Ma Maison

in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Cambridge St is lined with restaurants, most of the uninteresting, fast food, greasy spoon variety. Ma Maison is the exception, with its elegant decor and reliably delicious French fare. The onion soup earns rave reviews, as do more exotic options, such as lobster bisque and foie gras, followed by duck magret à l'orange or lamb shank with couscous and merguez (sausage).