Clink - The Liberty Hotel
215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
Clink - The Liberty Hotel
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.libertyhotel.com/food_and_drink/clink.html
- Phone: 6172244004x
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am – 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch Saturday's, Sunday's 10:00am - 3:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Bradford Rainville
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Entertainment: Nightly, the lobby bar at CLINK. thrives with urban dwellers and hotel guests enjoying an energetic, social environment at the heart of Boston’s nightlife scene. Located within the spectacular 90-foot lobby rotunda of the hotel, the popular bar offers an answer to those searching for a reinvigorating place to gather at night. The bar menu serves tasty treats like Veal Sliders and addictive Spicy Mixed Nuts, while an extensive wine and cocktails list features house-infused liquors and changes often to reflect the whimsy of the service-oriented bartending team.
A word from Clink - The Liberty Hotel
CLINK. serves the freshest North Atlantic seafood, seasonal New England fare and delicious heritage meats. Executive Chef Bradford Rainville’s creative menu, which highlights exceptional Port Clyde shellfish and lobster, heirloom produce and artisan cheeses, artfully marries European culinary tradition with contemporary American innovation. The dining room features vestiges of original jails cells and an open kitchen, while gold leather seats, butcher block tables and granite accents add to its contemporary style.Continued
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Clink - The Liberty Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since June 23, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (22)vibrant bar scene (20)special occasion (18)hot spot (15)notable wine list (11)great for brunch (11)great for lunch (10)romantic (9)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (8)scenic view (7)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
- better than the clinkerDotchompsbrotherVIPDined on 10/19/2014Service was awful - he was nice enought but seemed like one server for the whole restaurant - or so it seemed. Brought the wine commensurate or after the appetizer. They didn't serve bread, not sure if they do. The Steak was very generous and nicely cooked. Could have come with a side dish but didn't. No bread, not sure if that was because they don't serve it at dinner or forgot. Generally favorably inclined to the restaurant - nice farm-to-table orientation, at least partially. Excellent grass-fed burger in prior times.Special Features:
- Sunday nights slowL02118VIPDined on 10/19/2014We had a reservation for Sunday, early in the night. There were very few other tables there, but our server was still very slow. Drinks and apps were good. Food was good, not outstanding, but solid. It's a cool venue, though, and I understand the bar gets really busy.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- EnjoyableWillreTurnDined on 10/11/2014Recommended by a friend, Clink lived up to the recommendation. Excellent food and service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- CoffeeWOGant1Dined on 10/9/2014Coffee was $4.00! Salmon for lunch was excellent..perfectly cooked.The rest of lunch was ordinary.
- Great mealSusanDined on 10/4/2014We had a great time and great food. The "jail" theme is really fun for kids.Special Features:
- Great combo of classy and informalRiverViewDined on 10/3/2014Gives off a low-key feeling while simultaneously presenting an upscale touch. Physical layout is a little kooky and you have to get inside to appreciate the variety of seating options. Service was prompt, courteous, and non-invasive. I'd go back again.Special Features:
- Cool brunch spotmelemel528Dined on 9/13/2014It's in an old jail, come on, that's awesome. Boston Strangler was held there according to our cab driver. Now it's a really nice hotel. We didn't stay there, but had brunch at Clink and it was great. Jail cell bars are part of the decor, and the building itself is beautiful, but you can still tell it was once a prison. The kitchen is behind bars! Anyway, cocktails are a bit pricey, but that's Boston. The Eggs Benedict was delicious. I would have liked a hollandaise sauce with a little bit more lemon bite, but it was still really good. They use thinly sliced smoked ham instead of Canadian Bacon. Comes with a side of yummy herb roasted potatoes and some fresh fruit. The guests with me had the Chorizo Quesadilla and they both loved it.Special Features:
- Wonderful day.MAST48Dined on 9/10/2014Girls outing. Lunch to celebrate our birthdays within days from each other. Had a great time. The food was very good; Liberty Club, Lobster Roll & Salmon Salad. The cocktails Radiate & French Kiss were delicious and the service received from Carlos was superb. Will return soon.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good lunch placediner20Dined on 9/9/2014Open Table request for seating honored. Diner eccentricities regarding food orders accepted easily and met. Refreshing, modern, surroundings. Very pleasant experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice DinnerSB4diningVIPDined on 9/7/2014We were staying at The Liberty and ate dinner at Clink. We ate dinner on a Sunday night at 7:00 and we were the only ones in the restaurant which was a little disturbing. But the service was outstanding!!!!! We had the corn/crab chowder - which was delicious. We also tried the octopus and it was really good. We tried the chicken (good), the steak entree (excellent) and the Black Pasta (good). I do have to say the wine list is way overpriced. Can't find much for less than $75.00 for a mediocre bottle of wine. Most of the wines we would have ordered were over $120.00. That is just not necessary. Glad we tried it, but not sure we would go there again - it was a nice dinner, but expensive.Special Features:
- Early Saturday Evening at ClinkFaucheauxDined on 9/6/2014The food was very good; slightly salty, but savory. Our waiter was exceptional. Clink is visually and (gastronomically) worth a visit, but take a cab! The parking rates are ridiculous and getting restaurant parking "comped"was not an up-front experience.Special Features:
- Good drinks, decent Dine Out menuMatthewDined on 8/29/2014We went to Clink for an early dinner on the final day of Dine Out (a special pre fixe menu event). I enjoyed my cocktail and appetizer, with a solid steak as main course. Dessert didn't stand out, but most pre fixe menus struggle with it, as they're rarely made-to-order. Clink has a convenient location and distinctive construction, as it's built inside of Boston's old jailhouse, with bars and window frames still used. Avoid going at sunset unless you can choose a table away from the west-facing windows, as the bright glare proves problematic even with shades drawn.Special Features:
- Dine Out BostonOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/29/2014Had a great 2 course meal with a warm cookie to take home. Great food, so so service.Special Features:
- great dessertsMartieDined on 8/27/2014We went for Boston Restaurant Week. The flash fried feta was very good and the desserts were outstanding. The entrees were fine, but the sauce on the corn pasta was thin and not very interesting and the sauce with the salmon much too salty.Special Features:
- Clink-ExcellentfoodislifeDined on 8/23/2014Amazing food and ambiance. Highly recommend the Pork Loin dish.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Still ImpressiveOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 8/22/2014It has been a couple years since I was here last and it is still impressive. The corn chowder was silky and delicious. Salmon ain course was very good as was the flat iron steak although somewhat misrepresented on the menu. Unlike last time however, the dessert was a bit disappointing. The tart shell was pasty perhaps under baked and the plums were not baked enough. The ginger ice cream however was great as was the panna cotta option. The staff is great. It can get noisy. It is a fun and unusual dining experience.Special Features:
- Restaurant WeekFoodie1031Dined on 8/20/2014The corn chowder with crab meat was unbelievable. The flat iron was OK. Plum tart was really good. Only complaint: our martini's cost $17 each. They were $15 on the menu but there was an up charge on the bill for each one and it was unclear why. Not sure if it was because it was straight up or the type of vodka but it should have been disclosed either way.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Return VisitOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 8/19/2014We had dined at Clink during a previous visit to Boston and enjoyed it immensely, so when the opportunity to visit Boston again came up we knew we would be returning and were not disappointed. It was Restaurant week and there was a prix fixe dinner that was just great. Can't wait to get back to Boston for round 3.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/17/2014Terrible terrible food. Cheap ingredients, overly expensive meal. Hostess lied to my face about the change in my reservation. My main objection was the terrible terrible food.
- DisappointedPicklesDined on 8/8/2014We had reservations at Clink with another couple. Three out of four of us were disappointed with our food.
- not a jailnun88Dined on 8/3/2014If you look for jail experience, as it is advertised, it's just not. Simply a fancy place with a modest brunch menuSpecial Features:
- DeliciousLittleGirlDined on 7/11/2014Fantastic food and excellent service. I would highly recommend it for any occasion.Special Features:
- The following 1025 reviews are from the Clink - The Liberty Hotel reviews archive.
- Lovely Brunchluv2eatDined on 6/15/2014Inspired menu, fun ambiance, delicious brunch for 5. Enjoyed the soft shell crab, brioche french toast, grass fed beef burgers, baked eggs and quesadilla, along with the Bloody Mary Bar and Pomegranate Mimosa. Portion sizes were all generous.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Interesting settings1010Dined on 6/14/2014We enjoyed our meal. Serve was very attentive. Nice casual place to dine. With the brick and cells doors of the old jail, it's an interesting place, but a bit noisy and the restaurant was only less than half full.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great AmbianceSDuongVIPDined on 6/13/2014The best part of lunch was being able to see the decor and how Clink incorporated their menu with the building. Food was delicious. Best thing was had was the Clink. Chicken Salad. Delicious. The burger, tempura soft shell crab and Cuban pork sandwich were fantastic.Special Features:
- Unimpressive Food/Orange WallopenssmeDined on 6/6/2014There were a lot of interesting menu options. I had the halibut and my husband had the salmon and there was nothing special about either dish or the appetizers. The entrees were just kind of blah and seemed to rely on salt for flavoring more than anything else. Thank goodness we had a wonderful waitress, who gave the experience an upscale feel. Also, I sat looking at a blank orange wall, which made me think the restaurant had just opened and no one had gotten around to decorating that wall. If you have the viewpoint where you are staring at the orange wall, it is not a very inspiring experience. I'm sure the brick views are better. Of course the jail cell atmosphere is kind of cool, but not enough to carry the day.
- Clink -- beautiful with mixed foodTamtovDined on 5/31/2014Beautiful, great service, mixed and inconsistent food. The daily special salmon and avocado sushi appetizer was tasteless; it came with a foul-tasting burnt wafer. The black pasta with scallops, by contrast, was a perfect dish. The pasta and pesto sauce were tasty, the scallops were grilled nicely. The swordfish dinner special was mushy and of poor texture; no effort was made other than the watercress garnish to impart any flavor; it was offensively tasteless. The blueberry and banana sorbet was excellent and flavorful. The accompanying soda-cracker garnish shaped like a slice of banana would have been better had it been a real slice of banana; the cracker was hard, bland, and diminished from the flavor of the dish.Special Features:
- Laura BucciOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 5/26/2014Clink was excellent for a weekend brunch. Great food and excellent atmosphere!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food, terrible servicedsammyDined on 5/25/2014We enjoyed our meal. It wasnt fantastic, but it was good. Unfortunately our waiter was just terrible. He very inattentive throughout the whole meal, it was a constant struggle to get him to come over, which interfered with our ability to enjoy the meal.
- DisappointingDelilaJonesDined on 5/21/2014Started off poorly with a hostess who didn't seem to understand her role is far more than showing you to your seat. When I arrived I stood in front of her for several minutes while she chatted on the phone without so much as acknowledging me. Finally I walked over to the bar and sat down believing she would come over when she hung up. She did not. On the way out I asked her for change for a $50 so I could pay the valet and she told me to get it at the bar, Our server was terrific however my swordfish was overcooked and tasted more like cod. The 3 slivers of "crispy asparagus" was the size of vermicelli; why bother? The ambiance is fun, the former Charles Street Jail, but I would not go back.Special Features:
- A little disappointed...CADMcDined on 5/18/2014The ideal location, expected an above normal experience. For this pricey, trendy spot, my expectations were high. Dinner was so-so. Service was less than spectacular and attention to our party was non-existent. Was there for a special occasion and, unfortunately it wasn't so special. Food was good but not great.Special Features:
- Weekend brunchdisappointedDined on 5/17/2014We went to brunch on Saturday and ordered brioche french toast, steel cut oatmeal & omelet. Portion size was very disappointing given the price. Brioche french toast was well cooked and a good size (three thick breads). The topping (strawberry rhubarb), though tasty, was scant (5 small pieces). The whip cream was practically liquid when we got it. The omelet was totally underwhelming. Worst of all, was the steel cut oatmeal - it was a gluey watery consistency with no oatmeal texture - it was awful. The manager said that that's how they make it so we requested an alternative. For the food portions and quality, the price is totally not justified and we will never come back to this restaurant.Special Features:
- Solid good lunchtruthtellerVIPDined on 5/13/2014Food good Excellent service No parking so its a $20 hit for valet making lunch for outsiders pricey if you are drivingSpecial Features:
- brunchOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 5/11/2014menu was great for brunch. Bloodymary bar was fun! service was excellent.Special Features:
- Not as great as it usually is!EandGDined on 5/11/2014When we got there on Mother's Day, there was an intolerable loud noise coming from under the floor in the main dining room. Like scary loud! Like chain saws and loud grinding noises! We asked the waiter what was going on, and he said he had no idea! After several more minutes of excruciating noise, we went to the hostess and asked the same question. She said there was major construction going on in the floor below the restuarant and the manager was going down to ask them to cease during brunch. The noise did stop, but it was a rough start to what should have been a nice meal! No one in the hotel knew this was happening on a Sunday? Not the experience you want for what is about $50 per person! They used to be a lot better!Special Features:
- Unique SurroundingsFan4ChicagoVIPDined on 5/11/2014Loved our Mothers' Day Brunch at Clink. We were seated on time and received attentive service from our very busy waiter. The omelets and eggs Benedict were delicious and prepared perfectly! The jail like surroundings were unique but so very comfortable. Would we go back - in a heartbeat!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome DinnerBruceGDined on 5/10/2014Could not say enough good things about both the food and the serviceSpecial Features:
- Fun setting spoiled by poor servicesjessopDined on 5/9/2014I was so excited to go the the Liberty Hotel for lunch. We kept it fun but the atmosphere was a disappointment due to the staff. The entire atmosphere was very stuffy - not at all what you would expect from this character-driven environment! Our waiter was horrible - no personality and after her took our initial order he disappeared forgetting to bring more bread as we requested and never coming back for over 20 minutes - until the food arrived. The food was okay - just what I would expect from an hotel. We felt fine paying $16 for a sandwich/burgers because you pay for the atmosphere. But what could have been such a fun experience was just drab. Replace snooty waiters with fun staff in prison garb!
- horrible foodjebm10Dined on 5/6/2014Horrible food never go there, expensive, and the food is terrible, sangria was good!Special Features:
- A unique and fun settingmswoolDined on 4/26/2014This restaurant, in the renovated structure of the old city jail, is upscale and clever. It's a lively night spot and we had a very good dinner. Breakfast the following morning was fine too - and seemed to be a time to break in new wait staff. Our waiter was very pleasant but the evening before the staff had tremendous knowledge of both wine and food, and polish as well.Special Features: