Dining Out

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Boston Restaurants Are Back (Sort of), and Change Is on the Menu

It finally happened: I ventured out to eat at a restaurant. This is not the kind of thing one used to announce as a spectacular […]

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Dining Out: Cuban Restaurant Mariel Knows How to Have a Good Time

It’s 7 p.m. on a Thursday night. The wind is whipping across deserted Post Office Square, a Financial District parcel bordered on all sides by […]

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Restaurant Review: Orfano Is a Triumphant Modern Take on Italian from Tiffani Faison

The latest Tiffani Faison production is up and running, folks, and if you’ve caught any of the star chef’s string of Fenway hits—her valentine to […]

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Restaurant Review: Chef Colin Lynch’s Black Lamb Is Comfortable and Classic

The most memorable experience I had at Black Lamb, chef-owner Colin Lynch’s highly anticipated fourth project in the South End, involved shot glasses and free […]

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Restaurant Review: In the Lobby of the Whitney Hotel, Peregrine Soars

In a way, Peregrine is a homecoming for chef Joshua Lewin and wine expert Katrina Jazayeri. Before they jointly opened Juliet, a European-style café-restaurant in […]

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Restaurant Review: Is Rare Raising the Steaks at Encore Boston Harbor?

The stakes were high when Rare’s much-buzzed-about Kobe rib-eye arrived at my table. Though small—about the size of a playing card—at $220 for four ounces, […]

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Dining Out: Zuma in One Dalton Tower

When Zuma, a swank Japanese izakaya with outposts in 14 international cities, opened inside the Back Bay’s new Four Seasons One Dalton tower in May, […]

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Dining Out: Karen Akunowicz’s Fox & the Knife

Chef Karen Akunowicz is no stranger to the high-stakes food world. She is a James Beard Award winner. She gained a national audience as a […]

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Dining Out: Youji Iwakura’s Kamakura

A single oyster escabeche, marinated overnight and topped with tiny cubes of dashi gelatin and pearls of Belgian caviar, arrives on a porcelain plate flanked […]

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Restaurant Review: Jamie Mammano’s Bar Lyon

Curnonsky, the 20th-century culinary writer and pioneering prince of food tourism, once dubbed Lyon the gastronome’s world capital. Not an unfair judgment. The capital of […]

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Restaurant Review: D.ream’s Nahita

The problem: You’re stepping off your Gulfstream when a hot date comes through on Tinder Select, and suddenly, you need to pick a place for […]

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Restaurant Review: Tim Maslow’s Whaling in Oklahoma

Wondering why an izakaya-inspired eatery in Boston’s South End is called Whaling in Oklahoma? The restaurant’s name nods to a Sooner State conservation mandate that […]

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Restaurant Review: Chickadee

Restaurants have a way of capturing the prevailing culinary zeitgeist at their moment of creation. Take Barbara Lynch’s iconic No. 9 Park: It’s hard to […]

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Restaurant Review: Southern Proper

Colin Kingsbury visits Southern Proper, in the South End.

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Restaurant Review: The Table at Season to Taste

Jolyon Helterman visits the Table at Season to Taste, in Cambridge.