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Review: Temple Downtown

Temple Downtown certainly has gone through changes.
From graffiti to Gorgonzola
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 04, 2010

Sonoma Grille

Sonoma Grille has a lot going for it.
A lot more than retsina
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 02, 2010

Arbri Cafe

I loved the Café Apollonia when it opened in this space in 2004 as what was then Boston's sole denominated Albanian restaurant.
Albanian food returns to former Italian territory
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 12, 2010

Skara Grill

Having longed for an all-out Greek dining room in metro Boston since, well, almost since the Phoenix was reviewing plays by Euripides and protesting the Peloponnesian War, I finally hit Dionysos in Cambridge about a year before it closed in 2007.
Satisfying a Grecian yearning
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 05, 2010

Cafe 57 and Grille

I've always felt a little sorry for Brighton; it's a lovely residential neighborhood, but seems short on decent places for a quick bite.
Fresh flavors and super-friendly service in an indie neighborhood restaurant
By MC SLIM JB  |  January 22, 2010

Simco's on the Bridge

Boston has hundreds of food blogs, with new ones appearing every day.
A worthwhile old-time roadside-stand experience
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 06, 2009


Espèria Grill & Rotisserie

The Center House of Pizza was a regular neighborhood pizza place for more than 20 years, and then, two years ago, suddenly changed its name to Espèria and put up a sign for rotisserie.
Come for the gyros, stay for the pizza, lamb shanks, subs, etc . . .
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 19, 2009

Sealey's Lunch

You've driven past this one restaurant a hundred times, often thinking, "I should check that place out."
A diner with old-time friendliness and leisurely pacing
By MC SLIM JB  |  March 11, 2009

The Savant Project

It showed such promise: great name, good early food reviews, and rumors of expansion plans.
Mostly mediocre, but with flourishes of excellence
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 07, 2009

European Café

At this time of year, when the weather is messing with us and we don't know whether we're going to romp sand or shovel snow, a restaurant like this can be a lifesaver.
A tasty little getaway
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 22, 2008


Much like the pottery studio on the Station Street block in Brookline Village, Kookoo is practically imperceptible to the average passerby. In fact, were it not for the chalkboard easel of menu items out front on the sidewalk, you could easily miss it
Gourmet hideaway
By Liz Bomze  |  October 27, 2008


Farm Grill & Rotisserie

I once risked life and limb for a good gyro.
A gyro worthy of Odysseus
By MC SLIM JB  |  March 19, 2008

Defending the universally loathed

Forsaken entities deserve a second chance.
The Phoenix looks with loving eyes at some of the worst people, places, and things in the world — and gives them a big hug
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 14, 2008

Around the clock

Any drink with which you can, reasonably and tastefully, both begin your morning and end your evening, is my kind of drink.
Savor sambuca and its siblings from morning until night
By RUTH TOBIAS  |  July 27, 2007

Greek Isles

Greek Isles is owned and run by the former staff of Nikos, in Brookline Village, which lost its lease.
Something for the mortals, something for the gods
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 14, 2007

Copia Mediterranean Steakhouse

I thought that Mezé Estiatorio, the previous restaurant in this space, was so good it was going to start a trend of upscale Greek restaurants. But the dining public apparently did not support me, or got lost trying to get to Charlestown.
A fine grill with Greek and Italian extras
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 03, 2007


Heritage hangout

Modern times are tough for the Greeks.
Rediscovering Greek history
By BRIAN DUFF  |  September 20, 2006

Alchemist Lounge

The bar critics — is that a tautology or an oxymoron?
An old space with new flair  
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 13, 2006


Hidden on the second floor of a second-tier Cambridge hotel, Dionysos is a much more serious Greek restaurant than anyone would expect.
Cambridge’s big, fat Greek restaurant
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 27, 2006