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Review: Alive & Kicking Lobsters

When you're on the hunt for good grub on a bargain, a $13.95 sandwich might take a little justifying. But look, we're talking lobster here.
When is a lobster roll not a roll? When it's Alive & Kicking.
By CHRISTOPHER PINEO  |  June 03, 2011
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Review: Island Creek Oyster Bar

This is confusing, as about eight years ago I reviewed a fine seafood restaurant in this space, where chef Jeremy Sewall was doing terrific things with Island Creek oysters from Duxbury.
A simple, confident take on clam-shack cuisine
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 15, 2011
Lolita Cocina restaurant review

Review: Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar

Shooting for sexy, and serving up solid Tex-Mex
Shooting for sexy, and serving up solid Tex-Mex
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 11, 2011
The Wholy Grain

The Wholy Grain

Some restaurants are haunted by ghosts; it can be hard to like a new place that took the spot of a bygone one you loved (sorry, Joe V's). The Wholy Grain, a new South End bakery/café, has ghosts of a different kind: it used to be the "social club" where
Another gourmet bakery/café curries the custom of busy South Enders  
By MC SLIM JB  |  March 11, 2011
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Bergamot

I guess the experimental-chef thing isn’t over, after all. At least not at Somerville’s Bergamot, the chosen sobriquet of which is “progressive American cuisine and a warm neighborhood setting.”
A perfect complement to Somerville — or, for that matter, anywhere
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 21, 2010
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Russell House Tavern

For a place with major, major foot traffic, Harvard Square has proven to be a tricky spot for restaurateurs.
Tastes good, looks great — no gimmicks necessary
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 14, 2010


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Buddachen

The Web site says “modern Asian bistro” and the other description they’ve put out is “ultra trendy modern Asian cuisine.”
Jae’s grill is reborn with pan-Asian zen
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 07, 2010
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Falafel Corner

Much anguished ink has been spilled on the mall-ification of Harvard Square, as many quirky veteran restaurants have given way to unremarkable national chain outlets. But things aren’t all dire: some interesting, worthy venues have opened lately with mo
A Middle Eastern takeout joint that’s way better than it has to be 
By MC SLIM JB  |  April 30, 2010
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La Galleria 33

As you go deeper into the North End on Salem Street, the pretense drops toward the levels of old, pre-gentrification “Little Italy.”
A new, old-school-style addition to the city’s longest-thriving dining district
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 30, 2010
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Barlow’s Restaurant

It’s not unusual for this column to have a different opinion of restaurants than the column in the Boston Globe — I favor a flatter bell curve.
When in doubt, ask for a second opinion
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 02, 2010
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Parish Cafe and Bar

The edge of gentrification can present some close-minded folks with a barrier to finding good cheap eats.
A veteran Back Bay restaurant expands to the South End
By MC SLIM JB  |  January 15, 2010


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Johnnie's on the Side

This large space has always housed attractive restaurants, despite violating two of Nadeau's laws: Eateth Not Within 1000 Cubits of a Government Institution; and Ditto for Sports Stadia.
The Front of the House is at the head of its class
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 30, 2008