Restaurant Reviews

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Restaurant Review: Little Big Diner

East meets MetroWest at David Punch and Daniel Scott’s offbeat gem of a ramen shop, creating a downtown-cool urban oasis in—where else?—Newton Centre.

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Restaurant Review: Juliet in Somerville

A talented couple transforms a neighborhood café—serving up sunny, mainly Mediterranean flavors in a welcoming space that, so far, is best suited to daytime dining.

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Restaurant Review: Uni

Fine dining gets a new look as Ken Oringer closes Clio to make way for an expanded, more exciting version of Uni.

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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: Branch Line in Watertown

Empire-building restaurateur Garrett Harker brings his service-oriented recipe for success to Watertown. But the X-factor at his new rotisserie spot might lie at the bottom of the pan.

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Restaurant Review: Yvonne’s in Boston

Nothing about this glittery, over-the-top spectacle of a restaurant says serious food and drink—except for the serious food and drink itself.

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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.