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Posted by KGC on 08/13/2008
Food was mediocre and the portions were too small. The service was slow and impersonal. The whole place looked tacky like they tried to make it look upscale so that they could charge high prices but it doesn't work.
Posted by Newtonian on 12/19/2007
I've been eating here since it opened and it's still the best food in town and a great value. Atmosphere is casual and relaxed but elegant and the food is just incredible. I followed chef/owner Jeremy Sewall from Great Bay and his food coninues to amaze me. His scallops are simply the most succulent I've ever had, and truffle pizza is a revelation. When you try his panko crusted cod it's like you've never had cod before. Portions are big and nothing is overfussed like some other restaurants. The flavors are fresh and their combinations are brilliant. The place feels just like home - I could eat there every week and often do.
Posted by Brookliner on 10/11/2007
This place is just so full of itself. It's been inflicted me several times by well-wishers but I would never elect to go there on my own. Ponderous, weirdly concocted dishes that just don't quite work. Things are often bland (especially deserts) and seem unfinished (entrees that are just *missing* something). Pedantic, slow service. Reaches for some kind of New England authenticity but comes out Puritan and dull. Eccentric dining room layout apparently due to not wanting to spend the money to renovate - still looks like the self-service flatbread sandwich place that used to occupy the space. You can do much better in Coolidge Corner.
Posted by ssjay on 10/02/2007
Ate there last night for the first time and the food was delicious and the service was excellent. It's hard to find both! The food/wine menu is inexpensive compared to most fine dining restaurants in boston. Definitely make a reservation on the weekends though, or you won't get a table.
Posted by sara on 07/31/2007
Went to Lineage the other night and have been there a few times before that, and I absolutely love it. I ordered the crab salad and the lobster which was recommended by my server, and it was fabulous. The cocktail menu is fun and the wine list is excellent. The service is warm, attentive and friendly and they genuinely enjoy talking about the food. I suggest requesting to be seated in the dining room as the lounge area can tend to be either too hot or too cold.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/19/2007
Great little place to eat. Wonderful food. Quiet atmosphere. A little small for large groups.
Posted by Lisa on 07/24/2006
The corn bisque/veloute with fritters app was to die for, one of the best things I've ever put in my mouth. The scallops with peas was almost as good, great flavors, could have been served hotter. Others at the table had the roasted chicken which was tender, juicy and satisfying and the pork chop which was perfectly cooked, the combination of flavors was just wonderful. The house salad was perfectly dressed. The atmosphere was very, very cozy, not too cramped, great, simple decor. I could see myself eating alone at the bar with brick oven every night for the rest of my life! I read a review that said the space was rather formal but I absolutely disagree, it was just like a neighborhood bistro in Paris. Service was impeccable.