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At Your Service
Hamersley's Bistro

Service was snooty for years at Hamersley's in what was an uncanny imitation of a faculty club meant to scare customers into behaving themselves. But on recent visits, ties and starched white shirts aside, the servers looked like they were having fun. Today, the service remains highly efficient and anticipatory but also has a smidgen of the humor you get at simple bistros in France. Good jokes and great French food? This has become the perfect antidote to a stressful day.

$15-$25; 553 Tremont Street, Boston, 617-423-2700, hamersleysbistro.com

(Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
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