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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Roostertail: Roast Chicken for a Wednesday Night Feast

Posted By on Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Roostertail's rotisserie chicken with salsa verde. - JONATHAN KAUFFMAN
  • Jonathan Kauffman
  • Roostertail's rotisserie chicken with salsa verde.

Gerard Darian and Tracy Green's two-month-old place serves reasonably priced rotisserie chicken (free-range, naturally), sandwiches, and a fleet of side dishes (cole slaw, brussels sprouts and bacon, broccoli and cheese) that sound like they've been pulled out of the Betty Crocker Cookbook but taste as if two former Postrio chefs had made them. There's beer and wine on draft if you're eating there before a movie. Or you can call in an order before you leave the office, and the servers will run out to the car to deliver your meal when you drive up. 

Roostertail isn't 100 percent spot-on -- dinner salads are weak, and the seasoning on the chicken ranges from off-kilter to excellent -- but it's positioned to become a Boston Chicken for diners who demand better ingredients. Better-tasting food, too. A Thursday night or Saturday lunch kind of place. In other words, an evergreen.

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