Caffé Il Cipresso's chefs construct traditional, Old World Italian cuisine with a modern twist, tapping into an arsenal of top-quality ingredients such as fresh haddock, tender veal, and gorgonzola cheese. A smattering of sauces such as pesto and alfredo flood freshly made linguine, penne, and fettuccine noodles. Chicken and fresh seafood, including salmon and shrimp, sizzle in 100% olive oil and artfully complement the eatery's wine list, which flaunts crisp whites, full-bodied reds, and dessert varietals that sparkle like holographic diamonds. The dining room spotlights crimson booths and full-wall murals depicting idyllic countrysides, and the downstairs lounge fuels merrymaking with a full bar. Caffé Il Cipresso also furnishes large events with catering options, including pans of homemade pasta and entrees that serve up to 24 people.
Feng Shui embraces the culinary traditions of both China and Japan while updating its menu seasonally, garnering praise from the Boston Business Journal and New England Cable News for its extensive selection. Stir-fried orders of chicken, beef, and seafood arrive laden with ginger or signature sauces, and sushi chefs roll maki with traditional tuna and salmon or such innovative combinations as strawberry and wasabi aioli. Other menu items includes creamy crispy deep-fried jumbo shrimp with coconut sauce and spicy orders of Mala chicken, as well as signature sushi rolls like red sox maki and tempura lobster.
It would be wrong to assume that Left Bank Restaurant at Stonehedge Inn & Spa is nothing more than a hotel eatery—since its inception, the upscale restaurant has proved its mettle time and again with dozens of awards. It maintains a four-diamond rating from the American Automobile Association, and its robust wine cellar has won Wine Spectator magazine's Grand Award—its highest award available—for 17 years running. The encyclopedic array of fine vintages seems daunting at first, but proprietor Levent Bozkurt helpfully divides the list by both region and varietal, making it easy to track down a favorite flavor, producer, or grape pen pal that stopped writing.
Levent relies on the talents of executive chef Donna Whelden to prepare a culinary menu to match his legendary wine list. The chef steps up to the challenge with Lobster Thermidor and Grilled Beef Tenderoin with Mushroom Bread Pudding.
At The Depot Grille and Bar’s onsite smokehouse, pitmasters slow-smoke racks of ribs, piles of pulled pork, and bundles of brisket. Flavored with housemade rubs and sauces, each meaty main course is served with corn bread and from-scratch sides such as pulled-pork chili or smoked baked beans. Barbecue flavors permeate many of the eatery’s other dishes, from barbecue-chicken quesadillas to specialty pizzas topped with smoked sausage or house-barbecue spices. Feasts unfold inside The Depot’s spacious dining room, where each booth is equipped with its own flat-screen TV.
Ornate lanterns bask the dining room of India Palace Restaurant in a warm glow, illuminating the classical Indian portraits and dark wood pillars surrounding the tables. Among these authentic confines—India Palace's second location, after spending 22 years at the original locale—the friendly staff helps guests choose the right dishes from a vibrant menu of fine Indian cuisine. Manning a clay oven fired by charcoal, visible to diners, chefs bake fresh bread, ground-lamb seekh kebabs, salmon tikka, and marinated tandoori chicken. A selection of 18 vegetarian specialties sates the hunger of plant hunters, whereas a variety of curries gives all diners the ability to roar cartoon flames. Indulgent beverages, such as an Indian chai latte or a mango milk shake, can be paired with any dish to sweeten palates.
Latin and American cultures collide at Tango Grill Cafe. Each cuisine's comfort foods receive their share of space on the seasonally rotating menu, although the Mexican, Caribbean, and South American influences tend to appear most predominantly. Flaky empanadas can emerge from the kitchen along with adobo-rubbed sirloin steak or pan-seared crab cakes with lemon aioli. However, the chefs also forge eclectically inspired dishes such as philly spring rolls with shaved beef, peppers, and cheese, and irish eggs benedict with corned-beef hash.
Although gentle Latin music serenades guests most evenings, karaoke aficionados stop by on Tuesday nights for a chance to sing their favorite song or give a lecture on the proper way to fold a fitted sheet.