Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North in Boston

2015 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Brine

Newburyport

With a stunning Carrara-marble bar along one wall and exposed wood beams and brick all around, this sleek Newburyport spot from the team behind nearby Ceia manages to be both…Read More

2014 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

5 Corners Kitchen

Marblehead

What do you get when you combine lovingly prepared French cuisine and a distinctly New England sensibility? That would be 5 Corners Kitchen, the stylish bistro named for a certain…Read More

2013 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

5 Corners Kitchen

Marblehead

This French-inspired restaurant is not what you’d expect to find in a quaint seaside town. The feel is trendy but unpretentious; the space is open and airy; and the wine…Read More

2012 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Ceia Kitchen and Bar

Newburyport

We appreciated the doting service. We marveled at the kitchen’s inventive-ness (e.g., the vegan-friendly dish whipped up for our dining companion). We admired the exposed-brick dining room. But we absolutely…Read More

2009 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

L’Andana

Burlington

Everything about Italian specialist L’Andana (which this magazine named the Best New Restaurant of 2008) is so generously proportioned that it might seem excessive. That’s fine by us, considering that…Read More

2008 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Soma

Beverly

Thanks to new chef Seth Fernald, who hails from the dearly departed Federalist, it’s easy to attain euphoria at Soma. Menu standards like ‘Duck, Duck, Goose,’ a crisp-skinned duck breast…Read More

2007 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Evenfall

Haverhill

Food lovers are advised to use the buddy system at Evenfall: You’ll definitely need someone to shore up your self-control in the face of chef Scott Pelletier’s seductive creations, which…Read More

2006 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Duckworth’s Bistrot

Gloucester

Before setting up shop in Gloucester, star chef Ken Duckworth gained invaluable training turning out classics like creamy wild mushroom soup and succulent Dover sole in Paris and at Boston’s…Read More

2005 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Glory

Andover

There’s something to be said for a menu that riffs on both European and Asian culinary traditions, and that something is: delicious! Glory serves dishes you’ll remember long afterward, such…Read More

2004 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Red Rock Bistro & Bar

Swampscott

The sweeping view of the Boston skyline is nice (especially at sunset), but when it comes down to the matter at hand, Red Rock delivers the delicious goods: great food….Read More

2003 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Glory

Andover

We openly mourned when chef Corinna Mozo left her South End restaurant, Truc, more than a year ago, but were quickly consoled when we learned that she had landed at…Read More

2002 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Yanks

Beverly Farms

Take a large chunk of gracious coastal reserve, add a pinch of metropolitan aesthetic, and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle with plenty of local ingredients (inventive dishes such as the crab spring…Read More

2001 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Yanks

Beverly Farms

Yanks may have blond walls, blond lighting, and a blond clinetele, but it is far from bland. The French country pâté is truly dense, an order of moist salmon comes…Read More

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