My husband and I had an amazing meal recently in Ottawa and I am hoping someone will help me find a place where we can have a similarly great experience here in Boston. We aren't necessarily searching for the exact dishes or price point just a place where we might have another great meal.
The decor was simple - apple green walls with art from local artists. Lots of windows made the place feel open and bright. The overall feel was clean, streamlined and welcoming, with no hint of fussiness. It was the kind of place where you just feel comfortable hanging out.
The food was inventive and well executed - the restaurant emphasizes local, organic and sustainable food sources. I had a simple beef tenderloin with a side spring roll filled with organic quinoa, smoked bacon and caramelized onion, as well as roasted heirloom carrots. My husband had pickerel (fresh water fish) with roasted red pepper sauce, broccoli and cheddar spaetzle and the tiniest, tenderest baby fennel I've ever seen. For dessert I had a smoked cheddar, sage and honey creme brulee with an apple-basil compote and lavender short bread cookie while my husband had a chocolate sampler.
Service was great - my husband and I cannot drink and they got extra points when the service continued to be awesome even after it became clear we would not be having wine. We paid 36 and 34 dollars for our entrees and 10 for desserts. The experience was well worth the money!
My husband and I would love if someone can suggest a "culinary twin" in Boston!