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Farm Grill and Rotisserie Report

C. Simon | Jan 6, 2003 03:27 PM

Honest Greek food, hard to find in the Boston area, can be found down Route 9 in Newtown at Farm Grill and Rotisserie. Recommended by Oleana chef Ana Sortun in Boston Magazine, Farm Grill, if not outstanding, seems to do a respectable job with Greek-American favorites.

The chicken and lemon soup was among the highlights. Not too different from the excellent turkish version at Sultan's Kithcen.

The Greek salad is adequate. A fine greek dressing, but the vegetables are only okay. Plus, they are too cold to appreciate - straight out of an icy refridgerator!

The rotisserie chicken tastes as good as the supermarket versions look, but never taste.

The octopus marinated in olive oil (and garlic?) is tasty, if priced a bit higher than the other items. It's $8 for a half pint.

The braised lamb shanks were fall-off-the-bone tender, and were comlpemented well by the thick, tomato-ey, red wine sauce.

I was also tempted by the lamb chops, and the kebabs, which looked tasty.

Also, Farm Grill offers sampler plates for customers to make a meal out of four of their popular sides, such as lima bean salad, octopus, calamari, mashed potatoes, "spinach and rice", etc.

Bottom line: After one visit, although it doesn't quite yet reach the heights of Ithaki in Ipswich, it is probably better than any of the other Greek options in the area (including Greek Corner). That may say more about the paucity of Greek places than the excellence of Farm Grill. I am eager to return.

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