Restaurants

Restaurant Review: Comedor

Newton’s lively, Chilean-influenced bar/restaurant has plenty of unusual items to draw diners—but can it keep them coming back?

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Restaurant Review: Fairsted Kitchen

When Mediterranean-leaning cuisine meets grandmother-chic décor, a cozy, friendly, and mostly cohesive neighborhood restaurant emerges.

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Restaurant Review: Bastille Kitchen in Fort Point

Mistral’s Seth Greenberg strikes again with a Fort Point brasserie that’s a stunning, ambitious, and often uneven ride.

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Restaurant Review: Commonwealth in Cambridge

While chef Nookie Postal’s Kendall Square venture has sincerity in spades, it sometimes gets lost in the farm-to-table shuffle.

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Restaurant Review: Hamersley’s Bistro in Boston

Corby Kummer bids Hamersley’s a proper farewell by taking stock of the bistro’s unprecedented success.

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Restaurant Review: La Brasa in Somerville

At La Brasa, chef Daniel Bojorquez cooks whatever he feels like. The result? A menu that’s as exciting as it is inconsistent.

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Restaurant Review: Row 34 in Boston

At Island Creek Oyster’s new sibling, the fish is always fresh—and the simplest preparations show it off the best.

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Restaurant Review: Alden & Harlow

The menu at chef Michael Scelfo’s new Cambridge restaurant is fresh and local, but that’s beside the point.

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Restaurant Review: Bondir Concord

The Concord outpost of Bondir may not have the charm of the Cambridge original, but there are still plenty of reasons to make the trip.

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Restaurant Review: Ostra in Boston

With his newest restaurant, Jamie Mammano gives ultra-fresh seafood his signature swank treatment.

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Restaurant Review: Sarma in Somerville

The latest addition to Ana Sortun’s restaurant empire turns up the volume on her signature eastern Mediterranean approach.

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Restaurant Review: The Kirkland Tap & Trotter in Somerville

For his second restaurant, superchef Tony Maws dials back on the flourishes and works wonders with a grill. With a little more consistency, this Somerville newcomer might truly shine.

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Restaurant Review: Beacon Hill Bistro

A Charles Street stalwart gets a fresh makeover (and a stellar duck dish) from a talented young chef. If only his ensemble could get it together.

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Restaurant Review: Ribelle in Brookline

Tim Maslow’s Italian-inflected Washington Square newcomer trades on potent bursts of unconventional, nuanced flavors—and an uncanny knack for house-made pasta.

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Restaurant Review: Bronwyn in Somerville

When a haute-cuisine-trained, locavore-leaning chef tries his hand at Germanic biergarten fare, curious (and often delicious) things happen.