Best New Restaurant, West in Boston

2015 Best New Restaurant, West

The Backroom at Moody’s


You’ve heard the hype: Walls made of limestone reclaimed from a French abbey. A copper spit for roasting chicken and suckling pigs. A $400 glass of Screaming Eagle. But let’s…Read More

2014 Best New Restaurant, West

Bondir Concord


You could be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped back to Thoreau’s time upon sitting down to dinner inside chef Jason Bond’s cozy Concord outpost, with its roaring hearth, cream and…Read More

2013 Best New Restaurant, West


Newton Centre

The western ‘burbs were abuzz this year with several hot new openings, but none as significant as the lovely Sycamore, in Newton Centre. Here, co-chefs David Punch and Lydia Reichert…Read More

2012 Best New Restaurant, West

80 Thoreau


City dwellers happily hop the Fitchburg line to the Concord Depot train station and head directly upstairs to the impeccable 80 Thoreau, where chef Carolyn Johnson (formerly of Rialto) cooks…Read More

2009 Best New Restaurant, West

Il Casale


Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: City chef heads to the ‘burbs, ditches fine dining for comfort fare, and watches culture-starved locals pour in. Original or not, we’re…Read More

2007 Best New Restaurant, West

51 Lincoln

Newton Highlands

Make sure you get the watermelon steak with confit tomatoes. Or no, wait: You’ve gotta taste the romaine salad with made-to-order croutons—the greatest thing to happen to the caesar since…Read More

2005 Best New Restaurant, West

Tomasso Trattoria


First-time owners Tom and Mary Prince have assembled an A-team at their debut Italian restaurant: general manager Lorenzo Savona (formerly of Les Zygomates), chef Tony Bettencourt (UpStairs on the Square),…Read More

2003 Best New Restaurant, West

Ariadne Restaurant & Bar


It’s not the easy parking or the sexy and refined décor that makes Ariadne our favorite newcomer—but those things help. Shimmering floor-to-ceiling raw-silk curtains in earthy tones of sage and…Read More

2002 Best New Restaurant, West

New Ginza


The folks at Ginza in Chinatown and Brookline have brought high-quality Japanese food one step closer to the suburbs with a new Watertown location. The ultrafresh sushi and sashimi make…Read More

2001 Best New Restaurant, West

Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar


A hip lounge and a cozy dining room with live weekly jazz and a great, affordably priced wine list, plus a menu packed with creative dishes and healthy options—what’s not…Read More

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