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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    June 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 23, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
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Awarded a Michelin star five years consecutively, Luce features an urban setting that is modern and sophisticated, yet stunningly warm and inviting. The main dining room features floor-to-ceiling-windows adorned with sheer metallic gold curtains. Hand-blown Italian bubble-like lamps provide a flattering glow to the dark tropical wood accents and elegantly appointed tables. The globally inspired New American menu reflects the bounties from the surrounding farms of San Francisco and changes according to freshness and seasonality. Each dish is artistically created and highlights an inventive flair for marrying diverse flavors with natural organic ingredients into a gastronomic delight. An award-winning wine program offers a superb collection that inspires daring pairings at prices that encourage exploration. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence four years running.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Luce is lux
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/21/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/21/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Located in the beautiful Intercontinental Hotel in the SOMA district, this restaurant merits is Michelin star. The room is well designed with well spaced tables, floor to ceiling windows and hushed but convivial environment. Cocktails and well made and the wine list is substantial and has broad listing from around the world in a variety of price ranges. My St Joseph was superb at $70. Starters and mains are all exciting. I had an amberjack presentation which rates up there with the best I've had. My beef was prepared perfectly and pared with wonderful vegetables. A light panna cotta was just the right finish. I'd place this among the best restaurants in SF."
Dined on 9/21/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52, you’ll enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars, and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, of which 52 or more are available by the glass, we will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection. Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly. If you are searching for a place to host your event, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. We also feature a Chef’s table for smaller groups or more intimate settings. Together we will create the event of the season! For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Reliable and relaxing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2007
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
"This outpost of the locavore chain, Seasons 52, works well in this shopping mall along route 9. The restaurant is comfortable but, if crowded, can be noisy. However, it's a friendly noise. The service is very friendly, informative and helpful with the rather diverse menu selections. The food is better than average for a place of it's size and bar service/wine list is good. It's all a bit predictable but that brings comfort to most diners including the harried shoppers and local business folks that inhabit the place. At lunch the tuna salad and the duck tacos were very good. Dinner has several fish options which work very well. Worth a trip."
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Gem within a Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Tucked inside the Museum of Fine Arts is a truly wonderful restaurant. Beautifully designed, spacious with gracious service, this dining room is well worth the effort it takes to stop by the MFA. Guided by the creative hand of Tim Partridge, the food options are all tempting. At yesterday's lunch on the terrace overlooking an interior courtyard, the lobster salad and crab cakes were top notch. A well chosen wine listing adds to the pleasure. Deserts are not overdone - that is, everything is not chocolate like in most places -- but I always get the cookie plate!"
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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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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