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"Best in Class" restaurants

Swankalicious | Jan 24, 201204:14 PM

I'd like to start a thread similar to the Oscars! Best in Class restaurants -- restaurants that, in your opinion, are tops in their categories. Let's confine our picks to Boston and the immediate suburbs. Please feel free to add a category, and please by all means explain why you picked what. May the best restaurant win! Your humble host, Billy "Swankalicious" Crystal.

Northern Italian: Erbaluce, Bay Vill

Southern Italian: L'Osteria, N. End

Steakhouse: Tango, Arlington

Tacos: Dorado, Brookline

Diner: Deluxe, Newton

High-End Mexican: Ole (? not convinced here, will accept other arguments!)

Low-End Mexican: La Cantina Mexicana, Union Sq

Tapas: Estragon, S End

Indian: Maharaja, Harv Sq

French: Lumiere, W Newton

Sushi: Cafe Sushi, Cambridge

New American: Craigie on Main

Seafood: Island Creek Oyster Bar

Mediterranean: Trade

Chinese: Qingdao Garden, N Cambridge

Ice Cream: Christina's, Inman

Sandwiches: All-Star Sandwich Bar, Inman

Pizza: Santarpios

OK, now you!!!!

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