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Boston Common - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Elizabeth Olsen

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F O O D & D R I N K g u i d e PHOTO BY BRIAN SAMUELS 118 B O S T O N C O M M O N S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y . C O M approachable, fresh, bold flavors of Greek cuisine. Anything with lamb is recommended. INSIDER TIP: e walls surrounding Table 303, which is tucked privately away in a corner (talk about power lunch perfection), features works by local artist Adrienne Schlow, wife of chef- owner Michael Schlow. 79 Park Plz., 617.422.0008, $$ Drink Entirely dedicated to the craft of the cocktail, the bar weaves throughout the room so you're never without a place to set your drink. INSIDER TIP: ey serve one of the best burgers in town. 348 Congress St., 617.695.1806, $$$ Eastern Standard is neighborhood brasserie serves creative twists on classic French fare and shakes up top-level craft cocktails. INSIDER TIP: e bar's once-signature whiskey smash hasn't been on the menu for several years, but customers still ask for it—you can, too. 528 Commonwealth Ave., 617.532.9100, $$ Eataly Boston e famous Italian marketplace run by celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich, and restaurateur Joe Bastianich features groceries, seafood and meat markets, eateries along with a cooking school to give food lovers the chance to experience authentic Italian cuisine. Terra restaurant is inspired by earth and fire and acclaimed Boston chef Barbara Lynch's Il Pesce features seafood. 800 Boylston St., Prudential Center, 617.807.7300, $$ Erbaluce is hidden gem in Bay Village features familiar Italian dishes created with local New England ingredients. Chef Charles Draghi has been known to utilize fresh dandelion greens from his backyard and wild beach arugula grown from Cape Cod. You can't get more local than that! 69 Church St., 617.426.6969, erbaluce- $$ Gaslight Brasserie Get the gold-standard Gallic treatment at Gaslight, located in the artsy section of the South End. Try the classics, such as steak frites with béarnaise sauce or maître d'hôtel butter. 560 Harrison Ave., 617.422.0224, $$ Grill 23 & Bar It's good to be grand! Grill 23 was awarded by Wine Spectator the 2017 Grand-Award winner, one of only 89 restaurants in the world to hold the distinction! is local family-owned classic steakhouse has been open for more than 30 years—a place with food of the highest quality and superior service. 161 Berkeley St., 617.542.2255, $$$ Giulia e perfect destination for diners looking to experience high quality and authentic Italian meals prepared by chef Michael Pagliarini to be enjoyed in a warm environment with exposed bricks and wooden tables. INSIDER TIP: If you're celebrating a special occasion with a large group, reserve the Pasta Table and enjoy a family-style tasting menu. 1682 Massachusetts Ave., 617.441.2800, $$ Haley.Henry Located in the heart of Downtown Crossing, chef-owner Haley Fortier wants people to have a good time at her wine bar. Enjoy this unique wine experience with a selection of 40 to 50 wines to be paired with European- inspired small plates such as tinned fish and ceviche. 45 Province St., 617.208.6000, $$ Harvest Harvest offers contemporary New England cuisine in the heart of Harvard Square. e outdoor patio is sophisticated yet relaxing— for both daytime and nighttime. 44 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617.868.2255, $$ Il Molo is elegant seafood spot located in the North End offers Italian- inspired creations by chef Pino Maffeo and will give diners an underwater feel with the shell-like blue tiles and aquatic-styled artwork and décor. 326 Commercial St., 857.277.1895, $$ Island Creek Oyster Bar e menu at this American seafood restaurant changes daily, featuring the likes of lobster-roe noodles with braised short rib, grilled lobster, and oyster mushrooms. 500 Commonwealth Ave., 617.532.5300, $$$ Juliet Juliet is a place for the Union Square community to interact through delicious food with a Mediterranean flare and good hospitality thanks to Josh Lewin and Katrina Jazayeri. Commuter- friendly menus, as well as leisurely stay-in options has Juliet's being a destination for just about anybody. INSIDER TIP: Juliet offers a prix-fixe menu for lunch from 11am to 3pm. 257 Washington St.,Somerville, 617.718.0958, $$ Kava Neo-Taverna Imported wines and Greek small plates take the stage at this South End neighborhood North Square Oyster's lobster and oxtail bolognese with house- made rigatoni, parsnip, ricotta and rosemary

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