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This Month's Restaurant Review
The Love Shack - by Corby Kummer
Jasper White's brand-spanking-new Summer Shack is big in every way. So prepare to wait, then open wide for lobsters galore.
Last Month's Restaurant Review
Prime Time - by Corby Kummer
This summer, award-winning chef Melissa Kelly breaks out on her own with Primo, in Rockland, Maine. The advance word: great start.
Bistro Yo-Yo - by Corby Kummer
Merci beaucoup: Les Zygomates successfully creates a true Parisian ambiance. But can the fare live up to the sublime room?
Ritz Business - by Corby Kummer
As is the case with the hotel that houses it, the Ritz-Carlton Dining Room has gotten a facelift. The verdict: She looks good.
Blame it on Rio - by Corby Kummer
Hot, hot hot! The fiery flavors of Brazil are matched by the glam young crowd and potent cocktails at Bomboa.
Claremont Café - by Corby Kummer
Claremont Café is the epitome of a beloved neighborhood restaurantwhere diners flock as much for the ambience as the food.
SALTS - by Corby Kummer
Who knew Romania could be so romantic?
Salts, in Cambridge, is elevating eastern European cuisine to sweet heights.
Truc - by Corby Kummer
The rejuvenated menu at Truccourtesy of a new, young talent in the kitchenhas turned the South End bistro into a winner.
Mall Wonder - by Corby Kummer
Can fine dining be found in food-court territory? Red Clay, at the Atrium, proves there's more to malls than shopping.
Something to Crow About - by Corby Kummer
At Black Crow, the Welch brothers have managed to put together an ambitious and stylish blend of creativity, homeyness, and hearty elegance to create the pearl of Jamaica Plain.
California Dreaming - by Corby Kummer
Who needs red sauce? In the heart of the North End,
Bricco is a hybrid of California and Italian cuisines that
is just too good and too attractive to ignore.
Torch - by Corby Kummer
Evan Deluty showcases his carefully honed French technique
at Torch, the eagerly anticipated restaurant on Beacon Hill.
You know what that means: Save room for dessert.
Spanish Ayes - by Corby Kummer
Despite its spare decor, Rauxa boasts an ambitious menu of exotic Catalan cuisine and a Spanish wine list Papa Hemingway would have died for.
Lumiere - Corby Kummer
Jill and Michael Leviton's Lumiere-with its classic French food and
unpretentious, stylish surroundings-is destined to make Newton a culinary destination.
The Oak Room & Abe & Louie's - by Corby Kummer
If only the Oak Room would marry Abe & Louie's, the result could be the best place in town for a buttery slab of beef.
Maison Robert - by Corby Kummer
Thanks to chef Jacky Robert and company, Maison Robert
is one Boston institution that you can still bank on.
Radiating Heat - by Corby Kummer
No, the pies aren't square at Radius,
but Michael Schlow's new restaurant has fast become the hypotenuse of hip.
Fresh Harvest - by Corby Kummer
Long the training ground for some of our best local chefs, Harvest has regained its status as a watering hole of choice for Harvard Square intellectuals. But does the food measure up?
Tosca Deliziosa - by Corby Kummer
A countrified atmosphere and food that occasionally borders on brilliance make the drive to Hingham worthwhile.
Maine Street - by Corby Kummer
You can drive up to Portland or dash over to Cambridge for the pleasures of New England cooking.
Virgin Territory - by Corby Kummer
It's a rare pleasure to walk into a restaurant where the room feels just right.
Evoo is one of those restaurants.
To the Nines
Barbara Lynch's No. 9 Park has all the ingredients to make the chef a
star on a national stage. That is, if she can work out the kinks.
Out of the Woodses
It's never easy to keep two restaurants running right, but Seth and Shari
Woods are up to the challenge.
Fads come and go, but they can't compare to the impeccably executed classic French food that Julien offers in an atmosphere of elegance and style.
Mixing Asian ingredients with French techniques, chef Ming Tsai has
launched the hottest new restaurant around.
The Men's Room
Supremely self-assured, Grill 23 has succeeded by refining the key
elements of the classic steak house.
There's a lot of talent both behind and in front of the scenes at Truc, and it's bound to attract a devoted following-but not, I'm sorry to predict, at this restaurant.
As Thyme Goes By
Casablanca, one of Harvard Square's last links to the sixties offers big
tastes and big portions at moderate prices.
Upstairs, Downstairs: Top of the Hub, Legal Sea Foods
From top to bottom, the Pru has two restaurants where out-of-towners are most likely to get their first taste of Boston cuisine.
At Anago's new digs in the Lenox Hotel, the fabulous grilled sturgeon is just one of the many dishes that make for serious dining.
Jae's sushi menu combines Japanese and American classics with piquant variations.
Clio, the new restaurant at the Eliot Hotel, has all the ingredients to make it an untouchably great addition to Boston's restaurant scene.
Falling for Sienna
Introducing a serious new restaurant in a land otherwise known for fern
bars, coffee shops, and blazing foliage.
The hip and stylish can breathe easy at last.