Best Restaurants & Food in Boston 2010

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Bars

2010 Best Bar, Upscale

There’s no shortage of great bars in Boston: Green Street, Eastern Standard, and Deep Ellum are on par with the very best in this cocktail-revived country. But Drink is the...

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Bars

2010 Best Bar, Waterfront

Boston’s dearth of waterfront watering holes is slowly being remedied by development in South Boston—Sam’s at Louis, Whiskey Priest. But a weathered old friend is still the darling in this...

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Chefs

2010 Best Pastry Chef

In contrast to all the molecular tomfoolery of the moment (honey ‘dust,’ chocolate ‘caviar’), Ewald’s plates at Bistro du Midi are familiar yet refined. Ice cream melts into warm cherry...

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Chefs

2010 Best Mixologist

As head barkeep at Woodward, Codman pours house-made infusions and shakes up Scollay Slings with aplomb. There’s a false rumor floating around that his charming accent is a put-on, but...

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Food

2010 Best Ice Cream

There’s no tastier version of the New England staple than Toscanini’s traditional vanilla malted frappe—not just in the Hub, but anywhere under the sun. Oh, and when it is under...

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Food

2010 Best Steakhouse

Steak lovers extol the rib-eye for the deep marbling and for the cap (or deckle), a lobe of muscle so succulent that it often gets saved for the last bites....

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2010 Best Sushi, Upscale

Yes, $21 for two or three pieces of sashimi is pricey. But less is far more at O Ya, where chef Tim Cushman’s top-tier ingredients and meticulous layering of flavors...

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Food

2010 Best Pizzas, Parlor

Make a decision!’ the waitress barks as you pause at the door to let an elderly woman exit the restaurant. ‘In or out?’ she screeches. This is an easy one:...

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2010 Best Pastries

Boston doesn’t have many patisseries, and our bakeries feel like coffee spots that just happen to have cinnamon buns and cupcakes. Café Vanille, however, seems like a French pastry shop...

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