Best South End Restaurant in Boston


The Gallows


Come for the ever-evolving cocktail menu (strong whiskey cocktails in the winter, bright gin drinks in the summer). Stay for the classic griddled burgers and the out-of-control poutine. What to…Read More

2012 Best South End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Myers + Chang


In the South End, there are tons of fantastic bistros offering crisp glasses of wine and a charcuterie board to match. But when we want fireworks, we head to this...Read More

2011 Best South End Restaurant, Casual



The South End’s population may have shifted from down-and-out diverse to more straight-up yup over the decades, but Stella still pulls from every last band of the neighborhood’s rainbow coalition...Read More

2010 Best South End Restaurant, Neighborhood



While many local restaurants have adopted upscale comfort food of late, Anchovies has always been both low-key and low-priced. Neighbors inhale the giant plates of pasta and hearty pizzas, along...Read More

2009 Best South End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Franklin Cafe


Just because a restaurant’s in the South End doesn’t mean it’s a South Ender’s restaurant (ahem, Stephi’s on Tremont). This place, however, is the real deal. The soul of Boston’s...Read More

2006 Best South End Restaurant, Quick Bite



The hood has no shortage of eats. Orinoco’s edge? Value. At $4.95 to $5.95, the arepas are a bargain...Read More

2005 Best South End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Franklin Café


It’s trendy, it’s tasty, it’s open till 1:30 a.m. What’s not to like? Well, there is the wait to be seated—which can be up to 90 minutes. But the bustling...Read More

2004 Best South End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Joe V’s


It’s been less than a year since this unassuming Italian bistro took over the spot once occupied by On the Park, and Joe V’s has already shown that it can...Read More

2003 Best South End Restaurant, Neighborhood

The Nightingale


It’s not surprising that a restaurant as charming as the Nightingale should occupy a space that has been home to some of the South End’s most charmed restaurants (Hamersley’s Bistro...Read More

2002 Best South End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Tremont 647


In a neighborhood chock-full of great places to eat, Tremont 647 stands out as the community hangout for dinner, not to mention for its wacky come-dressed-in-your-pajamas Sunday brunch. Locals flock...Read More

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