Have hit a variety of places and thought I'd do a quick review if you're interested. On the cheap end, finally made it to Charlie's Kitchen which is a fun, funky place that I can't believe has survived in Harvard Sq. with cheap food that isn't bad. The lobster club sandwich was good altho the lobster lasagna wasn't great (carrots in it?). Hit Kelly's on Revere Beach for the first time in 2 years and you should keep going up Rt. 1 to Ipswich cuz it's not as good as it used to be for $14 or $15 a clam plate. And fighting off the sea gulls. Had some of my friend's tuna at the B Side last nite which was a little fatty but tasty. Pineapple upside down cake is the dessert of the moment (w/ coconut ice cream) and this was decent but not as good as Salamander's.
Went to Trio, Eclipse, Centro and Aquitaine Bis all within a few weeks. Not hugely expensive, nice meals out, esp. AB. Get the cheese, mushroom, onion tart. Had the $35 3 course dinner w/ matching wines at Atara (formerly Uva's) and hopefully people will find this place. I get the impression it's not doing that great whereas people searched out Uva (altho maybe not as much in the end and that's why they left). Lastly, potato leek soup, cheesy grits and key lime pie at the Linwood BBQ hit the spot.
Going to Montreal on the 26th. Any recommendations? Think we're eating at Le Continental for French and Primadonna for Italian on happening St. Laurent, but have to cram in lots of other stuff for the 3 nites there.