Restaurant Reviews


Restaurant Review: Loyal Nine

Marc Sheehan’s nod to Colonial New England is buoyed by some irresistible small bites and Boston’s best bread program. But can you eat history?

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Restaurant Review: Bisq

Former Bergamot chef Dan Bazzinotti brings Peruvian touches and big flavors to this dynamic new wine-and-charcuterie bar.

Photograph by Angela Coppola.

Restaurant Review: Select Oyster Bar

Cleverly disguised as a casual neighborhood joint, Neptune alum Michael Serpa’s gem of a seafood eatery steps up the Back Bay’s destination-dining game.

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Restaurant Review: Townsman

Matt Jennings’s buzzy new downtown restaurant has ambition to spare. Now all it needs is a little more focus.

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Restaurant Review: Café ArtScience

Café ArtScience promises to forecast the way we’ll eat in the future. In reality? It just might be Boston’s next great French restaurant.

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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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Restaurant Review: Vialé

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

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?