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Comfort in Watertown

Pia | May 29, 200801:32 PM

Comfort opened fairly recently, I think within the past few months, upstairs from Molana in Watertown Square. There's no sign on the outside, so you have to know it's there -- even when you walk in, there's a framed poster on the wall with a picture of sheep that says "Comfort," but it looks more like wall art than a sign. Upstairs, it's a cozy two-room restaurant -- one side is a bar with a flat-screen TV and deep red walls, and the other side is an exposed-brick dining room with a handful of tables. Nice space, with loud jazz playing. It was empty when we went at 9 p.m. on a Tuesday.

We had the kibeh (lamb meatball) served with tzatziki and raw baby carrots, and the mac and cheese with green beans. The kibeh was good, a step up from what I can get on my block (which contains Arax, Sevan, and Massis), although I'm not sure what the carrots were supposed to add. The mac and cheese was bland -- there were lots of recommendations for it on Yelp and I have no idea why, because I thought it was pretty standard -- but was improved by some hot sauce. Seasoning on the green beans was tasty.

Also on the menu: a few salads, burritos, braised chicken, beef stew. Sorbet (or ice cream? I think it was sorbet) was the only dessert option.

Prices are reasonable, about $14 for a typical entree. I don't know if we'll be back. The menu is fairly small and the food was fine, but I don't think it was worth travelling. I can walk to Strip-T's and get better food for the same prices, even though it has no ambiance like Comfort does. If you live in the neighborhood, I think it's worth checking out.

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