Best Downtown Restaurant in Boston




This romantic hideaway is just far enough from Washington Street so you don’t feel trapped in the Downtown Crossing mosh pit. Bonus—dollar oysters and clams are offered from 4 to…Read More

2012 Best Downtown Restaurant, Neighborhood

JM Curley


This neighborhood newbie provides a simple, low-lit space, daily specials, and a reliably hip soundtrack. Executive chef Sam Monsour’s burgers rock, and the laid-back ambiance makes eating (garlicky mussels with...Read More

2011 Best Downtown Restaurant, Casual

Silvertone Bar & Grill


While the Financial District has plenty of daytime activity, things slow way down come 5 p.m. But the locals don’t disappear ? they’re simply all at Silvertone. The deliciously low-key...Read More

2010 Best Downtown Restaurant, Neighborhood

Les Zygomates


Happy-hour drinks, dinner dates, late-night cocktail sessions—all are equally good reasons to come to Les Zygomates, a perfect combination of wine bar, bistro, and jazz club. Its ambiance is wonderfully...Read More

2008 Best Downtown Restaurant, Neighborhood

Silvertone Bar & Grill


Despite the walls covered in vintage wine labels and street signs from French wine strongholds, Silvertone feels more like a chummy pub than a posh wine bar. And yet its...Read More

2005 Best Downtown Restaurant, Neighborhood



What started out as buzz about Mistral chef Jamie Mammano’s perfect little Italian restaurant has risen to a dull roar. Be preapred to fight throngs of hipsters for a table....Read More

2004 Best Downtown Restaurant, Neighborhood

Silvertone Bar & Grill


The ridiculously delicious marinated steak tips (or any of the simple, classic comfort foods, for that matter) are reason alone to head to this Bromfield Street restaurant for lunch or...Read More

2003 Best Downtown Restaurant, Neighborhood

Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro


It isn’t just suits that fill this low-key bistro when the quitting bell rings. Les Zygomates has carved out its place as the area’s most comfortable-but-stylish local hangout. Chef Ian...Read More

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