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Tallulah on Thames

The buzz about any new restaurant often takes a few months to circulate. For Tallulah on Thames, it took just a few days.
World-class dining in Newport
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 26, 2010

Bistro du Midi

Bistro du Midi purports to serve "authentic Provençal" cuisine, but Midi actually refers to all of southern France.
Fine, but not necessarily French
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 12, 2010

Some strong choices

A pan-Asian restaurant comes in handy if you are having trouble making a decision. But thanks to several openings in the last year, Portlanders looking for a menu with several Asian cuisines will have to make a choice.
Shima melds tastes, traditions well
By BRIAN DUFF  |  November 27, 2009

A haute time

My introduction to the concept that a bottle of wine must breathe did not go well. I was already in a state from drinking nonvintage stuff when I arrived at the small dinner party. Then, the hostess announced she would let the bottle breathe and placed
My dinner with Julia
By FRED BAYLES  |  August 07, 2009
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Child's play

Here's something I never thought I'd write: Nora Ephron has made one of the best movies of the year.
Ephron and Streep cook up a feast
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 07, 2009


I've enjoyed the revival of 1950s-style French bistros, but it's been quite a while since I could review a full-tilt example of 1980s French "nouvelle cuisine," which brought on bipolar reform.
An old twist for a new French restaurant
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 08, 2009

Review: Mr. Peabody's

It's the kind of neighborhood spot where locals gather for an annual get-together with their state senator, there's a rotating library of book donations on the window sills, and the coffee and tea have their own self-serve corner.
Proud home of 'white trash/gourmet fusion'
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 18, 2009

Review: Craigie on Main

While culinary fads have come and gone, Chef Tony Maws has stuck by his sound principles.
Local, fresh, and fantastic
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 28, 2009

Le Central

Le Central’s décor, like its menu, is a mix of bistro fare with updates on French classics.
A winning French touch in Bristol
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 09, 2008


I will be in one of those ice-cream parlors where the special is rye-whiskey-macadamia-nut-blue-cheese sorbet, and I will hear myself ordering . . . vanilla.
Good start to finish
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 14, 2007

A taste of Brasserie Jo

Do you know the way to Beaujolais?
November 14
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  November 07, 2007

Bravo Brasserie

Bravo seems to have really adapted to the neighborhood and made itself a place for all seasons, all appetites — and all those demands of “get me to the show on time!”
A place for every season
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  June 20, 2007

In plain English

He may have a culinary empire — including Olives, Figs, Bonfire, and Kingfish Hall — but that doesn’t mean you know Todd English. The most recognizable chef in Boston opens up about his goals, his fears, and the inevitable backlash that comes with being famous.
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  June 01, 2007

Editors' picks: Food

Spark, Bliss, Pam's Pizza, Duffy's and more. 
Best eats in Quahog County, best Thursday night two-fer, best destination dinner, and more

Miel Brasserie Provençale

What does it mean when Boston’s leading daily doesn’t review a major new restaurant until three months after it opens?
A little bit of everything, with honey on top
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 11, 2007


Bouchée does so many things well that even some of its drawbacks may be successful.
Standardized French fare, done well
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 08, 2006


NuVo Kitchen & Wine Bar

This space used to be Gusto, an Italian-focused place that was the first upscale restaurant in Roslindale Square.
Irish-American bistro food hits Rozzie
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 25, 2006

Battle to the death

The wineries of France and Australia have been at war for years now, their spent corks cluttering the countryside.
France vs. Australia
By LAYNE WITHERELL  |  September 06, 2006


The only puzzle at Conundrum is why they picked that name.
Relaxed ?ne dining, Cambridge-style  
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 31, 2006