Maybe 2008 will be a good year for vegetarians. Last year, restaurants catered to the carnivores, with a tidal wave of new steakhouses around Boston. Two notables served up an old-school sense of luxury with new-school tweaks.
Located in downtown's Nine Zero Hotel, KO PRIME, chef Ken Oringer's swank ode to meat, serves many cuts of beef with international touches and edgier-than-usual sides. Skirt steak is flavored with North African spices; Okinawa sweet potatoes make an appearance as a pale purple mash. The restaurant really excels at odd bits and offal: headcheese, sweetbreads, and delectable bone marrow. KO Prime, 90 Tremont Street, Boston, 617-772-0202
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