February 13, 2013
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Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
The Vine Brook Tavern in Lexington is the latest addition to a growing list of restaurants offering upscale dining in the suburbs.
Brian Lesser (right) and Marcus Palmer are co-owners of the three-month-old Vine Brook Tavern in Lexington.
Adam Hunger for The Boston Globe/File 2011
At 80 Thoreau in Concord, which has served upscale food for more than a year, success came quickly.
Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff/File 2011
A soft shell crab dish at 80 Thoreau.
Globe File Photo
Fifteen years ago, Ming Tsai opened the Asian fusion restaurant Blue Ginger in Wellesley and easily lured diners from the city.
“It’s about building where you live, becoming part of the neighborhood. We want to be the neighborhood joint,” Ming Tsai (left) said.
Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff/File 2012
Chef Michael Schlow (right) is looking at Braintree and Burlington to expand his suburban trattoria, Alta Strada.
Jason Bond, owner of Bondir in Cambridge, is planning a farm-to-table restaurant in Concord Center.