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653 Virginia Ave. (College Ave.) Send to Phone
A neighborhood find for creative, contemporary cooking.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Bar service open late Fri.-Sun.

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Bluebeard Restaurant Review

: Innovative cuisine, crafted with locally sourced ingredients, draws diners from across the city and the state to this small gem just southeast of downtown. Once a factory warehouse, the small dining rooms and bar are adorned with books and antiquated typewriters in keeping with the name, taken from author Kurt Vonnegut's novel. The menu is far from old-fashioned, though. Begin the culinary experience with a charcuterie and cheese board accompanied by first-rate breads from the restaurant's adjoining Amelia's Bakery. Next up is deciding between small, medium and large plates. While the menu changes almost daily, among medium choices has been halibut, fava beans and ramp purée with sweet peas and radishes. Octopus, seasoned with bacon and served with wild greens, tamarind onions and pine nuts, is tender and quite tasty. Well-trained servers will help with the wine list, suggesting choices to fit your meal and budget. The bar offers a limited snack selection till the wee hours of the night and breads and desserts may be purchased from the bakery when leaving. But before calling it an evening, an order of the warm bread pudding is a must.

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