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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Ben's Cafe at Maison Robert

45 School St. Send to Phone

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Ben's Cafe at Maison Robert Restaurant Review

: Set below Maison Robert, this split-level café/bistro with the exposed brick and bold art is more casual and more affordable than its more hallowed upstairs father figure. However, while the tone is more relaxed and the dress code less strident, the kitchen is still pretty serious. We love the ever-changing prix-fixe dinner menus (a rarity in Boston) where for $18 or $25 (there are two menus), three courses of solid and unfussy fare are delivered. You may find trout amandine or liver with onions as main courses while end of meal fruit tarts and first course soups, like the oft-neglected onion soup, warm our heart and make us happy. No entrée on the regular menu tops $25 and most hover in the $17-18 range. While it’s in no real neighborhood, dinner is still rather lively and lunch, owing to its proximity to the Financial District and nearby office towers, is bustling. We feel they come because the pates, soups and dishes like fish drizzled with red wine sauce and a side of French lentils reminds them of the time when French food meant food like this.


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