2014: Favorite Restaurants & My Top 50


What were some of my favorite restaurants of the past year?

Let me continue the lists of my best recommendations and favorites of 2014.  I have already posted my Top Ten Wine lists, my Favorite Wine Related Items & Favorite Spirits and Drink Related Items.  Now, I want to concentrate on my Favorite Restaurants of the past year.

This is certainly not a complete list but is more a sampling of memorable restaurants I have experienced and/or posted about over the past year.  You will even find a few Favorites from outside Massachusetts as I traveled a little bit this past year.

Favorite Suburban Restaurant.  The Boston area doesn’t have a monopoly on excellent restaurants.  The Blue Ox, in Lynn, is a great neighborhood spot with a talented chef.  You’ll find of delectable comfort food, from fried pickles to chicken wings, but also more elevated cuisine like Duck Breast and Grilled Swordfish.  Their cocktail program is excellent, using many local spirits, and the wine list will also please.  With its reasonable prices, and fun atmosphere, this is suburban restaurant you need to seek out.