Back in October, the Phantom Gourmet's Dave Andelman highlighted four of his favorite South End restaurants -- , , and .
See the YouTube video above for Andelman's full take, or his quotes below for a quicker synopsis.
"It's Italian, but it's not heavy red sauce Italian. It's a great mix of different things."
Andelman called Stella's spaghetti "heavenly" and "simple but perfect."
"I go out to eat 1,000 times a year, and there can be a sameness to it, which is why you need places like Masa, where everything is just big and bold and flavorful and unusual."
"Only one thing I don't like about Toro, they won't make reservations. Other than that, it's one of the best restaurants in Boston."
"They've done the impossible. They've remained a super hot restaurant for 20 years."
Do you agree or disagree with Andelman's take? Do you have anything to add?