Restaurant Reviews

townsman sq

Restaurant Review: Townsman

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

dining out sq

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.

river bar sq

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.

viale cambridge sq

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?

fairsted sq

Restaurant Review: Fairsted Kitchen

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