Food & Drink


2018 Winner: Oak + Rowan


We’ve always counted on acclaimed pastry chef Brian Mercury for sweet finishes—but at Oak + Rowan, he shows the goods from the get-go by eschewing complimentary bread service for a truly thoughtful program that includes his stellar sourdough (made with the luscious whey produced from ricotta) and its accompaniments, like apricot-and-date butter, right alongside other starters. All breads, down to the crackers served with crudo, are made in-house, and it shows. It’s not free, but it’s fantastic.

Oak + Rowan

321 A St., Boston • (857) 284-7742

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