2nd time we've eaten here... it was a homerun both times thus prompting my review.
Setting & decor: Nice intimate setting - some might find the tables a tiny bit too close but it was not a bother for us. There are about 15 tables in a single room that looks like it may have previously been a residence. There is no separate bar or waiting area.
Food: Some of the best we've had in Boston. We have had the "duck for two" both times we've been here... if you eat duck, then you must get this. If you DON'T eat duck, you should still get this. Read all the other reviews to learn more about the duck, everything good they say about it is true. We also had a the special app which was a sunchoke & lobster soup, as well as the scallop appetizer with seared foie gras... would get them both again, very good. Dessert: "inside-out carrot cake" a very creative play on a classic. The wine list has a reasonable, but not massive selection. I noted there were very few California reds, mostly european.
Service: very attentive, while still giving us space to enjoy our night together... just right. We had great help with our food selections. At one point we asked our server about a foie gras appetizer we'd had on a previous visit, because it wasn't on the menu this time. She asked the chef about it and then told us if we asked for it when we made our next reservation they would have it for us. Then the chef actually came out and delivered another little treat in between courses & chatted with us - extremely nice!
Other logistics: We were 30 min late due to Boston Bruins traffic and they kindly held our table for us. (Definitely be wary of Cambridge traffic when planning your nite!) Free parking less than 1-minute walk away from the restaurant... who has that in Boston now??? It is easy to drive right by the place & completely miss it - the signage is not obvious at night.
All in all this is a favorite, would recommend without hesitation.