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Foodie heaven, but not for beginners
What if a chef dropped all commercial considerations and spent his or her days searching out the best local ingredients and producing short-menu masterpieces for a select clientele?
| December 12, 2007
A chain could do you good
The new waterfront restaurant scene is all glitz, with chains and chain relatives from Morton’s, Legal Sea Foods, and Wolfgang Puck.
| December 05, 2007
On board, but not yet there
In many ways, Kingston Station is an inferior version of Gaslight, which I reviewed in this space this past week.
| November 28, 2007
Gaslight Brasserie du Coin
At the head of its class
This week I give four stars to Gaslight, where nothing costs more than $20.
| November 19, 2007
Good start to finish
I will be in one of those ice-cream parlors where the special is rye-whiskey-macadamia-nut-blue-cheese sorbet, and I will hear myself ordering . . . vanilla.
| November 14, 2007
Robyn’s Bar and Grill
Not your average ‘regular food’
With all the insanely expensive steakhouses going up, it’s good to see a quiet, steady revival of neighborhood pubs.
| November 07, 2007
Fine, eccentric cuisine that’s hardly prison food
Nearly 20 years and more than $100 million later, it has been rebuilt as a luxury hotel, with a restaurant cleverly named Clink.
| October 31, 2007
At the top of the food chain
I’m not supposed to like Wagamama, but I do. I’m not supposed to like chains, and Wagamama is a UK-based chain with 79 restaurants in 10 countries.
| October 24, 2007
Covering all the bases with first-class Albanian and more
The “fork-tender grilled octopus” is true to its name and brings three tentacles almost big enough to carry off Captain Nemo of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea .
| October 17, 2007
Smoken’ Joe’s Authentic Southern Barbeque
It's time to turn up the heat
You wouldn’t have told Otis Redding to sing faster, so take a hint from him and slow down the cooking.
| October 10, 2007
Where 1950s specialities live at 1980s prices
Getting tired of reading about $40 steaks, $60 steaks, $120 Japanese Wagyu beef steaks?
| October 03, 2007
Boho chic never tasted so good
This is the kind of restaurant that I’ve always loved and haven’t found in a long time.
| September 26, 2007
All Star Sandwich Bar
A star is born in Inman Square
The All Star Sandwich Bar has the greatest cornbread I’ve ever tasted.
| September 19, 2007
Zenna Noodle Bar
Regional stability in a bowl of soup
What’s three times better than a Vietnamese restaurant?
| September 12, 2007
Mooo . . . .
Yet another steak house with cash-cow dreams
This week’s victim: the Federalist, recently recast as Mooo.
| September 05, 2007
With food this good, you won't mind the bulge
Two trends are currently sweeping through the food universe: lavishly upscale steak houses and modest bistros featuring local produce.
| August 29, 2007
At night, delight. But take warning.
The pitch for Red Sky is that it’s nicer, more upscale, and appeals to a slightly older crowd than the other nightspots around Faneuil Hall.
| August 22, 2007
The Mission Bar + Grill
It’s not impossible to find good food in a bar
So this is bar food, and it has its own rules.
| August 15, 2007
Bistro on the verge of greatness
It’s already quite popular, so don’t wait till the fall rush.
| August 08, 2007
Steak: well done
KO stands for Ken Oringer, of Clio, Uni, Toro, and La Verdad.
| August 07, 2007
Garden at the Cellar
This Cambridge gastropub is blooming with local flavors
You can hardly eat better in Boston than you will here.
| July 25, 2007
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