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Top 5 Restaurants in Boston

September 3, 2009 Le Cordon Bleu Boston 0 Comments

When you think of Boston you might say, “Sure it’s rich in history, but how’s the food?” The answer is a simple “wicked good!” The food scene in Boston goes well beyond cream pies, cod, and beans. Maybe it was Julia Child putting Boston chefs on the map or maybe it’s some of today’s hottest celebrity chefs putting their spin on Boston cuisine – we don’t know, but Boston is definitely a shining star in American cuisine.

Boston Chefs Make It a Gastronomic Hot Spot

L’Espalier
The name tells you that the cooking is French, but it doesn’t tell you delicious it is. From sole with black truffles to foie gras with quince, chef-owner Frank McClelland's masterpieces are every bit as impeccable and elegant as the Victorian town house in which they are served. L’Espalier is known as one of Boston’s most romantic restaurants.

No. 9. Park
Located in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill neighborhood, No. 9 Park matches its cuisine to its tony surroundings. Chef Barbara Lynch’s menu includes pumpkin risotto with rare lamb and a memorably rich prune-stuffed gnocchi drizzled with bits of foie gras.

Pigalle
The downtown location of this quaint, 20-table spot makes Pigalle a romantic destination to hit before taking in a show in the neighboring Theater District. The menu is a fusion of traditional French cooking with occasional Asian inspired specials. This intimate restaurant will keep you coming back with its excellent food and consistent top-notch service.

East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
No guide to Boston restaurants is complete without a nod to seafood. Many Boston chefs try seafood, but owner/chef Chris Schlesinger does it better than most. This Cambridge landmark is also known for "Hell Night," a periodic event that challenges diners with dishes designed to scorch the tongues of even the most die-hard spice aficionados.

Toro
Tapas and small plates are currently one the hottest culinary trends. Owner/Chef, Ken Oringer, keeps this trend alive and well in Boston. From yellow fin tuna with citrus and soy to an asparagus and onion omelet with garlic aioli the tapas selection is one of the finest in Boston. An all-Spanish wine list complements the plates.

Massachusetts Culinary Tradition Carries On

Start with these recommendations and then branch out to find the truly remarkable and the truly delicious restaurants that make Boston both a home to history and some of the best fine dining on the Eastern seaboard.

This article is presented by Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Boston. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Boston offers Le Cordon Bleu culinary education classes and culinary training programs in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the class offerings, please visit Chefs.edu/Boston for more information.

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