Summer 2013 Eat Local Guide

These restaurants and cafés prioritize ingredients sourced from our region. They are proud of their links to farmers, fishermen, brewers and vintners and they welcome your questions. Support them and support our local food community. Paid Advertising. Advertising in this guide is by invitation only.

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BELMONT

Kitchen on Common 442 Common Street   |   617.484.4328   |   kitchenoncommon.com
Kitchen on Common is a small, casual, family-run restaurant in Cushing Square, Belmont, offering great food focusing on fresh local produce. Our menu is seasonal and changes often depending on what is available fresh from the farmers market and the local farms that supply us with our produce. kitchenoncommon
Vicki Lee’s 105 Trapelo Road   |   617.489.5007   |   vickilees.com
A leader in the industry for our handcrafted one-of-a-kind desserts using only the finest and freshest available. We pride ourselves on our commitment to superior quality & consistency. Join us in our uber-chic café, serving prepared foods, full service catering and chef demonstrations. Mention this ad and receive a free “Anzac” cookie. vickilees

 

BOSTON

Flour 131 Clarendon Street  |  617.437.7700   |   flourbakery.com 1595 Washington Street   |   617.267.4300   |   flourbakery.com 12 Farnsworth Street   |   617-338-4333   |   flourbakery.com
Our mission at Flour Bakery + Café is simple: We are incredibly passionate about sharing the pure pleasure that mouthwatering pastries and foods and warm hospitality can bring into your life. We offer rotating daily and weekly specials, all made with the freshest ingredients. We love what we do and we hope to see you soon. flour
Four Burgers 134 Boylston Street   |   617.426.4041   |   fourburgers.com
A better burger is our promise to you! We offer grass-fed beef from Northeast Family Farms, wild Alaskan salmon, all-natural turkey and organic vegan black bean burgers to suit your lifestyle and satisfy your burger craving. We make a big deal about what goes into our burgers, but, mostly, we make a bigger deal about what doesn’t go into them. Four-Burgers-logo
Island Creek Oyster Bar 500 Commonwealth Avenue  |  617.532.5300  |  islandcreekoysterbar.com
Celebrating the bounty of the sea, ICOB is the first restaurant from Duxbury-based Island Creek Oysters. Featuring a wide variety of bivalves; the freshest local fish and raw bar; classics like baked-stuffed lobster and hand-dug fried clams; and locally raised meats, poultry and produce for the landlubbers among us. island-creek-oyster-bar-logo-design copy

 

BROOKLINE

The Fireplace 1634 Beacon Street   |   617.975.1900   |   fireplacerest.com
The Fireplace, located in Brookline, Massachusetts, is a cosmopolitan New England grill serving food with integrity while celebrating the bounty of the region and its Colonial influences. The first Green Certified Restaurant in Boston, the restaurant has won numerous awards and mentions including Greenest of Them All (Boston Globe 2009). thefireplace
LiNEaGe 242 Harvard Street   |   617.232.0065   |   lineagerestaurant.com
Located in the heart of Coolidge Corner, linEaGe features modern American cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. in our “hook to table” kitchen, seasonally driven ingredients are the focus. An all American wine list and daily printed menus showcase the dedicated fishermen, artisans and growers of new England and beyond. lineage

 

CAMBRIDGE

Belly Wine Bar 1 Kendall Square   |   617.494.0968   |   bellywinebar.com
BELLY Wine Bar. Yep, we’re the baby of the fam – and you know what that means. We’re the most mischievous, quirkiest, and definitely the most fun to be around! But we love our big siblings The Blue Room & Central Bottle Wine + Provisions – same gene pool and all. belly-logo
The Blue Room 1 Kendall Square   |   617.494.9034   |   theblueroom.net
Good + Friendly since 1991. We’ve been committed to excellence, quality and uniqueness in our kitchen, on our wine list and through our service for almost two decades.  If it’s local, home grown, seasonal, mom + pop and tastes good – we’ll make sure to serve it. Blue-Room-logo
Cambridge Brewing Co. 1 Kendall Square   |   617.494.1994   |   cambridgebrewingcompany.com
CBC blends a passion for fresh, flavorful beer and imaginative cuisine, since 1989. CBC is a destination for people with discerning palates and a thirst for adventurous and unique beer styles. We work with local farmers and artisan purveyors to enhance your dining experience and further our mission of promoting sustainable restaurant practices. cbc_logo
Craigie on Main 853 Main Street   |   617.497.5511   |   craigieonmain.com
Chef Tony Maws, 2011 James Beard Award winner, Best Chef, Northeast, pioneered French-inspired “nose-to-tail refined rusticity” with  “no exceptions” sustainable ingredients. Boston Globe “10 Most Influential Restaurants” of the decade; GQ “#2 of 10 Best New Restaurants in US”; Food Network “Best Breakfast in MA”; “Top 100 Wine Restaurants in the US”, Wine Enthusiast. Craigie-logo
Flour 190 Massachusetts Avenue   |   617.225.2525   |   flourbakery.com
Our mission at Flour Bakery + Café  is simple: We are incredibly passionate about sharing the pure pleasure that mouthwatering pastries and foods and warm hospitality can bring into your life. We offer rotating daily and weekly specials, all made with the freshest ingredients. We love what we do and we hope to see you soon! flour
Four Burgers 704 Massachusetts Avenue   |   617.441.5444   |   fourburgers.com
A better burger is our promise to you!  Our Grass Fed Beef from North East Family Farms, Wild Alaskan Salmon, All Natural Turkey and Organic Vegan Black Bean burgers provide you with choices to suit your lifestyle and quality and flavor to satisfy your burger craving.  We make a big deal about what goes into our burgers, but, mostly, we make a bigger deal about what doesn’t go into them. Four-Burgers-logo
Henrietta’s Table The Charles Hotel, Harvard Square One Bennett Street, Second Floor   |   617.661.5005   |   henriettastable.com
Henrietta’s Table is an award-winning farm-to-table restaurant, which emphasizes a fresh and honest cooking philosophy. Executive Chef Peter Davis uses sustainable and native ingredients from local producers in and beyond Massachusetts to create an original and simple approach to classic regional cuisine. henrietta
Rendezvous 502 Massachusetts Avenue   |   617.5761900   |   rendezvouscentralsquare.com
The food at Rendezvous features chef/owner Steve Johnson’s direct, accessible style of cooking and places an emphasis on the market approach to cooking. The freshest, top-quality ingredients—from local farmers, fishermen and specialty purveyors—are prepared with care and attention to detail, inspired by the flavors and aromas of the western Mediterranean. The wine list is carefully curated to complement the menu and features small, artisan producers. We look forward to meeting you at the Rendezvous! rendezvous
Rialto 1 Bennett Street, Harvard Square   |   617.661.5050   |   rialto-restaurant.com
James Beard Award-winning Chef Jody Adams drops a map of regional Italy over New England farms and fisheries at Rialto, where Harvard Square's chattering classes break bread over Lobster Bucatini and Slow-Roasted Duck. The Boston Globe awarded Rialto a coveted four stars in three consecutive reviews and Gourmet Magazine named it one of the “World’s Top Hotel Restaurants.” Rialto-logo
The Table at Season to Taste 2447 Massachusetts Avenue   |   617.826.9037   |   seasontotastecatering.com
We are passionate about local sourcing and believe that the ingredients should dictate cooking techniques and menu content. The table d’hôte format best reflects that farm-to-table philosophy. our intimate kitchen and rustic farm table allow guests to see the highest quality ingredients crafted into a truly unique dining experience.  Reservations only. seasontotaste

 

DENNIS

Fin 800 Main Street  |  508.385.2096  |  fincapecod.com
Fin is a seafood centric, New American Cuisine restaurant in a 200-year old home on Cape Cod. Using the freshest local and sustainable ingredients available, Chef/Owner Martha Kane turns out award winning food on an ever-changing menu. All with a cozy bar, an adventuresome wine list, and house-made desserts. Fin

 

DORCHESTER

Ashmont Grill 555 Talbot Avenue   |   617.825.4300   |   ashmontgrill.com
Bringing a cup of culinary cheer to Peabody Square since 2006, Chris Douglass' modern tavern fare - from grass-fed burgers to grilled brook trout and homestyle desserts - is a hit in teh 'hood with its ambiance of community, cocktails and conciciality. Weekly wine club, $1 oysters, trivia. ashmont_logo
Tavolo 1918 Dorchester Avenue   |   617.822.1918   |   tavoloristorante.com
This large ristorante steps away from Ashmont Station brings Italian flavor to The Dot with fresh antipasti and pizzas, plus authentic recipes featuring fish, lamb, pork, vegetables, seafood and more. Wednesday’s Pasta Tour event explores all 20 Italian regions.  See and be seen in the bar, get cozy in the romantic alcove, or watch the street scene with family and friends from a window seat.  Soon, everybody will know your name.  Weekend cooking classes.  Take the T or park free across the street. Tavolo-logo

 

EAST WALPOLE

Ever So Humble Pie Co. 153 Washington Street   |   508.660.9731   |   eversohumble.com
Handcrafted from scratch using locally sourced ingredients, our pies and pastries will take you back to a bygone era. Our pie shop is located in a historic century-old factory building with beautiful grounds alongside the Neponset River.  Your outside table is waiting-everything tastes better when enjoyed al fresco! Ever-So-Humble

 

ESSEX

Woodman’s of Essex 121 Main Street   |   978.768.2559   |   woodmans.com
Enjoy the Best of Local Seafood at Woodman's where the fried clam was invented in 1916. This “American Cult Classic” (Zagat) serves traditional NE fare" in the rough" all year round. Self service,  gluten free menu, and kids eat free seasonally. Nestled in heart of Cape Ann with easy access to beaches and other area attractions. woodmans

 

GLOUCESTER

Ohana 51 Main Street   |   978.283.3200   |   Ohanacapeann.com
Sophisticated New American cuisine with a menu influenced by French techniques, Italian flavors, & Asian spices. Featuring locally sourced fish, meat, produce, and artisanal foods in a relaxed setting with fine wines and custom cocktails. Ohana also offers both on-site and off-site catering for intimate gatherings to elaborate parties. Ohana
The Willow Rest 1 Holly Street   |   978.283.2417   |   willowrest.com
The Willow Rest is considered by neighbors, visitors and foodies from all over the North Shore to be their home away from home.  We use only the finest ingredients (locally grown is our first choice) for breakfast, lunch, and our prepared foods. Artisanal cheeses, local meats and fresh produce too. Willow-Rest-logo

 

HOPKINTON

Water Fresh Farm 151 Hayden Rowe Street   |   508.435.3400   |   waterfreshfarm.com
Come on down to our farm and nurture yourself with our soups, sandwiches, and prepared meals made with ingredients freshly harvested from our hydroponic greenhouse and from other like-minded local producers. Discover what fresh tastes like!

 

IPSWICH

Chrissi’s Café & Fine Catering 8 Hayward Street   |   978.356.6941   |   chrissisfinecatering.com
A unique local café & market that offers a variety of options including, full service fresh sustainable seafood, prepared meals, artisan foods, made to order sandwiches, local specialties & daily lunch specials with gluten free options.
Five Corners Cafe and Deli 0 Central Street  |  978.356.2100  |  fivecornerscafeanddeli.com
Conveniently located in downtown Ipswich, serving breakfast and lunch daily including a large variety of fresh, locally sourced delicious deli and club sandwiches, homemade soups, chili and chowder, smoothies and baked goodies. Design your own salad from the healthy salad bar. This cafe attracts regulars and tourists alike. Five-Corners-Cafe-and-Deli-logo

 

JAMAICA PLAIN

City Feed and Supply 672 Centre Street   |   617.524.1700   |   cityfeedandsupply.com
City Feed and Supply has been building connections between local and regional food producers and local eaters since 2000. How else can you get a locally grown tomato year round in New England? Try our #9, Farmer’s Lunch sandwich, featuring locally grown pickled green  tomatoes. Enjoy! City-Feed-logo
The Haven 2 Perkins Street   |   617.524.2836   |   thehavenjp.com
The Haven provides our customers with “something different.” We love introducing our patrons to traditional Scottish recipes made from scratch and using local ingredients. We offer unique Scottish ales, local craft brews and a diverse wine menu. We invite our guests to enjoy themselves in an intimate pub atmosphere. thehaven
Ula In the Brewery complex   |   284 Amory Street   |   617.524.7890   |   ulacafe.com
Ula was founded on the conviction that providing a friendly, comfortable and creative space where individuals can casually interact with community members is equally important–for customers, employees and the community at large–as offering delicious coffee and tea, fresh and creative bakery items, and hearty soups, sandwiches and salads. Recipient of the 2010 Green business Award. ula

 

LEXINGTON

Nourish 1727 Massachusetts Avenue   |   781.674.2400   |   nourishlexington.com
A welcoming table....that’s our goal. our eclectic menu provides great tasting options for meat-eaters and vegans alike. We work with local/regional farmers and local food producers to offer responsibly sourced food at reasonable prices. live music Friday/Saturday nights. Building community around food, music and art. A tasty good time! nourish

 

MANCHESTER, NH

Dancing Lion Chocolate 917 Elm Street   |   603.625.4043   |   DancingLionChocolate.com
A bowl of hot drinking chocolate warming your palms. A true croissant, rich with freshly-churned butter. A delightful surprising lunch that changes daily. A perfect chocolate truffle smooth with New Hampshire cream. Exceptional food begins with exceptional ingredients, and we at Dancing Lion Chocolate believe local tastes better.

 

MARBLEHEAD

5 corners kitchen 2 school street   |   781.631.5550   |   5cornerskitchen.com
One of Boston's "Top 5 French bistros" in the Zagat 2011-2012 guide. We focus on cuisine, wine + warm hospitality. Our food is sourced locally when possible, responsible and crafted with love. You will be welcomed by our knowledgeable professional staff that will provide you with a memorable experience.

 

MEDFIELD

Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar 21 North Street   |   508.359.4100   |   zebrasbistro.com
New American bistro with Chef Brendan Pelley’s seasonally driven menu of ingredients from their own   garden, local fishermen, small local farmers, artisans and purveyors in relaxed atmosphere with unpretentious service.  The offering from the raw bar, the house made charcuterie and local artisanal cheeses are a “must try.” zebras

 

METHUEN

Mann Orchards 27 Pleasant Valley Street   |   978.683.0361   |   mannorchards.com
A family owned orchard since 1886, Mann Orchards is dedicated to homegrown produce, handmade pies and a friendly atmosphere. Farm to Table Country Lunches are served Mon-Fri from 11am-2pm and highlight locally grown seasonal products in each week's menu. Check out our website to see this week's menu!

 

MILTON

The Plate 27 Central Avenue   |   617.698.8900   |   theplatekitchen.com
The Plate is a small neighborhood food shop offering handcrafted sandwiches, soups + homey baked goods. Recipes vary with the season’s local ingredients and are made and served by people passionate about food. We are open Tuesday-Sunday for breakfast and lunch, plus take away dinners on Thursday and Friday nights. Come taste what were cooking up at the plate!

 

NEEDHAM

Volante Farms 292 Forest Street   |   781.444.2351   |   volantefarms.com
Since 1917 we’ve been harvesting fresh produce from our three Needham fields. Our new farmstand this spring will feature our produce as well as a full deli, bakery, ice cream and indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy a fresh sandwich or salad made with our homegrown produce and taste the difference! volvante

 

NEWBURYPORT

Enzo Restaurant & Bar 50 Water Street, Suite 304   |   978.462.1801   |   enzo-restaurant.com
At Enzo Restaurant & Bar we’re excited to serve you delicious food and great drinks. Our menu is inspired by dishes found in the trattorias of Northern Italy. We use that inspiration to create seasonal menus that combine local ingredients and traditional New England recipes with those Italian flavors.

 

PEABODY

Karl’s Sausage Kitchen One Bourbon Street   |   781.233.3099   |   karlssausage.com
Karl's Sausage Kitchen is pleased to announce the opening of our German cafe featuring locally made sausages and smoked meats, pastries and cakes, chocolates and coffee. Visit our new location at One Bourbon Street, for a taste of Germany, made in Massachusetts.

 

SALEM

A&J King Artisan Bakers 48 Central Street   |   978.744.4881   |   ajkingbakery.com
We here at A&J King are dedicated to crafting the best breads and pastry we possibly can—and that means getting up early, staying up late and sourcing the best local seasonal products around. if we can’t make it great, we won’t make it. ajking
Scratch Kitchen Corner of Derby & Congress 245 Derby Street   |   978.741.2442   |   scratchkitchensalem.com
We at Scratch strive to bring what is best of the seasons and of the region to our kitchen.  We believe in helping our regional and local producers in showcasing their efforts to the best of our abilities in creating dishes that let their hard work stand forward, Enjoy! Chef Bill Fogarty scratch_logo

 

SOMERVILLE

The Painted Burro 219 Elm Street   |   617.776.0005   |   thepaintedburro.com
The Painted Burro is Davis Square’s new upscale yet casual Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar from the family that brought you nearby Posto Restaurant. Our goal at The Painted Burro is to provide diverse food and drink inspired by Mexican culture using local ingredients. Cocktails, craft beer and an extensive tequila and mezcal list in a fun and unique venue. painted_burro
Pizzeria Posto 187 Elm Street   |   617.625.0600   |   pizzeriaposto.com
Wood fired Italian restaurant presented in a “farm chic” open air concept. Featuring inspired wood fired pizza, grilled meats & fish, hand made pastas, craft cocktails and an extensive glass wine list. Posto presents wonderful food and drink inspired by Italian culture using local ingredients, while providing a family friendly, approachable dining venue. Posto_logo

 

SOUTHBOROUGH

Tomasso Trattoria 154 Turnpike Road   |   508.481.8484   |   tomassotrattoria.com
Tomasso offers authentic Italian cuisine paired with unique Italian wines, served in a comfortable setting with genuinely warm hospitality.  Our seasonally changing menu is prepared using the finest sustainably and humanely raised ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. Please also visit our adjacent wine and gourmet shop, Panzano Provviste e Vino. open Monday—Friday for lunch and dinner; Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch. tommasso

 

STOW

Nancy’s Airfield Cafe 302 Boxboro Road   |   978.897.3934   |   nancysairfieldcafe.com
Chef/owner Nancy McPherson has been serving delicious farm to table cooking at Stow’s Minute Man Airfield since 1996. Her able hand lends a savory touch to familiar classics and unusual international fare. Enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, craft cocktails and cheerful service all year round in this unique country setting.  nancysairfield

 

WEST ACTON

The Local Table 251 Arlington Street   |   978.263.8743   |   localtable-acton.com
The Local Table in West Acton is a café/bistro featuring the flavors of New England. We are a comfortable, welcoming place for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Saturday brunch. We feature freshly cooked meals made with local ingredients, a wide variety of craft beers and wines by the glass. the-local-table

 

WEST MEDFORD

Bistro 5 5 Playstead Road   |   781.395.7464   |   bistro5.com
A Modern European bistro with a locally inspired menu by Chef Vittorio Ettore. This summer Chef Ettore has some exciting events planned. Strawberry Festival—June. Restaurant Week—August. bistro5

 

WINCHESTER

A Tavola 34 Church Street   |   781.729.1040   |   atavolawinchester.com
A Tavola serves an eclectic Italian cuisine focusing on local food. Our menu features “Piattini” (small plates), handmade pastas, local fish, cured meats & house-made pig roast. This season Chef Ettore will be offering, Pig Roasts, Private Events, Catering & To Go Menus. Dinner: Tuesday Through Saturday. atovla

 

WOODS HOLE

Quicks Hole Wicked Fresh 6 Luscombe Avenue  |  508.495.0792  |  quicksholewickedfresh.com
A casual eatery on the harbor in Woods Hole specializing in lobster tacos, burritos, soups, salads, Cape Cod draft beer and wine, we source fresh, local produce in season. Located across the street from the Martha's Vineyard ferry, we are proud that locals call us "wicked fresh.  QuicksHole

 

WORCESTER

Armsby Abbey 144 Main Street   |   508.795.1012   |   armsbyabbey.com
Recognized nationally for world-class craft beer offerings and known locally for our farm to table concept featuring a scratch, slow food kitchen sourcing ingredients personally from nearby farms. our bistro’s seasonal focus stretches through to the weekly offered Farmhouse brunch as well as the fresh, hand-crafted cocktails.  open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. *21+ after 6pm every night. armsby_abbey