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Sycamore in Newton Ctr?

opinionatedchef Mar 15, 2013 01:15 AM

Good review in Globe today (but imo, Devra First's pinch hitters are a sorry lot.) Has anyone been? And did this chef/owner leave (his) two Ten Tables alltogether?

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    jajjguy RE: opinionatedchef Mar 17, 2013 12:32 PM

    Yes, it's excellent. Duck board was one of many highlights.
    Chef is no longer with Ten Tables Cambridge (was never with the other TT).

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      johndory RE: opinionatedchef Mar 17, 2013 07:57 PM

      I agree that it's excellent (bar tending, food and service). I'd put it in the same league as Bergamot and Rendezvous.

      1. MC Slim JB RE: opinionatedchef Mar 17, 2013 08:43 PM

        I reviewed it for The Phoenix in early February; I like it a lot.

        Punch was long the executive chef at the original JP Ten Tables, and held that role as well as an ownership stake in the Cambridge one. I believe he has ended his association with both.


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          teezeetoo RE: MC Slim JB Mar 19, 2013 04:45 PM

          Really enjoyed the bar and found the wine list accessible and with good low end choices. We loved the seafood cassoulet, the cod and the pot pie. The pate was "generic": nothing wrong with it but just like country pate with fig and cornichons from any decent restaurant. The yogurt panna cotta was yummy. My husband loved the beignets but I've never seen the reason to eat one anywhere but on the Mississippi at Cafe Du Monde. We would return and we found the service very good and the noise level within reason, both great additions to a very good dinner.

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            opinionatedchef RE: teezeetoo Mar 20, 2013 01:08 AM

            well, this is looking very promising! thx.

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