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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    December 13, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 7, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
westender's Reviews
 
Intimate Italian dining in the North End. Large open front overlooking all the action on Hanover St, the main street in the North End. Marble tables, brick walls, large Black and White photos of the family in Sicily. This is truly like taking a trip to an Italian restaurant in a little Italian village. The menu offers a combination of the styles of the Chef / Owner's family, and modern inspiration and applications. We are always striving to keep our food fresh, flavorful and true to our culinary traditions.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Enjoyable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2009
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I was meeting my son and wanted a place in the neighborhood where he could find a variety of dishes. Carmelina's is the right spot. Lots of great small plates as well as some larger entrees. And it was not so noisy that we could not talk. Very happy with that."
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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Instantly transporting yet comfortably familiar, imagination and authenticity meld into the French-inspired American food at Maynards Kitchen. Described in the New York Times as "dark and handsome", and voted "Best Romantic Setting" by Tucson Weekly, Maynards Kitchen will consistently delight you with wonderful food & wine, its hip, spirited bar, and evocative, elegant atmosphere.<br><br>Downtown Tucson’s Historic East End is both a destination and a hub for those seeking the heart of urban Tucson. <br /><br />Across the breezeway from Maynards Kitchen is Maynards Market, a fast-casual cafe concept serving "gourmet market cuisine" for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beautiful fresh baked pastries, a beer and wine counter, and local hand-scooped ice cream are highlights of the bright and airy eatery. With a large community table, outdoor seating on the spacious plaza, and free WiFi, Maynards Market is the perfect place to explore or relax with a latte, pastry, and your favorite read.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellence in the heart of Tucson
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We dined here for the first time on a late February visit to Tucson. It was a Saturday evening, and downtown was hopping so we were very happy to use the very reasonable Valet Service. The dining room is fun, handsome but with a train station feel appropriate for an Amtrak station - fun to watch the freight trains speed by. The bar was full, and some brave souls were outside under heat lamps. We chose to stay inside. We had a very knowledgeable server, and we really enjoyed our entrees - steak for him, a steelhead special for me. Since it was a birthday dinner, we splurged on a dense chocolate cake accompanied by crème anglais - very nice!
We plan to return on our next trip."
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Post 390 puts a contemporary twist on seasonally inspired dishes that reflect Chef de Cuisine Deutmeyer's passion for fresh ingredients and unforgettable flavors. On the first floor is the Tavern: a casual but sophisticated menu and atmosphere, with a 25-seat bar and high top and banquette seating area, warmed by a beautiful four-sided fireplace. A massive wrought iron staircase connects the energy of the first floor with the Dining Room on the second floor. <br />Here, guests can have a more refined dining experience, and enjoy our large, open kitchen, wine displays, two private dining rooms, additional fireside dining and views of landmarks like Copley Place, Trinity Church and the Hancock Tower. <br />Located in the Clarendon Building, on the corner of Clarendon and Stuart Streets at the site of the former Back Bay Post Office Annex, Post 390 is perfectly situated within walking distance of the South End and Back Bay neighborhoods.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We chose Post this time because the weather was freezing and the restaurant is right across the street from the Lyric Stage. Perfect! And Post is a really nice restaurant. A large bar area on the first floor and a more formal dining room on the second. Each space has its own menu, but you can choose from either. There is space for intimate dinners and for group gatherings in a very convenient location. The food and service were very good on Thursday, just as they have always been. Post is always a good choice!"
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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In search of a sun soaked patio, a truly unique dining experience or just an engaging place to socialize, the Granary Tavern on the Rose Kennedy Greenway is the answer. Located at the end of Milk Street, in the iconic Financial District and just steps from Faneuil Hall, Granary Tavern represents authentic Boston dining. Making its home in the Charles Bullfinch designed building constructed in 1816, this 250 seat restaurant has two floors, two bars, exposed kitchen, patio, and panoramic al fresco style windows. <br /><br />Enjoy farm-to-table gastronomic options complimented perfectly by an extensive local beer list and cocktail offering. Locals, professionals and tourists alike enjoy a comforting and welcoming atmosphere in the winter months and sun-soaked patio during the spring and summer.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice Surprise on the Greenway
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We were very pleased with our visit. Decided to try something new, and we had see the Granary many times as we drove along the Greenway. It is very nice. Several seating areas on the first floor and downstairs, a bar, booths, high-tops and small tables. A good mix of young professionals, older locals and tourists. There are a few flat-screen TVs, but this is not a noisy 'sports bar'. It is comfortable and the food is yummy. An interesting menu and not too large. We had the BBQ pork nachos, which are enough for 3 or 4, then the Heirloom Salad and the Wild Boar Linguini. All delicious. And our server, Yaz, was wonderful, helpful and attentive. Can't wait to return for the outside dining!"
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Brownstone is located at the edges of Boston's Back Bay and South End and just steps from Copley Square. Named after the architecture of the neighborhood, Brownstone has a quaint and comfortable ambience achieved through exposed brick and subtle lighting. <br /><br />Chef Kelly Snogles has created a comfort-food focused menu with a touch of Southern hospitality. Enjoy our signature brunch items everyday of the week, like the Fried Chicken Crunchy Fried Toast. Or join us for dinner where Chef Kelly's creativity continues to be showcased through dishes like the Smoked Trout Toast or the Short Rib Ragout.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Check for special functions first!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We dined before the theatre. Had been before, wanted to see new menu. Forgot it was the holiday season and their might be office parties. There were two. Young and LOUD. The host was pleasant and engaging. The food was quite good. A small menu. Many 'comfort' and 'bar' items. It was just TOO LOUD for any actual conversation.
We will just check first the next time!"
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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