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Craigie Street Bistro


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Craigie Street Bistro

Helen Rennie | Jun 19, 2003 11:35 AM

Went to Craigie street about a month ago, and unfortunately was too busy to post until now. Here is the scoop.

This Parisian style bistro offers the best-priced French wine list that I have seen in Boston. Our waiter did a great job helping us choose the right wine for our meal. We got a $37 bottle of an excellent red from Burgundy (2000 Sorine Chassagne-Montrachet), which was a steal since it retails at $20. Unfortunately, the food was too inconsistent for the price. The appetizer of grilled sardines, young green beans and potato salad was wonderful, but the rabbit terrine was dry and its accompaniments were uninteresting. The entrée of chicken thigh confit and roasted chicken breast was superb. The confit was meltingly tender, and the breast was juicy. The entrée of skate wing left much to be desired. It was fried in corn meal and extremely dry. Nothing on the dessert menu jumped out at us, so we got crème caramel. It was rich and creamy and tasted good, but was not worth the calories. For every good dish, there was a bad one. Our dinner for two came to $160. There are plenty of other restaurants at this price range with more consistent cuisine. Craigie Street does offer a 3-course $30 prix fixe menu that it worth a try, but it's only available on weekdays and after 9 pm on weekends.

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