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  • First Review
    August 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 27, 2014
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    3.7
 
 
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blu Restaurant and Bar allows you to take in sky-high views while dining on seasonal menus from Executive Chef Kathleen Smith. Feast on Chef Smith'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 The Sports Club/LA, blu is a perfect venue for a pre-theater dinner, special occasions, or hosting an event.
 
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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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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Located in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood, Humboldt serves inspired, fresh and approachable cuisine with a nod towards the American classics. Our inviting space with abundant seating includes a beautiful outdoor area as well as private dining in an open atrium. We serve lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and daily happy hour from 3-6pm. Parking includes complimentary valet and off street parking.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2012
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"For our first (and probably only) trip to Denver, I wanted to go to one of its best places, both in food and atmosphere. I think we found it. The decor was fun, the wine was great (and still pretty cheap), and the food was fresh and yummy. There were a few hiccups, though: we were seated by the entrance to the open kitchen, so my boyfriend had to look directly inside and there was a constant stream of staff running by; also, only half of our mussels were edible. The waitress called them "unacceptable" and thirty seconds later the manager came over, apologized, and took them off the bill. Great. After that, my boyfriend got the short ribs, which melted in your mouth and I got the chicken, which was fried to perfection. Overall, a great time."
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Artu was founded on the most basic Italian technique, great ingredients, simply prepared, that is what Artu is all about.<br /><br />In February of 1992 Artu opened its doors to the world, starting with outstanding sandwiches and mouth watering roasted meats, we continued to evolve and grow. Since then we have steadily added to our repertoire. From those sandwiches and roasted meats, we have produced old-world comfort food dishes to current interpretations of those classics that still make the most discerning eater reminisce of their childhood.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Dined on 8/26/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My boyfriend and I live in the North End and don't actually eat a lot of pasta, so we are always looking for places where we can get good chicken/veal/etc. meals. This time around, Artu generally fit the bill. We started with the zucchini blossoms and that was a mistake. While tasty, they were battered and deep fried, and not what our low-carb diets prefer. For my entree I had the Chicken Donato and it was just okay. I found the mozzarella incredibly overpowering. My boyfriend had the Veal Carrozella and ate every bite. They were out of brussel sprouts, so we ended up with the broccolini and I wasn't blown away. Our waiter was good, but was too focused on being a funny, wise guy to tell us about specials and the restaurant week deal."
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2012
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Central Wharf Co is another great addition to the Boston restaurant scene by the Glynn Hospitality Group.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I went with my boyfriend on a Sunday night for an early-ish dinner. We had a nice table near an open window and our waitress was super friendly and on top of things. We started with the mussels, which were very tasty. I then had the pear and walnut salad and my boyfriend had the black and bleu flatbread. We both enjoyed our meals. The ambiance was a little odd, though. The restaurant wasn't all that busy, so it was rather quiet and we could hear the conversations of the people next to us. I'll chalk that up to being 6:30 on a Sunday night."
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2012
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On Newbury Street it’s a legend. Now it’s time for Stephanie’s to stake its claim in the South End. Stephi’s on Tremont is set to open this winter, in the coveted former home of The Garden of Eden on Tremont at Union Park. This second Steph’s will feature many of the same elements that have made the Back Bay location a landmark: Floor-to-ceiling windows, a substantial patio and, of course, prime corner real estate will make for outstanding people watching in one of the city’s most fabulous neighborhoods. Always a favorite for its comfortable, somewhat residential décor and service, Stephanie’s is a go-to for lunch, brunch and dinner…in the summer and the winter…for an afternoon drink or a blow-out celebration. A sophisticated comfort menu inspired by the original (and even including some of the classics) will be served in the bar & lounge, the dining room and a private dining room for special events. Stephanie’s feels like home, but better. Now come home to the South End!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Dined on 8/02/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We went for the bloody marys, but had delicious meals as well. My omelet was divine, but I wish I had known that it came with potatoes so that I didn't pay another $2 for the (albeit, delicious) toast. My friends' meals looked great (they both had the crab cake benedict). And, of course, the bloody marys were amazing. The checklist is a brilliant idea, but they do take a while to make, so you need to get the orders in as soon as possible. There was a steady stream of people, but never a line, so our waiter should not have taken so long to get our drink orders, meal orders, check in, get the check, etc. That said, we weren't in a hurry, so everything worked out."
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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