Abe & Louie's Best of Boston issue

Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston issue is finally here. This issue has been the guide of Bostonian’s for years and highlights the best of the best area businesses. From restaurants, to spas, to hotels, to nightclubs, there is no category left out. Before we get to some of our favorites and our highlights, let’s take a look at how staffers at the magazine determine their choices.

50 Years of “Boston’s Best”

The first time Boston Magazine selected “The Best and The Worst of Boston” was in 1974. This was 50 years ago. We are now entering into the magazine’s 50th year of picking the best of what the city and beyond has to offer. When trying to find how the choices are made, we couldn’t exactly find their criteria. It seems as if the choices are simply the opinions of the staff at Boston Magazine. In the description, it reads “Here’s the best of Boston in our eyes today.”

They actually break it down into Boston AND “Beyond the City” categories. They even break it down into sub categories like “Weddings,” “Home,” “Kids,” “Service,” “Arts and City Life” and more. We wanted to highlight our favorite choices. If you want to read the entire issue, CLICK HERE. Let the debate begin!

  • Best Burger, Seamark inside the Encore Hotel and Casino

    I can attest to this choice. The Schlowburger is named after Seamark’s chef Michael Schlow. It’s perfectly made to order with zesty horseradish sauce and onion strings.

  • Best Dinner & a Show Grace by Nia in the Seaport

    Grace by Nia is a beautiful jazz club in the Seaport. The website describes it as “Flaunting whimsically chic decor, a soul-infused menu, an intimate stage for live music and creative entertainment, and an enchanting cocktail lounge.” Reservations are encouraged. 

  • Best Hotel for a Couples Escape: Encore Boston Harbor

    This one is a choice near and dear to my heart. Encore is a five star luxury hotel with five star spa services and everything you need for a romantic night out. Check out the nightclub Memoire or the lounge inside Mystique. And enjoy a delicious meal at Rare Steakhouse.

    Encore Boston Harbor Hotel

    When it comes to luxury hotels in Boston, Encore Boston Harbor offers the finest in hotel resort accommodations. From lavishly appointed hotel rooms and suites to casual and fine dining restaurants, every need is met with impeccable service.

  • Best Viral Moment "Cop Slide"

    Who can forget the viral video of the Boston police officer going down the slide at City Hall Plaza. The video got millions of views on TikTok. The cop slide became a tourist destination that everyone wanted to slide down and try for themselves.

  • Best Power Lunch Abe & Louie's

    Abe & Louie’s is my personal favorite steak house in the city. It is considered the place where celebrities are wined and dined. Not to mention they have one of the best seafood towers in the city.

    Abe & Louie's │ Steakhouse Restaurant | Boston | Boca Raton

    Abe & Louie's is a classic American steakhouse offering prime-aged Midwestern steaks and fresh seafood to Boston and Boca Raton.

  • Best Place to Spot an Out of Town Celeb Strega by Nick Varano

    Everyone knows Strega is the place to be in the city. Located in the historic North End of Boston, Nick Varano has been entertaining celebrities for years. Not to mention, the Boston Celtics took the trophy there right after they won the NBA Championship. And the food is pretty delicious too!

    Italian Restaurant & Steakhouse Boston MA | Strega North End

    Strega by Nick Varano is one of the North End's premier Italian restaurants. Book a reservation with us by calling 617-523-8481 or visit our website here

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