Three Cape, Islands Restaurants Recognized by AAA

One earns five diamonds, two earn four diamonds...

AAA’s experienced and independent inspectors annually visit and approve more than 32,000 restaurants across North America. Only 67 hotels, 0.2 percent of the total, receive AAA’s highest rating of Five Diamonds, while just another 656 properties, or 2.1 percent, receive the Four Diamond award.

AAA Northeast is pleased to announce that 14 restaurants in Massachusetts are being honored in 2019, with three receiving the prestigious Five Diamond recognition.

“The Five and Four Diamond ratings are impressive accomplishments that recognize the upper echelon of restaurants in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs.

The Massachusetts Five Diamond recipients are:

            Boston                        Menton, (first honored in 2011)

            Lenox                         The Portico by Jeffrey Thompson (2005)

            Nantucket                  Topper’s (2017)

            Four Diamond recipients are:

            Boston                        Bar Boulud Boston (2016)

                                                Deuxave (2013)

                                                Mamma Maria (2005)

                                                Meritage (1994)

                                                Miel (2007)

                                                Mooo…. (2007)

                                                No. 9 Park (2002)

            Chatham                    Stars (2013)

            Concord                     80 Thoreau (2014)

            East Harwich             twenty-eight Atlantic (2002)

            New Marlborough    The Old Inn on the Green (2000)

The recipients will be honored by AAA this spring at luncheons in Boston and in the Berkshires. For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by AAA member priorities.

Travelers can find Diamond rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online AAA Travel Guides and Travel Planner and the AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on