This is one of the best restaurants in the western suburbs of Boston. Not only is the food very good. the ambience is upbeat, the service is center city quality and the same goes for the bartending.
On a recent visit, our party enjoyed a braised beef entree, an impressively light vegetarian lasagna and a brilliantly prepared pork chop. The restaurant sources from many local, organic farms, the names of which are posted. The menu changes seasonally: not currently available but afavorite last winter was the wild boar papardelle.
Following a rare but amusing mistake on our drinks order (a margarita ended up in a martini glass and vice versa), we were later impressed to find that none of our drink charges appeared on our bill. This restaurant really knows how to cultivate customer loyalty (and they keep good computer records of your patronage)!
The restaurant is on the second floor (there is an elevator) above a row of shops with easy parking nearby. There are three sections. The first section includes the bar (with seating and a bar menu) plus a section of tables. this can be noisy, especially on weekends. The second section includes a few booths adjacent to the open kitchen (our favorite area to dine). The third section includes traditional table settings, including four tables adjacent to a window.
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