Boston's Hidden Restaurants

Readers' Restaurant Posts, May-June, 2015

Each week we ask our readers (via social media) what restaurants they have been to recently, with some of these posts being shown here. The ones below are from May and June of 2015. (Please go to the main page of this section to see posts from other months.)


Posts from June 30, 2015:

Leah K.
checked out River Bar. Great cocktails, interesting food not executed perfectly though. I'd drink there any day though and knew after my first sip.

Aaron G.
I got to Strip T's to have lunch with a visiting cousin, Lineage for dollar Pemaquid oysters and the seafood tasting, Roxy's for a quick burger, and Sichuan Garden II for a gigantic cocktail with four straws.

Richard A.
Bistro du Midi. Who would have thought they had killer Snickerdoodles. Papa Razzi Metro. A huge & delicious veal chop saltimbocca. Also had intriguing Vermouth drinks at both places. Excellent Spicy Crispy Chicken at Gin U Dee in Stoneham.

Kristen N.
Wellfleet: PB Boulangerie, Beachcomber, The Pearl. Beachcomber is always a bit of a scene but fun to roll in off the beach for a drink and their raw bar has super tasty locally grown oysters.

Kevin M.
Woodman's!

Lew Z.
Dim Sum at Jean & Lee in Newton Upper Falls. I like the smoked fish, but it is an acquired taste and not for everyone.

Patrick S.
Tavern on Square Burlington - really good nachos

Jocelyn S.
Emerald Rose in Billerica.....Prime Rib!

David S.
Ah, finally out of the hospital and back in action- this weekend - Blue Ribbon BBQ, takeout from Maeka Thai, and Kabob Corner

Kristine M. M.
3 Squares in Needham for their awesome jazz Sunday nights!

Jessica C. M.
The Back Room at Moody's. Charcuterie and Cheese plate was awesome.

Kim S.
The Chanty in Marina Bay. I go there a lot for the Fish & Chips. They do a good job with the seafood and the rest of the menu is simple but good.

Patrick M.
The Abbey in Brookline. The Roasted cod over a potato scallion pancake w/shallot cream sauce was one of the best dishes of the year. Also loved the other 3 dishes, Smoked cod fritters w/chipotle aioli, Charred Caeser salad, croutons + white anchovies, and Sauteed mussels, baby tomatoes, arugula pesto, frites. One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants in the Boston area. Food, room and hospitality spot on.
Also had a great experience Farmstead Table Restaurant in Newton, including this Squash Blossom Taco w/whipped avocado, Salvadorian Curtido, Cilantro, Scallions and Cotija Cheese. Excellent.

Paul B.
Squires in Hanover. The South Shore Reuben on Pumpernickel (fish) is to die for!

Suzanne L. L.
Went to The Painted Burro with some friends. Good food, good drinks, good company. I had a couple tacos.

Doreen I. V.
Pizzeria Verita, Burlington VT. The burratta with fresh tomatoes and basil with a dizzle of habanero honey. HELLO! Amazing.

Andrea G.
Dumpling Palace across from Berklee on Friday afternoon. Soup buns were so good!

Dana E.
Made it to Sunny Boy, Bobby C's, and Fairsted Kitchen.

Barbara G.
Lineage, Lumiere, Toro, Barcelona, Giulia, Moonshine 152, Alden & Barlow and we go to Clear Flour Bakery daily
Also Fairsted Kitchen & Sonny Boy

Paul B.
If you find yourselves in the Plimouth area you must stop by DiNatales Sea Food for the absolutely best Lobster Bisque I have ever tasted!

Posts from June 25, 2015:

Richard A.
I ate again at Osteria Nino in Burlington, and enjoyed more delicious food from short rib ravioli to fried meatloaf.

Aaron G.
I went to Lineage on Friday because the wife and I are always talking about how we should take advantage of their dollar oysters. On Saturday, we went to Select Oyster Bar, Drink, and New Jumbo.

Nina F.
The Plate in Milton - stupendous breakfast sandwich!

Sharon B.
Legal Harborside 2nd floor. Not the best experience that night. Food was salty and felt overpriced, dining room louder than expected, and a few occasions where the server tried to take away plates before we were done.

Craig C.
We went to Legal's Peabody North Shore.

Anna A.
Oleana on the patio is out of this world, closely followed by KO pies in Eastie

Todd H.
Had a really nice sandwich at Volante Farms in Needham. Smoked turkey, Tasso ham, house made mustard sauerkraut. It was really good. (Sorry, is that cheating?)

Zachary A.
Sea Level in Salem (killer Pearl hot dog) and Naumkeag, also in Salem.

Stewart M.
I had the Reuben at Deep Ellum and was surprised at how perfectly executed and well-balanced it was.

Drew S.
On Friday I went to a few Vietnamese places in Dorchester: Thao Ngoc, Anh Hong, Ba Le, Pho 2000, Pho Hoa, Sunrise, Pho So 1, Saigon Seafood, Pho Le, Hien Vuong ... and I'm forgetting a couple.

Kristen N.
No restos, but hit the Bon Me food truck on the Greenway on Saturday. The miso-braised pulled pork was excellent.

Lin B. B.
I think the Bon Me food truck is one of the best -- the food is so fresh that it is obvious to the palate! I went to A Wild Affair at Stone Zoo Saturday night so had lots of wonderful tastings from area restaurants!

Susanne S.
Coincidentally, I went to the Bon Me truck on the Greenway, too--they made me a sandwich of 1/2 spiced tofu and 1/2 coconut-braised chicken, so I could try both. (Not really a coincidence as I was there with Kristen.)

Sachiko M.
Newly opened Shepard, where Chez Henri used to be off of Mass Ave in Cambridge. Beautiful space, yummy seafood and meat dishes, all around great experience. I had duck pasta, fluke crudo, and cooked oysters which were divine. Raw oysters have been shabby lately anywhere I go, so I was happy these were plump, juicy, and flavorful. It's definitely my new favorite of all the restaurants between Harvard and Porter square.

Julie K.
I am @ Mx City but I went to a good one here

Donna G.
Essex Seafood in Essex, MA -- fried clams with onion rings, and some clamcakes to go

Jimmy C.
Went to hungry mother on Friday night. Great food but you could tell there was some sadness with the servers. Glad to have had a chance to try it before it closes.

Posts from June 18, 2015:

Richard A.
Osteria Nino, a new Italian spot in Burlington near Wegman's. Impressed with my first lunch there, from Potato Pizza to Cacio e Pepe, 6 hour Meatsballs to Nicoise Salad. Inexpensive as well.
Also had a great dinner on the patio at Taberna de Haro in Brookline. Excellent Sherry and an Albarino. Rabbit & Mushroom Paella. Squid Ink & Cuttlefish Paella. Potatos with Mojo Sauce, and more tapas.
And lunch at the newly opened Wahlburgers. Generally, very average. Though the Grilled Banana Fluffanutter was pretty damn tasty.
Today, Tampopo for lunch. Chicken Kara-age.

Aaron G.
We tried MDM Noodles, which is in the old Smoken' Joe's location in Brighton. Overall, the execution isn't quite as good as Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe, but the portions are bigger and the location is convenient. I also tried Mala Restaurant in Allston because I couldn't resist the Grand Opening sign on my way to Jo Jo Taipei. The "hand-pulled" noodles were disappointing, but the spicy beef tendon was very good. Of course, I continued on to Jo Jo Taipei for the pork belly buns, which were sweeter than I remember.

Kristen N.
Old Main St. Pub in Salem, now open for lunch, and even had a sandwich option served on a GF savory waffle.

Cara C. H.
Joe's Coffee Shop on Hanover and my favorite lobstah roll place 😀

Jen P. P.
Kool Kone!

Patrick S.
MixIt on Mass Ave Cambridge. Just outside HSquare. Sushi / Asian fusion. Nice atmosphere with a few sidewalk tables. Very good

Janet W.
Christopher's in Porter

Anna A.
Pomodoro in the Village for some pasta with shrimp and Aragosta at Battery Wharf - a great place to sit on a summer night

Anne H.
Courthouse Seafood and L'Impasto!

Jimmy C.
Fish market in Brighton, Red Bird in Waltham as well as Moody's Backroom. Backroom was outstanding but over priced for the area.

Dawn S. F.
Lunch at Smith & Wollensky (waterfront,), where , once again, service was really disappointing (given that they weren't even busy!!).....and The Chateau Waltham (which was consistently good with food & attentive service.

Linda R.
DelFrisco's Grille. First class party to celebrate one year anniversary of their opening.

Kate M.
JT Farnham's for clams in Essex, where despite the fact it's been there for years, we'd never been. Really good clam, but I am still a Woodman's fan and would give W's the nod over any of the competitors. I know they use lard, so for people who can't/won't eat it, it's a great alternative, though.

Barbara G.
Lineage, Lumiere, Shepard, Cutty

Kim S.
First time going to Fat Cat in Quincy. Wedge Salad, Half a rack of ribs, petite filets. Food was great. Waiter (Andrew) was one of the best. Guy was a pro. Great Atmosphere. I'll be back for sure. Then Gilley's Diner in Portsmouth. People raved about it. This was the late night after drinking crowd. You wait for almost an hour to get hot dogs because only one guy is working. I guess that's how it always is and people just accept it. I don't. Yeah, the dogs were good but it was hot dogs and I was drunk. Degree of difficulty: 0.2.

Jon S.
Sunny Boy in Brookline! Incredible breakfast! (new spot)

Carol Y.
Turner Seafood in Salem had fantastic Oysters Rockefeller.

Barbara E.
Sarma in Somerville, amazing!

Posts from June 10, 2015:

Aaron G.
I'd originally planned to go to Santouka and Yume Wo Katare on Saturday, but unforeseen circumstances meant that I had to "settle" for Shojo, Taiwan Cafe, and Drink.

Nina F.
Tenoch in Medford and South End Buttery in Boston!

Richard A.
Giin U Dee, a new Thai place in Stoneham. Tasty & inexpensive Thai. I'll be returning to check out more of their menu.

Jen P. P.
We got food from the Chestnut Hill Shake Shack. I tried a black and white shake, and it was just OK....but not too sweet (I hate syrupy shakes/frappes), but agree, overall not worth it. Their concretes are outstanding though, the Revere's Tracks was vanilla based, with peanut butter sauce and chocolate jimmies.

Stewart M.
We went to the Harvard square Shake Shack too. I had one of their shakes for the first time, after enjoying the burgers and fries several times before. What was reportedly a strawberry shake tasted more like a cup of vanilla soft serve dyed slightly pink. Skipping the shakes from now on.

Jennifer C.
Of course I hit up Blackbird Doughnuts, and also tried The Lobster Pool in Rockport - delicious lobster roll!

Barbara G.
The Back Room at Moody's Deli
Shepard
Barcelona Brookline
Lineage
Lumiere
Also Moonshine152 for brunch

Aaron G.
We were at the OiSA Ramen pop-up at Martin's in Brookline on Friday and took advantage of some errands in the area to finally try Shake Shack in Chestnut Hill on Saturday.

Kim S.
First time going to the Wheelhouse Diner in Quincy for Breakfast. Yummy. Exactly a diner, which is an experience and food that I love.

Cindy A.
Lori's Nine O' Nine

Jimmy C.
On Friday my wife and I enjoyed the 7 course tasting at Bistro du midi then late night drinks at top of the hub. Saturday we ate at strip t's then last night ate at super fusion for some sushi! Can't complain it was a tasty weekend!

Anne H.
Wurst and Sauerbraten at Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Peabody.

Sharon B.
Red Bird in Waltham was a good surprise! Love the cocktails there!

Posts from May 31, 2015:

Lisa D. L.
John Brewers Tavern in Malden! Thursday night ritual!!

Dawn C. A.
Santouka Hokkaido Ramen in Harvard Square. Pretty damned tasty.

Doreen I. V.
Salted Slate in PVD. (Formerly Farmstead). Outstanding.

Nina F.
bull run in shirley!

Cara C. A.
Grumpy White's for lobster rolls- and our very fussy 12-year-old took your advice and got the fried chicken plate. She loved it! Tonight John Hafferty picked up Hoey's bar pizzas. He said he was jonesing for it after all that pizza talk a few days ago.

Linda R.
Il Casale Cucina, Dumpling Daughter, and Bob's Clam Hut.

Matthew D.
Rays Seafood Restaurant Rye NH

Aaron G.
We were at the OiSA Ramen pop-up at Martin's in Brookline on Friday and took advantage of some errands in the area to finally try Shake Shack in Chestnut Hill on Saturday.

Julie K.
Mandarin Gourmet @ Chestnut Hill

Mary S.
Aria Trattoria in the North end. And takeout from Greek corner in north Cambridge on Friday night.

Kristen N.
The Studio on Rocky Neck for drinks. Hadn't been there since new ownership. Lots of fun and the place was hopping. Then Franklin Cafe Cape Ann for dinner, which was quite good.

Kevin M.
Seaport Grille in Gloucester

Jen P. P.
Estoril in Fall River. Great Portuguese food!

Anna A. A.
Bernard's in Chestnut Hill for the best soft shell crab I've ever had

Susan H.
Bar Boulud and Tangierino.

Jocelyn S.
Bob's Clam Hut, Kittery ME

Suzanne L. L.
Went to Meadhall. Of course - awesome beer list. Food is fine - short ribs for my husband, fried atlantic cod for both our friend and me. And our french fry snack was really good - they do fries well. (I'd also like to add that the service was great - very friendly, prompt and attentive)

Jimmy C.
Saturday I got nicks roast beef in north Beverly and on Sunday went for my monthly visit to Toro. We got bar seats right at 5pm! The paella is awesome as well as the spoon of uni, caviar, iberico and quail egg (see pic)

Posts from May 25, 2015:

Mark C. M.
Clam Box

Kathy H. N.
The Lobster Pot in Wareham

Aaron G.
The list is long, but distinguished: Elements: Books Coffee Beer in Biddeford; Duckfat, Portland Blending and Bottling, Allagash, East Ender, Pai Men Miyake, Schulte & Herr, Portland Lobster Co., Gilbert's, Two Fat Cats, Novare Res, Portland Hunt + Alpine Club, Pai Men Miyake (again), and Hot Suppa in Portland; Maine Beer Co. in Freeport; and Bob's Clam Hut in Kittery.

Andrea K.
Seaglass at Salisbury Beach. Spectacular views of the ocean.

Susan H.
Last week began with Shabu Maru which was outstanding, and continued with an event at The Brewer's Fork, and a wine lunch at the South End's Barcelona. It ended with a pizza and fig salad takeout from Paolo's Trattoria.

Kathy A.
The York Landing in York, Maine awesome food and service

Lynne H
Mary Chungs....Bistro du Midi....Kittys

Leah K.
Deluxe Town Diner (parade and brunch), Yangtze River (dim sum), Clover (popovers)

Carol Y.
Mac's in Provincetown. Excellent food including fresh, fresh, fresh Wellfleet oysters!

Jim O.
Atlantic Grill in Rye, NH. for appetizers and drinks. Very good, just opened this winter.

Richard A.
Sapporo Ramen for a phenomenal Tan Tan Men. Delicious banana ice cream at Cherry Farm Creamery. Excellent wine dinner at the Bancroft in Burlington, from foie gras appetizers to sliced Wagyu. Monte Cristo sandwich at North Ave Diner.

Drew S.
celebrated our first wedding anniversary by doing a day long crawl of all the vendors we used over our wedding weekend. A "small" brunch at Island Creek Oyster bar, ramen and soft shell crab at Shojo, drinks at the Hawthorne, the entire menu (almost) at Mei Mei for dinner, and dessert and drinks at Eastern Standard. Then back to ES last night for their 10th anniversary, and currently getting ready to go back to Hawthorne for a charity event.

David J.
Tony's Clam Shop in Quincy. And it was worth the 30 minute wait!

David A. B.
Sullivan's at Castle Island

Patrick S.
Kelly's on Revere Beach - great hot dog & fries! Roast Beef not so much.

Charles S.
Smith and wolensky Boston

Dawn C. A.
We went on a tour of our favorite spots in Worcester Da Lat for Vietnamese food, Coney Island for chili dogs, and Gibby's for ice cream.

Posts from May 18, 2015:

Susan H.
Shabu Maru in the Westin at Copley Place...beautiful spa e with delicious Shabu...so much fun!

Aaron G.
Shojo for cocktails and China Pearl for a multi-course wedding banquet on Friday and Sichuan Garden II on Saturday

Kristine M. M.
Fiorella's in Newtonville last night. Fried calamari as an app, linguini and meatballs, and a cannoli for dessert. Plus, their yummy breadsticks.

Sharon B.
Fantastic fried chicken dinner from Farmhouse Dining Club! Sides included pork belly stuffed potatoes and "macaroni and kim-cheese" So good!

Janet W.
Nacos in central square

Julie N.
Mary Chung in Central Square for a pre-wedding dinner. Delicious!

Jennifer C.
Not really a meal, but Beard Papa's! I tried a few vanilla custard varieties, but an hour including standing in line and waiting until they were ready is just unacceptable. They need to nail down a process!

Suzanne L. L.
This weekend was take-out central with my son being in the school play - various local pizza's (can't remember) and also Blue Ribbon BBQ in Arlington which is always delicious. Last weekend though we got to McCabe's on Mass - we had the sinfully delicious Bacon Bliss app., I had a Braised Brisket sandwich, and my husband had a Burger special, which I can't quite remember the name of, but it was really good. And their fries are awesome too. (and some good beers on tap that night as well)
Oh yeah - we also took my in-laws to The Restaurant in Woburn for breakfast/lunch before their flight back to FL (they stayed at a hotel in Woburn). I was unaware that it was a short order/cafeteria style type place - but it was good food, fast, big enough to accommodate my father-in-law's wheelchair, and very friendly staff. We'll definitely go back there - I got a Western Omelet, but the French Toast looked delicious. (and I thought of this place as Marc had posted about it before - so thanks!)

JoAnn K. K.
I'm currently eating a yummy sandwich from the Farmer in the Dell in Walpole.

Jessica C. M.
We tried Mystic Station in Malden last night. Food was not bad but menu was uninspiring. Took 20 minutes to get a blood orange habanero margarita which only tasted of margarita mix not blood orange or habanero.

John H.
Lobster rolls at grumpy whites in Quincy. First time won't be the last time.

Barbara A. F.
Tempo in Waltham, it was delicious and great atmosphere!

Kristen N.
First time (surprisingly) trying Adriatic in Salem. Just did apps, which were nicely done. Will definitely return for dinner. Salt Kitchen & Rum Bar in Ipswich, tasty as always.

Leah K.
Bluefin and Sycamore

Cara C. H.
I know this is nothing new to you - and it is nothing new to me either - but I had a lobster roll at Grumpy White's that was pure, unadulterated perfection. It had huge chunks of fresh, creamy lobster meat with just the right amount of mayonnaise - on a bun that tasted a bit like Portuguese sweet bread. The bun was generously buttered and perfectly toasted. The whole thing was the perfect mix of savory and slightly sweet, creamy and toasty/crunchy - a veritable orgy was goin' on on my tastebuds! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that everyone on the South Shore gets one at least once this summer!

Karen S.
Porcini's in Watertown..because I bartend there haha. Come meet me!!

Patrick S.
Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett. Good fried seafood!

Mike S.
Went to the Barnacle in Marblehead for the first time ever. Great location right on the water. It's a tiny little place but the seafood was excellent and there were a few interesting specials. Steamers and fried clams were just as good as anyplace in Ipswich or Essex. No draft beers though - bar is just too small.

Renee H.
The Canteen in Ptown, I am now obsessed. Larry's PX in Chatham for a great bfast. Dinner at Chatham Squire. And rounded it out by bringing home a meat pie from Marion's Pies. Damn good food weekend...

@ChesterJack
Anthony's Runway 84 in Ft Lauderdale. Outstanding. @Runway84

Posts from May 11, 2015:

Richard A.
Puritan & Co. for a natural wine dinner. Excellent food & wine, with one of the thickest pieces of duck breast I've had in recent memory. The duck was tender, with crispy skin, and so satisfying.

Aaron G.
that I'm back in Boston, we went to Angela's Cafe, Boston Chops, and Deep Ellum. We happened to see Mayor Walsh at Boston Chops.

Craig C.
We had a great breakfast at the Ugly Mug in Salem. Crab cake benny, Duck Confit with hash and eggs, etc...

Sharon B.
Daedalus in Harvard Square. I loved the rooftop patio but I didn't like the things I ordered. I found the crab salad overpowered by herbs and citrus and came out a bit bitter. The mussels were OK. Tasted great but a lot of mussels were closed or sandy.
My friend had the calamari and their whiskey cocktail (Daedalus smash, I think?) which were both very tasty.
The service was good and so was the patio atmosphere, so I would return for cocktails and drinks, but probably won't order any shellfish.

Jessica C. M.
Belle Isle Seafood on Saturday, first fried shrimp of the season.

Jen P. P.
Georgio's in Brockton. Great steak tips!

Norm M.
Got up to Moonstones in Chelmsford.

Patrick S.
Jake & Joes in Waltham. Wonderful outdoor patio and awesome server. Ultimate Nachos were the best I've had. All the right ingredients and spread expertly!

James S.
Just enjoyed the May Monday special at Yume Wo Katare - curry maze-soba, spicy & soupless.

Dan M.
Back to City Girl Cafe (thanks for this one, Marc!) for some truly excellent rigatoni with goat cheese, ramp and butter sauce, and (yes!) fiddleheads; and Sunday, good old fashioned red meat at Frank's.

Jennifer C.
I hit up Backbird Donuts twice! Salted Toffee, triple chocolate cake, and the lemon coconut! Also had a burger at the concession on the esplanade - and it hit the spot!

Jennifer K. D.
The Port in Harwich Port and I can say, without qualification, that they hit it out of the park. It's close to home, so we go fairly frequently and there's always some little thing I find lacking. Not the case on Saturday.

Patrick M.
Fortunate to get a sneak preview of the new brunch starting next Sunday at Taberna de Haro. This scrambled egg w/ pickled green garlic shoots and shrimp dish was excellent.

Edward O.
ate at Steel & Rye in Milton Friday, previously hadn't been a fan of the somewhat weird menu, young (green) waitstaff, and overly crowded bar. Got lucky with a slow night and easy to get seats at the bar with a lovely and talented bartender. New menu items made it difficult to decide, so I opted for a buttermilk Southern fried chicken special while the Mrs. had the Chilaquiles Verdes. Both were fantastic and each amazingly authentic. The special was served with vinegary wilted mustard greens and some kind of "rice grits" that were terrific. The Chilaquiles were an upscale adult version of nachos with all white meat chicken and delicious tomatillo salsa. One peeve: the regular menu chicken dishes I pondered were $21 and $25; the special, which seemed to me to be one boneless, skinless thigh, was $29. I prefer the prices of specials be announced without me having to ask.
celebrated our anniversary Saturday at Serafina Boston, the latest Seth Greenberg hotspot. I had never dined at Radius (the address's predecessor) but Mrs. O reports it is only slightly changed. While they are currently trying to deal with the loudness of the room (with signs announcing same) it is very loud. We thought the bar was loud until we were led to our table, where we decided to go BACK to the bar for dinner. I must say that every member of the staff I spoke to was friendly and engaging, from the valet to the hostess. We almost never order "house" cocktails but both the POM-MARGARITA and CLASSIC NEGRONI were well worth having again. LW ordered the Steak Frites, an odd item for a supposed Italian menu, and seemingly pricey at $32. It turned out to a large, beautiful ribeye, served with grilled vegetables as well as the promised frites. Alas, the frites were lackluster, but the steak is still providing tasty lunches! Me, I always order the veal my first time in an Italian restaurant and the VEAL SCALLOPPINE AL LIMONE ($27) was great, if not on par with favorites Nebo or Cinquecento. This might not be a big deal for many, but the decor here is somewhat "Homegoods"-inspired. It seems the designers tried to bring a beachhouse vibe with paneled walls and driftwood colored floors but the knickknacks and bric-a-brac arranged symetrically around the room are very cheesy, especially with the beautiful Greco-Roman details of the unchanged Radius ceiling.
took mom-in-law out to Ember Restaurant in Marshfield Sunday. For a long time this was the only "good" restaurant in the Marshfield/Duxbury/Kingston area and while there are more options now, Ember is still the most special occasion-ready. Mothers day is a tough day to judge a restaurant, and Ember was not offering its usual smaller bar menu for the holiday, but the regular dinner menu has an appetizer section that are mostly smaller but fully-formed plates. I'm dying to go with another couple and try the chef's appetizer tasting (for two) $26 which is otherwise too much food! Both my wife and her mother had the $14 seared scallops with haricots vert and candied orange peel, which was perfectly sized for them, especially after sharing the Caesar salad, which featured authentically whole romaine leaves along with white anchovies and house made croutons (turned out to large enough to share among 3, $9. Me, I had a roast cod special, its $28 price announced as part of the description. Served with a pecan crust, couscous and broccolini, with a great cranberry sauce just barely decorating the plate. Delicious. We only order desert when out with Mom, and the chocolate lingonberry tart was perfect. Not too sweet - almost savory - and too big for three to finish!

Posts from May 4, 2015:

Dan M.
Back Eddy in Westport, last night. Terrific grilled tuna, tasty salmon deviled eggs, and a terrific dessert, "chai lime pie." Plus, you can't beat the view.

Kristine M. M.
Pie in the Sky in Woods Hole. Yummy baked goods on their funky patio puts me in the mood for summer.

Cara C. H.
El Sarape!

Janet W.
Mead hall in Kendall

Jessica C. M.
Went to Mulan on Saturday, glad we got over there since they will be closed for renovations for the next couple of months.

Drew S.
River Bar -- the new spring menu is great. Still the only reason for me to go to Assembly Row.
Chef Chang's twice last week and it probably would've been a third time last night had I not gone to ..
Brewer's Fork -- great spot, and getting in Sunday at 5 wasn't hard (but it was full within 90 minutes. I'd be cautious trying to head there during peak hours because there's not much else in the neighborhood, but it's a great spot to spend an afternoon / early evening.

Glenn F.
Oysters Bar & Grille in a Pembroke, a delicious Halibut special with sea beans

Kate M.
Wagamama. How had i never gone there. And Spalla's Chicago italian beef and hot dogs in Natick.

Sharon B.
I went on a seafood binge. Went to Island Creek for oysters and their oyster slider (super yum!), then to Eastern Standard for shrimp cocktail and cocktails, and then to Deuaxave for "Night Moves" Scituate Lobster. A few days later went to Select for more oysters and their octopus dish. Good times, but now I'm poor and am cursed to eat rice and ketchup until payday.

Susan H.
Select Oyster Bar and The Brewer's Fork

Doreen I. V.
The Continental in Saugus (I'm on a world Old School tour). Popovers are still amazing. And the great Gibbet Hill Grill in Groton. Four stars all around. Gorgeous setting and the grass-fed beef was wonderful.

Jay M.
A4 Pizza and it was amazing! My first time.

Ginger S.
Saus!

Beckie H.
We discovered El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill in Union Square Somerville. It is a hidden gem! Huge ceviche appetizer!
Also, tried Sunday brunch Pescatore in Ball Square Somerville. It was a delight! They're pricy but worth it with a huge range of breakfast, lunch, pasta, pizza etc.. Best virgin Bloody Mary I've had in ages!

Leah K.
PICCO

Richard A.
Lunch at The Bancroft in Burlington. From Blood Orange Sangria to Fried Ipswich Clams, from Prosciutto & Burrata to their Burger. All delicious, with excellent service. It was my first visit there and certainly won't be my last.
Ah, forgot to mention another unique drink I had at The Bancroft. With dessert, has this tiny glass of a tequila, that had been blended with milk and spices, though the milk was skimmed off so it was basically clear in color. It added a creamy aspect to the tequila, and the spices included cinnamon. Very interesting.

Kristen N.
Tried the new RF O Sullivan's in Lynn. Great job rehabbing the space. Super clean and the exterior wood paneling is gorgeous, though the interior lacks that worn-in old-school pub charm. Excellent burgers, of course. Love that they have bunless options.

Dawn C. A.
Backroom at Moody's Deli. Very fun menu, well executed, great wine list. Service is a little wonky but they're brand new and I'm sure will get worked out.

Warren S.
A pretentious, overhyped Townsman and a great Vietnamese place in Framingham, Pho Dakao - felt like I was back in District 3.

Anna A.
Via Matta. It was delicious : (

Jen P. P.
We finally got to Kimball Farm in Westford to try their ice cream. In love with that place.

Linda R.
Dumpling Daughter, yet again. Has become our go-to place. Owner Nadia is delightful and puts her heart, soul, and talent into this eatery. Also went to Tony's for fried clams, the best! Topped it off with a drive to Kimball's at Bates.

Patrick S.
Red Lantern and it is delicious! Very good service too.

Lin B. B.
I was in Arizona. If ever in Tubac, a MUST is Elvira's -- incredible decor, atmosphere, live music, and the most incredibly mouth watering bursting with flavor Rib Eye that I will never ever forget. Historic gastric moments.

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