Lots of Love for Lineage

Lineage doesn't get a lot of board-love, and it's a crying shame, say fans of this new American fine-dining joint in Coolidge Corner. It's run by Chef Jeremy Sewall, formerly of L'Espalier, and his pastry-chef wife, Lisa, another L'Espalier expat.

What's good there? Lots. Seafood is a strong point; cristinh lauds both Cousin Mark's Crisp Maine Sweet Shrimp ("Small, breaded and fried to crispy perfection and served with a flavorful lemon aioli"), and the fact that there's a real Cousin Mark out there catching said shrimp and selling them to the restaurant. Island Creek oysters are "fresh and briny," says cristinh, and from 5 to 7 p.m. each evening they're $1 each ($2.50 otherwise).

Lineage's brick-oven pizzas are beloved. gramercyfoodie loved the lamb confit pizza. Confit, the duck variety this time, also shows up in the rillettes, which cristinh says was a lot like a charcuterie plate, with pickles, mustard, and grilled sourdough bread.

Save room for dessert: brioche bread pudding with Meyer lemon curd? Butterscotch pudding with candied pecans and whipped cream? Yes, please.

Lineage [South Shore]
242 Harvard Street, Brookline
617-232-0065

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