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Boston favorite Lydia Shire’s French and Italian inspired dishes are the type people want to talk about having to anyone who’ll listen after they’ve been.
Classic refinement from the chef who started it all. Full review →
After more than a decade, Barbara Lynch's flagship restaurant hasn't flagged. Classic Yankee fare is embroidered with the likes of vin santo, ras al hanout, and unagi.
Sports stars, state politicians, and hard-charging business people frequent this upscale room near the State House for bold American bistro food.
The stellar cuisine at Chef Barbara Lynch's first restaurant continues to draw plenty of well-deserved attention from its place in the shadow of the State House's golden dome. Full review →
She plays with both Italian and French techniques, giving herself the freedom to constantly re-create the contemporary menu, but a few winning dishes never stray far from the list. Full review →
Diners may splurge on the daily changing seven-course tasting menu, which includes dishes like her famously rich prune-stuffed gnocchi with seared foie gras and toasted almonds. Full review →
Set in a 19th-century mansion opposite the State House, this swanky place tops many fine-dining lists. Full review →
Consistently rated among Boston's best. Full review →
Well-loved Boston landmark with serene green walls and plates busy with southern French and Italian entrees ranging from day boat scallops with rock shrimp.
The French/Italian-based cuisine? Rarely less than luscious, for all its elegance—especially the finely wrought pastas. Full review →
The menu showcases French- and Italian-influenced dishes such as the signature prune-stuffed gnocchi with foie gras and Vin Santo sauce, an inspired salty-sweet combination. Full review →
No. 9 Park’s refined kitchen offers a menu of classic country fare from southern France and Italy, but Lynch really shines in her signature dishes. Chef’s tasting menu available. Full review →
"Innovative" twists and "subtle" "depth of flavor" distinguish "impeccably prepared" French-Italian fare that's paired with "fantastic" wines and cocktails by "sublime" servers. Full review →
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