Restaurant Reviews

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First Bite: River Bar

One of the few indie restaurants in Somerville’s rapidly developing Assembly Row complex boasts fun, creative bar snacks—and an atmosphere to match.

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Dining Out: Vialé

With rich Italian fare and craft cocktails, the Vialé team hopes to fill the big shoes left by Rendezvous in Central Square.

Dining Out: 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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Dining Out: 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: Hamersley’s Bistro in Boston

With Gordon Hamersley’s iconic South End restaurant set to close at the end of this month, Corby Kummer bids it a proper farewell by taking stock of the bistro’s unprecedented success.