Restaurant Reviews

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Restaurant Review: Tiger Mama

A modern-traditional Southeast Asian eatery trapped in a small-plate restaurant’s body. What could possibly go wrong?

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Restaurant Review: Parsnip in Cambridge

Real estate mogul Gerald Chan resurrects a storied Harvard Square space. The results? A luxurious throwback that’s as starchy as its namesake.

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Restaurant Review: Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar

As Hellenic fires course through the veins of Boston’s gastro-trendiest, Michael Schlow rolls out a Greek-by-numbers snoozer in Park Square.

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Restaurant Review: Branch Line in Watertown

Empire-building restaurateur Garrett Harker brings his service-oriented recipe for success to Watertown.

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Restaurant Review: Yvonne’s in Boston

A glittery, over-the-top spectacle of a restaurant with serious food and drink.

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Restaurant Review: Shepard in Cambridge

Rene Becker and Susan Regis have turned their pedigreed techniques and homey sensibilities into a restrained wood-fired menu with timeless appeal.

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Restaurant Review: Loyal Nine

With irresistible small bites and Boston’s best bread program.

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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.

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Restaurant Review: The Backroom at Moody’s

Joshua Smith’s mastery of all things cured and meaty is again on display, but an exhaustive, overly ambitious menu detracts from the greatness.

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Restaurant Review: Select Oyster Bar

Michael Serpa’s seafood eatery steps up the Back Bay’s 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: Centre Street Café

With a new Italian menu and an overhauled space, a Jamaica Plain stalwart becomes a neighborhood favorite yet again.

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Restaurant Review: Café ArtScience

This 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.