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I find myself both licking the plate and laughing uproariously whenever I dine at Tree Bistro. That’s a testament to owners Kathleen and Colm, who have hired talented chefs, and the friendliest, wittiest staff of out-of-work-actors-turned-waiters in the city. The food is straightforward—seafood pasta, a pot of mussels in wine sauce, a green bean salad—but cooked with real care from top-quality ingredients. Be sure to ask to sit in the lush hidden garden out back (it’s very romantic, and heated and covered when the weather turns brisk).