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242 Harvard St. (Beacon St.) Send to Phone
This forward-thinking Brookline kitchen turns out bright, contemporary bistro fare that's butter- and cream-free.

Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Lucy's Restaurant Review

: Passing by this Coolidge Corner spot decked out in simple wooden furniture and bright colors, you could be excused for thinking it was a day-care center. In fact it's a bistro whose sunny dining room reflects the fare of the forward-thinking kitchen---bright and contemporary from not only an aesthetic but a health standpoint too, being butter- and cream-free. Having lifted its original ban on oils as well, it continues to strive for dishes whose ingredients speak for themselves, be it seared scallops over butternut purée and crispy parsnips, bathed in a port reduction; roast duck in a maple-walnut demi-glace; or pizzette topped with everything from herbed ricotta to oven-dried tomatoes. Sometimes, however, said ingredients don't say anything the appealing menu descriptions didn't say better; execution doesn't always match ambition, cooking fats or no cooking fats. Still, Lucy's has the potential to perfect its concept, unique and quite welcome in one of the nation's healthiest cities.


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