Best Restaurant Comeback in Boston

2008 Best Restaurant Comeback

Hungry Mother


How we grieved when Alon Munzer and Rachel Miller Munzer shuttered their popular Rachel’s Kitchen last year. The Bay Village café (now reopened under new ownership) was our go-to for…Read More

2004 Best Restaurant Comeback



Mistral chef and owner Jamie Mammano and his staff have hit a new, super-hot stride. The food, service, and energy have never been better. Ever-popular menu items (the tuna tartare…Read More

1989 Best Restaurant Comeback



Thanks to Frank and Catherine McClelland, L’Espalier is back at the peak of perfection. The place is wonderful, the McClellands are wonderful, and the food is oh so wonderful…Read More

1982 Best Restaurant Comeback

Upstairs at the Pudding


Chef Michael Silver has turned this former preppie club-dining room into an adventurous (and expensive) restaurant…Read More

1982 Best Restaurant Comeback, Kitchen



Chef Bob Kinkead has made this attractive cluster of rooms much more than the most upscale dating bar in the city…Read More

1981 Best Restaurant Comeback

Ciro & Sal’s


It used to house a Howard Johnson’s. Now it’s gourmet Italian for Provincetown refugees (and anyone else who appreciates fine modern art and an attractive setting, and who has the…Read More

1980 Best Restaurant Comeback

Top of the Hub


This Stouffer’s restaurant once microwaved nearly everything out of packages. Now there’s a real kitchen, with a real stove and a real staff. Caveat: it’s still got a way to…Read More

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