photo courtesy of Boston Magazine
Boston Magazine's "The 50 Best Restaurants" edition hits the newsstands today. It's self titled "An unapologetic totally subjective guide to dining out right now."
I guess in some sense all food opinions are subjective, since you have to personally like the food in order to rate it highly, right? Still, diners tend to trust "experts" when it comes to rating food, and lists like these can largely affect the success of a small business.
Anyway, the list and my thoughts about this list are below. I was surprised to note that I had written posts for 17 of these restaurants. Not too bad considering how old this blog is.
My Thoughts On the List
I am not as familiar with Boston restaurants (versus Cambridge), but I can tentatively say I generally agree with the list. I would have loved to see more "ethnic finds" in the list (like Muqueca or The Helmand). Two of my other favorites (Garden at the Cellar and Hungry Mother) also did not make the list.
I was pleased to see Bergamot under their short list of newcomers that have really great promise, and I wholeheartedly agree with the choices of Mamma Maria, Upstairs on the Square, Tupelo, Oleana, and The Blue Room as "Staff Picks." All of these are great restaurants, and I would happily visit them over and over and over.
Boston Magazine's 50 Best Restaurants
Jen and/or Bryan's favorites on this list are starred with an asterisks
The Butcher Shop
No. 9 Park
O Ya (photos only)*
Bin 26 Enoteca
Bistro du Midi
Beacon Hill Bistro
Abe & Louie's
Ten Tables Cambridge
Market by Jean-Georges
Ten Tables Jamaica Plain
Craigie on Main*
Myers + Chang
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