Centre Street Cafe Among Boston’s Best New Restaurants

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Boston magazine’s just-released list of the best 25 new restaurants in Greater Boston features Jamaica Plain’s revamped Centre Street Café.

From the magazine’s write-up:

“A Jamaica Plain fixture renowned for its Sunday brunch, Centre Street Café has been transformed by the Tres Gatos team into the type of neighborhood spot that draws regulars every day of the week. The petite space is as comforting as cashmere, with service that is vigilant, never cloying. Not sure about that Greek xinomavro on the wine menu? You can sample a splash before committing to a half carafe. Pair it with excellent starters or a range of hand-rolled and extruded pastas from chef Brian Rae (who trained under Rialto’s Jody Adams), all of which easily compete with the Ribelles and Giulias of the proverbial block.”

Head here to read the magazine’s full Centre Street Cafe rundown, including its picks for brunch. (Although not mentioned here, the pancake del giorno has received praise as well.)

CSC is the only JP pick we noticed, but if next year’s “best” list once again looks at innovative dumplings, we have to wonder if the upcoming Pink Samurai might make the cut.

  • Matt Cunningham

    “Might” make the cut? Top three, easily, dumplings or no dumplings.