Best Bistro in Boston

2012 Best Bistro

Salts

Cambridge

Chef Gabriel Bremer’s menu is blissfully free of the buzzwords of the moment. That’s because he knows what he does, and he does it consistently well. Witness a frothy dollop…Read More

2011 Best Bistro

Bleu

Mashpee

The Cape does fried seafood really, really well. Beyond that; dining in the area can be hit-or-miss. Loire Valley expat Frederic Feufeu reels it in with authentic French bistro fare…Read More

2011 Best Bistro

Salts

Cambridge

“Quaint,” “romantic,” and “personal” describe many a bistro around here. But underrated Salts takes those attributes to a new level, due partly to its inn-in-the-French-countryside polish, but owing mostly to…Read More

2003 Best Bistro

Salts

Cambridge

From the second the linen hits your lap to the last spoonful of velvety chocolate dessert soup, Salts is a downright lovely experience. Before that soup, though, comes everything else:…Read More

2001 Best Bistro

Salts

Cambridge

In a fiercely competitive category, Salts takes the cake for its extraordinary Eastern European-accented appetizers (chive pierogies with sweet Maine lobster, smoked paprika-fired gypsy bundles); its friendly, informed waitstaff; and…Read More

2000 Best Bistro

Chez Henri

Cambridge

“French with a Cuban twist” is how chef/owner Paul O’Connell describes his Cambridge eatery. We say twist away, especially if that means more Cuban sandwiches (pork three ways, cornichon cheese…Read More

1998 Best Bistro

Salts

Cambridge

Salts is a great little bistro, the kind of place you want to have in your neighborhood. It says welcome, have a seat, relax, and —most of all— have some…Read More

1995 Best Bistro

Les Zygomates

Boston

When Cossack soldiers, roaming the streets of occupied Paris in 1815, wanted drinks in a hurry, they’d snap, “Bistro, bistro!” (quick, quick). Given the circumstances, you can be sure the…Read More

1993 Best Bistro

Hamersley’s Bistro

Boston

Gordon and Fiona Hamersley pioneered the bistro-style restaurant in Boston. Many others have followed, but no one has topped them yet…Read More

1989 Best Bistro

Hamersley’s Bistro

Boston

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…Read More

1985 Best Bistro

Back Bay Bistro

Boston

Frank Bell has made this bistro—with its outstanding wine list—one of the most attractive in town…Read More

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