The Back Bay has more businesses that are the “Best of Boston” than any other neighborhood in Metro Boston, according to Boston Magazine’s annual awards.
A total of 40 of the stylish neighborhood’s establishments were named the “Best in Boston” by Boston Magazine this summer in categories ranging from Best Late Night Restaurant (Uni) and Best Day Spa (G20 Spa & Salon) to Best Eyelash Extensions (Eyestarr) and Best Place to Watch People Watching People (Sonsie).
The lifestyle magazine’s team of judges spent the last 12 months eating, drinking, and shopping around the Greater Boston Area to find some of the region’s best restaurants, shops, and services and came up with 291 winners.
Cambridge came closest to reaching the Back Bay’s “Best of Boston” glory with 34 establishments making the list. The South End followed with 20 of its establishments getting nods, and businesses in Downtown Boston received 16 “Best of Boston” titles.
Brookline and the Fenway each claimed 12 titles. Beacon Hill came in with seven awards.
Reviews of the the region’s top spots hit newsstands in the magazine’s July 31 issue and can be found online.
Here’s the complete list of the Back Bay’s winners:
-Best Dive Bar: TC’s Lounge
-Best Bar Menu: Clio
-Best Pedicure: Jeanne Lee
-Best Tasting Menu: L’Espalier
-Best Estate Jewelry: Brodney Antiques & Jewelry
-Best Neighborhood Eats: Met Back Bay
-Best Fragrances: Barneys New York
-Best Women’s Fitness Clothing: Lululemon Athletica
-Best Men’s Shoes: The Tannery
-Best Watches: European Watch Co.
-Best Baby Gear: Isis Parenting
-Best Massage: Bella Sante
-Best Late Night Restaurant: Uni
-Best Hair Salon: Bradley & Diegel
-Best Interior Design: Lewis Interiors
-Best Day Spa: G20 Spa & Salon
-Best Eyelash Extensions: Eyestarr
-Best Tailor: Newbury Tailoring Company
-Best Wedding Gowns: Vera Wang
-Best Art Gallery: Barbara Krakow Gallery
-Best Manicure: Miniluxe
-Best Blowout: Jeffery Lyle Salon
-Best Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella bridesmaid
-Best Local Designer: Emily Muller
-Best Wedding Menswear: Classic Tuxedo
-Best Bridal Hairstylist: Kristen Moshiek
-Best Bridal Makeup artist: Dani Wagener
-Best Wedding Caterer: The Catered Affair
-Best Colorist for Brunettes: Muchael Albor of The Loft
-Best Colorist for Blondes: Megan Graham of Megan Graham Beauty
-Best Bikini Wax: Emily Payne of Bliss
-Best Fine Jewelry: Shreve, Crump & Lowe on Newbury
-Best Steakhouse: Grill 23
-Best Children’s Clothing: Lester Harry’s
-Best Photography Gallery: Robert Klein Gallery
-Best Place to Watch People Watching People: Sonsie
-Best Makeup: Sephora
-Best Women’s Haircut: Eva Mustafai of Salon Eva Michelle
-Best Shoe Repair: Boston Instant Shoe Repair
-Best Wedding Photographer: Person + Killian