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Restaurant Review: Ostra in Boston

With his newest restaurant, Jamie Mammano gives ultra-fresh seafood his signature swank treatment.

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Restaurant Review: Sarma in Somerville

The latest addition to Ana Sortun’s restaurant empire turns up the volume on her signature eastern Mediterranean approach.

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Restaurant Review: The Kirkland Tap & Trotter in Somerville

For his second restaurant, superchef Tony Maws dials back on the flourishes and works wonders with a grill. With a little more consistency, this Somerville newcomer might truly shine.

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Restaurant Review: Beacon Hill Bistro

A Charles Street stalwart gets a fresh makeover (and a stellar duck dish) from a talented young chef. If only his ensemble could get it together.

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Restaurant Review: Ribelle in Brookline

Tim Maslow’s Italian-inflected Washington Square newcomer trades on potent bursts of unconventional, nuanced flavors—and an uncanny knack for house-made pasta.

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Restaurant Review: Bronwyn in Somerville

When a haute-cuisine-trained, locavore-leaning chef tries his hand at Germanic biergarten fare, curious (and often delicious) things happen.

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Restaurant Review: Tavern Road in Fort Point

There’s plenty to love already about Fort Point’s ambitious and earnest new culinary artwork in progress (including a stellar $19 steak).

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Restaurant Review: No. 9 Park in Boston

Fifteen years later, has Barbara Lynch’s original flagship been reborn?

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Restaurant Review: Asta

Though it bears resemblance to Copenhagen’s Noma, this Back Bay spot has a charm all its own.

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Restaurant Review: Boston Chops in the South End

A new steakhouse comes to the South End.

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Restaurant Review: Giulia in Cambridge

The latest Italian newcomer favors authenticity over flash, mostly to great success.

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Restaurant Review: Sycamore in Newton Centre

A little restraint is all that this Newton Centre restaurant needs to become this critic’s next great love.

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Restaurant Review: Puritan & Company in Cambridge

Will Gilson attempts to fuse New England fare with modern technique—and, mostly, succeeds.

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Restaurant Review: Steel & Rye in Milton

Chef Chris Parsons’s inventive techniques make for greatness at his new Milton restaurant—some of the time.

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Restaurant Review: BoMa in South End

This South End newcomer has some work to do before it can become the next neighborhood success story.