Fare Review

Adam Erace reviews Fairmount’s health conscious Fare and is not in love with the formula.

Keeping the price point affordable — the menu tops out at $20 — doesn’t come without restrictions. “Fare isn’t a chef-driven restaurant,” explains [chef Tim] Bellew. “Nothing new, nothing over-the-top. I’m hiring people not for their creativity but for their technical abilities. We want to get this formula down and repeat it with consistency.”

Consistency is admirable, but discouraging creativity? Striving for formulaic? No amount of “healthy” food makes that easy to digest.

Fare to Middling [City Paper]