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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    April 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 6, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.4
 
 
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Nestled among the grand masters of art and design in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the variety of dining venues from Restaurant Associates stir the senses. Seasonally inspired menus, and artfully prepared cuisine are marked with an emphasis on sustainable, and local ingredients. Award-winning wine list and casual-contemporary atmosphere. All MFA Members receive a 15% discount off food. Seasonally Inspired, Artfully Prepared. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Museum Magic!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"When was the last time you thought about going to a museum for the food? Well, make your way to the MFA Bravo restaurant. My most recent visit was at lunch. The room is beautifully decorated and service is thoughtful, polite and professional. The food is truly exceptional. From interesting appetizers and salads to the "not to be missed" crab cakes. Wine by the glass or bottle with a full bar. Evenings are also special as you walk through the exhibit spaces into this special restaurant. A gem in Boston."
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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The first floor hull of Legal Harborside is a nod to Legal Sea Foods’ heritage, a fish market opened in 1950 in Inman Square, Cambridge that expanded in 1968 into a no-frills restaurant where guests sat on picnic tables. <br /><br />Here you'll enjoy a casual menu of seafood favorites with a twist as well as shareable plates, pastas and pizzas made to order in an open kitchen. Choose to eat at one of the picnic tables for an authentic throwback experience or grab a seat at the oyster bar and watch the shuckers at work (up to 14 varieties of oysters are offered daily). Opt instead for the large elliptical bar where both wine and local beers are on tap or request patio seating, along Boston's HarborWalk. Other highlights include a "catch and release" trout pond and a retail market, with a fish monger on site, that offers fresh seafood, takeout and grab and go. Named a “Best New Restaurant” by Esquire, 2011.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Harbor hot spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The combination of a rooftop bar with fantastic views and two restaurants (one more formal and the second casual) give you everything you need on the waterfront. Seafood is always the freshest and expertly prepared. Service is friendly and efficient and the room is pleasantly lively. Crab and lobster salads are divine. Great bar service as well."
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Unwind, Italian-style, at Rialto, where James Beard Award-winning chef Jody Adams brings an Italian perspective to New England ingredients. Menu changes monthly to reflect the best in seasonal ingredients and highlight different regional cuisine of Italy. Current menu offerings include Roasted Asparagus with fried pecorino cheese, chestnut honey, and sherry vinegar; Potato Gnocchi with chanterelles, peas, mint, hazelnuts, and goat cheese; Maine Lamb Chop and Roasted Leg with minted ricotta ravioli, spring vegetable stew, nuts, and honey; and Maple-Pecan Profiteroles with maple-espresso glaze, chocolate sauce, salted pecans, and maple ice cream.<br /><br />The Boston Globe awarded Rialto a coveted four stars in three consecutive reviews and Gourmet Magazine named it one of the "World's Top Hotel Restaurants." Visit www.rialto-restaurant.com to learn more about private and special events, cooking classes and new menu offerings.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
High standards in Harvard Square
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Although I've eaten at Rialto many times, I find each visit to reveal new flavors and unexpected joys. Jody Adams and her creative team make each visit memorable. From the beautifully appointed room, friendly/efficient welcome and informed/professional wait staff, each element is well honed, comfortable and never boring. Food and wine are among the best that the city has to offer. Consider the rabbit, halibut and even the T-bone pork - all amazing. I'll be back for more."
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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The Bristol Lounge offers a comfortable setting for dining and conversation any time of day. Tables offering views of the iconic Boston Public Garden line the floor-to-ceiling windows, and a fireplace warms the spacious room during the winter. Power breakfasts are followed by power lunches, a thriving after-work bar scene, and who's who of Boston's dinner crowd.<br /><br />*Afternoon Tea is served from 3-4:15pm on Saturday and Sunday afternoons only. Reservations are required. Please inquire within.<br />*If you are interested in availability for a party of 8 or more please contact our restaurant directly
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Four Seasons climate change
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/15/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/15/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Years ago, the Bristol Lounge was an airy, well run and enjoyable retreat from city life. The current decor is no better than the Motel 6 on the Interstate in Indiana (dark wood tones with Las Vegas carpets), service has lost it's crisp, friendly but professional air that Four Season's are renowned for and the food was somewhat better than average but the price points are much above average. The views over the public garden remain spectacular but why eat here when there are so many other welcoming venues in town. Please update this wonderful space and find the lost art of welcome among the staff."
Dined on 5/15/2014
 2007
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Award winning Parisian inspired French bistro located in the heart of Boston's South End, overlooking historic Tremont Street.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Intimate French Bistro
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2010
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This cozy restaurant in the South End creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere suitable for friends and lovers alike. The front of the house staff is professional and accommodating and the wait staff informative. Starters include well prepared salads, soups and pate. For main courses, recently I've had great short ribs, wonderful salmon and the steak frites is not to be missed. Linger at the table with those last drops of wine and enjoy the vibe. Oh, and a side of Brussels sprouts is a must."
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2010
Special Features: notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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