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26 Quinnobequin Rd. Send to Phone

Dinner Mon.-Fri.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Pillar House Restaurant Review

: Built in 1828, this once Greek Revival mansion has been a restaurant since 1952 and is truly an institution for those who live and work in the nearby western suburbs. Perched along Route 128, its tall Ionic columns stand out amidst the steel and glass of the numerous office parks along this high-tech corridor. Long the place to go for well-heeled western suburbanites, it for years has a dress code and even a bit of a stuffy feel. While management still holds to its policy of dinner only Monday through Friday, the dress code has been loosened to business casual(whatever that is), and the owners have brought in a new, young chef, Scott Pelletier. Another move was opening The Café, a room with a less-formal atmosphere and a lighter bill of fare. Pelletier has jazzed up the fare tingeing dishes like the dining room has long been noted for with some interesting twists such as teaming lamb chops with a red wine-rosemary demi-glace and a butternut squash gratin For a spinach salad he adds smoked scallops and fancies up grilled salmon with preserved lemon. Harking to its roots, the Pillar House still serves dessert soufflés and very good fresh fruit cobblers. The wine list is quite large and well-represented with bottles from different locales, and its cocktails are well-made. It’s a comfortable room that assuages its many regulars. One wonders if Pelletier’s menu will reach to a new set of diners, as the children of the regulars don’t’ appear to be a loyal as their parents.


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