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Aug 20, 2007 10:29 AM

Best Basket of Bread

Hi all,

I'm looking for a boston restaurant with the best basket of bread - warm, delicious, and served with the best butter. All recommendations welcome.

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  1. Sel de la Terre wins my vote for this. Their Anise bread is fantastic!

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    1. re: beksis1

      Strongly second Sel de la Terre as the best local breadbasket.

      For other good choices, some of the local steakhouses (chains and not) also do this well -- especially Abe and Louie's, Capital Grille, and Grille 23 and Bar.

    2. I know Sibling Rivalry gets lots of mixed reviews, but the few times I have been there I've found their bread basket to be delicious. It includes an Irish soda bread that's amazing. Really good stuff.

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      1. re: twentyoystahs

        The bioche they served with a salty crust during Rest. Week was amazing.

        1. re: Joanie

          Oooh, I didn't get brioche for my rest wk visit, but there was a walnut bread that was pretty good.

      2. This thread from April has a few dozen great suggestions to get the ball rolling...

        1. Well, it's not a basket, but you can have as much as you want: no. 9 Park, I think, has the best bread (rolls) and butter that I've had. Perhaps ever. An extremely well balanced and flavorful roll with a hint of malt. And lovely unsalted butter. And I'm a bit of a maniac for baked goods. The one time I was at Sel de la Terre, the bread was pretty one-dimensional. I think the extra flavorings/herbs masked the just-ok-ness of the bread. (That particular day) And my biggest bread disappointment was at Clio. Such lovely sauces, and such average rolls, on the stale-ish side even. Sigh.

          1. Petit Robert Bistro: fresh baked baguettes, warm, crusty, served with a nice soft butter.