Best New Restaurant, North in Boston

2015 Best New Restaurant, North

The Bancroft


At this shiny new steakhouse in Burlington’s 3rd Ave development, presentation is paramount—and often over the top. (For proof, look no further than the 3,000-plus-bottle wine collection, displayed on a…Read More

2014 Best New Restaurant, North

SALT Kitchen & Rum Bar


Ipswich may be best known for its clams, but this recently opened gastropub celebrates other local exports—namely, rum (the North Shore’s own Privateer and Folly Cove); beer (Ipswich Oatmeal Stout);…Read More

2013 Best New Restaurant, North



Oysters (from both coasts) are the draw here, especially from 9 to 11:45 p.m. on Thursdays, when they’re a buck a shuck. But discerning diners also come for the mix…Read More

2012 Best New Restaurant, North

Red Lulu


On any given Saturday night at this new venture from the team behind Back Bay hot spot Lolita, well-dressed revelers have their pick of 180 supremely sippable tequilas and a…Read More

2011 Best New Restaurant, North

The Market Restaurant


Chez Panisse alumni Amelia O’Reilly and Nico Monday (Alice Waters’s godson) opened this summer-only gem in a former fish market last year. And boy, are we glad: The service is…Read More

2009 Best New Restaurant, North

The Blue Ox


Given his stints at No. 9 Park and Prezza, chef Matt O’Neil knows from high-end. For the Swampscott native’s first solo flight, however, he chose to appeal to the rest…Read More

2004 Best New Restaurant, North



The most refreshing thing Catch has to offer is what it lacks. Pretense, for instance. Also thankfully missing is a menu full of confit of this and froth of that….Read More

2003 Best New Restaurant, North

197 East Main


After tenures at Sage and eat, chef Nick Speros has migrated north from Boston and opened 197 East Main. If you’re smart, you’ll follow him. Tuck into the rib-eye or…Read More

2002 Best New Restaurant, North



We’ll just say it: The North Shore doesn’t typically see many promising new restaurants opening. So Cilantro came as a pleasant surprise—authentic, hearty, and diverse Mexican specialties in an upscale…Read More

2001 Best New Restaurant, North

The Franklin Cape Ann


A touch of the South End opened in Gloucester last fall, and it’s been packed ever since. And no wonder. You could become addicted to the meatloaf, and can make…Read More

Most Viewed Winners of Suburbs

  • The Parlor Salon and Apothecary, 2015 Best Salon, West
  • The Bancroft, 2015 Best New Restaurant, North
  • Natale’s, 2015 Best Menswear, South

Most Viewed Winners

  • Neptune Oyster, 2015 Best Seafood Restaurant
  • Henrietta’s Table, 2015 Best Brunch
  • Yankee Lobster Company, 2012 Best Seafood Restaurant, Casual