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Bistro Chic

Downtown-quality food, off the beaten path

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ith its exposed brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, mood lighting, and dark woodwork, Birch Street Bistro is downtown chic. So it’s surprising to find it in Roslindale Village. It’s surprising to find food this good, too—modern bistro fare that matches the ambiance, with the likes of shrimp romesco and seared duck. But the best secret is the free live music, usually jazz, every Thursday night beginning at 8:30. Warne


One of the biggest railroad accidents in American history occurred in Roslindale when a bridge collapsed beneath a Boston & Providence Railroad passenger train bound for Boston on March 14, killing 23 and injuring more than 100 passengers and crew.