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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 1 2 2 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 Try the Maine hot lobster roll, served with fresh-cut french fries. 63 Salem St., 617.742.3474, $$$ No. 9 Park e regionally inspired Italian and French dishes at No. 9 Park have been charming locals and tourists for years. INSIDER TIP: Ask to be seated in the intimate leather-and-velvet banquettes in the back- dining room. 9 Park St., 617.423.4800, $$$ Oak and Rowan Oak and Rowan is known for off ering some of the fi nest seafood including caviar and delicious handmade pasta. e story behind each dish is also off ered, providing a personal dining experience thanks to restaurateur Nancy Batista-Caswell and chef Justin Shoults. INSIDER TIP: Check out the restaurant's caviar program, tableside cocktail cart, and pasta tasting menu available on ursdays. 321 A St., 857.284.7742, $$$ Oak Long Bar + Kitchen OAK comes alive at night to the hum of spirited conversation as guests gather around the copper-top bar to dive into salt-and-vinegar fries and smoked bluefi sh toast. 138 St. James Ave., 617.585.7222, $$$ Ocean House e Relais & Chateau ranking is the fi rst massive clue that Watch Hill's Ocean House is no ordinary resort. State-of-the-art luxury suites, cooking classes, wine tastings and brand-spanking new Mercedes-Benz roadsters on hand for guests are just some of the posh pickings at this R hode Island masterpiece. 1 Bluff Ave., Westerly, RI, 401.584.7000, $$$ Ocean Prime Ocean Prime features classic steak house and seafood fare crafted with a modern sensibility and an appreciation for ingredients. Enjoy the impeccable service. 140 Seaport Blvd., 617.670.1345, $$$ Offsite Catering An impromptu martini cocktail party? 100 people? At your pad... tonight? No problem. Off site Catering has your back. e Boston-based party event company can produce, design and staff the soiree of your dreams, so you—bon vivant that you are—can greet your guests oh-so coolly... martini in hand. getoff $$ Oishii In the South End, high-concept sushi is artfully arranged and composed of the sea's freshest bounty. 1166 Washington St., 617.482.8868, $$$ Ostra New England seafood is given a Mediterranean touch at this classic restaurant known for its salt- crust branzino for two. 1 Charles St. S., 617.421.1200, $$$ Outlook Kitchen and Bar is American restaurant on the waterfront fi nds inspiration from Boston with seasonal variations in its menu, locally sourced food, and a new outlook to everything else. e bar menu has handmade craft cocktails, draught beer, a wisely chosen wine menu, and in-house sodas as well. e food menu covers breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, each menu with an exquisite spin on American favorites. 70 Sleeper St., 617.338.3030, $$ O Ya O Ya was the fi rst in Boston to reinterpret traditional Japanese fl avors and ingredients with a modern touch. eir contemporary and creative izakaya aims to surprise and delight. 9 East St., 617.654.990, $$$$ Pabu Boston Chefs Michael Mina and Ken Tominaga are serving up a modern take on izakaya- style dining at Pabu located on the second fl oor of the luxurious and upscale Millennium Tower. With traditional, yet chic Japanese décor, and a menu with award-winning sushi and sashimi, the dining experience is unlike any other. INSIDER TIP: Pabu has a private dining room, which is the perfect setting to celebrate a special occasion or host a private event. 3 Franklin St., 857.327.7228, $$$ Parsnip Restaurant & Lounge is stylish, two-story restaurant serves ingredient-driven, European-infl uenced fare—think borscht salad, quail roulade, and cod polonaise. 91 Winthrop St., Cambridge, 617.714.3206, $$$ Porto Chef Jody Adams is an expert when it comes to Mediterranean- inspired cuisine. Her menu at Porto is largely focused on seafood with outstanding seasonal dishes including the Striped Bass a la Plancha caught fresh in New England. Ring Rd., 617.536.1234, $$$ Post 390 Post 390 features farm-to-table tavern fare with a contemporary twist. Check out the restaurant's monthly "Farm to Post" spotlight on some of New England's fi nest farms and fi shermen. 406 Stuart St., 617.399.0015, $$ Precinct Kitchen & Bar Tried-and-true New England staples hold pride of place in this former police headquarters on Berkeley Street. INSIDER TIP: A happy hour special on oysters is off ered every day. 154 Berkeley St., 617.532.3827, $$ Publico Street Bistro & Garden With the name meaning "for the public good," Publico prides itself on letting the customers explore fl avors from Europe, South and North America. e simple plates off ered are made with local goods from New England farms, and should be a go-to for anyone looking to indulge in a little something extra. 11 Dorchester St., 617.622.5700, $$ Puritan & Company Located in Cambridge, Puritan & Company uses Terra's Tiki Italiano is made with plantation pineapple rum, Campari, tiki bitters and angostura.

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