Best Chef in Boston

2009 Best Chef

Barbara Lynch, Barbara Lynch Gruppo

Not content merely to launch the city’s best new restaurant and upscale bar while keeping No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters, and the Butcher Shop running on all cylinders, Lynch is…Read More

2008 Best Chef

Tony Maws, Craigie Street Bistrot


It’s not just that his food is so good. Or that he writes some of the most imaginative menus around. It’s the Maws work ethic: nights in the kitchen and…Read More

2007 Best Chef

Barbara Lynch


At Lynch’s three stellar and very different restaurants, the spectrum of dishes—from No. 9’s Pekin duck with grapefruit and pistachio to the Butcher Shop’s deluxe hot dog—reveals a skill range…Read More

1999 Best Chef

Michael Schlow, Radius


In the four years since Michael Schlow moved to Boston, he has become not just a major figure on the local culinary scene, but on the national ones as well….Read More

1998 Best Chef

Steve Johnson


An alumnus of Chris Schlesinger’s East Coast Grill and Gordon Hamersley’s eponymous bistro, Johnson is the quintessential product of Boston’s familial and sometimes incestuous restaurant scene. Bridging the gap between…Read More

1997 Best Chef

Jody Adams


If she’s good enough for the James Beard Foundation, she’s good enough for us. Some people complain about the through-the-roof prices—they’re just whiners. Not only is the food inspired, fresh,…Read More

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