Restaurant Reviews

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Restaurant Review: Bar Mezzana

Barbara Lynch protégé Colin Lynch focuses on modern Italian cuisine with a coastal bent on the ground floor of Sepia, in the South End’s Ink Block development.

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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: SRV in the South End

A flawed Venetian bacaro in the South End gets four stars. The cases for and against.

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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: 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.