50 Best Restaurants: A Love Letter to the Polenta Fries at 51 Lincoln

Dear Polenta Fries,

It’s been more than a month since we first met. I wasn’t expecting to see a finger food on the menu at a place like 51 Lincoln, one of this year’s 50 Best Restaurants picks, and, yet, there you were. Dense (in a good way) and creamy — with an irresistible crunch and a rich, truffled Parmesan dip by your side — you took over my memory for days. I wish we had had more time together, but at the time, I felt that I needed to pay attention to the other delectable dishes on the table—tender duck breast, juicy roast chicken. I loved them all, but now I only dream about you. I know you’re all the way out in Newton, but love knows no boundaries. I promise I’ll be back to visit soon.


(51 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands, 617-965-3100, 51lincolnnewton.com.)

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