Food & Drink

Neighborhoods: North End

2015 Winner: Neptune Oyster

Once again, the best restaurant in our most famous concentration of Italian and Italian-American
eateries isn’t Italian, but a groundbreaking purveyor of exceptional New England raw bar, crudi and cooked seafood, including best-in-class renditions of iconic dishes such as clam chowder and lobster rolls. Competition for its closely packed, no-reservations 42 seats is justifiably strenuous. While you’re enduring the long, worthwhile wait, thank Neptune for its debut 10 years ago, when it finally put some substance behind Boston’s reputation as a town with great seafood restaurants.

Neptune Oyster

63 Salem St., Boston • (617) 742-3474

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