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283 Summer St. (A St.) Send to Phone
617-695-2297
Sophisticated locavore grazing ground shares space with a high-end clothing boutique.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Features
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Persephone Restaurant Review

: Located at the back of a chic clothing boutique in the Seaport District, this casual but upscale New American eatery represents a more relaxed direction for Michael Leviton, the chef-owner of Newton's fine-dining bistro Lumière. Patrons enter through the boutique, where pricey designer threads are enclosed in glass cases and lounge guests play Wii video games. At the entrance of the restaurant is the bar area, where well-crafted, creative cocktails are served and guests can lounge comfortably on low-slung chairs and tables. The spare, high-ceilinged, industrial-chic dining room has long tables set up for near-communal dining. The menu, which tilts local and sustainable, offers a range of plate sizes, classified as "small," "medium" and "large," as if to remind you of the fashion for sale up front. For grazing and sharing, choose from raw bar options (local clams and oysters), tiny tapas-like portions (like a duck egg cocotte) and conventional-size appetizers (a rich, laterally-cut roast marrow bone). Entrées include everything from a first-rate roast chicken to outsized platters, like the two-pound bone-in rib-eye. Don't miss the baked-to-order bacon and sea salt pretzel from the bar menu. This is a place to bring a crowd for a leisurely evening of sophisticated grazing with a green edge.



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