Local loyalty to Rendezvous's Steve Johnson runs justifiably deep. As a host, he's discreetly perceptive; as a chef, he's equally judicious, arranging exuberant Mediterranean ingredients within a delicate framework (which a simply decorated dining room showcases in turn). Lemon buttermilk pudding with a seasonally-changing berry sauce is a lovely example.
|Venue name:||Rendezvous (CLOSED)|
502 Massachusetts Ave
|Cross street:||at Brookline St|
|Opening hours:||5-10pm Mon-Thur, Sun; 5-11pm Fri, Sat.|
|Transport:||Red line to Central Square|
|Price:||Main courses $18-$26.|