam and fine espresso for $1.25? Refills are just $1, and, with a frequent drinker’s card, the eleventh cup is...

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Food

1994 Best Seafood, Crab Cakes

The crab cakes at Union Square Bistro are, quite simply, the best around: knowingly seasoned, creamy, but not heavy, with a flawlessly crisp exterior. Served with a chunky tartar sauce,...

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1994 Best Juice

This post-grunge haunt concocts the city’s most unusual and best juice drinks. Try the carrot-apple-strawberry-pineapple, or the celery-pear-apple. And not to be missed: the luscious fruit smoothies...

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1994 Best Chocolate, Therapy

Chocolate Pudding ice cream is a flavor phenomenon: more dense than ice cream, more malleable than fudge, it is a heart-stopping, concentrated burst of chocolate, guaranteed to meet your direst...

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1994 Best Squeeze

Boyajian’s lemon, lime, and orange oils are the pure essences of citrus captured in a bottle. Carefully pressed from the rind of the fruit, these precious oils are the fine...

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Food

1994 Best Ribs

“No brag, just fact,” is the slogan of this 1993 Massachusetts Grande Barbecue Champion which takes the business of serving succulent ribs quite seriously. The only place these ribs will...

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Food

1994 Best Chocolate, Politically Correct

Totally free of artificial ingredients, wrapped in environmentally conscious packaging, and 10 percent of the profits are donated to nonprofit earth-friendly organizations. What better excuse to indulge your chocolate binges?

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1994 Best Summer Eats

On the water at Fort Point Channel, this tented outdoor space has picnic tables, beer in plastic cups, and some of the best fried seafood around. Open through mid-September...

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1994 Best Scones

Stealing scones from the British is one of the best food capers we Yanks ever pulled off, and these are among the best we’ve ever tasted...

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1994 Best Chocolate, Babka

All of Cake Art’s babkas are sublime, but we love the chocolate—rich and crumbly—with chocolate through the center and drizzled like lace over the top. This is a babka Seinfeld’s...

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1994 Best Trail Mix

If it’s rich and delicious, it must be bad for you, right? Not this delicious granola made form almonds and four organically grown grains, sweetened with maple syrup. Beware, it’s...

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Food

1994 Best Sticky Buns

Everything we crave in a bun: a crisp, flaky crust and a buttery doughy center, coated with lots of cinnamon, with or without walnuts. Arrive early, while they’re hot—and before...

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Food

1994 Best Macaroon

Intense is the word for Savoy’s huge round macaroons. If you love the flavor of marzipan, these cookies will make you swoon...

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1994 Best Cookie, Alternative

Starbucks’ molasses chews are just about the best cookies to hit Beantown since the invention of the tollhouse. Spiked with a generous amount of ginger and lightly dusted with a...

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Food

1994 Best Appetizer

These delicious patties are fried to perfection. We recommend embellishing them with a wedge of lemon and a dab of cocktail sauce...

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Food

1994 Best Deja Vu

After several disappearing acts, these terrific English muffins are back, but only in the plain flavor. If muffin mavens start demanding them, maybe the other flavors will make a comeback,...

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General Restaurants

1994 Best Food, Co-op

It combines the best of a natural food store with a supermarket, offering everything from organic produce—including fresh herbs and hard-to-find vegetables from the co-op garden—and environmentally sound cleansers to...

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