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We’re usually inclined to be suspicious of a place that offers both a dosa and a wild mushroom ragout on their menu under the banner of “uniting cultures.” But the food at Lore is actually good. About half of the dishes here are Indian-inspired, including items like a dosa with some coriander-heavy coconut chutney and sea bream served with a yogurt sauce blended with mint at peak-freshness. On a menu that also includes a smash burger and brussels sprouts, these things might seem out of place—but as each dish passes the taste test, you’ll stop asking “Why?” and instead shrug and think “Why not?” Stop by this neighborhood restaurant for a casual weeknight dinner with an indecisive friend or a dimly-lit second date when you don’t want to seem boring.

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