Food & Drink


2014 Winner: Clio

Ken Oringer founded his restaurant empire and garnered early fame with Clio’s meticulously plated, occasionally avant-garde French-influenced fare. Dinner here is a tough act to follow, yet pastry chef Monica Glass nonetheless draws gasps from patrons with her gorgeous, almost abstract desserts. For instance, it’s impossible not to be awed by her chocolate-themed Les Bois, which features a complex forest of organic shapes and textures edging a large, mostly empty plate—and that’s before you taste it.


The Eliot Hotel, 370A Comm. Ave., Boston • (617) 536-7200

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