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Steel & Rye Isn't In Boston Yet Is a Very Good Restaurant

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Sure all the best restaurants in the world are located right in Boston (okay, and Cambridge and Somerville), but sometimes there's good food beyond the reaches of the T. And sometimes it's not far off. Which is why the newish Steel & Rye in Milton scores three stars out of four from Katie Johnston for the Globe. And for the record, that's a high score. What does Johnston like? The service, the decor, but above all, the snacks: "an uncomplicated-sounding $4 snack called Today's Cheese — turns out to be a table favorite: homemade black pepper bread spread with quince jam and topped with delightfully stinky, creamy Swiss monk's head cheese shaved into a delicate coral-like spiral. To die for." One complaint: The chocolate cake is "overpowered" by the accompanying peanut butter ice cream. [Boston Globe]

South End newcomer Cinquecento brings in three stars out of a possible five from The Improper Bostonian food critic B.N. Lee. "The restaurant's best dish was the polpetti e sedano ($11.75), a plate of charred, sliced octopus, tender from a salt rub and long braise in red wine and spices." On the other end of the spectrum, the fettucine funghi "could've used seasoning of any kind." [The Improper Bostonian]

Why the long lines at Felcaro Pizzeria on Cambridge Street in Beacon Hill? Eric Twardzik finds out for the latest Cheap Eats column in The Phoenix. "Unlike the doughy messes other pizzerias serve to the late-night crowd, the bruschetta is refreshingly light, thin but chewy." [The Phoenix]

Richard Chudy of Boston Burger Blog sets his sights on the burger at Saloon in Davis Square, or rather the "trio of grass-fed sliders." He gives the dish a score of 84 out of 100, saying these are "competitive with the more higher end burger around town," thanks in part to the fries. [Boston Burger Blog]

Steel and Rye

95 Eliot St., Milton, MA 02186 (617) 690-2787 Visit Website

Saloon

255 Elm Street, , MA 02144 (617) 628-4444 Visit Website

Cinquecento

500 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118 617 338 9500 Visit Website

Steel & Rye

95 Eliot Street, Milton, mA

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