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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Maison Robert Restaurant Review

: Officially Bonhomme Richard, the dining room at Maison Robert is undeniably classic Boston in almost every regard. Situated on the first floor of the Treasurer’s Office of the Old City Hall, majestic chandeliers hang from 18-ft. ceilings and large arched windows offer a view of the Old Granary Cemetery. The kitchen under Jacky Robert is less staid than the room which means you may find littleneck clams and Virginia ham baked in a bone, duck with a gingerbread crust or lobster cooked in smoke with a braised lettuce roll filled with corn. Service is gracious with the entire team of veterans at your disposal. The wine list is large and especially strong in Burgundy and Bordeaux. While whimsy is part of Robert’s style, he doesn’t play with classics as seen in his rack of lamb with a mushroom and potato cake. It’s been a family affair dating back to the sixties (it moved into this location in 1971) and Jacky Robert, nephew of founder, Lucien Robert, has supercharged the restaurant since his 1996 arrival. In short, we like it because it has one foot in old Boston and the other in a changed-for-the-better Boston. Respecting tradition, old customers are never disappointed and new ones marvel that they have found such a jewel. It’s a rightly revered dining room.


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