Whisk yourself away to a night at this restaurant, which has consistently performed at a high level since opening nearly 15 years ago. The rustic old-world farmhouse ambience, with end-grain wood floors, weathered barn board, Italian mosaics, and chandeliers made from old wine barrels, invites diners to indulge in a menu inspired by the hill towns of Tuscany. Vegetables, herbs, and even honey all come from the restaurant’s ever-expanding kitchen garden. It just doesn’t get any fresher than that.
86 Cambridge St., Burlington, 781-270-0100, landanagrill.com
Ledger Restaurant & Bar
The warm welcome at this elegant restaurant in a former bank building is surpassed only by chef Daniel Gursha’s excellent food, focused on local sourcing and that impressive wood grill. Don’t miss out on the smart wine list and the delicious house-made desserts.
125 Washington St., Salem, 978-594-1908, ledgersalem.com