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    July 8, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 21, 2014
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Located in the heart of the Back Bay (across the street from Trinity Church). Skipjack's has devoted itself to importing the freshest seafood from around the world and offering it at the best prices in town. Skipjack's is a local favorite. Superb seafood, prime steak and a fresh creative sushi menu. Delicious cocktails and libations with an award winning wine list.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Hard to find good seafood in Boston and heard Skipjacks was a good alternative to the over rated other fish behemoth.
While the fish was fresh the "special" preparations were a bit off, too creamy and obscured the fish flavor. Stick with the simple plain preparations.
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Dined on 10/19/2014
 2006
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Set like a jewel in the heart of historic Sandwich Village, Cape Cod, the Belfry Inne & Bistro beams its warm welcome. The Belfry Bistro is set in a former church; an architectural masterpiece. Soaring ceilings,sumptuous decor, glorious stain-glass, and imaginative interior. Offering fine New American cuisine set in a one of a kind setting. The menu changes frequently and represents New England local seasonal offerings. Cape Cod casual attire is welcomed.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"well prepared food,though somehat bland, with prompt service"
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2006
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South End Buttery is a neighborhood eat-in and take-away bakery/cafe by day and full bar/restaurant by night. The Buttery's award-winning food has a reputation for combining simple and few ingredients to create exceptional everyday food at everyday prices. The Buttery takes casual fine dining to new heights, with classic comfort food as well as dishes for the health and calorie conscious that pair beautifully with the affordable wine and beer selections. You'll feel like you're dining in your own home – but you won’t have to do the dishes!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"quiet night but perfect for a business meeting, though tables tend to be too close in the lower level."
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. <br /><br />One of our first restaurants and still a popular lure, we are located on Route 9 in the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center. We are still keeping things fresh at our bar, our open dining room and in our take-out counter and Fish Market. <br /><br />Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker. <br /><br />We’ve received a boatload of accolades including “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” (USA Today, 2013), “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Improper Bostonian, 2010), “Best Chowder” (Boston Magazine, 2010) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Disappointing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I alwasy likes this Legal as one of the better ones as the preparation was also good, but there must have been an off night in the kitchen as the dishes were sloppy looking and fish did not taste as fresh as usual."
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2006
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Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel brings the celebrated flavors of BLT Steak to South Beach. Located in the newly remodeled Betsy Hotel, BLT Steak showcases Tourondel's signature warm popovers and specially selected Wagyu, Kobe and Certified Angus Beef. In addition to seasonal blackboard specials, the menu also offers fresh fish including Sauteed Dover Sole and Tuna Tartare with avocado and soy-lime dressing. Amidst the bustling atmosphere of South Beach, guests at BLT Steak can enjoy a meal al fresco on the restaurant's 80-seat patio perfectly situated on Ocean Drive, providing picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and a one-of-a-kind BLT experience.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/28/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/28/2014
 2006
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
"Although it was warm in the sun sitting on the outside terrace in the shade with a cooling breeze was the perfect setting for a delicious Sunday Brunch. Go for the unusal egg dishes and other brunch type items."
Dined on 9/28/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis is a family restaurant that is true to its roots in every sense of the word. With 32 years of hard work and loyalty, Milos Miami marks the brand’s fifth location. An open kitchen is offset by a fish market display providing diners with a stunning selection of more than a dozen varieties of whole fresh fish served by the pound. Selections arrive daily from independent fishermen as nearby as the Florida Keys and as far as the Greek Islands. While they vary with the changing of the tides, guests have the opportunity to engage in their dining experience - pick it, price it and make it theirs.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
MIAMI SPICE
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Only time to visit is during MIAMI SPICE PROMOTION as otherwise only the rich and famous can go :-("
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2006
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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The design of Mistral is both elegant and casual, resonating with the ambiance of Provence as arched floor to ceiling windows drench the room with light.<br />Mistral’s dramatic dining room serves dinner nightly and Sunday Brunch. In our bar and comfortable lounge area we also offer craft cocktails and fine wines to compliment Chef Mammano’s menu. <br />Mistral’s private dining room, Le Salon du Mistral, accommodates 60 seated and up to 80 guests for a reception.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/15/2014
 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
"An "old" standby for reliable food but at a very steep price. Try to find a parking space to off set the price as valet is super expensive!"
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Contemporary, stylish and inviting, Boston Chops is a modern interpretation of a steak house.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"On a busy satrudady night one would expect a slow down in service but the waiter kept things ,moving along well. Food was hot and freshly prepared."
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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It is the vision of the open kitchen to showcase a menu which is inspired by different cuisines which fall under the umbrella of the “Cuisine De Soleil” or the Sun Coast of Europe. The menu is based on regional Mediterranean specialties, which range from Spain to the Cote D’Azur, to certain regions in Italy such as Tuscany, Puglia and Sicily. In addition, classics dishes from different Mediterranean countries will be represented as well. The Concept, called “Mediterranean Fusion” onwards, will be descriptive of the ingredients utilized, as well as the cooking technique implemented to execute the idea. <br />The cooking techniques will be implemented by a “Plancha”, equivalent to a Griddle, in order to fortify and extract the versatility of flavors and aromas of the aforementioned regional ingredients to their fullest potential. The utilization of a “Plancha” is a very Mediterranean method, popularized by most countries of that region. <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
MIAMI SPICE
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"All courses were served in wide mouth dishes with a small bowl area.
Therefore all course were SUPER SMALL. The piece of cod was 2 by 1 inches over an assorment of beans and this was the entree!
Go figure if a Miami Spice meal is really worth it whne you have to go out for more food after a meal at the Setai.
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Dined on 9/06/2014
 2006
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Scott Conant, formerly of L’Impero and Alto, is at the helm of Scarpetta™, Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s Italian restaurant and an outpost of his recently opened restaurant of the same name in New York City. The restaurant features ocean and poolside views, a wraparound veranda as well as casual dining areas and a cocktail lounge.<br /><br />Scarpetta regional menu comprises clean, crisp flavors prepared in layers to reflect the quality of locally sourced ingredients. Known for coaxing the most sublime flavors out of the simplest ingredients, Conant relies on Florida’s bounty of farm-fresh and organic produce to craft menus of surprising complexity.<br /><br />To complement our wine list, there is a $30 corkage fee (per 750 ML) for two bottles and $70 for any additional bottle (per 750 ML).
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
MIAMI SPICE
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The selections prievious years were better and portions were small."
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2006
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