Friday evening we went to Nourish (Lexington Center in the old Not Your Average Joe's space). As it tuned out it was opening night, but you couldn't really tell, a couple of minor pauses in the flow but nothing out of ordinary for a friday. Service was friendly and attentive, really trying to please.
The food will be familiar to whose who know Big Fresh and Tennessee's BBQ in Framingham, since Nourish is the new joint project of the husband and wife team behind those restaurants. The fresh locally sourced very vegie friendly focus of Big Fresh is enhanced with selected BBQ elements from Tennessee's which makes a wide ranging menu that can satisfy parties with widely divergent tastes and dietary preferences. But the presentation here has a bit more style and finish to match the sit down context. They also serve a broader selection of beer and wine along with a full bar. And the prices are quite reasonable.
My two dining companions were in a carne mood one choosing the ribs and the other the 1/4 chicken. They were both very happy with the treatment and the cucumber salad and pleasantly spicy beans that accompanied. I had the Tempeh served on kale (perfectly cooked -- tender but not mush) and really liked the molasses based sauce that still wasn't too sweet and the nice beet salad.
Supper innovative neuvo high end? No. Tasty locally focused menu for diverse tastes with nice service, in a nice location at a nice price? Absolutely. Personally I go to places that meet this later description a lot more often than the former these days.
Nourish is a really nice addition to the metro west dinning experience.
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