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Restaurants in Boston
Restaurants in Boston in general
Member Name: derhally
Restaurants in Boston in general
Date: 07/11/00, updated on 07/11/00 (114 review reads)
Advantages: Variety of Cuisine
Note: Estimations based on 3 Course Meal, with wine.
Medieval Manor Theatre-Restaurant
246 East Berkeley St, Boston
(617)423-4900; Group Reservations - Tel (617)423-4902
Saturdays two performances at 5:00 and 9:30. Sundays are at 6:00. Monday-Friday at 8:00. Tuesdays only for private parties $20-36 per person
It has been around for 27 years and from the moment you enter the Medieval Manor you recognize that this is not the ordinary dining night out in Boston. While you attempt to devour a six-course banquet without fork or knife the King and his court with the musical comedy revue entertain you.
233 Columbus Avenue - Tel 617 867 9300 $40-55
When it comes to food and ambiance Mistral is perhaps one of more Mediterranean Restaurants in Boston. A spot for power lunches and a venue for those who want to be in the midst of the see and be seen crowd. The variety of the menu ranges from French and Italian to Moroccan couscous. A superb wine list and excellent service.
955 Boylston Street, Boston 617 421 1818 $40
A new comer to Boston but head strong and has hit the ground running. The beautiful décor of Palm trees and off white linen definitely echoes class and sophistication. Yet the atmosphere is quite down to earth. The food is superb and resembles symbolizes the fusion east meets west trend. The succulent butternut squash, the smoked tuna carpaccio and the filet of Salmon are highly recommended. An excellent selection of wine.
Charles Hotel, Cambridge 617 661 5050 $30-55
Housed in the hotel that also has the famous jazz Regatta bar this restaurant definitely has finessed the art of presentation and fresh ingredients in Mediterranean-French cuisine ranging from the steamed lobster in coconut broth. First-class service, superb wine selection, and certainly keep room for an innovative variety of deserts like the chocolate espresso pots de crème.
br>266 Newbury Street 617 267 6388 $30-40
Owned by the same people who manage Dali, Tapeo offers a long list of tapas like the lobster ravioli, and garlic scallops. The seafood paella makes is a hearty meal for three people, and if you have room definitely give the flourless chocolate cake a try.
Café of India
52A Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge 617 661 0683 $20, Buffet $10
The owners of Kashmir on Newbury Street did a fantastic job with this place. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the cafe has a good selection of vegetarian options like Baighan Barta, Dal Makni and Sag Paneer, the Biryanis are also very very good. A various selection Indian deserts as well from Gulab Jamun, kheer and rasmali. A daily buffet during the week and on weekends.
246 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville 617 629 4963 $20
Also part of the group which owners Café of India and Kashmir this bistro takes Indian dining a step further similar to Soho Spice and Veeraswany in London. The setting is modern defying the traditional dim lights most are accustomed to at Indian restaurants. The menu is a mixture of North and Indian dishes with classic tandoori dishes, dossas and Biryanis. Excellent service and relaxed environment.
At Davis Square in Somerville and Prospect Street in Cambridge $4-7
What used to be a café in a former car garage is no longer. The renovation has certainly taken this place a notch up. The sandwiches are just flawless and extremely good. If you are in the mood to satisfy a sweet tooth you wont have problem as you have an endless variety of muffins and cakes baked daily on the premises in addition to the selection of breads from ciabatta and foccacia.
576 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, 617 491 5599 $18
You would be surprised to find a place like Central Kitchen in this part of Cambridge. Definitely one of a kind in Central Square yet the Southern European food and sele
ction of 40 wines is above average. The duck confit and Mediterranean bouillabaisse are highly recommended.
647 Tremont Street, Boston 617 266 4600 $30-40
Excellent Margaritas, Caiphirinias and Mojitos at 647. The food here has an Asian and Latin American influence from pizzas to succulent steamed Chilean sea bass. The service can be a nightmare if you come late and without a reservation. But definitely worth a visit.
42 Charles Street, Boston 617 742 3447 $18
Todd English who started the renowned Olives several years back has done a magnificent job with this pizzeria. Not the traditional pizza, free form, square in shape and large portions. The Portobello mushroom is highly recommended, as is the roasted aubergine and shrimp brushcetta for a starter. You can also mix and alter your order to your taste.
583 Washington Street, Wellesley, 781 283 5790 www.ming.com $61
The restaurant is alleged to be one of the best in the U.S. and Essentially Ming Tsai the Chef and owner, has created a mesmerizing East meets West Bistro. Located in Wellesley it is 30-minute drive from Boston opposite the Wellesley Inn. You need to book well in advance unless you plan on being at the door by 6:30. The cuisine is eclectic and innovative; the Calamari for a starter and definitely try the Chef’s succulent signature Chilean Sea Bass with Japanese noodles, the tender Mahi-Mahi or the Asian curried noodles. The desserts are perhaps the jewel of the crown, the crème Brule, the flourless chocolate cake or the semolina lemon short cake. The menu however does change every two weeks. A diverse wine list and first-class with the likelihood of the Chef serving you!
279A Newbury Street, Boston 617 5369766
A newcomer to Boston that exemplifies a fusion of contemporary and traditional Indian and Asian fare has already proven a success. The proprietor Shobana Mahansara who is f
rom Thailand and her partner Harjit Saini have achieved an impeccable task; starting with the accomplished German Chef Olaf Niemeier with 22 years of experience and credits in New York, London, Hong Kong, India and Taiwan, to the bright and colorful décor, the fitting and furnishing that were hand crafted and imported from Bangkok, to defying what many expect of Indian dining. Clientele have two menus to choose from including traditional dishes like Tarka Dal, Chicken Tikka Masala, Biryanis, and contemporary choices like the herb marinated lobster, mushroom and aubergine tower with spicy tomato chutney, the cinnamon lamb zucchini with pistachio sauce and the succulent desserts comprising of the signature five spice tart with Gulab Jamun, a chocolate curd crème brule, or the masala tea parfait and the kiwi fruit soufflé. Supplementing the haute selection of entrées, appetizers and desserts is an excellent selection of new world wines, digestifs and variety of teas.
8 High Street, Boston 617 426 2526 $55
Christopher Meyers the proprietor of this French American restaurant has capitalized on being one of the first to deliver a high level of dining in the financial district of Boston. The setting is quite Parisian with red and maroon dominating the private lounge, and restaurant. The large bar and lounge certainly attract a mix of all walks of life. The wine and cocktail menu is extensive. The food includes foie gras, lobster, and roasted veal.
129 South Street, Boston 617 542 5108 $40 Prix-fixe lunches $13, dinners $19
Originally a Parisian creation Chef Ian Just and partner Lorenzo Savona established a livelier version than the original version on 7, rue de Capri, which has live Jazz 6 nights of the week. The bistro comprises of two rooms one cosmopolitan-eclectic the other highlighting the red brick and wooden furnishings that definitely accentuate its French character. Starters include Smoked Salmon, lobst
er bisque, a Pecorino and Parmesan flan. The main dishes consist of a New York Sirloin au Poivre, a hickory smoked pork chop, Turbot and the desserts an apple and fig turnover, three French cheese plate with fruits and nuts. Perhaps the biggest attraction of coming to Les Zygomates is its wine selection which you can experience at tasting events held Tuesday through Saturday.
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