Edward
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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    December 24, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 18, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
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At The Merchant, we make almost all our fare from scratch. Executive chef Matt Foley previously worked at both Craigie on Main in Cambridge and Sycamore in Newton. The Merchant is a big space that served for more than a century as a leather store. We've brought in high-top tables near the windows ... a 40-foot bar on one side of the room … and more formal dining spots on the opposite side. We have a semi-private dining room in back, and another dining room downstairs. For our menu, Chef Foley cures and smokes all the meat in house. Our burger is top-notch, as are other dishes like steak and eggs, sweetbread nuggets, and “rustic” desserts. The Merchant serves salads, sandwiches ($10-$12), and more for the lunch rush. And for dinner, we are a full-service brasserie (with most entrees ranging from $20-$24). The bar has 36 beers on tap, many of them locally brewed, plus a full selection of craft cocktails to serve our patrons, especially the after-work crowd.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/16/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/16/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/16/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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Welcome to The Kirkland Tap & Trotter Our food is simple, hearty and approachable. It is how Chef Maws cooks at home for friends and family. At the center of the kitchen is our hardwood grill where you can find us cooking up any of our options to share as well as other grilled fare. Tony has designed an affordable menu, making it easy to eat here often. Keeping with the theme of The Kirkland Tap & Trotter being an every night of the week establishment, beverage choices will also be representative of things we like to drink. We invite you to drop by after work to try something from our expansive beer list, a straight forward and delicious cocktail or one of our many wines by the glass with our usual preference toward wines with a bit of funk. We’re open for dinner seven days a week.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Got to love a place that has hot dog Mondays
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/16/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/16/2015
 2006
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
"inventive tasty dog. tostones were the best part. brussel sprouts and crispy ribs were good too. french fries were surprising mediocre (a little soft and fat soaked)."
Dined on 3/16/2015
 2006
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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From AdVantage Partners’ Adam Fleischman and Lee Weinberg, and with producer Stephen Gelber, along with Chef Perfecto Rocher and hospitality veteran Jason Berkowitz, smoke.oil.salt is an authentic Spanish seafood restaurant and wine bar featuring traditional Spanish dishes, including paella, fideua, grilled fish and seafood, vegetarian specialties, suckling pig, Spanish hams and cheeses, and more. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great night out with friends
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Service was attentive and friendly. Food was overall outstanding. Favs included charcuterie board, tomato toast, ribeye, potatoes chorizo and egg. Squid ink seafood was very interesting though seemed like it could have been cooked less. Perfect torte also excellent. All in all dishes could have come out slower."
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Harry & Izzy's is an independent, upscale American Grill located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Its ambience exudes class and sophistication in a comfortable setting. While the lively bar is Harry & Izzy's focal point, unique dining rooms incorporate dark woods, lush fabrics and a deep color palette. This sister restaurant to the famous St. Elmo Steak House, shares a few classic dishes, while offering more menu variety. Open for lunch and dinner daily.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/03/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/03/2015
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It just didn't live up to my memory of previous years visiting for business dinners at Harry and Izzy's. Shrimp cocktail is still excellent, but my bone-in ribeye flavor was pretty flat and the sauted mushrooms were completely flavorless. Bread pudding dessert was excellent as was service. For spending nearly $100/person I expect a better food experience. I'll give St. Elmo's a try next year and see if that is better."
Dined on 3/03/2015
 2006
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What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We"re creative, because we reject the same-old-same-old in favor of tastes that are interesting and unique. We're casual because while our food may be worth getting dressed up for, we invite you to come as you are. We're all about cuisine in the sense that our chefs apply high standards of culinary art. There it is. Creative. Casual. Cuisine. If it sounds like your kind of place, then you – like us- are not your average Joe.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2006
Special Features: kid-friendly
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The Painted Burro is Davis Square's new upscale casual Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar from the family that brought you nearby Posto Restaurant. Our goal at The Painted Burro is to provide diverse food and drink inspired by Mexican culture using local ingredients. Imbibe on cocktails, craft beer and an extensive Tequila and Mezcal list in a fun and unique venue.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent food and drink
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"we went for Sunday brunch. top marks for the bacon, the chilaquiles, and the Superbeasto!"
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Giulia is a chef-owned Italian restaurant located between Harvard and Porter Squares in Cambridge. This is the first restaurant of award-winning Chef Michael Pagliarini. Our focus is on inspired food and great service with true Italian vigor. We put a particular focus on our hand-crafted pastas, made each day on our custom-built chef"s table adjacent to the open kitchen.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent food and drink
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The food, drink, and servers were excellent. Everything from the Sfuzzi to the meat courses were expertly prepared. Boar ragu papardelle and monkfish were perfecting cooked and delicious. The beans served with the monkfish were also perfect; however, the ham chunks were a little lacking in flavor and not typical of the quality I would expect. Antipasti and sfuzzi were also out of sight.
It's a little too table crowded. Had a reservation for 2 and was seated at the table right next to the hostess and front door blowing in the winter wind even though there were spaces farther back. If I were laying out a restaurant I would use that space for larger parties who are less likely to be there on an intimate outing.
I can't wait to go back for the tasting menu."
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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