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Jan 14, 2014 06:21 AM

Help me break out of my rut

Looking for some new "higher end" restaurants to try, I always go to the same places, and like them, but want to try some new places. New American/interesting flavor combos probably my cup of tea. My go to places, no 9, clio, journeyman, bergamont, harvest, eastern standard. went to menton recently, dont need to go back, nothing wrong, but nothing great for price point either. Been to trade, also no need to go back. Have not been to oya, just b/c of all that boston mag controversy a few years back, maybe I should get over it? TW food seems interesting, have not been. Anything else? thx hounds!

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  1. My dining dollars are focused around Kendall. The two higher end places we frequent are Catalyst and West Bridge.

      1. Not sure what the Boston Magazine controversy around O Ya was, but I certainly enjoyed the omakase when I went.

        It might not be 'high end' enough, but maybe Hungry Mother?

        Went to Salts recently and enjoyed the food, though the service was sort of laughably over-the-top pretentious, as if the server had been watching a lot of Top Chef.

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          1. re: mkfisher

            Oh, that hatchet job from six years ago? Yeesh. Well, it doesn't change the fact that they serve some fine bites of food. I still rank their foie gras sushi as the best thing I've eaten in Boston.

            1. re: Boston_Otter

              Couldn't agree more. There's one high profile local chef who I know to be an awful human being. He also happens to cook one of my favorite dishes in town, so I still go to his restaurant. It seems silly to not go to a place based on a magazine article from six years ago.

        1. I would definitely get over it and go to O Ya, also I like Island Creek Oyster and Sycamore in Newton.

          1. Maybe try places that are a little less New American:
            East by Northeast?