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    6
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  • First Review
    September 30, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 21, 2015
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    3.7
 
 
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The Tap Trailhouse is in Faneuil Hall with 24 craft beers on tap and a selection brew-friendly fare with a New England accent. Inspired by the nearby Freedom Trail. The Tap Trailhouse is a modern meeting place with a Colonial feel that welcomes locals and visitors alike.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
I love this place
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2012
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2012
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
"I love this place. I have been many times in the course of its short lifetime and was excited to bring my parents last weekend. I started with one of their marvelous bloody marys, which is a big reason why my friends and I keep returning. Their other cocktails and complete beer list are also exceptional, so The Tap is a perfect Saturday afternoon destination. The food is pretty good, too! This time, I ordered the eggs benedict and it was decadent and awesome. My boyfriend had the eggs over beets and potatoes, which was surprisingly scrumptious. My dad had the Mayflower sandwich and ate every bite, and my Mom had the veggie grinder. My one complaint was that the music was a little loud and I could tell my Dad couldn't hear all of the conversation. Otherwise, things were great! I just wish there were more people in there. I really want this little gem to survive."
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Located along the historic Freedom Trail, at the heart of Boston’s downtown area, is Scholars American Bistro and Cocktail Lounge. Boasting a stylish and vibrant interior, Scholars has established itself as the favored venue for locals and tourists alike. Patrons can savor a mouth-watering selection of food, inspired by regional classics and superbly complimented by our chef’s original approach, late into the night. An extensive selection of tasty cocktails, refreshing beers and fine wines are sure to satisfy any palate.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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Dined on 1/17/2015
 2012
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"My boyfriend and I wanted a low-key, not-too expensive place to have dinner, so we settled on Scholar's, which we have been to a few times before. I think we made our reservation for too late, because it was not a good experience. Firstly, our waiter took forever to visit our table and it was obvious that he hadn't been to the table next to us either. Our drinks, unsurprisingly, also took forever. We ordered the crab cake appetizer, but when the food runner brought it out we had no plates or silverware. We waited a few minutes for him to return with them, but he never did. I finally had to get up and find someone to bring over plates, which took another few minutes to be delivered. Our food arrived three minutes later, so we then had an excess of food and plates on our small table. Our waiter apologized about the plate incident, but never offered to take the app off of the bill. There were three large parties happening at that time and it appeared he was serving one of them, which explains why he was not attentive to us, but that is just not acceptable Scholars, if you are going to host parties while you are still serving dinner, add more staff.
The food was unremarkable and we left in hurry. Not to mention, bussers removed the tables next to us, so we felt like we were all alone and intruding on dance time. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. We won't be going back any time soon.
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Dined on 1/17/2015
 2012
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Nationally acclaimed Italian cuisine served in five elegant dining rooms within an historic 1830 brick townhouse overlooking America's oldest public square - North Square - in the heart of Boston's North End neighborhood.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Dined on 12/22/2014
 2012
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Mamma Maria is my go-to special occasion spot. It is a wonderful combination of positives: the ambiance, the impeccable service, and the exquisite food. Yes, the tables are jammed extremely close together, but it is wonderfully romantic nonetheless. This time, my boyfriend and I started with the figs and prosciutto and then he got the lamb trio while I had the beef tenderloin. All were delicious - the baked variation of mac and cheese with my meal was divine. Our waiter was attentive and accommodating and knew exactly what glass of wine to get for my meal. My only complaint, however, is their lack of a reasonably-priced bottle of wine. Mamma Maria's is definitely a splurge restaurant, but we do not want to pay $55 (minimum!) for a bottle of wine. You can get half bottles, but it just isn't the same.
Regardless, go!"
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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blu Restaurant and Bar allows you to take in sky-high views while dining on seasonal menus. Feast on Chef Alex's creations for either lunch or dinner while enjoying the view from blu's bar area or dining room. Located on the 4th Floor at Equinox Sports Club, blu is a perfect venue for a pre-theater dinner, special occasions, or hosting an event. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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Dined on 10/25/2014
 2012
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Blu is a story of wasted potential. The location is convenient and the view from its 4th floor perch over Washington Street is stunning. The rest of it, however, is just ok. Firstly, it doesn't offer wine by the bottle. Really? Secondly, the menu looks like it was made on someone's home computer. Our waitress was pleasant enough, but not the quality that you get at real fine dining restaurants. The food was decent, but nothing spectacular. I had the pork tenderloin and it was a bit dry. The best thing about the meal was the parmesan bread bites. They were pretty yummy. All in all, it was quiet and romantic, which is what we wanted, but it has so much wasted potential and isn't worth the cost. With better management it could be a knockout."
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic
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Joe's American Bar & Grill is the neighborhood favorite for Classic American cuisine. At Joe's, we focus on using the freshest quality ingredients for all our dishes as well as providing a comfortable and fun atmosphere for all our guests.<br />Located just steps away from Faneuil Hall, our waterfront location offers picturesque views of everything historic Boston has to offer. Our floor to ceiling windows overlook the Boston harbor and the neighboring North End with the dramatic downtown skyline just behind. Our full size bar with large flat screen televisions, dining room of early 1900's decor and deep mahogany detailing as well as an upstairs private event room on the second level makes Joe's on the waterfront a perfect location for any special event. Whether it be a cozy dinner for two on our magnificent outdoor patio, or a casual lunch or dinner with friends after work, Joe's on the waterfront is the perfect setting.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Dined on 10/12/2014
 2012
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I've been to Joe's a few times, but never for brunch and never with my parents. My parents went the breakfast route and got omelets, which looked tasty, and I had the walnut salad, which was great. Our waitress was good, but rushed and always seemed to be in a hurry. She spilled a few of our drinks as a result and never seemed to have a lot of time for us. My biggest problem with Joe's, though, is the price. The food is usually solid, and I know it's in a heavy tourist area, but toast is an additional $2 on top of your $14 omelet? Whenever I go there the inflated price always bugs me."
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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In search of a sun soaked patio, a truly unique dining experience or just an engaging place to socialize, the Granary Tavern on the Greenway is the answer. A place where rustic and modern elements meld seamlessly to create a casually-stylish environment. Located at the end of Milk Street, the newest addition to the Glynn Hospitality Group portfolio of restaurants and iconic hotspots is certain to impress. Making its home in the Charles Bulfinch designed building constructed in 1816, this 250 seat restaurant has two floors, two bars, exposed kitchen, patio, and panoramic al fresco style windows. The informal and welcoming atmosphere is reaffirmed with the gastronomic offerings. Locavore"s will relish the fact there is an emphasis on Slow Food principles, fresh seafood, farmer's market produce and dynamic presentations. There is a focus on healthy preparations and locally sourced ingredients; simple comfort food concepts enhanced by contemporary accompaniments.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2012
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I have been to the Granary a number of times and usually have a solid meal. This time was no different. The service, however, has always been subpar. Once more, this time was no different. We saw our waiter only a brief few times. I know he had a big party to contend with and I know it was a Friday night, but he didn't check in after we got our food and would walk by us without asking how we were doing. It got to the point where my friends were going to go to the bar to get a drink because we hadn't seen him in a while. I also noticed that the couple next to us sat with their menus for probably ten minutes before he took their orders."
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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