Silke
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  • Review Count
    5
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  • First Review
    December 31, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 19, 2014
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  • Average Rating
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Silke's Reviews
 
Teatro, located in the theater district overlooking the Boston Common, offers a modern approach to classic Italian dishes. The design of Teatro is both elegant and informal. The open kitchen and high arched mosaic ceiling gives the room a theatrical presence. Teatro offers a full bar and wine list. Full menu is available at the bar.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
We love Teatro
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/17/2014
 2005
Dined on 4/17/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A perennial favorite. Even when jammed before theater, it's good. The service is professional and attentive without being overbearing... much more Euro-style than most in Boston. The food is always good. This is a perfect spot to combine with a movie at Boston Common. Has been consistently excellent for a loooooooooong time!"
Dined on 4/17/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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City Landing is a contemporary, upscale-casual restaurant located at 255 State Street, serving lunch and dinner seven days a week with Sunday brunch. Forbes Four-Star award winning Chef/Owner Bill Brodsky prepares contemporary American cuisine that meets an energetic and casually sophisticated design, care of Boston's Stephen Sousa. Open airy windows overlook Long Wharf and the Rose Kennedy Greenway; just seconds away from Faneuil Hall, the NE Aquarium and Harbor. A convivial and comfortable setting sees splashes of mint green and rich mahogany, accented by natural quartz stone inlaid with mosaic glass tiles and chic high end lighting. The menu features a large variety of American fare including thoughtful seafood dishes, artisan pizzettas, creative salads and a bounty of carefully crafted entrees produced from locally indigenous ingredients. The bar features small plate tapas, specialty cocktails, local distilleries, local brews on tap, and a reasonably priced wine list.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
City Landing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2008
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The menu is creative, food is excellent, physical setting is very attractive... there is a server named Mark who is THE BEST waiter in Boston. Recently the service (except for Mark) has become spotty, with both greeters (several rather clueless people hanging around the reception desk and coming by to ask about things) and servers being less professional (ex. didn't ask about sparking vs. still, made a face when we asked, forgot an order, blamed it on the kitchen). There is a great emphasis on "friendliness" which is well-intentioned but has gone overboard ("Is everything wonderful?")... this is definitely no substitute for competence. We still love City Landing, hope it will get a strong manager and consistent training pronto!"
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Grotto is great for a slushy night
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/19/2014
 2008
Dined on 02/19/2014
 2008
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 live across the street from the Grotto so it's a natural fallback, especially in winter. Thankfully it recently upgrade its ambiance with the addition of booths. Besides improved comfort and appearance, the booths seem to help with the accoustics... or maybe it was just quieter than usual this time (?) Hopefully the booths are the beginning of improvements which would include (soon!) doing something about the ceiling, which is hideous! The other issue is the menu, which has been exactly the same forever. Venison is the one new dish which has been added in the past 5-10 years (?) Many of the dishes are very good but there's a limit to how long the menu can remain the same without being boring to regulars/neighbors."
Dined on 02/19/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Teatro, located in the theater district overlooking the Boston Common, offers a modern approach to classic Italian dishes. The design of Teatro is both elegant and informal. The open kitchen and high arched mosaic ceiling gives the room a theatrical presence. Teatro offers a full bar and wine list. Full menu is available at the bar.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Every neighborhood needs Teatro
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/07/2014
 2008
Dined on 02/07/2014
 2008
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
"Teatro has been consistently very good over time... good food, good service, good ambiance, good location... and unpretentious, good for older theater and movie-goers, as well as a cool and casual younger crowd. In Europe, there's a good bistro or trattoria in every neighborhood, filled with happy regulars. Unfortunately this is rare in Boston, and we have to take the T... but Teatro is always worth the trip!"
Dined on 02/07/2014
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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Raised mahogany paneling, banquette seating, mosaic tile flooring, etched glass, discrete mirrors and a large fireplace help to create a refined and comfortable bistro environment on Charles Street in Beacon Hill. A true urban neighborhood venue, The Beacon Hill Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. While breakfast and lunch have an American/International flavor, at dinner the accent is decidedly French. Jason Bond crafts menus calling on modern bistro cuisine, “striving to balance tradition with modern tastes and techniques.” The Bistro also serves late-night dinners until 11:00 p.m. for the after-theatre, symphony, and film crowd. And, of course, Sunday brunch.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Trending downward?
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2013
 2008
Dined on 10/15/2013
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I used to think BHHB was really great... on this occasion it had clearly taken a turn in the wrong direction. Admittedly it was only lunch, and only sandwiches... but the sandwiches were very mediocre and the server absent for long periods, rushed over with the check before we could order coffee, etc. Hopefully this was an aberration but I've heard some worrisome comments from others."
Dined on 10/15/2013
 2008
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