chuckmac07
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    July 3, 2014
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    October 19, 2014
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Market Grille is a casual restaurant highlighting the best domestic American products and cuisine. The extensive menu features a variety of small plates, burgers, and entrees that offer a modern twist on traditional, comfort cuisine. All of the ingredients and products utilized are locally-sourced and domestically-grown. The full bar features a large selection of American spirits including artisan vodkas, small batch bourbons, craft whiskeys, and house-made infusions. The bar also features over 30 wines by the glass and a broad selection of local, craft brews including 12 on draft. The atmosphere is a welcoming blend of modern elements and traditional American comfort. There is a large bar and outdoor patio that both feature an incredible view of the Hartford skyline and Farmington Valley. Join us to see what happens when casual, comfort goes gourmet.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
bland and unremarkable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"typical mass production setting and menu. food was actually pretty good overall, but waiter was frustrated comedian who screwed up our order at least 3X. unmemorable and mediocre experience."
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2005
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Located at 560 Tremont St in the heart of the South End Boston, we serve up time honored cuisine. Each item is accompanied by a circa date referencing the first time the dish, an ingredient, or cooking method was first found in print. <br /><br />With the sounds of music bursting from the turntable in the corner, the atmosphere is laid-back and comfortable, perfect for family and friends to meet over a delicious meal, cocktail, wine, and fabulous conversation!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
very good experience!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2005
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
"cozy setting, terrific service and limited but well-executed menu from starters to desserts. a solid choice in the South End. we'll be back."
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Parallel 37 offers globally-inspired cuisine that is artistically creative, disciplined and intriguing, perfectly paired with wine, beer or handcrafted cocktails. Sourced locally, Parallel 37’s hyper-seasonal produce is farmer-grown, while meat, poultry and seafood utilize sustainable practices. Whether creating your own global journey by selecting from our three-course menu of ever-changing seasonal dishes, or embarking upon Chef Rotondo’s five- or eight-course, market-inspired tasting menus, guests will enjoy an approachable and collaborative dining experience resulting in a unique journey for each table.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
reliably good Ritz restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"nothing special but good food, although a hotel restaurant should not force you to have 4 courses in prix fixe format. nice bar & atmosphere."
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2005
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Situated in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk's celebrated Quince Restaurant features Italian and French inspired tasting menus that highlight the seasonal bounty of Northern California. Accompanying each menu is an innovative wine pairing program. A sophisticated cocktail program features innovative, seasonal ingredients and unique, table side preparations. Chef Michael Tusk was named “Best Chef: Pacific” by the James Beard Foundation in 2011. Quince was awarded its second Michelin star in 2013 and in April 2012, the San Francisco Chronicle bestowed a fourth star to Quince.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Top 3 All-Time List
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/06/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/06/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"our 2nd visit & just as good as the 1st time. truly exceptional all around. as good a dining experience as exists on Planet Earth. we wish we lived in San Fran just so we could eat here more often."
Dined on 10/06/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Co-Owners Brian Piccini and Executive Chef Christopher Coombs are proud of their award winning Restaurant & Bar, Deuxave in the Back Bay. The inspiration behind the restaurant’s American Nouveau Cuisine is seasonality, with a focus on working with the finest farms and purveyors, sourcing out the freshest, local ingredients and amplifying their magnificence. The cuisine is strongly rooted in the nouvelle techniques of contemporary French cuisine, married with the splendor of American ingredients in a refined, but casual setting. Deuxave’s (pronounced doo-ave) name plays homage to its location at the corners of Commonwealth Ave and Massachusetts Ave.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
still out Top 3 in Boston
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"interesting menu, nice setting, great bar, terrific preparation and attentive service always seem to make for a wonderful experience. consistently excellent. definitely worth a try if you haven't been there before."
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Tico, Michael Schlow's award-winning venture, located at 222 Berkely St (corner of St James) is casual, fun, inviting, energized and energizing. The restaurant has a personal, somewhat eclectic, "found" feel, with lots of reclaimed wood and unusual pieces. Perfect for friends that want to share cool cocktails, plates of tasty, sometimes spicy food, while listening to great music, in a fast, uncomplicated restaurant that provides knowledgeable, quick, playful service.<br />The restaurant has an open kitchen with 6 stools right on the counter to watch all the action. It also boasts a large bar, dining room for 100, a chef's table, and a lush outdoor courtyard that features a fireplace, dining for 50, as well as some "soft" seating near the fire if guests wish to be outside for a drink or snack.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
decent lunch at a decent price
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"nothing special, nothing wrong. interesting Mexican-influenced menu, executed like any corner bar might do. bar-like setting. again, nothing wrong, but nothing memorable."
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2005
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
consistently very good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"nice bread, terrific salads & creative, fresh pasta dishes made for another very good experience."
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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***PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE FOR OUR 17 SEAT CHEF'S COUNTER ONLY*** <br> Located in a 100-year-old fire station in Boston’s historic Leather District, o ya offers contemporary Japanese dining in a comfortable setting. The intimate 37-seat dining room consists of ten tables and a 17-seat chef’s counter, where guests can watch the chefs preparing the dishes. <br> Chef Owner Tim Cushman offers an Omakase, or Chef’s tasting menu, for $150 and an extensive a la carte menu of creative nigiri, sashimi, vegetable, wagyu beef, kurobuta pork and poulet rouge chicken dishes. O ya also offers an extensive premium sake list. Average dining time is approximately 2-3 hours. <br> CANCELLATION POLICY: In the event that you need to cancel or modify your reservation, please do so 24 hours prior to your reservation to avoid a $75 per person charge. <br> If you have any specific dietary or time restrictions, please let us know when making your reservation.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
worth every penny
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"sushi as both art and a theatrical experience. menu, preparation, taste, service & setting all 5 stars. spectacular."
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Manhattan sophistication meets comfort at Lexington Brass, a 110-seat neighborhood eatery located on the ground level of the luxury Hersha Group hotel, Hyatt 48Lex. A fresh, locally sourced menu by Executive Chef Chris Leahy features traditional American cuisine, while the social setting, sensible prices and gracious service foster a sense of familiarity among patrons, making Lexington Brass both a Midtown destination and a neighborhood staple.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
nice lunch but understaffed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"clean modern setting, good food (salmon & salads), but slow, iffy service."
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2005
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Stella is a fantastic new Italian restaurant in Boston's hip SoWa neighborhood. Chef Evan Deluty is considered one of New England's most talented chefs. Evan and Candice Deluty celebrate the grand opening of their third restaurant, Stella.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
still our favorite in South End
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"great setting, perfect bar, the best arugula salad anywhere, and wonderful pasta & fish selection. modern Italian done to perfection."
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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