My itinerant MA existence has dictated that I spend both last weekend & the one upcoming in Chestnut Hill, and I’m wondering if there’s any spots in the general vicinity that I should know about. Last Friday I ended up trying takeout from Esperia Grill in Brighton and it was fine–good moussaka (better’n the Greek Corner in Cambridge) and garlicky roast potatoes. Standard chopped iceberg lettuce and bad winter tomato salad. The gyro my gf got seemed solid. I think this place falls into the “good neighborhood restaurant” category, where it’s not super special or worth a trek, but if you live nearby it’s great for basic comfort food.
I’ll be there again this weekend, though, so I’m wondering if there are any gems in the neighborhood. Would prefer the immediate Chestnut Hill or Brighton area–I know there’s Allston and Brookline with lots of choices, but I’d rather do somewhere I don’t really know.
Anyone got anything? All I have heard about the Frank Pepe’s branch is disappointing. The Daikanyama at Bloomingdale’s seems promising. Would love to hear any other spots people might consider if they were in this range. I feel like there were some Brighton places in the past at CH that I might be forgetting.