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  • First Review
    January 11, 2015
  • Last Review
    March 31, 2015
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Real Beer. Honest Food. John Harvard’s is Cambridge’s much-loved craft brewery, serving up great food and a rotating selection of award-winning beers and ales. Located in the heart of Harvard Square, our recently-renovated dining room is a welcoming neighborhood spot any time of day. Our chef has created a menu that features classic pub favorites done to perfection, along with a few creative twists. From our legendary chicken pot pie to our lobster mac and cheese, everything is made from scratch daily. We have plenty of flat screen TVs so you can always catch your favorite game, and our new weekend brunch is soon to become a Harvard Square institution. Large parties are no problem so bring a crowd or just bring yourself; we’ll have a pint of the freshest brew in town waiting for you.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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Dined on 3/29/2015
 2012
Dined on 3/29/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"After a disastrous time at Tasty Burger, we went around the corner for some pseudo-healthy food and hopefully decent service. That is more or less what we got. My boyfriend ordered the beer flight and I settled on the lager. We were both pleased with our orders. He got the bleu cheese burger, which looked pretty generic, but which he enjoyed. I got the Mediterranean salad. What I loved about it was that it was served over a layer of hummus. It wasn't the prettiest salad I've ever had, but it fit the bill. Our server was nice and the hostess stopped by to check in and then ring up our bill. All in all, it was an okay (though not exceptional) experience. I wish they would up the ante a little bit and produce food that is a little higher in quality and revamp the seating area. They have an awesome space, great name, and a captive audience. Use it!"
Dined on 3/29/2015
 2012
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Welcome to Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale - a late 1800s style pub featuring craft beer and classic cocktails, paired with a menu of early American fare.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Dined on 3/28/2015
 2012
Dined on 3/28/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I had never been Stoddard's for dinner before, so I was excited. Firstly, the cocktail list is robust and exciting, so just picking one was difficult. The beer that followed was also difficult to choose. In hindsight, I should have picked differently and realized that a peach beer was REALLY going to be a peach beer. Anyway, we started with the wings appetizer. They were very hot, both in spiciness and in heat, but they weren't the best wings I've ever had. Only a few them were really coated with the sauce and the bottom wings were actually burnt. There were also way too many of them, but the menu said that there were a dozen, so we should have known better. My boyfriend ordered a burger with a side of onion rings. The rings were enormous and doughy and the burger looked great. I ordered the sweet potato gnocchi. They were very sweet, not well formed, a little too doughy, and also purple for some reason. But they were served on a bed of asparagus that was extremely good. Our waiter was exceptional and always kept our water glasses filled even though it was a Saturday night and he was obviously busy. All in all, I would go back again and try out some different cocktails and dishes!"
Dined on 3/28/2015
 2012
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/11/2015
 2012
Dined on 3/11/2015
 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
"The Granary is our old-standby. It always delivers consistently good food, great drinks, and a solid beer list. Plus, the overall décor and look is just really cool. I went with my parents and boyfriend the other night for a quick dinner and it was great as always. It was early on a Wednesday evening, so it was packed and loud, but everything else was great. I ordered the quinoa salad, my mom had the beet salad, my dad had the lamb burger (which looked amazing), and my boyfriend went the appetizer route with soup and chicken. All in all, it was a nice night and our waitress was lovely!"
Dined on 3/11/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Grace Restaurant offers a first rate menu in an atmosphere of artistic mastery. In 2009 the historic Chestnut Street Church, in downtown Portland, was restored to its original beauty while creating a modern interior that both complemented the sculptural details of the church and reflected the innovative cuisine of chef, Peter Sueltenfuss.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Dined on 11/29/2014
 2012
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"In my effort to convince my boyfriend of Maine and Portland's charm, I had no doubt but to take him to Grace during our weekend away. Predictably, he loved it. I hadn't told him anything about the building because I wanted to see his reaction when we walked in and I wasn't disappointed. Our reservation was ready, but we wanted to sit on the balcony, so we went to the bar to wait. We love good bar food and craft cocktails, so our 30 minute wait was totally fine. When we finally moved upstairs, we ordered a bottle of wine from our extremely knowledgeable and professional waitress and continued to spin our heads around as we looked to catch every detail of the old church. I had the hanger steak and my boyfriend had the lobster and shellfish satay, which looked like a work of art. The waitress explained that they had just received new plates for that dish and while they looked uncomfortable for the waitstaff to carry, they completely enhanced the meal's presentation. We capped our night off with two delicious cups of coffee and were nearly the last one's there! I would go back in a heartbeat. Yes, it is pricey (even by our Boston standards), but if you want a memorable night out it is well worth it!"
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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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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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
4 / 3
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
Quiet
Quiet
"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
Energetic
Energetic
"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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