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560 Tremont St. (Clarendon St.) Send to Phone
In its location on Restaurant Row, Tim Partridge's New American eatery lies low but continues to glow.

Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.

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: At the turn of the millennium, Perdix burst on to the scene as Jamaica Plain's first upscale, chef-driven dining destination; in its current location on Restaurant Row (i.e., the South End stretch of Tremont Street), it lies a little lower but continues to glow. Simple furnishings, burnished metallic tones and a backyard garden make for an intimate feel. Chef-owner Tim Partridge's contemporary dishes are big-boned---perhaps due to the influence of former employer Chris Schlesinger at the East Coast Grill---but display a grace that only comes when chefs let go of their egos and cook for pleasure. Even belly-fillers like speck-and-cabbage ravioli with poppy seeds and cider-ale short ribs show Partridge's lightness of touch, while the cheekiness of his blunch menu---from French toast jazzed up with peanut butter and jelly to steak frites re-imagined as fries with steak tips and aïoli---puts hash-house repertoires to creative shame.


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