Restaurant Reviews

casa b

Dining Out: Casa B in Somerville

A high-style take on rustic Latin cuisine in Union Square.

sugar baking co

First Bite: Sugar Baking Co.

A Roslindale restaurant/bakery introduces dinner to mixed results.


Restaurant Review: Farmstead Table in Newton Centre

It’s all about the fresh and local at this homespun Newton Centre spot.

kitchen in south end

Restaurant Review: Kitchen in the South End

Scott Herritt’s new South End restaurant is a welcome glimpse into the past.

sip wine bar and kitchen

Restaurant Review: Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen in Downtown Boston

It’s style over substance at this bustling downtown spot—and that may be by design.

west bridge in cambridge

Restaurant Review: West Bridge in Cambridge

This Kendall Square newcomer has potential in spades, but feels incomplete.

Tip Tap Room in Beacon Hill

Restaurant Review: Tip Tap Room in Beacon Hill

Chef Brian Poe reinvents the New England classic, steak tips, at his new Beacon Hill restaurant.

emerald lounge in boston

First Sip: Emerald Lounge in Boston

The cocktails at Emerald Lounge fall flat. We’ll be following the yellow brick road elsewhere.

strip-t's in watertown

Restaurant Review: Strip-T’s in Watertown

A Watertown diner is now serving the most exciting food around.

Restaurant Review: Clio

A review of Ken Oringer’s flagship restaurant Clio in Boston after a major revamp.

Rosa Mexicano

First Bite: Rosa Mexicano

It’s tacos with a side of glitz at this big-box newcomer.

Photo by Michael Piazza

Small Bite: Otto Pizza Coolidge Corner

This spacious new Brookline pizza joint serves creative pies with unexpected toppings.

Dancing shishito peppers.

Restaurant Review: Moksa

Variety is the spice of life, except when it makes for an inconsistent dining experience.

plate of food

Small Bite at Tonic

Tonic aims to bring a touch of class to Forest Hills, but badly needs front-of-the-house help.

fish dish

First Bite at Nix’s Mate

This revamped hotel restaurant aims high, but misses the mark.