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where do boston's chefs eat

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when they dine out- also what are the best of the chef owned places, thanks

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  1. As the Chef/Owner of Geoffrey's Cafe My 2 Fave to relax and dine at are the Franklin Cafe in the South End and Masona Grill in West Roxbury

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    Masona Grill
    4 Corey Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132

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    1. re: bspence

      I thought Ashmont Grill had a big industry following, and Russell House Tavern regularly tweets about industry people at the downstairs bar.

      Local to me, Highland Kitchen always has a bunch of recognizable chefs and bartenders on the weekend brunch times. It's kinda fun playing 'spot the sous' over breakfast.

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      Highland Kitchen
      150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

      Ashmont Grill
      555 Talbot Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

      Russell House Tavern
      14 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    2. I also have to say Russel House, that's pretty much my place to hang after shift as of late, and especially sunday/monday nights, you get a decent amount of industry people.

      1. We saw Draghi (Erbaluce) at Hungry Mother the other day.

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        Hungry Mother
        Cambridge, MA, Cambridge, MA

        1. They all go to Chinatown.

          1. I routinely see chefs dining during the day at Neptune, and at Coppa and the two Franklin Cafes late-night. Myers + Chang gets its share, too. I know Chinatown is popular with chefs, but I never spot any there.

            http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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            Coppa
            253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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            1. re: MC Slim JB

              They go home exhausted most nights. Pop open a beer and a bag of chips and fall asleep with their clothes on.

              1. re: baldbert

                You've got that right - many nights with boots still on. In the genre of kitchen tell all books, the closest that I've seen to reality is Jason Sheehan's "Cooking Dirty". Should be a prerequisite for anyone considering a kitchen career, in my opinion.

              2. re: MC Slim JB

                add silvertone to this list, and personally have been to chinatown with several hoity-toity well-known chefs. peach farm, east ocean city and another that is no longer open.

                strange to me, but barbara lynch has brunch at abe & louis' about once a month or so.

                1. re: hotoynoodle

                  Trina's has an industry following, too, but when I've been there it's been more front-of-house.

                  http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

                  1. re: MC Slim JB

                    Helps that they serve Industry Brunch on Monday's, but yes, even on weekend nights, I've run into tons of foh folks at Trina's.

                    1. re: bostonbroad

                      I've also seen a few at Myers and Chang.

                  2. re: hotoynoodle

                    Tony Maws had an entry on his restaurant blog that he dines at Peach Farm in Chinatown, so no secret there!

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                    Peach Farm
                    4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

                    1. re: kobuta

                      I've heard/read many chefs calling Peach Farm a favorite, and it's one of mine, too, but I never catch any of them there.

                      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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                      Peach Farm
                      4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111