Corby Kummer

Restaurant Review: Tico

Michael Schlow presents a medley of Spanish and Latin-American cuisines in the Back Bay—and hits plenty of high notes.

Corby Goes to Bondir

WITH BONDIR, JASON BOND JOINS THE RANKS of our top artisan chef-owners. His intimate restaurant deserves to be a place of pilgrimage for visiting and local foodies alike. [sidebar]There’s nothing showy about the place, located on a sleepy, mostly commercial…

Dining Out: Journeyman Review

WHETHER OR NOT YOU ENJOY Journeyman comes down to this: how much you like being told what to eat, and if you believe in dinner as performance art — watching the creative process unfold with every course. Whether or not,…

Dining Out: Island Creek Oyster Bar Review

THREE REASONS Island Creek Oyster Bar has been an early hit: It has a big space that’s fun to be in, a restaurateur who knows how to make a lot of people happy even when the place is packed, and…

Dining Out: Beacon Hill Bistro

Under a new chef, the posh neighborhood boîte turns out some tremendous dishes. Too bad they’re hiding among the other, uninspired offerings.

Restaurant Review: Deuxave

With lofty ambitions and kitchen talent to spare, a Back Bay newcomer aims high—but doesn’t always hit the mark.

Restaurant Review: Towne

THERE’S SOMETHING UNSTOPPABLE about chef Lydia Shire. She likes flash, and flashy local businessmen she can team up with to create huge, pulsating restaurants. She’s done it before at Biba, now closed, and at Scampo, in the Liberty Hotel. And…

50 Best Restaurants 2010: Restaurants I Miss

IF I HAD ONLY ONE WISH for a restaurant I could spend an evening at again, it would be Michela’s, no question. It’s not just that, in opening the place, owner Michela Larson discovered Todd English. Or that MICHELA’s rolls…

Dining Out: Troquet

By my second dinner at Troquet, I knew the experience wasn’t a fluke. These were two of the most assured meals I’d had in Boston, with direct, balanced, complex flavors that seemed simple but aren’t easy to achieve. I thought…