I had been browsing my local library recently and had happened upon this book-most recent edition being 2006.
I figured that I would share its "Best of the Best: Boston" in order as they were listed.
Also not pointing fingers, but did they know something that we didn't? (The authors were Nancy and Richard Woodworth, not that it means any difference.)
-No. 9 Park*
I could continue the list of failed restaurants included, but these are exclusive to the "'hot,' high-profile restaurants."