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

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1 2 3 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 PHOTO BY EMILY HAGEN New England-sourced ingredients to create modern American cuisine. Unique dishes such as roasted duck breast and squid ink linguine balance out Prime Rib Sundays, where the restaurant features ribs for a classic treat. 1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617.615.6195, $$ Puro Ceviche Bar is Latin-inspired concept boosts a cool-edgy vibe featuring ceviche, crudo, grilled meat and seafood along with salads and small plates. e Puro way of life is to have fun with friends! 264 Newbury St., 617.266.0707, $$ Row 34 Row 34 is an approachable and convivial neighborhood restaurant and bar that celebrates New England's rich seafood traditions. INSIDER TIP: When dinner service is packed, the standing-only rails around industrial wood pillars are an easy place to enjoy drinks and snacks. 383 Congress St., 617.553.5900, $$ Ruka Located in the Godfrey Hotel, Culinary Director and Chef Tom Berry is serving up a Peruvian menu that incorporates Nikkei and Chifa cuisines with standouts including colorful Green Noodles, Lima-style Fried Calamari with leche de tigre garlic butter, halibut ceviche, and a vibrant and stylish scene that can't be missed. 505 Washington St., 617.266. 0102, $$ Saltie Girl Saltie Girl is known for having one of largest tinned seafood collections in New England, and for its exquisite seafood dishes like lobster and waffles and French burgundy snails prepared by chef Kyle McClelland. Curated wines, beer and spirits make up the cocktail menu, solidifying a delicious experience with some of New England's best seafood. 281 Dartmouth Street., 617.267.0691, $$ Sarma Restaurant Modeled after the traditional meyhanes of Turkey, Sarma offers a large selection of small, seasonal plates designed to be shared. 249 Pearl St., Somerville, 617.764.4464, $$$ Scampo Chef Lydia Shire's Italian-inspired cuisine draws on flavors from the Mediterranean and Middle East. INSIDER TIP: Create the ultimate private event with the help of party coordinator Carah McLaughlin. 15 Charles St., 617.536.2100, $$$ Select Oyster Bar Bivalves are at the heart of Select's menu. Try the curated list of oyster options outside on the patio, surrounded by harbor lights and hanging herb gardens. 50 Gloucester St., 857-239- 8064, $$$ Serafina Boston You may want to take a glance at Serafina's menu before heading to the restaurant since every dish looks overwhelmingly delicious. You can find a dish to satisfy any craving. Off of the gourmet menu, octo-pie features octopus, mozzarella, marinated tomatoes, olives and oregano or the branzino al sale, a dish with whole- roasted Mediterranean sea bass and roasted potatoes off of the chef 's special menu. 10 High St., 617.426.1234, $$$ Shojo e modern shareable plates at Shōjō allow diners to try a variety of dishes, complemented by an equally unique and daring cocktail menu. 9 Tyler St., 617.423.7888, $ Smith & Wollensky Nestled into e Castle at Park Plaza, this fine dining steak house serves up classics like a bone-in sirloin and Prime rib eye. If you're looking for bonus fun, ask for a behind-the- scenes tour of the castle. 101 Arlington St., 617.423.1112, boston-back-bay $$$ Sorellina Sorellina's contemporary take on Italian- Mediterranean produces dishes like gnocchi with Maine lobster. INSIDER TIP: e round table in the front windows, which seats up to seven, provides a spectacular view of Copley Square. 1 Huntington Ave., 617.412.4600, $$$ Sportello Take advantage of the kitchen- facing counter seating at this modern interpretation of the classic diner. 348 Congress St., 617.737.1234, $$ SRV Chefs Michael Lombardi and Kevin O'Donnell created Boston's first Venetian-style Bacaro and wine bar specializing in small bites, homemade pasta, and risotto, adding a more modern interpretation to traditional Venetian food. 569 Columbus Ave., 617.536.9500, $$ Stephanie's on Newbury e sophisticated New England- style comfort food starts off with a tuna tartare or classic mac and cheese and crescendoes with buttery Atlantic salmon. 190 Newbury St., 617.236.0990, $$ STRIP by Strega Modern steak house STRIP by Strega is a high-energy, uber-modern trifecta of exceptional cuisine, creative cocktails and upscale nightlife. 64 Arlington St., 617.456.5300, $$$$ Supper Club at Capo Capo Restaurant, a rustic gathering place serving fine Italian food and spirits from chef Tony Susi and celebrated beverage maven Kevin Mabry is now elevated with the addition of Supper Club at Capo— where guests can enjoy live music and dancing nightly. INSIDER TIP: VIP areas Les Sablons' crispy potatoes with white sturgeon caviar and crème fraîche

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