Menton, Craigie on Main Among 'Boston Magazine' Top 50 List

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Boston Magazine's November issue hit the stands this week and it includes the editors' picks for the Hub's 50 best restaurants. (Though the list doesn't appear to be on Boston's site yet.) Click through to see who made the cut.

A handy cheat sheet marks the first pages of the spread and evidences that Boston Magazine did not miss the mark in naming their top 50. The empires (Lynch, Oringer, and Shire) stand strong, and some new faces make the grade, like Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Market, Ten Tables Cambridge, and Tiffani Faison, who breathed new life into Rocca.

And then theres the "Great Expectations" list, which basically reads like a list of places the editors wanted to love, but didnt. The story says its because its too soon to tell with many of them, but didnt Bergamot, which is on the Expectations list, open just a couple of days after Menton? (Then again, according to the story Menton has food that you "savor and think about for days.")

Here's the full list. (As for the "Great Expectations," no one likes a recommendation with a caveat attached.)

Boston Magazine's 50 Best Restaurants
Abe & Louie's
Beacon Hill Bistro
Bistro du Midi
Bin 26 Enoteca
Bistro 5
Blue Ginger
The Butcher Shop
Clio
Coppa
Craigie on Main
Dante
Eastern Standard
Erbaluce
51 Lincoln
Grill 23
Hamersley's
Harvest
Hungry Mother
Il Capriccio
Il Casale
L'Andana
L'Espalier
Lineage
Lumiere
Market
Menton
Meyers + Chang
Neptune Oyster
No. 9 Park
O Ya
Oishii
Parsons Table
Pigalle
Prezza
Radius
Rendezvous
Rialto
Rocca
Salts
Scampo
Sensing
Sorellina
Sportello
T.W. Food
Ten Tables Cambridge
Ten Tables Jamaica Plain
Toro
Troquet
Uni
Via Matta