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  • First Review
    December 31, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 7, 2014
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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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Award winning Parisian inspired French bistro located in the heart of Boston's South End, overlooking historic Tremont Street.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Substance and Style in the South En
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2010
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Tucked into a beautiful spot on Tremont Street, this French Bistro gets it right. Professional, friendly front of the house and wait staff take all cares away. Food and beverages are well done. The artic char was beautifully prepared and with a side of roasted kale hit the spot. Excellent wine selections"
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2010
Special Features: great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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We'll always have Paris in Bryant Park. Cozily situated behind landmark New York Public Library, Bryant Park serves as a stunning backdrop for this New American Grill & Cafe. Bryant Park Grill's elegant & sophisticated dining room is perfect for your business lunch or a night out on the town with friends. Enjoy a romantic dinner or a festive party under Bryant Park's heated holiday tent in the winter, while seasonal patio & roof dining are sure to make your summer evenings magical. For more casual dining, visit Bryant Park Cafe next door or just hang out at the Cafe Bar. <br /><br />The New York Times says that Bryant Park has become one of Manhattans loveliest public spaces, that has open air Bryant Park Cafe for casual dining and Bryant Park Grill for serious meals. The Grill is a gorgeous pavilion with a Hunt Slonem mural of birds stretching along one side of the dining room.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Paradise on the Park
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2010
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2010
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
"Bryant Park provides the beautiful backdrop for this restaurant. High ceilings, huge windows facing the park, highly competent kitchen and professional service make this a wonderful destination in midtown. Lunch is a real treat on a sunny or snowy day. The cobb salad, salade nicoise, branzino or other offerings are all well prepared. The wine list also offers a wide selection of affordable bottles."
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Guests who dine in the Main Dining Room at Colicchio & Sons can enjoy a menu focused on Seasonal Contemporary American Cuisine. Mr. Colicchio will improvise and explore with small-batch ingredients from the micro-producers and family farmers with whom he has forged decades-long relationships. In the Tap Room guests can enjoy a menu of specialties from the wood-burning oven. An extensive selection of artisan beers, as well as a distinctive wine list by the glass and bottle, will round out the experience. Colicchio & Sons is an excellent option to gather after a brisk walk on the High Line or a long day of work!<br /><br />Colicchio & Sons accepts Brunch, Lunch and Dinner Reservations in the Tap Room and Dinner Reservations only in the Main Dining Room. <br /><br />Colicchio & Sons will not be participating in NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2014.<br /><br />The Tap Room now has it's very own OpenTable page for online reservations- http://www.opentable.com/colicchio-and-sons-tap-room
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Meatpacking Miracle
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/15/2014
 2010
Dined on 02/15/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"With friends from London and Boston, we ventured into Colicchio and Sons for dinner. In the front of the house is the more casual bar and further into the room is a more spacious dining room. Both are terrific. The service is seamless with captains and the most efficient wait staff around. These wonderful people make the fantastic food even more desirable. There is pre fixe or a la carte. Don't miss the suckling pig, the turbot or the chicken. Deserts are all well prepared and beyond the usual fare. My favorite restaurant in the city."
Dined on 02/15/2014
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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Kin Shop is a contemporary Thai restaurant opened by Chef Harold Dieterle and Alicia Nosenzo. The duo chose the name, Kin Shop, because “kin,” is the Thai word for “to eat” and the restaurant is the “kin” to their acclaimed restaurant Perilla, a mere seven-minute walk away. <br /><br />Kin Shop’s menu features both contemporary reinterpretations of traditional Thai dishes and wholly new items inspired by Thai ingredients. Complementing Kin Shop’s menu (which is meant to be shared), are Thai-influenced specialty cocktails, a 75-label, spice-friendly international wine list with many bottles priced under $50, and a diverse globe-spanning selection of beers, many from small, craft producers. <br /><br />The casual, but polished setting features comfortable banquettes, a long granite bar, and a chef’s counter for walk-in dining with a front-row view.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
First Class Dining on Sixth
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2010
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Each visit to Kin Shop brings new revelations. The creative approach to Southeast Asian cuisine is stunning. Begin with the Pork Meatball/bok choi soup, or Brussels sprouts with Chinese Sausage, or Tempura watercress and then proceed to wonderfully prepared goat, local rabbit and fabulous curries. All are surprising and very very good. The service is friendly, professional and unobtrusive. Good for groups of friends or go alone and sit at the bar."
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian brings his vision of a contemporary New York grand café to life at The National Bar & Dining Rooms. Housed in the same 1927 Emery Roth-designed building as The Benjamin Hotel, The National's all-occasion modern bistro offerings satiate guests from breakfast through late night. Modeled after the celebrated grand cafés in Europe, The National is both residential and metropolitan in design and offers thoughtful details such as antiqued mirrors, a bronze spiral staircase, distressed peacock blue and chocolate leather banquettes, classic marble table tops, and black and white glazed-tile flooring.<br /><br />Each Sunday evening from 6pm to 10pm, The National features a lineup of New York City bands performing an array of musical selections such as classic jazz, funk, blues, and more.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
midtown gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/15/2014
 2010
Dined on 02/15/2014
 2010
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
"Stopped in for brunch last Saturday. With a light snow falling outside, the warmth of the greeting and wonderful food made the chill outside seem minimal. The room was lively with lots of happy diners loving one of the several omlets, portobello sandwichs or other fare. All well prepared - and the bloody mary topped off the morning. We'll be back."
Dined on 02/15/2014
 2010
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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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. This September and October Rialto's kitchen turns its focus to the snowy mountains & mild valleys of Trentino-Alto Adige, whose ideal climates lend themselves to fresh fruit, hearty meats and sausages, smoked hams, and cows milk cheeses like Asiago-- all of which you'll find on our new Fall Dinner Menu. Current menu offerings include Smoky Speck with Stuffed Grape Leaves; handmade Rye Tagliatelle with chanterelles, squashes and asiago; Venison - Chop and Sausage - with buckwheat polenta, and Apple Strudel with Dulce de Leche and Rosemary-Cinnamon Ice Cream. 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
Superb dining in Harvard Square
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2010
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Jody Adams' Rialto has been an icon of creative cuisine for many years by not standing on well deserved laurels but by continuing to present some of the most imaginative cooking on the planet in an atmosphere of comfort and attentive service. On Saturday night, we had the tasting menu which included foie gras, veal tartare, a choice of smoked chicken or monkfish osso buco followed by a hazelnut torta - all dazzlingly prepared and served in appropriate volume. Not only is the food of the highest level but the service is friendly, professional and highly competent. That evening the dining room was overseen by Bernard and no details were missed. This is a place for frequent visits. Check out the tables in the bar area."
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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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
Comfort and Creativity
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/29/2014
 2010
Dined on 01/29/2014
 2010
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 well located South End restaurant is the perfect place for a relaxing evening with excellent libations and creative cooking. It is close to the theaters and historic sections of the South End. Great for Sunday Brunch as well. Reliable, professional wait staff and a friendly welcome complete the scene."
Dined on 01/29/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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Experiencing Giorgione is a feast for the senses...the moment you walk in you are taken by our modern and elegant decor outlined by a full service oyster bar. A custom made fireplace warms your body and prepares your taste buds for a truly authentic Italian table experience...from our signature fried artichokes, wood fired thin crust pizzas, to our mouth watering pasta and fish specials...the grand finale offers a flourless chocolate cake or our light yet ever so satisfying 20 layer crepe cake is heaven on a plate! If you still have room after dessert, complete your Giorgione dining experience with our cheese plate, which transports you through four regions of Italy! Giorgione is for the sophisticated palate that craves simple, authentic Italian fare coupled with an ambiance that is modern yet warm, elegant and fun!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Italy on Spring Street
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2010
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Slightly off the beaten track in the South Village sits that beautifully designed Italian restaurant. From the friendly welcome to excellent service and wonderfully creative food, you'll not be disappointed. The orata is served whole with bones removed and is simply heaven. All pastas are well made and perfectly seasoned. Excellent wine list. Worth the walk."
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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We'll always have Paris in Bryant Park. Cozily situated behind landmark New York Public Library, Bryant Park serves as a stunning backdrop for this New American Grill & Cafe. Bryant Park Grill's elegant & sophisticated dining room is perfect for your business lunch or a night out on the town with friends. Enjoy a romantic dinner or a festive party under Bryant Park's heated holiday tent in the winter, while seasonal patio & roof dining are sure to make your summer evenings magical. For more casual dining, visit Bryant Park Cafe next door or just hang out at the Cafe Bar. <br /><br />The New York Times says that Bryant Park has become one of Manhattans loveliest public spaces, that has open air Bryant Park Cafe for casual dining and Bryant Park Grill for serious meals. The Grill is a gorgeous pavilion with a Hunt Slonem mural of birds stretching along one side of the dining room.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
lunch under the trees
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2010
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2010
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
"Located at one end of Bryant Park, this large restaurant offers great views of the park at all seasons but also better than expected food offerings. During lunch recently, my table of four had great fish and wonderful salads. The chicken ceasar came with a full grilled breast of chicken on the side of a well made salad for example. Service was friendly and efficient. The room can be noisy but with folks all having a good time."
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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