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Clio

370A Commonwealth Ave. , Elliott Hotel
Boston , MA , United States http://www.cliorestaurant.com/
(617) 536-7200

Showing nightly that French food doesn’t have to be a stuffy affair, chef Ken Oringer creates dishes that, while firmly ground in classic technique, put a spin on Gallic formality. Oringer learned from culinary celebrities David Burke and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, but his own creativity shows in dishes like toro tartare mixed with osetra caviar, fresh yuzu, and raw quail egg; and foie gras terrine with a sauce of bitter strawberry, dehydrated honey, and rhubarb. Clio's intimate, 90-seat dining room is on the louche side of formal, with a leopard-print carpet and velvet banquettes—a perfect setting for enjoying the slightly irreverent menu.

Tip: You can wear jeans here, but pair them with your most expensive shoes.

Last updated 2012-02-21 22:59:37 UTC
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