Restaurant Deconstructed

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Artful Eats

Robbin Haas has a reputation for rehabilitating bedeviled locations. With Birroteca in Woodberry and Mt. Washington’s Nickel Tap House, he concocted the perfect elixir of food and atmosphere in formerly troubled spaces. Now Haas brings veg-centric Encantada to the space above the American Visionary Arts Museum (AVAM) that was most …

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Restaurant Deconstructed April

Another tiny restaurant—26 seats in all—opens in Hampden, and this one is a Fabergé egg. Clearly a driven man, Arômes chef/owner Steve Monnier puts together complex small plates with whatever the market offers on a given day, supplemented by exotic flourishes from a collection of tins above the stove: dried …

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Restaurant Deconstructed February

Azumi has taken over the space adjacent to the Four Seasons Hotel formerly occupied by Pabu. While its predecessor was a casual izakaya—the Japanese equivalent of a pub—the new concept, from the Atlas Restaurant Group (owners of nearby Ouzo Bay), is full service, multi-course and upscale. Emphasis on upscale. Chef …

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