Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South in Boston

2015 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Steel & Rye

Milton

All of Milton (and a good chunk of Boston) flock to chef Chris Parsons’s sprawling fiefdom in a former car showroom and ambulance garage. They come for creative craft cocktails…Read More

2014 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Steel & Rye

Milton

A restaurant is only as good as its service, and at this hot spot helmed by chef Chris Parsons, that service is impeccable, from the gratis valet parking to the…Read More

2013 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Tosca

Hingham

Tosca, designed to feel like a Tuscan villa on Hingham Harbor, has been rolling out some of the South Shore’s best food for nearly two decades. And guess what? It’s…Read More

2012 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

The Scarlet Oak Tavern

Hingham

With its classically elegant dining room and steak-and-seafood-packed menu, the Scarlet Oak plays the part of a swanky suburban establishment. But don’t expect the usual tepid filet mignon and gluey…Read More

2011 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Tosca

Hingham

Chef Kevin Long’s body of work spans Hingham, Boston, and Foxwoods. But it’s at Tosca, where he started in 1995 and met longtime collaborator Brian Hennebury, that his cooking really…Read More

2009 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Caffe Tosca

Hingham

At a time when half-empty restaurants bring gloomy headlines to mind, the irrepressibly buoyant Tosca banishes them. For over a decade its destination-dining status has been as assured as its…Read More

2008 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Square Café

Hingham

Suburban restaurants often thrive precisely because they’re away from the city: A captive audience takes what it can get. Square Café by contrast, could compete fiercely in any Boston neighborhood….Read More

2007 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Caffe Tosca

Hingham

Why do we bestow this award, year after year, on Tosca? Simple: No other restaurant in the area manages to be so many things to so many diners, and with…Read More

2006 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Caffe Tosca

Hingham

Euro’ is not a pejorative term when applied to Tosca, the area’s paragon of service, atmosphere, and Mediterranean cuisine. Inside the converted granary, which is highlighted by flickering candles, exposed…Read More

2005 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Sintra Restaurant

Braintree

This minimalist Braintree bistro offers some of the freshest flavors this side of the Azores. With dishes such as pan-roasted monkfish with snap pea—saffron risotto, chef Brian Jenkins (formerly of…Read More

2004 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Tosca

Hingham

Let the foodies subsist on a diet of trendy newcomers. Ten years after it opened, Tosca is still the go-to classic for superb dining in the area. How so? With…Read More

2003 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Tosca

Hingham

Yes, Tosca always wins in this category. And, yes, it’s always packed. Here’s why: butter-warmed local lobster tails with broccoli shoots. Duck breast roasted with rosemary potatoes and apple sausage….Read More

2002 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

Tosca

Hingham

Rustic charm meets sophistication in Hingham’s happening flagship restaurant—from the funky décor and hip, laid-back crowd to the nouveau Italian menu. Chef Kevin Long, following in the accomplished foosteps of…Read More

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