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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    January 11, 2014
  • Last Review
    February 2, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
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Iball's Reviews
 
Sam"s is not about reinventing the wheel. It's more about finding four wheels that we wanted to drive around the Boston Waterfront. The local bounty of New England's farms and artisans; the simplicity of an American Diner; the endless and timeless appeal of the French Bistro menu; and the warmth and welcoming spirit of our home. <br /><br />Located above Louis Boston on Fan Pier, Sam's is a 45 seat restaurant that offers stunning views of the Boston skyline and waterfront. <br /><br />We are conveniently located next to the ICA and Boston Courthouse, and a short walk to the Boston Convention Center, World Trade Center, and Bank of America Pavilion.<br /><br />During the warmer months, seating is available on our 80 seat patio. Reservations are only offered for the inside dining room, but please feel free to call about our wait times for outdoor seating.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
As always- two thumbs up
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2004
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I am a regular at SAMs and they outdo themselves every time. The oysters are a deal and served ice cold and always a tasty choice. The menu changes but there is always something for the meat or fish eater. Right now- the hake is a great dish- in a light broth with ham. The char is delicious too. The chicken is a standard as is the burger but always great. Oh- the potato puff app is a good choice too. The wine list is superb- ask for a suggestion and John gives you a great story and choices. It is always crazy busy in the summer but it is also a great spot in the winter. And the live music on Friday is a nice addition.
The whole team is friendly, knowledgeable and make the dining experience a good old time...
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Dined on 01/31/2014
 2004
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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Bricco’s star has been rising steadily since restaurateur Frank DePasquale revamped the menu to feature modern interpretations of regional Italian dishes. <br><br> Bricco has garnished superlative reviews from food writers in Boston and around the country – Best Guaranteed Meal in the North End and Best Pasta in Boston just two of the most recent accolades. <br><br> The talented kitchen team creates “boutique” Italian food, so-called because it is unique, personal and created for a select and sophisticated diner. The food is complemented by an enoteca (wine bar) with an exceptional selection of all-Italian wines. <br><br> Bricco also offers a sophisticated late night scene. The chic and energetic bar serves up great one of a kind cocktails as well as brick oven pizza with gourmet toppings such as prosciutto and fresh mozzarella from Italy in addition with a full dinner menu. <br>Open 7 days a week 11:oopm – 2:00 a.m.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Classy Italian
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/30/2014
 2004
Dined on 01/30/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The apps are all good and waitress was great in describing and helping us decide how many to share for the group. I was there with6 people for business dinner and upstairs is a bit more quiet and can easily accomodate larger parties. The tuna was perfectly rare and delicious. The risotto was delicious but not too heavy. Octupus app and burata both are must try's. I told our waitress we were heading to the bruins game and she paced everything well. And the bar is always a good spot for people watching !!!"
Dined on 01/30/2014
 2004
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups
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Row 34 is a workingman’s oyster bar. We serve great oysters and pour unique beer in one of Boston's best neighborhoods, Fort Point.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
New hot spot for oysters
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2004
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great room, great vibe, awesome food. Have been twice- first time was delicious and I couldn't wait to bring friends back. Went last Saturday and there was a large private party which seemed to have impact on timely delivery of our food. Oysters are awesome- crab toast delicious, mussels are super. But a long lag time between apps and entrees- have the spicy stew! And menu changed from last week- wine list is varied and beer list is long and interesting..."
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2004
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
-1point
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Cinquecento Roman Trattoria is a comfortable, energetic and inviting restaurant reminiscent of the neighborhood trattorias found in Rome. A spot that is perfect for a spontaneous night out, a special occasion or as your go-to spot for dinner and brunch. A perfect meeting place for all, as we offer complimentary parking in our adjacent lot. Located in the South End of Boston, Cinquecento offers a menu steeped in the Roman tradition of simplicity custom and comfort. We offer an extensive all Italian wine list, award winning cocktails, a secluded out door patio and a private dinning room. Enjoy Roman and Italian inspired cuisine described as "true to the Roman Style, simple dishes perfectly done" all served in a dining room like no other in Boston.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
3 rd time not a charm
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/07/2014
 2004
Dined on 01/07/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I had been 2x times before- first time was a good experience, 2 nd was great- 3 rd time the service and level of engagement made the experience uncomfortable for me and my companion- food is awesome- octopus is awesome, mussels are in great broth- both standouts. Pastas enjoyed last time were flavorful and cooked just perfectly. Lots of great choices. Wine list is extensive and previous two times, the waiter guided me and suggested. On Tuesday- while it was 12 degrees and the place was less than half full we had trouble getting any info or suggestions from our waitress. Too many choices in the south end to spend your money and feel like a valued customer. Also- if you just want a drink and an app- the bar is cool... But I will not return"
Dined on 01/07/2014
 2004
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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