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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 ANDY RYAN 1 2 0 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 hot spot. 315 Shawmut Ave., 617.356.1100, $$ La Brasa La Brasa's cuisine draws on chef Daniel Bojorquez's cultural influences as well as the makeup of the restaurant's East Somerville neighborhood—Mexican, Peruvian and Middle Eastern. 124 Broadway, Somerville, 617.764.1412, $$ La Morra is traditional Northern Italian kitchen specializes in homemade pastas, with gluten-free available on request. INSIDER TIP: e tagliatelle bolognese is Tom Brady's favorite. 48 Boylston St., Brookline, 617.739.0007, $$$ La Voile e authentic décor at La Voile is a Francophile's dream: Everything from the zinc bar to the wooden wine fridge and vintage chandeliers are imported from France. 261 Newbury St., 617.587.4200, $$$ Les Sablons Located in the historic conductor's building, Les Sablons is named after a Paris metro station. Somewhere between London and Paris, chefs Jeremy Sewall and Brian Rae are creating a culinary worldview both bold and classic. 2 Bennett St., Cambridge, 617.268.6800, $$$$ Little Donkey Take a trip around the world with Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette's globally- inspired small plates. 505 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.945.1008, $$ Liquid Art House Indulge yourself in creativity and delicious eats at Liquid Art House, a gallery-restaurant concept conceived by Ruta Laukien. e space itself, located in Back Bay, is enough of a reason for a visit, but add in cocktails at the bar and entrées like duck assiette and lamb saddle for a perfect experience. 100 Arlington St., 617.457.8130, $$$ LoLa 42 Dreams do come true; we now have a piece of Nantucket in Boston! is sister location is perched on Fan Pier, offering sushi, Japanese izakaya-style bites and global dishes. e vibe of the restaurant is inspired by the countries that pass through the 42nd parallel, from the food to the drinks to the music—welcome to Lola 42! 22 Liberty Dr., 617.951.4002, $$$ Lolita Cocina & Tequila ere is a second bar in the back of this playful Mexican restaurant where guests can grab a drink and enjoy a more intimate, lounge setting. 271 Dartmouth St., 617.369.5609, $$ Lucca At Lucca, Northern Italian classics combine with creative innovations to produce the likes of a goat cheese and spinach tart, the signature appetizer. 226 Hanover St., 617.742.9200, $$$ Mastro's Ocean Club Mastro's Ocean Club has waterfront views and features steak, seafood and sushi at this upscale national restaurant. e setting is sophisticated and offers live entertainment nightly in the Piano Bar Lounge. 25 Fan Pier Blvd., 617.530.1925, $$$ Menton At culinary star Barbara Lynch's fine dining ode to Italy and France, ask to sit at the Gold Bar, a smaller, more intimate setting than the main dining room. 354 Congress St., 617.737.009, $$$$ Meritage At the Boston Harbor Hotel, the wine- obsessed Meritage serves up "vineyard-to-table" fare. INSIDER TIP: Ask General Manager and Wine Director Nicholas Daddona, one of only a few advanced Sommeliers in Boston, for pairing recommendations. 70 Rowes Wharf, 617.439.3995, $$$ Met Back Bay If you are searching for the perfect brunch spot, make sure to book a reservation at Met Back Bay, an elegant, historic dining location with views of Newbury Street. Met Back Bay offers New England favorites like clam chowder, as well as trendsetting dishes like avocado toast and rice bowls. Refreshing cocktails like the Basil No. 2 and Front Porch pair well with any dish. 279 Dartmouth St., 617.267.0451, $$ Mida Celebrating Italian culinary traditions in the South End, chef Douglass Williams is committed to bringing high quality ingredients to life through "creativity, curiosity and skill" in his dishes, including the arancini, ricotta gnocchi and caponata toast. 782 Tremont St., 617.936.3490, $$ Mistral Located in the South End, locals' favorite Mistral has been providing classic French- Mediterranean fare in a casually elegant setting for 20 years. Try one of their many must-try dishes including tuna tartare, the beef tenderloin pizza with mashed potato and white truffle oil, or a rack of lamb. 223 Columbus Ave., 617.867.9300, $$$ Mooo Restaurant is modern steakhouse boasts a formidable wine cellar. Come thirsty! 15 Beacon St., 617.670.2515, Myers + Chang Myers + Chang is the place to go for funky ambiance with a creative blend of Chinese, ai and Vietnamese cuisines. Chefs Joanne Chang and Karen Akunowicz are a dynamic duo offering creative and authentic Asian-style dishes using exotic herbs, great spices and fresh food. 1145 Washington St., 617.542.5200, $$ Nebo Cucina & Enoteca Sisters Carla and Christine Pallotta serve up an authentic Italian menu that captures the true essence of dining in an Italian home with dishes including zucchini lasagna and pappardelle alla bolognese, and décor that pays homage to a traditional Italian neighborhood. 520 Atlantic Ave., 617.723.06326, $$$ Neptune Oyster Neptune serves simple American seafood in a cozy, intimate setting. Deuxave's chocolate almond cake, dark chocolate ganache, figs and cocoa-nib ice cream

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