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  • Review Count
    9
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    July 31, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 14, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
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Welcome to Grotto, a 25 rated Zagat restaurant serving Italian cuisine in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. We will bring back old world charm with a rustic setting, featuring cuisine rated by Phantom Gourmet as Best New Italian (2004), and Gourmet Greatness (2005).
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Grotto, always super!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2002
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"So consistent, so good. Brought a VIP from Jersey the other night who loved it. Perfect twist on parmesan, not drowned in tomato sauce, just terrific."
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2002
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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 Hamersley's Bistro
Hamersley's Bistro
Gordon and Fiona Hamersley have owned one of Boston's most popular restaurants for 20 years. Hamersley's Bistro serves contemporary, full-flavored French/Mediterranean food in a relaxed environment. Located in the fashionable South End, Hamersley's is adjacent to the Boston Center for the Arts and its' affiliated theaters and galleries. The historic brick building, which originally housed a piano factory, has been transformed into one of Boston's most comfortable dining atmospheres. The dining room has butter yellow walls, exposed beams and a view of the open kitchen so diners can watch the chefs work in their brightly colored baseball caps. There is also a cozy bar, where neighborhood regulars gather for food and drinks, as well as a large patio for casual summer dining.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Get There! Hamersley's Final Days
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/25/2014
 2002
Dined on 9/25/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If you have the chance, get to Hamersley's for their legendary Roast Chicken and other dishes. Place was packed at 830p, with good reason. Service was spectacularly attentive and the food was great."
Dined on 9/25/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Contemporary, stylish and inviting, Boston Chops is a modern interpretation of a steak house.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
consistently good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2002
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2002
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
"Fine, attentive service, good food, Boston Chops is consistent in their quality. Could use some improvement in their side options, but entree is always tops."
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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At The Merchant, we make almost all our fare from scratch. Executive chef Matt Foley previously worked at both Craigie on Main in Cambridge and Sycamore in Newton. The Merchant is a big space that served for more than a century as a leather store. We've brought in high-top tables near the windows ... a 40-foot bar on one side of the room … and more formal dining spots on the opposite side. We have a semi-private dining room in back, and another dining room downstairs. For our menu, Chef Foley cures and smokes all the meat in house. Our burger is top-notch, as are other dishes like steak and eggs, sweetbread nuggets, and “rustic” desserts. The Merchant serves salads, sandwiches ($10-$12), and more for the lunch rush. And for dinner, we are a full-service brasserie (with most entrees ranging from $20-$24). The bar has 36 beers on tap, many of them locally brewed, plus a full selection of craft cocktails to serve our patrons, especially the after-work crowd.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
The Merchant - Great Fit in DTX
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2002
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2002
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
"Downtown Crossing has a very good new restaurant in The Merchant. Could use a few more menu options but that may come with time. Had a nice Croquet Madame and my guest had a quality salad."
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2002
Special Features: hot spot, great for lunch
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Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52, you’ll enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars, and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, of which 52 or more are available by the glass, we will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection. Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly. If you are searching for a place to host your event, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. We also feature a Chef’s table for smaller groups or more intimate settings. Together we will create the event of the season! For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Seasons 52, generally ok
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2002
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Was more impressed by Seasons 52 after it opened, but still some redeeming qualities. Chicken dish was fine, but sides lagged a bit and my partner found the filet a little wanting. Hopefully, this is just a change of seasons transition and they'll be back in the top tier soon!"
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2002
Special Features: hot spot
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Gather is a full service restaurant and bar adjacent to District Hall that serves a menu of affordable, fresh, and inventive dishes inspired by modern-American cuisine. Located in Boston's fast-growing Seaport District, Gather offers guests a bright and airy space with a comfortable and energetic atmosphere for friends, co-workers and more to come together. The bar serves delicious cocktails, local craft beers and a wide selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Gather will serve lunch and dinner daily, with menus featuring creative and inventive dishes inspired by modern American cuisine. Worldly dishes will be alongside today’s standards such as chicken and waffles, flatbread pizza and cheeseburgers. The menu will feature snacks, fresh local seafood, entree salads and daily specials.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Good reasons to Gather here
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2002
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Terrific location in District Hall, the heart of Boston's Innovation District, and the food is great too. Super place for a business lunch, attentive staff and you can look out into Boston Harbor. Can't wait to have dinner here too. Thanks to Boston Mayor Tom Menino for getting this facility built!"
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Towne Stove and Spirits is a warm, welcoming respite in Boston’s bustling Back Bay. It’s a place where all are welcome and the savory scents from our wood-fired rotisserie mix with the hearty sounds of laughter and good conversation. A place where people relax and enjoy unexpected culinary surprises.<br /><br />It’s a place for special celebrations, power lunches and private parties. A place where our valets take as good care of your car as our servers do of you. It’s a place where life is good. Whether you live in the neighborhood or are visiting the city, our towne is your towne.<br /><br />Conveniently located adjacent to the Hynes Convention Center, towne is open daily for dinner and weekend brunch.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Going to Towne
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2002
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Decent restaurant. Lobster pop overs were as good as advertised. Had better prime rib but certainly filling. Service very attentive."
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2002
Special Features: hot spot
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At The Merchant, we make almost all our fare from scratch. Executive chef Matt Foley previously worked at both Craigie on Main in Cambridge and Sycamore in Newton. The Merchant is a big space that served for more than a century as a leather store. We've brought in high-top tables near the windows ... a 40-foot bar on one side of the room … and more formal dining spots on the opposite side. We have a semi-private dining room in back, and another dining room downstairs. For our menu, Chef Foley cures and smokes all the meat in house. Our burger is top-notch, as are other dishes like steak and eggs, sweetbread nuggets, and “rustic” desserts. The Merchant serves salads, sandwiches ($10-$12), and more for the lunch rush. And for dinner, we are a full-service brasserie (with most entrees ranging from $20-$24). The bar has 36 beers on tap, many of them locally brewed, plus a full selection of craft cocktails to serve our patrons, especially the after-work crowd.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
The Merchant of Boston
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2002
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"is very generous in their service, their quality, and their ambiance. Very nice addition to the Downtown Crossing area, which is becoming a hot spot for local restaurants. Service was terrific and attentive, food was first rate. Only suggestion is a few more options on the menu would be good, but that'll come hopefully."
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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DGS Delicatessen features both traditional & modern Jewish cooking in Dupont Circle.<br>Chef Brian Robinson takes inspiration from the classic delicatessen, while pushing the cuisine in a new and exciting direction. DGS offers 8 day house cured pastrami & corned beef, reubens, handmade pierogis & matzo ball soup, house cured cold smoked salmon.<br>DGS believes that delicatessen, German for good eats, comes from the soul of the old World Jewish kitchen. In that spirit, DGS brines, cures, smokes and pickles everything served on premises.<br>Beverage Director Brian Zipin crafted a beer, wine and cocktail menu amplifying the bold flavors of the delicatessen. <br><br> **Please note: Saturday & Sunday Brunch tables are Walk In only**
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
closest thing to a real deli in DC
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2002
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Nice to have DGS in Dupont Circle, as another food option. The matzo ball soup didn't do much for me, but the Pastrami sandwich was very good. It's a bit pricey, but that's DC. Will go back sometime and check on their progress. Good luck!"
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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