The gorgeous late-summer harvest time is upon us again, and owen_meany‘s partner is fixated on finding a dining spot with a focus on in-season produce, “something crisp and summery and almost healthy.” The hounds recommend:

• Hamersley’s Bistro. A French South End place, it’s known for its vegetarian tasting menu bursting with fresh produce.

• Oleana, which emphasizes its farm-fresh produce, sourced from a private farm in Sudbury. “The garden setting is lovely,” advises Madrid.

• East Coast Grill, which always features a fresh vegetable plate at dinner. On the menu it’s tagged the “All Vegetable Experience of the Day,” and it comes with or without dairy for $17.50.

• Highland Kitchen. Its “locavore plate” is a wow, recently featuring grilled local bluefish, creamed corn, roasted fingerling potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber. “Summer on a plate,” says LeoLioness.

Hamersley’s Bistro [South End]
553 Tremont Street, Boston
617-423-2700

Oleana [Cambridge]
134 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
617-661-0505

East Coast Grill [Cambridge]
1271 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
617-491-6568

Highland Kitchen [North of Boston]
150 Highland Avenue, Somerville
617-625-1131

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