Hemul
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  • Review Count
    11
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  • First Review
    January 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 18, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
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The original South End bistro celebrating our 10th year anniversary and our Improper Bostonian Best American Bistro award. <br />We serve dinner nightly as well as a popular neighborhood brunch on both Saturday and Sunday with a $9.95 price fixed option all day Saturday and through 11am Sunday.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
good meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/16/2014
 2005
Dined on 4/16/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had not been for a while, and welcomed the changes to the menu, which tries to incorporate seasonal ingredients. Both of our entrees were very good. My wife had the duck and I had the rabbit pasta dish. The Brussels sprout side dish needed less maple syrup and more time in the oven. The roasted artichoke appetizer was not a hit. The outer leaves had the texture of cellulose and they were bitter. The charcuterie plate was somewhat unbalanced - too much liver mousse, too little sausage. Wine selection by the glass was very good. Service was attentive and seating was comfortable. We will be back."
Dined on 4/16/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
memorable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food was very good, tasty and inventive. Service was attentive and the half-bottle collection was reasonable. I was not happy with where we were seated. Seating in restaurants is becoming as obscure and non-transparent as airline seating. There were quite a few empty tables for two, yet we were given very few rather uncomfortable choices. Is it the fact that we made reservations on OpenTable? Whom does one have to bribe or know to get a decent table in this town?"
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, special occasion
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A Contemporary Mediterranean Restaurant featuring both innovative & classic preparations of the finest seafood available globally. The dining room at Ostra evokes a sense of style and sophistication in a comfortable and inviting setting. Ostra also offers a fine bar and lounge area featuring live piano entertainment. Ostra's private dining room accommodates up to 42 seated and 70 for a cocktail reception.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
great food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Really good food, well prepared and well served. Paella could have been a bit "juicier"."
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, special occasion
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Located just over Boston's original "West Boston Bridge," West Bridge serves french-inspired food with a New England perspective in a modern and comfortable environment. The rustic loft-inspired room boasts 18-foot ceilings, reclaimed woods and metal beams all in a casual, industrial-style space. With an emphasis on hospitality, the owners of West Bridge look forward to welcoming you into their home.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
good inventive food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2005
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We were pleasantly surprised by the food. The small plates format was a great way to sample a variety of dishes and keep it light if needed. Service was good, maybe a touch slow. The ambiance is somewhat industrial geek chic. Our table was right at the entrance (OpenTable curse hits again), not the homiest environment, i.e. would not be my Valentine's Day pick. The place was busy, and we will be back for the food."
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2005
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
pleasant surprise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It was our first time at 500 and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good, flavorful and portion sizes were appropriate. Service was attentive and the ambience was nice. Free parking in Boston is always a bonus. We will be back."
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2005
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The original South End bistro celebrating our 10th year anniversary and our Improper Bostonian Best American Bistro award. <br />We serve dinner nightly as well as a popular neighborhood brunch on both Saturday and Sunday with a $9.95 price fixed option all day Saturday and through 11am Sunday.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
really slow service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2005
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We really like Union, and go there regularly, but service was so slow that they were giving free wine to us, and waiters tried hard not to look at us. There was no real explanation given for the 45-55 minute hiatuses between courses. My wife's was a prix-fixe, something that typically gets done quickly. The place was packed and people were waiting at the door, I presume because of the slow service. The food was very good, and we like the new menu. The grits cake was enormous, however."
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2005
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Gaslight is a French Brasserie celebrating our 4 year anniversary and our Boston Magazine award for Best French Brasserie. Starting in early spring, we have a wonderful heated patio, which is offset from all traffic and enclosed to create a romantic atmosphere. Inside, we have a full bar, 100% French wine list and free parking. We serve dinner nightly and brunch every Saturday and Sunday morning. We were voted "Boston's Best Brunch 2012" by Boston Magazine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
very satisfying
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/29/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/29/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We often go to Gaslight, and my wife and I talked about the fact that the quality had clearly improved recently. After a couple of so-so meals about a year ago, the new menu and the food preparation have really improved quite a bit. The bluefish special app was quite tasty and light, for instance. Service is always very good. We'll be back."
Dined on 01/29/2014
 2005
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A Contemporary Mediterranean Restaurant featuring both innovative & classic preparations of the finest seafood available globally. The dining room at Ostra evokes a sense of style and sophistication in a comfortable and inviting setting. Ostra also offers a fine bar and lounge area featuring live piano entertainment. Ostra's private dining room accommodates up to 42 seated and 70 for a cocktail reception.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
great food and service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/24/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/24/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was our first time to Ostra. I have to say, we were very impressed. The food was really outstanding and well prepared. The salt encrusted fish was as good as we had had in Mediterranean countries. Very moist, just some lemon, herbs, olive oil. Service was extremely attentive without being intrusive. The place is nicely decorated. It is pricey, but more worth it than many other places priced at Ostr'a level."
Dined on 01/24/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, special occasion
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Island Creek Oyster Bar is named simply after our farmer, built on the ideal of bringing guests closer to the farm. Chef Jeremy Sewall offers a daily changing menu with a raw bar featuring Island Creek Oysters and an updated, seasonal selection of New England seafood.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
good food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had not been for about two months, and were looking forward to a good meal. The oysters were very good - good selection and quality. My lobster/rib pasta was good, but a tad greasy. Lobster tail was cold and tough. My wife's fish was on the dry side. The mushroom side was plentiful and very good. Service was attentive and the place was packed as it had been when we were there before. OpenTable is pretty much useless most of the time, if you want to eat after 5.30."
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2005
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B&G Oysters is a modern yet classic take on the oyster bar. Located in Boston's South End, B&G Oysters has a decidedly neighborhood feel, combining polished but friendly service with fantastically fresh seafood dishes and food-friendly wines. B&G Oysters has received many accolades over the years for its cuisine and wine program including "Best Seafood" in 2007 and 2008 by Boston Magazine. This subterranean spot draws energy from its open kitchen which is surrounded by a white marble bar. In warmer weather, enjoy drinks and more on the stone patio; a favorite outdoor dining spot in the city. Please note that all reservations are for the interior of the restaurant. Our patio is available solely on a walk-in basis.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Soemwhat disappointed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/15/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/15/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My wife and I really like going to B&G, but we were disappointed this time. The oysters were great as always, but our fish was uncharacteristically dry, and my appetizer was not very well seasoned. We will certainly be back, as we hope that this is just a one-time outlier. Also, some of the seating is really uncomfortable and cramped, although I know that it's part of the charm."
Dined on 01/15/2014
 2005
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