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October 1 - 8, 1998

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Fish story on Bromfield Street

Sasha Café & Bistro

On the Cheap by Jason Weinzimer

Nestled on a diverse downtown block, Sasha Café & Bistro delivers the seemingly impossible: skillfully prepared fresh fish at a reasonable price. Daily specials include treats such as grilled sea bass ($6.95), cooked to a velvety chew with a fine lemon-pepper marinade. Served with garlic bread and a choice of pasta dressed in either garlicky white or red sauce, it's a superb and filling dish. The Cajun bluefish sandwich ($4.95) demonstrates chef Frank DiCicco's talent in handling this sometimes overpowering fish; balanced by a seasoning mix that's spicy without being salty, the robust fillet proved as hearty as any burger, and the accompanying fries were crispy and terrific.

Sasha is small, with a comfortable décor and an easygoing atmosphere that make it a true neighborhood find. The Italian-accented menu lists nearly a dozen chicken and beef dishes, and you know the fish is fresh because they do run out sometimes. But never fear -- the staff has been known to offer even first-time callers the chance to reserve a fish dinner for later. How's that for service?

Sasha Café & Bistro, located at 55 Bromfield Street, in Boston, is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (617) 482-8822.

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