jack
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    29
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  • First Review
    March 27, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 8, 2014
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Artisan Bistro is a modern and inviting dining room dressed in rich dark and light woods with elegant European design elements. Accents of black, off-white, cognac, blues and warm grays echo a classic bistro look and feel. Crafted wood wainscoting throughout the room and soft ambient lighting from above highlight the white-washed, wood floors to further enhance the bistro-like setting. New stitched-leather booth seating lines the dramatic floor to ceiling wall of windows overlooking Avery Street and two high-top u-shaped booths frame the space on either end. Additional cluster seating is intimate and close, allowing for easy conversation and lively exchange. Artisan Bistro features fresh, local seasonal dishes that present artisanal cooking in an approachable way. The restaurant’s bar is lively but casual with specialty cocktails, local microbrews, an extensive wine list and signature brunch Bloody Mary menu.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Not so Ritzy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Waiting a half hour for a server to approach a table is unacceptable, even after asking the manager.His excuse is that they were too busy all at once. That's not a diner's problem. Also note that this is a Ritz property and the labeled jar of marmalade was of inferior quality as the first ingredient was corn fructose syrup. Should not one expect for the price at a Ritz better quality?"
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2006
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A Contemporary Mediterranean Restaurant featuring both innovative & classic preparations of the finest seafood available globally. The dining room at Ostra evokes a sense of style and sophistication in a comfortable and inviting setting. Ostra also offers a fine bar and lounge area featuring live piano entertainment. Ostra's private dining room accommodates up to 42 seated and 70 for a cocktail reception.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"seafood with a lofty price but great quality. It is too bad thta the price gets elevated just to make a quality piece of fish look more attractive."
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2006
Special Features: special occasion
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Sam"s is not about reinventing the wheel. It's more about finding four wheels that we wanted to drive around the Boston Waterfront. The local bounty of New England's farms and artisans; the simplicity of an American Diner; the endless and timeless appeal of the French Bistro menu; and the warmth and welcoming spirit of our home. <br /><br />Located above Louis Boston on Fan Pier, Sam's is a 45 seat restaurant that offers stunning views of the Boston skyline and waterfront. <br /><br />We are conveniently located next to the ICA and Boston Courthouse, and a short walk to the Boston Convention Center, World Trade Center, and Bank of America Pavilion.<br /><br />During the warmer months, seating is available on our 80 seat patio. Reservations are only offered for the inside dining room, but please feel free to call about our wait times for outdoor seating.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/26/2014
 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
"Nuce setting for a casual mid week lunch nand surprisingly crowded despite the awkward entrance.
Bonus is the valet parking.
"
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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The finest Northwest cuisine with bold, adventurous preparations. Let Chef Brock Johnson and his talented kitchen crew bring their unique flavors to your table.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"From the outside the place looked deserted but once inside you can tell the diners were enjoying their meals.
Very good size portions for priuce of quality food.
However when paying for bread and there are choices one should be told that in advance.
"
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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 Rendezvous in Central Square
Rendezvous in Central Square
Rendezvous offers a comfortable dining experience with all the nuances of fine dining in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The menu at Rendezvous is inspired by the flavors and aromas of the western Mediterranean -- Italy, France, Spain and North Africa. We place an emphasis on the market approach to cooking, using only the freshest products and working with local farms and specialty purveyors. Our menu changes regularly according to the seasonal availability of ingredients, about one third changes each month. Our wine list is carefully chosen to compliment our food, and represents numerous small producers, which use high-quality winemaking practices. The Rendezvous has an attractive custom-made counter-height bar, where the full menu is available. The bar offers an intimate and comfortable experience with plenty of room for plates and glasses of wine. We look forward to meeting you at the Rendezvous! !
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/18/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/18/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Another great well prepared meal in this fabulous place that is closing :-("
Dined on 6/18/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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 Rendezvous in Central Square
Rendezvous in Central Square
Rendezvous offers a comfortable dining experience with all the nuances of fine dining in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The menu at Rendezvous is inspired by the flavors and aromas of the western Mediterranean -- Italy, France, Spain and North Africa. We place an emphasis on the market approach to cooking, using only the freshest products and working with local farms and specialty purveyors. Our menu changes regularly according to the seasonal availability of ingredients, about one third changes each month. Our wine list is carefully chosen to compliment our food, and represents numerous small producers, which use high-quality winemaking practices. The Rendezvous has an attractive custom-made counter-height bar, where the full menu is available. The bar offers an intimate and comfortable experience with plenty of room for plates and glasses of wine. We look forward to meeting you at the Rendezvous! !
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
ANOTHER GREAT MEAL
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The owner/chef Steve always is consistent with his food preparations. Go for a great "last" meal as the era of rendezvous comes to an end :-("
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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 Rendezvous in Central Square
Rendezvous in Central Square
Rendezvous offers a comfortable dining experience with all the nuances of fine dining in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The menu at Rendezvous is inspired by the flavors and aromas of the western Mediterranean -- Italy, France, Spain and North Africa. We place an emphasis on the market approach to cooking, using only the freshest products and working with local farms and specialty purveyors. Our menu changes regularly according to the seasonal availability of ingredients, about one third changes each month. Our wine list is carefully chosen to compliment our food, and represents numerous small producers, which use high-quality winemaking practices. The Rendezvous has an attractive custom-made counter-height bar, where the full menu is available. The bar offers an intimate and comfortable experience with plenty of room for plates and glasses of wine. We look forward to meeting you at the Rendezvous! !
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Sad that after 9 years this place is closing, so rush for a table if you can a reservation!"
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"perfect weather day to have a relaxing lunch on the porch with great food."
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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The All American Bistro! Featuring American Comfort Food with an amazing twist. Get prepared for Flavor, Presentation and a Restaurant that just does not know how to say NO! City Hall the Restaurant will allow you to be who you are and have fun in the process. We are here to always make you feel welcomed and that you are part of the party.<br />Lets Not Take Life So Seriously!<br />HAVE FUN AND JOIN THE PARTY!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"close to theatre and only open place for late nigth food, but service was very lacking the night I went."
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2006
Special Features: late-night find
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As sleek as a 1930s ocean liner, yet as relaxed as a dinner on the shore, the Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy Ultra-Fresh seafood, flown in daily from around the world. Sip a Sidecar in the lounge, sidle up to the oyster bar, or kick back in a horseshoe booth before diving into a sea of Ultra-Fresh fish, including steak-cut Alaskan halibut, seasonal favorites like fresh Copper River salmon or hard-to-find delicacies like true Dover sole or bluefin tuna. Our daily-printed menu will guide you, a wine list as deep as the sea will seduce you, and the world's freshest seafood awaits you at the Oceanaire.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Disappointing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/27/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/27/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Finding great seafood is difficult in Boston and I thought I would try Oceianaire as it had been a while since I was there.
it was rather disappointing.
I had the "ritzy" haddock and could hardly find any fish as the dish was loaded with cracker crumbs that was mixed with a sauce that gave the dish a strange taste :-(
Service was lacking intially as no waiter approached us at all for ten minutes until we went up to ask who was our server!
"
Dined on 5/27/2014
 2006
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