Silke
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  • Review Count
    11
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  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 7, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
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Sleek and sophisticated, The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy Ultra-Fresh seafood, flown in daily from around the world. Sip a Sidecar in the lounge, sidle up to the oyster bar, or kick back in a horseshoe booth before diving into a sea of Ultra-Fresh fish, including steak-cut Alaskan halibut, seasonal favorites like fresh Copper River salmon or hard-to-find delicacies like true Dover sole or bluefin tuna. Our daily-printed menu will guide you, a wine list as deep as the sea will seduce you, and the world's freshest seafood awaits you at The Oceanaire. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Oceanaire
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2005
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We go to Oceanaire fairly frequently because (1) it's a short walk from our home, and delivers (2) consistently "good" simple seafood and (2) great salads. Its space in a venerable bank lobby is beautiful, too, though some lighting near the back has been broken since last summer, making it hard to read the menu.Frankly, I wouldn't go there if it weren't for its handy location. The overly "friendly" and chatty service is a nuisance... too many interruptions by waitpersons and managers to say hello, or even shake hands, right in the middle of a conversation. I am there to socialize with my companions, not the staff! The prices have also become prohibitive with many entrees around $40. Side dishes are good but add to the already high price of a meal."
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2005
Special Features: special occasion
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Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro and Wine Bar showcases the formidable creativity and passion of our Chef's, who add playful twists to classic French bistro dishes. Selecting only premium ingredients,our commitment to the use of artisanal, sustainable and organic products is evident in the quality of each dish. Recalling a bustling Parisian bistro, Artisanal’s handsome Art Deco interior offers the sophisticated French specialties one might expect in Paris. As the name implies, Artisanal features a scrumptious selection of 250 hand-crafted cheeses from around the world. In the back of the dining room is the cheese cave, a temperature and humidity controlled room, where a number of the world’s finest artisanally-made cheeses are aged to optimum ripeness and peak flavor. Adjacent to the dining room is the wine bar, which boosts 75 wines by the glass.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
It's all about the cheese
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/13/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/13/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We visit Artisanal just about every time we go to NY... and we've loved it for a while now. If anything, it gets better. The point obviously is the vast and expertly aged and managed fabulous cheese selection. This time we had just an appetizer/salad and then shared a selection of 6 fabulous cheeses, and a dessert. The waiter was friendly and helpful, as was the man at the giant fabulous cheese counter. Other food is good, but the cheese is sensational. The only (somewhat) negative is the prices, which have escalated alarmingly even this past year, to more than $100 pp. for a modest (tho fabulous) meal."
Dined on 3/13/2015
 2005
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Central Bistro 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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice Neighborhood Bistro not in a Neighborhood
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/04/2015
 2005
Dined on 2/04/2015
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Bistro Central (formerly Petit Robert Central) is a great neighborhood bistro, even though it's in the middle of downtown next to Macy's. I wish it were next to my home! For a good weeknight dinner in a nice setting, with nice personnel, Central is just about perfect. It's not fancy or trendy, but has a solid bistro menu with traditional favorites like onion soup, roast chicken, lamb shank, calves' liver. The accompaniments are even better than the entrees, including squash polenta with the lamb shank, and irresistable gratin of sweet potatoes with the chicken. The macarons are a luxurious dessert, enough for two, with good espresso. Price is right to make this an overall terrific value."
Dined on 2/04/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Central Bistro 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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Central Bistro--Petit Robert or not?
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The identity is confusing... apparently Petit Robert Central is changing its name... made me think it had closed when it didn't appear on Open Table. Finally found it (maybe sold? No longer Jacky Robert?) This made me wonder whether it would still be good, but NO WORRIES! It is still a high quality "neigthborhood" (though not in a neighborhood!) bistro with an authentic bistro feel. Good traditional food, nice ambiance... the lamb shank was a bit dry in a reheated at least once sort of way but everything else very fresh and delicious. Service was 'OK'.... Price/value is excellent!!!"
Dined on 1/21/2015
 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 
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
4 / 3
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
Energetic
Energetic
"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
Energetic
Energetic
"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
4 / 3
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
4 / 3
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
Energetic
Energetic
"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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