A smash hit practically from the moment it opened two summers ago, this tiny, soigne spot has obvious charms: its pale blue-on-white Mediterranean-chic ambiance, a great sidewalk patio on a placid corner of the South End, and above all, the ancient charms of traditional Greek wines and foods, many fire-kissed on a real charcoal grill. Arrive early to the no-reservations spot as the South End restaurant scene is hot once again; Kava helped rekindle it and has been keeping it stoked since.
315 Shawmut Ave., Boston • (617) 356-1100
2014 Winner: Esperia Grill
The unprepossessing exterior of this Brighton Center storefront gives way to a surprisingly bounteous and fresh buffet assortment within...
- 344 Washington St., Boston
- (617) 254-8337
2017 Winner: Kava Neo-Taverna
At the center of Boston’s current fine-dining Greek revival is this chic, charming, hectic little South End spot with a brilliant sidewalk patio...
- 315 Shawmut Ave., Boston
- (617) 356-1100