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Lineage?

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Anyone try it yet?

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  1. Please see previous post. I'm looking forward to going back.

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    1. I agree! The food at Lineage was excellent. I particularly recommend the scallop entree and tuna tartare app. Both divine. Service was fabulous too. I sat at the bar and fully enjoyed service (I think from Josh??) Anyway, check it out.

      1. I've been going there since it opened, just went back the other day -- IMHO it's one of the best restaurants in Boston. The oyster happy hour is brilliant!

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        1. re: lhq

          love to know what you think is great. i've been to dinner twice and thought it overpriced and physically rather uncomfortable though i loved the oyster happy hour (such good value). found the food good but not overwhelming so i'm curious as to what makes it "one of the best restaurants."

          1. re: teezeetoo

            I ate here on Friday to take advantage of their 50% wine discount. I found the food to be good, and the wine a great value, but the rest wasn't so good. The service was pretty bad, although our server did mention she just started a few weeks ago. At this price point, I would have expected more experience; she didn't know the wine list at all (and did not offer to get someone to help) and had a really bad habit of filling our wine glasses to be nearly full. (Less than 2 pours to empty the bottle, even after I cut her off from refilling mine after I had gotten it to only half full, which would have been considered a full glass anywhere else).

            Because I'm new to the area, and the food was good, we'll probably give it another shot.

            1. re: teezeetoo

              We went the other night for the first time and had a really lovely meal. For one I actually thought the prices extremely reasonable. Maybe that's because I'm used to Boston prices - many of the entrees were in the 20s and there was a prix fixe menu for $36 that looked great. I know of a lot of restaurants with this quality of food that will charge $36 just for the entree. We had the beet appetizer with goat cheese and grilled bread - the beets were sweet and perfectly cooked and drizzled with a goat cheese and placed on good bread and some butter lettuce. We also had a fig and blue cheese appetizer. Super honey sweet figs and blue cheese. It was simple and great! I had a scallop entree that had 3 huge scallops and buttery couscous and summer veg. I could hardly finish it, it was a lot of food, but I did finish it because it was so yummy. My DC had the steak and said it was great. We skipped dessert. Service was good - maybe a little overbearing but our server was new (maybe the same server as JoeM?) But overall I was impressed with the food and the restaurant.