Silke
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    May 3, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 2, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.2
 
 
Silke's Reviews
 
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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Petit Robert Central is a neighborhood bistro where style and comfort co-exist. Located in the heart of Downtown Crossing, Petit Robert Central features classic French bistro by award-winning Chef Jacky Robert and interior design by HGTV’s Taniya Nayak. Petit Robert Central is the perfect place for a business lunch, corporate event, date night out or after-work cocktail.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Petit Robert Central
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is supposed to be a typical neighborhood bistro, of which there is a shortage in Boston. Although not in a neighborhood, it's an appealing option downtown. Its food and ambiance are fine, though it can be noisy. Its service is mixed... on Friday it was perfunctory. The food is also mixed... mussels with paprika were salty, not succulent, slightly overcooked. Steak tartar was good; onion soup standard, fish dish pretty good. The desserts are lavish, starring a portion of FIVE (5) splendid Macarons (could still be good with a portion of 3... and they're fabulous!
Otherwise, it's gotten kind of pricey, $128. for two with just one glass of wine. I would either improve the food and service, or expect people to balk at a price over $100.
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Dined on 5/16/2014
 2005
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After 40 years, my customers still tell me what a delightful discovery it is to step out of a Boston alley and into the heart of Mexico. That is exactly what I had envisioned when I decorated the coffered door and walls of my restaurant with the bright Talavera tiles from Puebla, Mexico. Casa Romero is located in the midst of glamorous Back Bay at 30 Gloucester and offers the best traditional Mexican food in Boston.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Casa Romero has charm
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Hadn't been in a long while. It looks nicer than ever with beautiful Mexican décor. The food was good, not great except for the Puerco adobado, now a "classic," pricey at $25. The service was weird... restaurant was empty when we came in early, yet we were led to the worst table in the tiny room... asked to change, and were led rather ungraciously to the second worst table in the second tiniest room. Tables too close together so we heard a long unattractive "dating" interview next to us. When we left it was still half empty. Server was nice. Bill was high for medium Mexican food in a pleasant setting with good Mexican music. Mr. Romero's influence was very much missed. This longstanding good value is on the downturn now, sadly."
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2005
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