Jasper White's Summer Shack
Jasper White’s place in Boston restaurant history would be assured even had he retired after closing Jasper’s, his ’80s-vintage upscale New American restaurant that helped put Boston on the national fine-dining map. But he returned to open JASPER WHITE’S SUMMER SHACK, where, at its multiple locations, he transplants New England shore foods to urban and inland settings. His lobster roll is typical of his approach: generous (using the meat of a whole chicken lobster), impeccably fresh, canonically prepared (stuffed into a top-sliced, buttered, and griddled hot-dog bun), traditionally served (in a cardboard sleeve), and fairly priced at 20 bucks.
JASPER WHITE’S SUMMER SHACK | Various locations | summershackrestaurant.com