Silke
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  • Review Count
    10
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  • First Review
    September 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 15, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    4.4
 
 
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Teatro Rocks!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/13/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/13/2015
 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
"We've loved Teatro for a long time and continue to marvel at its great food, ambiance and service. It is not only a neighborhood gem, but nearly perfect. This last time we were a bit rushed because out entrees were ready before we finished our first courses. The server apologized very graciously and later gave me a complimentary espresso... totally attentive to the clients and professional in the best way (ie didn't introduce himself!) Teatro is my favorite go-to (ie. not special occasion) restaurant in Boston currently!"
Dined on 1/13/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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GEM Italian Kitchen Lounge and Nightclub is an Italian kitchen featuring cuisine by Chef Kevin Long (Tosca, Red Lantern, Empire). A gorgeous space modeled after famed Hotel Costas in Paris, GEM offers an intimate and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy starters like 'Pastella' Fried Artichokes, Burrata Salad, Tomato & Mozzarella Panini and Kobe Beef Meatballs. Entrees include Chicken Pesto Penne, Lobster Pillows and Seared Chilean Sea Bass. Join us for drinks and appetizers in the lounge or dinner in our intimate dining room. On weekend nights, renowned DJs spin house music to an upscale and stylish crowd.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Can't Resist $1 0ysters!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We went for the oysters, and they were excellent. So was the service, in its way.... We were the ONLY diners, and the server (who seemed to be doubling as host[ess] and bartender) was very nice. Obviously GEM can't survive on an oyster promotion, and the other food was just OK, antipasti-good; pizza-fair at best. The atmosphere was weird in the extreme... decor like a brothel or a speakeasy... fringed lamps, mirrors... overdone, dark and creepy, especially as we were the only ones in the dining room. Supposedly around 10:30 PM, GEM turns into a nightclub, which seems strange. Maybe true, given the annoyingly loud (recorded) music ... if only for our exclusive enjoyment at dinner. WHY someone would create a basically OK neighborhood restaurant MIXED with a nightclub. is a mystery to me! They'd do well to decide what they are and stick to it. Then dial back the decor and sharpen up the food."
Dined on 1/02/2015
 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
A Grotto Across the Street
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Grotto is a very convenient neighborhood restaurant which we really appreciate especially in winter. We had gotten tired of its menu never changing, its prices being high, its rather dingy and unavoidable grotto-like basement ambiance... but I had a surprisingly nice lunch there the other day. Menu, prices and ambiance still the same, but also same friendly service and good food. I'm sure we'll run across the street a couple of times this winter... and be very glad it's there!"
Dined on 12/24/2014
 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 rocks!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/18/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/18/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Wonderful again, as always! Great ambiance, food and service... all at a reasonable price and by far the best restaurant near our neighborhood!"
Dined on 12/18/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Charles Draghi and Joan Johnson's highly acclaimed contemporary Italian restaurant and wine bar. With Charles' simple, ever changing menus, rooted in traditional regional Italian cooking,and the best seasonal local ingredients. This restaurant has won numerous awards and kudos from critics, and many dedicated customers. Along side the Italian menus are equally lauded, all Italian wine lists, comprised of rare and traditional village wines. Joan has created the inviting ambiance of erbaluce, which is lovely, simply elegant, and romantic- recalling the classic trattorias of Northern Italy. The enoteca/wine bar is a cozy and lively meeting place, with its own menu of simple plates and a fun cordials cocktail list. Joan's welcoming presence in the dining room, along with Charles' inventive cuisine and rare wine offerings, make an evening at erbaluce a truly wonderful and unique dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Interesting find!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/29/2014
 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
"Erbaluce is trendy, and I tried it without specific expectations. It was bustling on Saturday night, friendly, a bit crowded, and we got a less desirable small table near the door. I panicked when the waiter proudly announced that all dishes were made without cream or butter... what? This turned out to be a creative twist, ex. a starter of warm cauliflower and turnip was tangy with a mustardy dressing and fresh herbs... "different" and delicious. So were the other dishes, including a lobster special... lobster without butter?!?! We loved it all... just wish there were more really good neighborhood bistros around, with a passionate chef and staff, nice style, and delicious food!"
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Nestled among the antique shops, boutiques and cafes along Beacon Hill's famous Charles Street, Toscano restaurant remains a staple of Boston's oldest neighborhood.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Toscano is a Neighborhood Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/21/2014
 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
"Toscano fills a void on Charles St/Beacon Hill since so many (of the rather few to begin with) neighborhood bistros are in decline (BHHB, Grotto, Pierrot). Toscano is very good... friendly with good food and service... no special ambiance but fresh and attentive to detail. Also varies the menu with good specials. Reasonably priced for a pricy neighborhood. Hope to go there more often in the near future!"
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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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
Deuxave was awesome!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I took my husband to Deuxave for his birthday. It cost just slightly over half of what I paid last year ($375) for some fripperie at Menton, and was way more enjoyable. The ambiance and service were PERFECT... good view of the fireplace, lovely candlelight, not too near the bar or not too noisy. Our server was a woman with polished service skills... not only no gaffes like introducing herself, but the true best server technique of being there when needed but not being a pest. We enjoyed sensible portions of REAL FOOD, rather than dabs of fancy stuff combined on an oversized plate for no reason. That said, the food was very good, but not, absolute wow! Perhaps not quite as good as the rest of the delightful experience."
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, 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 
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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