100 Very Best Restaurants: #52 – Masseria


You don’t have to spring for add-ons like caviar and truffles to have a fabulous meal at Nicholas Stefanelli’s Puglian dining room near Union Market. Four-to-six-course prix fixe menus feel luxe enough, especially with all the gratis bites—such as a ramekin of pear-rosemary-lime sorbet—that appear. Our go-tos on this set menu with choices: crisp-skinned orata, an aged rib eye, and goat lasagna that looks delicate but tastes so robust you’d think generations of nonnas were behind it. Very expensive.