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GOOD restaurants serving organic food

hazel ambrose Jan 25, 2007 10:03 AM

I know a lot of places these days say they get their xyz from the local organic abc, but does anyone know of a restaurant that exclusively ( or nearly exclusively) concentrates on local, organic food- not necessarily vegetarian?

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    dtremit Aug 27, 2009 08:16 PM

    T W Food in Cambridge focuses pretty heavily on local produce. They did an all local dinner just a few days ago. More impressively, when I was there in February, they were serving a lot of root vegetables they'd cellared themselves.

    1. noradeirdre Aug 22, 2009 05:00 PM

      Garden at the Cellar on Mass Ave between Harvard Sq. and Central Sq.

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        jkcomment Aug 22, 2009 04:57 PM

        Genki Ya is a great organic sushi restaurant in Coolidge Corner Brookline. "Organic" may be ambiguous for seafood, but they seem to do a good job and have great food.

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        1. re: jkcomment
          hiddenboston Aug 24, 2009 06:20 AM

          I agree. One of my favorite Japanese restaurants in the Boston area....

        2. hotoynoodle Jan 26, 2007 06:43 AM

          icarus and oleana do use some organic produce but it's not the focus of either.

          not to be a party-pooper, but the op will have a tough time finging a bounty of "local organic" items on any menus right now because of the season.

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            csifitgirl Jan 26, 2007 04:29 AM

            Icarus in the South End

            1. heathermb Jan 25, 2007 11:56 AM

              Oleana in Cambridge - wonderfully seasonal and delicious.

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                emc Jan 25, 2007 11:36 AM

                Garden of Eden in the South End. Delicious!!

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                  hazel ambrose Jan 25, 2007 11:40 AM

                  Thanks emc ,hiddenb. and Bostonbob3....I'll have to check them!

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                  Bostonbob3 Jan 25, 2007 10:28 AM

                  Mare in the North End.

                  1. hiddenboston Jan 25, 2007 10:18 AM

                    I believe Common Ground in Dorchester serves exclusively organic food. They are in Lower Mills on Dot. Ave...

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                    1. re: hiddenboston
                      Karl S Feb 9, 2007 03:58 AM

                      Are they still around; I thought that odd religious community that runs the place had run aground a few years ago.

                      1. re: Karl S
                        yumyum Feb 9, 2007 07:53 AM

                        Oh, they are around. Maybe MichaelB will chime in here with recent experiences. :-)

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                          MichaelB Feb 10, 2007 04:42 AM

                          Hmm, called out on the Common Ground... *interesting* ;) Anyway, they are still very much in business, although beware their hours -- weekdays only, and they close pretty early (I think at 8 mondays - thursdays; fridays they close mid-afternoon for Sabbath). Hidden may be right that they're exclusively organic; I always had the sense that they were "natural," "wholegrain." no-red-meat -- that sort of thing, rather than strictly organic, but I might just have been distracted by the amazing Brothers Grimm interior.

                          Agree with hotoynoodle below that no one around here can source much *locally* grown produce during the winter, although meat and seafood are more doable.

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                      hazel ambrose Jan 25, 2007 10:04 AM

                      I mean restaurants.....:)

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