Photograph by Darren Pellegrino
From the warm welcome to the comfortably stylish and eclectic décor, The Bancroft always fires on all cylinders. Carefully educated servers have tasted just about everything, from the craft cocktails and wines by the glass to the specials of the day, and are adept at finding tastes to please every palate. Of course the steaks are terrific, but executive chef Mario Capone’s deft touch with seafood, pork, and creative sides is not to be missed.
15 Third Ave., Burlington, 781-221-2100, the-bancroft.com
The Blue Ox
Chef-owner Matt O’Neil launched Lynn’s foodie renaissance with a welcoming neighborhood vibe, tasty burgers, and craft cocktails.
191 Oxford St., Lynn, 781-780-5722, theblueoxlynn.com