Restaurant Reviews

Dining Out: Burning Desire

I've been waiting for the Fireplace. I don't mean the actual restaurant that recently opened at Washington Square in Brookline, although I'm awfully pleased it's […]

Dining Out: Family Circle

Dining Out: Family Circle

Dining Out: Om Cooking

Om Cooking

Dining Out: Out of the Shadows

Caffè Umbra 1395 Washington Street, Boston 617-867-0707 Chef: Laura Brennan “Nobody's doing that anymore,” I thought when I scanned Laura Brennan's opening menu at Caffè […]

Dining Out: The Right Direction

Via Matta The Heritage on the Garden 79 Park Plaza, Boston 617-422-0008 Chef: Luis Morales All the elements of a dream Italian restaurant are in […]

Dining Out: Joining the Club

Locke-Ober 3 Winter Place, Boston 617-542-1340 Locke-Ober is Lydia Shire's red velvet-trimmed tribute to the place where she was born and made her national reputation. […]

Dining Out: Foreward Thinking

Fore Street 288 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 207-775-2717 Chef: Sam Hayward I write often in praise of Sam Hayward and his Fore Street restaurant, in […]

Dining Out: English Lessons

Bonfire 64 Arlington Street, Boston 617-262-3473 Chef: Todd English Of course I admire Todd English. Who doesn't? He's our chef-entrepreneur, our tall, dark, and handsome […]

Dining Out: ThirtySomething

33 Restaurant & Lounge 33 Stanhope Street, Boston 617-572-3311 Chef: Charles Draghi Charles Draghi is a man who can cast spells talking about food and […]

Dining Out: Seeing Red

Rouge 480 Columbus Avenue Boston 617-867-0600 Chefs: Salvatore Fristensky and Andy Husbands Southern food is more than fried chicken, and New Orleans cuisine more than […]

Dining Out: Up Scaled

Turner Fisheries The Westin Copley Place 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston 617-424-7425 Chef: Eric Heinrich I shouldn't like Turner Fisheries as much as I do. It's […]

Dining Out: Evening Star

If Le Soir were in the South End, it would be packed every night. But it's in Newton Highlands. And, actually, it is packed – […]

Dining Out: Power Center

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Dining Out: The Reign of Spain

The Reign of Spain