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Whitehorse, 608, South End


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Whitehorse, 608, South End

Joanie | Jan 13, 2002 05:26 PM

A friend and I went out for burgers on Mon. and got one of the most mediocre cheeseburgers and fries ever at the Whitehorse Tavern in Allston. He seemed happy with the Guinness and the meat itself was okay, but the rolls were on the way to staleness and the fries were hard. BU was still off and it was early, so it wasn't nearly as crowded as usual. Service was fine and if you live in the area, it's passable bar food but not much else.

A huge group of us ate at 608 on Thurs. nite (formerly Lilli's in Somerville) and it was pretty good, altho hard to judge for real since it was the nite of the secret Mission of Burma show (which may or may not mean anything to people), so it wasn't a normal restaurant nite at all. But a friend and I split an arugula salad w/ fried calamari and a yummy fontina cheese pizza w/ bacon and arugula which was definitely enough for the two of us. A few people got burgers and fries which were huge, a special of pork chop, gnocchi, not sure what else. Everyone seemed happy with their choices and the service was quite good considering the craziness going on. Everything's $15 and under and while it's a limited menu, I think there's something for everyone.

Last nite was South End Galleria on Columbus Ave. and it was decent, altho I think I liked my meal at their other restaurant (Galleria Italiano, now closed) better. We both got sea bass w/ a crumb coating w/ snow peas and polenta w/ a sort of sundried tomato sauce. The polenta wasn't all that great and overall it was fine, but didn't knock my socks off. They had a basket of nice fresh bread with the typical bean/olive oil puree which was good. We split the bread pudding which was very good altho again, not as good as GI. That room is really nice tho, you can smell the smells from the kitchen everywhere and service was fine and friendly. Prices were in the $16-23 range with a 4 course tasting menu for only $38. I think I should have gotten pasta, it's what she does best I think.

Just now ate half of my green curry tofu from Rod-Dee (Coolidge Corner). I feel like I got high from it.

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