Food & Drink

Neighborhoods: Downtown Crossing/FiDi

2014 Winner: Marliave

Chef/owner Scott Herritt rescued the crumbling wreck of a senescent downtown dining institution, removing a hundred years’ worth of renovations to restore its handsome 19th-century looks. His menu features a good raw bar, classics from American, French and Italian cooking, and a few well–executed throwbacks (like superb rarebits). With two cozy bars and a sunny, secluded patio, Marliave now functions as a versatile, crowd-pleasing hangout for tourists, nearby office and government workers and locals from the increasingly residential neighborhood.


10 Bosworth St., Boston • (617) 422-0004