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May 26, 2010 12:46 PM


anything that i should be eating there?

Is it worth what seems like a high price?

140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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  1. Food is great. One of the best wine lists in town, particularly good prices on hard to find rare wines.

    1. Food really is great. One of my most discerning (read as: a total pain to dine out with) friends is a regular there. It is overpriced somewhat, but I think that the wine is priced slightly lower than some places and this makes the total bill shake out to what you'd pay at other places of similar quality.

      Menu standouts for me are the suckling pig and the lobster appetizer, but I haven't been in ages.

      1. It's pricey but worth it. Last time I was there the standout dish was something prepared with their house-made lamb bacon - I don't even remember the other ingredients, the lamb bacon was so good it just drove everything else out of my consciousness. SERIOUSLY delicious!

        1. I like it a lot; definitely a great place for wine lovers: a menu that makes good wine pairings very simple, dozens of wines available by the 2- and 4-ounce pour, some easy-to-order, thoughtful flights, some real bargains at the high end of the bottle list.

          It is a bit pricey, perhaps taking advantage of a Theatre District premium. Speaking of which, a good idea to time your visits to avoid that crowd, especially the pre-theater one. Very good service, nicely dim romantic candlelight and mirrors. Worth asking if you can get seated by one of the windows overlooking the Common.

          A dish I had last time and enjoyed a lot was Hebert's signature roast suckling pig trio, a fairly abstracted approach (no apple in snout here). Portions might look small, but a lot of dishes are really rich, so that's deceptive.

          1. Troquet is seriously our favorite restaurant in town. It is pricey but the wine list is amazing and the food is wonderful. We love the foie gras appetizer, the short rib canolloni, suckling pig, chicken and halibut for entrees and the sticky toffee pudding for dessert is to die for. My only complaint is that it is so expensive that we can only afford to go periodically.


            140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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            1. re: meg1641

              Overall the food is excellent, although I wouldn't place it the very top echelon in Boston. However, last time I was there (last year), the one dish I still distinctly remember was the New Zealand langousines wrapped in brik dough with daikon sprouts on mango salsa. A lot of people go ga-ga over the sticky toffee pudding, although it doesn't really do anything for me. Can't remember what else we had, although the wines were unforgettable.

              Speaking of which, all the serious wine geeks consider this THE place in Boston. Great list, and Chris is first and foremost a wine lover at heart. In fact, I'm attending a blind 2003 Bordeaux dinner for 16 there next week. Can't wait...