Restaurant Reviews

The Blue Room

Dining out at The Blue Room

With a new chef in the kitchen, this Kendall Square stalwart is hoping to boost its buzz quotient.

First Bite: Saloon

At this new Davis Square pub, it’s whiskey first, food second. And that’s just fine with us. 

Dining Out: Area Four

Food that’s both fun and sustainable? You’ll find it at this new Cambridge spot.

First Bite at Sweet Cheeks

Fenway’s new barbecue spot turns on the charm.

Restaurant Review: Trade in Boston

Thanks to early crowds, bold spices, and the talent manning the oven, Jody Adams’s new restaurant sizzles.

Dining Out: Trade

TRADE IS AN IMPROBABLE success. It’s a big urban brasserie in a funky, beautifully renovated old brick building opened by a high-profile chef and her […]

First Sip at Backbar

When you order a drink at Backbar, they want you to know it’s as fresh as can be.

Dining Out: Catalyst

The Cambridge restaurant Catalyst tries to bridge high-tech and artisan, casual and grand, high-gloss and rustic.

First Bite: Firebrand Saints

This funky new Kendall Square spot is a smart blend of style and substance.

Restaurant Review: Legal Harborside in Boston

The seafood chain has debuted a flashy fine-dining concept on the waterfront—and despite a few early hiccups, things are going swimmingly.

Small Bite: Veggie Galaxy

The idea of an all-vegetarian restaurant tends to make meat eaters shudder. But it’s not all about tempeh, seitan, and tofu at new Central Square diner Veggie Galaxy.

First Bite: Five Horses Tavern

When it comes to brews—and bites to accompany them—this new haunt comes out ahead of the pack.

Small Bite at Blue Inc.

Jason Santos’s new spot makes much of his wacky techniques — too bad razzle-dazzle doesn’t guarantee great food.

First Bite at Abigail’s

It may not be a destination yet, but this new Kendall Square haunt is turning out some very smart — and tasty — fare. 

Restaurant Review: Tres Gatos

With this bookstore-café turned tapas bar, J.P. has scored the best kind of neighborhood spot.