Reasons to try Ten Tables are more plentiful than the seats in this space. Tiny bistros are tucked all over town, and the lesser known come and go all the time. Lucky for us, one of the better of these boutique restaurants has been holding its own in Jamaica Plain now for five years. The open kitchen feels like an intimate dinner party at home - exactly the aim of proprietor Krista Kranyak - and the localization of eating out feels right at home in earth crunchy JP.
Traditional cooking is the hook at TT, but it’s also the real thing. Specialties include homemade pastas, sausages and meats made on site, and organic local produce used at every available opportunity. Par for the course (no pun intended), the menu changes seasonally and as the market prices fluctuate. Every night excluding Wednesday, a $25 four course vegetarian tasting menu is available. And the enormous dessert and after dinner drink menu? We’ll let you try to decide for yourself from the overwhelming list of treats. Ten Tables is much like it sounds - small - but don’t let this dissuade you from visiting. Call for a reservation because there are few better spots for dinner with a loved one in the Plain.
[Photo: Ten Tables]