Newton’s lively, Chilean-influenced bar/restaurant has plenty of unusual items to draw diners—but can it keep them coming back?
When Mediterranean-leaning cuisine meets grandmother-chic décor, a cozy, friendly, and mostly cohesive neighborhood restaurant emerges.
Mistral’s Seth Greenberg strikes again with a Fort Point brasserie that’s a stunning, ambitious, and often uneven ride.
While chef Nookie Postal’s Kendall Square venture has sincerity in spades, it sometimes gets lost in the farm-to-table shuffle.
Corby Kummer bids Hamersley’s a proper farewell by taking stock of the bistro’s unprecedented success.
At La Brasa, chef Daniel Bojorquez cooks whatever he feels like. The result? A menu that’s as exciting as it is inconsistent.
At Island Creek Oyster’s new sibling, the fish is always fresh—and the simplest preparations show it off the best.
The menu at chef Michael Scelfo’s new Cambridge restaurant is fresh and local, but that’s beside the point.
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.
With his newest restaurant, Jamie Mammano gives ultra-fresh seafood his signature swank treatment.
The latest addition to Ana Sortun’s restaurant empire turns up the volume on her signature eastern Mediterranean approach.
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.
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.
Tim Maslow’s Italian-inflected Washington Square newcomer trades on potent bursts of unconventional, nuanced flavors—and an uncanny knack for house-made pasta.
When a haute-cuisine-trained, locavore-leaning chef tries his hand at Germanic biergarten fare, curious (and often delicious) things happen.