As Boston’s largest yet most overlooked dining destination, Dorchester is at least recognized for having our best Vietnamese restaurants. Anh Hong is nicer-looking than most, but its style is trumped by substance: This Fields Corner eatery stands out for the absurdly cheap, wondrous seven-course feast that is bò bay món, aka beef seven ways. The long menu also features equally fine, less-indulgent dishes. Don’t miss the canh chua, sour fish soup. It’s the epitome of the great neighborhood restaurants that form the beating heart of our dining scene.
291 Adams St., boston • (617) 265-8889