Silke
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  • Review Count
    10
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  • First Review
    July 18, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 30, 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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Teatro rarely disappoints!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We love Teatro and dine there often. My last review title was "Teatro Never Disappoints!" I have amended that this time because on our last visit we encountered a server much like those at places we like less. "Hi, my name is Kaitlyn!" I'll be your server," followed up by being pesky (interrupting our conversation, etc.) and saying TWICE, "How's everythin' tastin'?" which in my opinion, is even grosser than, "Still workin' on that?" Up to now we have found Teatro wonderful (among many other attributes!) in its European-style servers, who are attentive but not intrusive, who don't introduce themselves, who get it that service is about the CUSTOMER, not the server! A newcomer to the Teatro staff needs some training. Everything else great!!!"
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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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
Teatro is awesome!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have loved Teatro for a long time... and it keeps on keeping on... over the years we've never had a bad experience. It's never tired or boring, never so-so or disappointing, never less than very good, usually a delight! The service is especially impressive... genuinely capable, well-trained servers who don't introduce themselves (!) or otherwise make pests of themselves, but are always alert and attentive when needed... a real rarity in Boston/US in general, and much appreciated!!! The food is delicious, carefully prepared and beautifully presented. The room is very attractive the noise level is convivial, but never chaotic or unbearable. I LOVE Teatro, wish it were right next to my home... we'd be there every night!"
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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 Elephant Walk, The - Boston
Elephant Walk, The - Boston
The Elephant Walk serves Award-Winning Cambodian and French cuisine. We also feature strong VEGETARIAN and GLUTEN-FREE menus! With so much depth and breadth to our menus, both exotic and familiar, we have something for just about everyone. Cambodian cooking is beautiful and delicious, but still rare in America. Less hot and sweet than Thai, richer and more complex than Vietnamese, the complex spice pastes that are the foundation of many Cambodian dishes reflect Cambodia’s Indian ancestry. Our Cambodian menu features both traditional Cambodian dishes and originals created by our Chef/Owners Longteine and Nadsa de Monteiro, a Cambodian mother-daughter team born and raised in Phnom Penh. Why French too? Cambodia was a French colony for a century, ending in the 1950s. Consequently, our chef-owners were French-educated and grew up speaking French and enjoying French cuisine too. In other words, our Cambodian-and-French theme is an authentic reflection of…us!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Elephant Walk Still Great!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We hadn't been to The Elephant Walk for probably ten years, had kind of forgotten about it. Then walked by the other day, reminisced about how good it used to be, and decided to give it another try. Its 20th anniversary is now! And, while most places are a little "tired" by this stage, The Elephant Walk is still really good... not much decor (in a former bank building which looks like a former gas station) but good food, pretty good (though not expert) service, in an unpretentious and cheerful atmosphere, with a diverse clientele including young people, families with kids, seniors... all enjoying delicious Indonesian-French food, nicely done all around. Glad to be back, and we'll probably go again soon!"
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2005
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
Teatro never disappoints!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It's sort of a neighborhood gem, but more... has been great, and consistent, forever! Its location next to the Boston Common theater makes it perfect before or after a movie. Nice, busy bistro ambiance, great food, really good service even when busy... love it!"
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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La Voile is an authentic French brasserie, opened in Cannes in 1947. After a few years under a new ownership, it relocated to Boston in 2007.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
La Voile is the real thing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"It's hard to find an authentic bistro, but La Voile is the real thing. Good atmosphere, good food, good service, good value. As others have noted, the tables are a little too close together, and it was noisy on Saturday night, but it's a bustling congenial environment, and the servers are great at juggling everything very professionally. Overall, a friendly place which ideally would be found in every neighborhood, rather than a T ride away!"
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Chef Alexander Smith is always committed to using the finest and freshest ingredients around. supporting independent farms, locally and abroad, since opening in 2001. we buy organic, farm raised food and are proud members of Berkshire Grown.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Only game in town!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/28/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/28/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Gramercy Bistro is a very nice bistro and the only good restaurant for miles around (we have tried quite a few others). Thus, we dined there twice last week and enjoyed it both times. The ambiance, food and service are all very good. There are a few little negatives (ex. no candles one night, so it was too dark; no espresso; they forgot to check in our Open Table reservation BOTH nights) but altogether it was a very good experience. It would be nice if the whole North Adams area were to liven up and give them some competition!"
Dined on 8/28/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Chef Alexander Smith is always committed to using the finest and freshest ingredients around. supporting independent farms, locally and abroad, since opening in 2001. we buy organic, farm raised food and are proud members of Berkshire Grown.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Gramercy Bistro is an oasis in town
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We dined at Gramercy Bistro two nights in a row after trying several other local restaurants in North Adams during our recent wonderful Berkshire vacation. Everything about the Berkshires is awesome except for its restaurant selection. Gramercy Bistro is the only one we've found which we really like, which comes up to the standard of a good authentic bistro, with good food, ambiance and service. We like it a lot!"
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We generally love City Landing... this particular lunch, not as much. While the service and ambiance and some food were good, it was (1) Just too expensive for what we had for lunch, $71 for two, basically for sandwiches and coffee; (2) Soft-shelled crab (sandwich) was a real disappointment as the crab had been fried in some used oil which made it taste fishy and oily (like bad seaside French fries) rather than having much of its own delicious delicate crabby flavor. Also, without asking, our server gave us still water with no ice, and we had to ask for (house-made, delicious) sparkly water with ice (luckily we knew they had it). So this was the first inkling I've had that City Landing isn't always PERFECT!"
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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For memorable cocktail and cuisine experiences in the Beacon Hill area of Boston, Carrie Nation Cocktail Club on Beacon Street offers not only an extensive menu of exquisite dishes and drinks, but also a touch of history. Come to Carrie Nation for breakfast or brunch any day of the week, or stop by for an afternoon tea. Learn about Carrie Nation’s passionate efforts to rid America of liquor while smugly indulging in the very intoxicating delights that this firebrand fiend despised. At Carrie Nation, you can experience one of the best new locations for fine dining and cocktails in Boston.Those looking for a cocktail club in Beacon Hill with a classy, but comfortable, atmosphere can experience all that Carrie Nation has to offer.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Carrie Nation misses all around.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Carrie Nation is still in business despite being empty for months. As a neighbor, I heard it was catching on, so gave it a try at lunch. I like its "sister" properties, Emmett's and 6B, standard pubs with pretty good lunch. Apparently Carrie was trying for more upscale, maybe even "fine dining" with ambiance. Instead it's a mishmash of expensive, mediocre food, noise, pool tables (!) red flocked wallpaper and "retro"decor reminiscent of the old Marliave, when it was a red-sauce gangster place. Ser4vice is pretentious yet spotty ("I'll be your server," first rushed us, then disappeared...actually good because he was so sweaty I was afraid he'd drip on the food). This isn't going to work unless they find a coherent market positioning."
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2005
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The Marliave, Boston's fourth oldest restaurant, has a tireless commitment to house prepared cuisine. Our orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit juices are fresh squeezed daily. All breads, desserts, sauces, pastas, ice cream, and stocks are made daily in house and are prepared to order. The Marliave utilizes local fresh vegetables, fruits, natural raised animals, and the finest imported ingredients to create our food and drink menus.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Marliave is good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Busy night, delicious scampi with pasta... rather rushed and intrusive service (plopping down the check with the dessert, "Whenever you're ready"), noisy (no sound absorption in wood floor, brick walls). Marliave was quiet and 'slow' for a long time after it opened, second of Scott Herritt's restaurants... after the subterranean Grotto, now seems to have been discovered. As @ Grotto, food is the best part... ambiance of Marliave is better than Grotto... maybe he should close the little basement Grotto and concentrate on one great restaurant??? But Grotto is still busy every night... so maybe not! I like them both pretty well (though Grotto menu hasn't changed in ten years)... wish one or other were truly great."
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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