It’s That Time of Year Again: Globe Releases Best New Restaurants of 2010 List

Menton made the Globe's best-of cut.
Menton made the Globe’s best-of cut. Photo: Justin Ide/Barbara Lynch Gruppo

Woo hoo! The Globe magazine has released its annual “Best of the New” round-up, set to hit newsstands on Sunday. Their 2010 restaurant list includes a smattering of funky finds and splashy newcomers, with a few absences that surprised us.

Chris Coombs’s high-roller den Deuxave gets a nod, and so does Barbara Lynch’s Menton. (We’re hoping the Globe feels more warmly toward the place than Alan Richman at GQ.) Two bivalve bars, Island Creek and Citizen Public, also appear on the roster.

On the more neighborhood-y end of the spectrum, Arlington’s spicy, industrious Little Q Hot Pot gets a shout-out, as does Winchester heartwarmer Parson’s Table. Stoddard’s, which was originally supposed to open in 1989 or so, also made the cut for 2010. (We kid, we kid. But it was slated to open several times in 2009, only to finally debut in April of this year.)

Absent from the list are big-name newcomers like Basho, Foundry on Elm, Met Back Bay, and Towne.

Click here for the full list. What do you think? Is the list on target? Any surprising omissions?

Best of the New Food and Restaurants [Globe]

Earlier: A Short History of Delayed Gratification

See also: GQ Says Menton’s One of the Country’s 10 Best