Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West in Boston

2015 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Sycamore

Newton Centre

This neighborhood favorite may be the kind of place where passersby tap the window to greet friends and family inside, but it also draws diners from far beyond Newton Centre…Read More

2014 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar

Medfield

You won’t find any, ahem, exotic game on the menu at this Medfield gem—the theme is (perhaps wisely) limited to the décor. What you will find is beautifully crafted bistro…Read More

2012 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

La Campania

Waltham

From the pizza loaded with sweet figs, rich duck confit, and salty Gorgonzola to the agnolotti stuffed with tender pork cheek, the divine Neopolitan cuisine here tastes like it was…Read More

2012 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Il Casale

Belmont

This converted firehouse now sports all the trappings of a rustic Italian ristorante, including thick wood tables, exposed brick, and soft lighting. And the food is just as appealing: Notable…Read More

2009 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Tomasso Trattoria

Southborough

Owners Tom and Mary Prince are not only gracious hosts, they’re also obsessive about their food: beautifully executed Italian fare that features light-as-air Neapolitan-style pizza crusts, hand-cut tagliatelle and pappardelle,…Read More

2008 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Blue Ginger

583 Washington St.

Though, as it happens, lots of perfectly useful words rhyme with his name, we decided against opening this item with an ode to Ming Tsai. Not that he hasn’t earned…Read More

2006 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

The Metropolitan Club

Chestnut Hill

A model steakhouse offers classic dishes, great wine, and flawless service. A modern steakhouse, like the Metropolitan Club, does it with style. Here you’ll find the usuals bolstered by new…Read More

2005 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Blue Ginger

Wellesley

True, Ming Tsai is part of America’s elite cadre of celebrity chefs. His cookware, cookbooks, and PBS cooking shows are ubiquitous—all for good reason. He and sous-chef Jonathan Taylor lead…Read More

2004 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Blue Ginger

Wellesley

Ming Tsai is everywhere. He’s on his own PBS cooking show Simply Ming, his two cookbooks are in bookstores, and his cookware line is at Target. So how good could…Read More

2003 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Lumiere

Newton

Like moths to a flame. That’s how we’re drawn to Michael and Jill Leviton’s extraordinary Newton restaurant, Lumière. The couple’s recipe for refined simplicity and excellent service starts with the…Read More

2002 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West

Le Soir

Newton Highlands

Sophisticated city dining has hit Newton—hard—in the form of this beautiful bistro. Chef-owner and Ritz-Carlton Dining Room alumnus Mark Allen has nailed everything modern French eating ought to be; his…Read More

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