Kitchen
Kitchen

Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kitchenbostonmass.com/
  • Phone: 6176951250x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Buffet Brunch Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Dinner: Sunday through Wednesday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday through Saturday 5:00pm-10:30pm. Bar open nightly until 12.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Herritt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a gorgeous private room that seats up to 20 and overlooks our garden. This room is perfect for brunch or dinner, for business meetings or celebrations.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 6176951250x
  • Special Events: Come join us for Restaurant Week!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clarendon St
  • Public Transit: Orange Line: Back Bay at Clarendon Street
    Green Line: Copley Square
    Silver Line: Washington Street at Union Park
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking. Public parking garage behind 505 Tremont Street is just a block away.
A word from Kitchen
Located at 560 Tremont St in the heart of the South End Boston, we serve up time honored cuisine. Each item is accompanied by a circa date referencing the first time the dish, an ingredient, or cooking method was first found in print.

With the sounds of music bursting from the turntable in the corner, the atmosphere is laid-back and comfortable, perfect for family and friends to meet over a delicious meal, cocktail, wine, and fabulous conversation!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)fit for foodies (35)great for brunch (24)great for outdoor dining (22)special occasion (16)romantic (13)great for lunch (10)good for groups (9)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Dine Out Star
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I came here for Dine Out (Restaurant week) and I was extremely pleased. I've often found that restaurants don't put as much "effort" into their restaurant week dishes as they would for their regular menu or simply have very very few options in comparison. Not the case here. Not only did Kitchen offer at least 6/7 options for each part of the meal, but each of my choices was amazing. I had the scallops, beef tenderloin then the cheesecake and I couldn't have been happier. I'd even come back for another meal here since there were so many other delicious looking things on their rest. week menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tartare was amazing!
    ChrisC
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went for dine out boston. Lunch was an amazing deal- quality was not compromised whatsoever! Had the best tartare I have ever eaten.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • charming place @ south end
    cutes1125VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    1st time @ the south end-very charming area of Boston i've never been to before. restaurant week lunch: fresh oysters-delicious & sweet where 4 was not enough. scallop- disappointed cause it's a single scallop which i think they could have done 2 scallops but it was fresh and well balanced with corn creams sauce with some type of thick cut bacon/ham. entree-duck risotto: 1st time i ever had duck in risotto but the combo works heavenly paired with cherry sauce. short ribs: cooked perfectly melting in your mouth but i think it lacked a little bit of salt and pepper and the mash potato is smooth and creamy. dessert was good-doughnuts & ice cream: doughnuts were over fried to more a dark crisp and texture was not like a donut.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals of my life!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Everything from their food to the service to the decor was absolutely perfect, and I can't wait for the next time I come. I ate the three course meal of Scallops, Duck Risotto, and Doughnuts. I think my favorite part had to be either the scallops or the doughnuts. Everything was cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly! One thing that I was slightly concerned about was the entree portion size. The appetizer was one scallop (which was perfect), but the duck risotto dish was too big. Every bite was flavorful and delicious, but near the end, I could barely finish the entree. I like to be satisfied and full after a dinner, but not completely stuffed. The dessert portion was very appropriate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    Kcllama
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was good scallops were a little under for my taste. Bread and butter have no flavor add salt. Great service everyone was friendly
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    the front room is very noisy, it's hard to have a conversation. but the food was very good and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the food and drinks were good but.
    ncs24
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We wanted a summer cocktail and a small bite to eat, the staff was not the most friendly. One of my friends did not have the passport and I understand, but my other friends that had the passport where triple check. A little uncomfortable. The drinks where great! And the food was really good. I understand the need to see Id's but we are not criminals in a need to be triple checked.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Mixed
    SisterVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We've been to Kitchen many, many times. The food escalates from good to fantastic; but the service is consistently between languid and pathetic. Cheerful staff, but seemingly untrained to be alert and responsive. Lately, we waited for 20 minutes for WATER and for someone to take our drink order; at this point the app order was entered and came with the drink order, but then to order the main order needed flagging.... This experience (and others similar) are not deal-changers for now, BUT there are other options in the South End. Your Manager Danielle is STAR.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Experience
    TimN
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The best mussels I've had in ages! Also, the duck risotto was a very pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weak Concept, mediocre food
    bostonDDVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The concept is old american recipes with a modern twist. The snacks are all from Betty Crocker's cookbook. I'm eating at a restaurant? Choices all heavy, boring, full of cream, sauces and carbs. Over buttered toasted brioche bread incorporated into many appetizers and entrees. My expensive mixed mushroom appetizer had melted cheese on it and was served on brioche. My fish so undercooked left a huge raw piece on my plate. The busboys and hostess 3 times tried to take my husbands food away while he was still eating because they were full and apparently needed the table-- I literally had food in my mouth when they took my appetizer plate. Check delivered while we still had half a bottle of wine. Can't imagine who would go back twice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'll be Back!
    CambridgeConfidential
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    My friends and I grabbed an early dinner at Kitchen before a show at the Calderwood. Excellent service. Waiter gave just the right amount of attention to the table. I had the pasta dish which was really yummy…creamy with subtle flavors. I relished every bite. Well done! Everyone I was with enjoyed their choices. Also, we also shared a couple of deserts. I especially thought the cheesecake was nice, not too sweet…the way a good homemade cheesecake would taste. I'll definitely go back; I'd like to try brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OK, but pricey
    BostonEE
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I'm all for paying a fair price (or more likely in the south end, paying more) for a good meal, and nothing tasted bad. That said, the scallops were delicious (they should make an entree) and my friend had the duck and enjoyed it. That being said, the potatoes tasted bland and like instant potatoes. My friend was not impressed with the brussells sprouts.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great spot
    dan02127VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I've been to kitchen 3 times now. Great experience every time. Vintage dishes and cocktails are the theme here and they nail them both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid food but at ridiculous prices
    darlingdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I went for brunch with a friend on Saturday morning. The ambiance was terrific, the waitstaff was attentive, and the food was delicious- all was great except for the $55 cost for brunch for 2. One of the biggest culprits for why the brunch price tag was so high was because they charge you $4.50 per cup of coffee, which comes in an admittedly nice french press. My friend and I shared 1 french press, which one would think would come out to $4.50 total but they in fact charged us $9. Why would anyone want to pay $9 for 16 ounces of coffee?!? And we made the mistake of getting an 8 ounce refill of coffee, which ended up costing another $4.50. $13.50 on coffee here could almost pay for 2 for brunch at any of the other fabulous S End spots.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A terrific South End dining spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Good food at reasonable prices, with warm and friendly service.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Food was excellent, the staff was friendly and helpful. Great music. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get the donuts
    mmdiners
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Food, service, ambience was great, but no question the highlight are the homemade donuts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My only thought is they need more staff for brunch the poor person behind the bar was pulled in 20 directions.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food on Tremont Street
    Ruggerboot
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This place does the best bacon cheeseburger I have had in Boston! The lobster grits and French toast are also high on the list. Good service and a great music and atmosphere. The bar list and menu is also very impressive. Perfect for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    BruceG
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Can't say enough good things. Nice restaurant, comfortable table for 4, great service with everyone always smiling and the food was not only delicious but everything was prepared perfectly even with special orders & needs.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food and Service
    Maureen17VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The appetizers we had were the mushrooms under glass and the mussells - both out of this world good. My wife had the lobster thermadore and I had the cod - both were amazing. Deserts of Lavender honey ice cream and chocolate pudding were also amazing and delicious. Best food we have run into in quite some time. the House Sauvignon Blanc was terrific too - tastes like Sancere but costs allot less. Our server Ali was attentive and friendly - alway there when needed but never intrusive! Great place - we will be back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great to have in the 'hood
    VeritasVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The double cheeseburger with bacon was good. The tagliatelle was good but not special. The chowder was delicious! We really like the decor, the ambience and the location. Their mixed drinks are really fun. Our server was excellent. This restaurant is within 2-3 blocks of some of the best restaurants in Boston, certainly in the South End. I am sure it is difficult to be a stand-out with such stiff competition. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 758 reviews are from the Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Top spot for brunch
    CIPRIANI
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Sunday brunch was extremely good - well prepared dishes, particularly the lobster grits served by friendly and professional staff. The burgers also received rave reviews from my guests. Good range of cocktails well made and generously served. Ambience is relaxed and the room is comfortable with a good view of the kitchen and bar. Only downside was the mediocre coffee but don't think that was specific to the restaurant, it seems to be the norm across the US.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, not so great service
    tmb45
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Our reservation was at 8:15 for a party of 7, but we weren't seated until 9pm. They did comp us a round of drinks for the delay, which was great. But the service continued to be very, very slow. It was 10pm when we got our appetizers, and only after asking how much longer it would be. The food is always great at Kitchen, but I've never had such bad service. Not sure I'd recommend it for a large group.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vicky
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Server excellent. Food superb. Timing very poor. Salads and appetizers arrived BEFORE first cocktail! Entrees arrived before able to order a glass of wine!! Timing issues unfortunate given quality of server and meal. Dining room not busy at the time..... Lovely atmosphere snd staff wonderful. Wonder why timing do off?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre
    hungrymanVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Food was ok nothing to write home about. I got the sole which was decent. I substituted fries instead of the potato and there was an upcharge! Seated in the back and it's overcrowded and excessively loud back there because of the fishbowl like room. Waiter was horrible. Lots of good places in the south end but this is not one of them
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  • Enjoyable Meal
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I ate at Kitchen for dinner and really enjoyed the meal. The ambience in the restaurant was really pleasant. I was surprised that the kitchen ran out of Oysters when we ordered them, but we were able to find something else on the menu instead. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Also, we had some great cocktails!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really good food- that feels
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    really good food- that feels like someone actually put a lot of energy into its conception. What does that mean? It's unique to Kitchen (and the same can be said about their sister restaurants). Bravo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre-theater dinner
    BrooklineregularVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Wonderful dinner. Service was outstanding. Attentive but not overbearing. Food was excellent. Mushroom appetizer especially unique and flavorful. Both lamb pie and pasta were excellent. Lamb was especially flavorful with great presentation. Chocolate pudding was fun . Was expeditious without being rushed. Front room was just a little lively noise wise...not bad but suspect back room would be quieter.
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  • Good dining experience
    Jspin
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Overall, it was a nice scene and the food was good. It was restaurant week, so the menu was missing a few items. The mussels appetizer was a little weak, but the duck entree was good. Chocolate pudding and donuts were yummy for dessert. Very small space! Didn't realize! The staff was very friendly.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic and Romantic!
    Classycollegediner
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I booked Kitchen for my boyfriends birthday and we had an absolutely fabulous time! We were there for restaurant week and we truly enjoyed the plethora of options they offered. The ambiance was spectacularly romantic, especially since we were sitting in the back "greenhouse" esque room with a view of the garden. Although all of the food was delicious, we both got the duck and absolutely adored it. I would recommend eating light before hand since the food is very hearty and filling. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all couples and families (maybe not children).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen is a well oiled machine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Kitchen is a well oiled machine. For such a small space there is incredible efficiency and the food was delicious. Can't wait to go back
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lobster gnocchi was amazing!
    petitfoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    ordered from the restaurant week menu: scallops starter, main course lobster gnocchi, dessert: cheesecake for two. delicious all around. also ordered a side app of oysters rockafeller (nothing special).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant week meal
    Sushilover
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    A friend and I dined at Kitchen last week for Restaurant week. I originally made reservations here solely for the dessert that was on the online menu, Bananas foster. Unfortunately, this was not on the menu when we arrived. It seemed as though the waitstaff had heard this disappointment several times from other guests as well. With that said, the food was pretty good. The service was ok, little snobby for my taste, but good enough. We had a great seat in the back overlooking the courtyard, which was the best part of the evening. It's an intimate place, definitely good for a date, with good food. I probably wouldn't try it again, as there are so many other great places in the area, but it's a fine option for the south end.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Food was hit or miss. Some dishes were very good while others were not necessarily bad, but not really good. Dishes were on the small side for the cost. Server was rather absent and absent-minded. Was disappointing.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and great service!
    KML2013
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    I was impressed by the food and service at Kitchen, especially considering it was Restaurant Week, so you never know what to expect. Our waitress was attentive, helpful and checked on us frequently. I ordered the French Onion Soup, which was excellent, the lobster thermador, which was so savory and had huge chunks of lobster and the chocolate pudding which was very rich. I cannot wait to dine here again!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flat out excellent
    FranVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Top to bottom, great meal. Grey cocktails, apps, entrees, desserts. Will be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation was at 9:15. We
    duaneVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Reservation was at 9:15. We where Taken to a table at 10:20. By the time we finished they were cleaning up in the kitchen and it was 12:15. Not a great experience and not great food.
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  • AliGVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Loved everything about this place except our server. He was all business but not in a good way. Tried engaging him but he was too serious. Will be back...can't let service ruin a good meal.
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant Week Experience
    Gina
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The hubby and I left with full bellies last weekend. Our server was lovely--very knowledgable about the menu and gave excellent advice. The fresh rolls were a nice surprise--nice and crispy on the outside, warm and soft on the inside. I had trouble deciding between the entrees. I finally chose the Lobster Thermidor, and the hubby got the duck. My entree had big chunks of lobster and delicate gnocchi in a tasty cream sauce. The duck disappeared very quickly from the plate, and got a recommendation as well. The donuts were a sweet cap to the meal. I'd definitely return to check out the rest of the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic