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At Your Service
224 Boston Street

Not only is the service at this Dorchester favorite attentive, it's also thoughtful. Dine outside in the lush gardens on a chilly evening, and blankets are already draped over chair backs — a delightful gesture so unfamiliar on the many outdoor patios in the city. Our waitress's recommendations from the menu, which is both classic and eclectic American (meatloaf and mashed share the page with a grilled peach topped with shaved Manchego cheese), were spot on. We opted to remain outside under the awning despite a thunderstorm, and our waitress checked back regularly to be sure we stayed dry and comfortable, adjusting seating as necessary, and bringing us more of the bartender's excellent sangria.

$11-$23; 224 Boston Street, Dorchester, 617-265-1217, 224bostonstreet.com

(Evan Richman/Globe Staff)
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