Liquid Art House
Liquid Art House

Liquid Art House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.liquidarthouse.com/
  • Phone: 6174578130x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Our bar is open until 12:00am.

    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Our Bar is open until 1:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Rachel Klein
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Kathleen McGhee (kathleen@liquidarthouse.com) 617-457-8131x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arlington Street and Stuart Street
  • Public Transit: We are 2 blocks south from the Arlington "T" station on the Green Line.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available on our Stuart Street side at 250 Stuart Street. We also validate ($10) parking at the Revere Hotel Parking Garage during the evening and on weekends, which is located at 200 Stuart Street.



A word from Liquid Art House
Liquid Art House (“L.A.H.”) is Boston's first gallery-restaurant hybrid coming to the landmark building The Arlington, in the Back Bay. An innovative concept of art, space and design through the prism of social dining, L.A.H. is trailblazing an “art hospitality” experience to cater to Boston’s culinary, culture and social scene.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Liquid Art House reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (71)special occasion (62)vibrant bar scene (60)hot spot (55)good for groups (41)romantic (32)notable wine list (27)neighborhood gem (24)late-night find (12)scenic view (7)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Unique spot
    BeantownFoodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    LAH is a real unique place with art everywhere (even in the bathrooms) and a beautiful, giant chandelier in the center of it all. The food was really good for the most part, but my wife thought the scallops entree could have used more seasoning in the cauliflower purée and on the scallops. The cherry, foi gras dumplings were outstanding and my lamb loin entree was great. The tuna tartare was good, but nothing that memorable. Overall, the food was on par with some of the nicer restaurants in the area like Troquet, Deuxave and Mistral, but maybe not at same level as L'espalier or Menton. It's a nice addition to the neighborhood and with the art and artistic presentation of the meals, could stay for a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gallery and Restaurant
    CarlosCalderon
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Delicious food, innovative menu, fun staff and great art to see while sipping mezcal cocktails. The price matches the setting but definnitely worth the experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jewel near Park Square
    Birny
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Right on corner of Arlington & Stuart streets, the Liquid Art House offers an outstanding dining opportunity. The views inside of original works of art are magnificent, and if near a window your views of the old and new Hancock towers are marvelous. The Artwork is all on sale, and change seasonally. The menu is wonderful, the food creative and absolutely delicious. The wine list is excellent although doesn't offer many American wines. The service wasn't up to the quality of the food - but acceptable although a bit slow when we ordered drinks. All in all -a dining opportunity that's unique and not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the Best New Restaurants!
    ReedVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    One of the best new restaurants in Boston. Creative delicious food, hip decor, classy wait staff, good location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food & drink
    LizC
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The bartender made us custom drinks off the menu, and we ate the cheese dumplings and the Hungarian ham. Very cool decor and artwork placed in spacious and bright bar area. Would go back, and eat everything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good meal
    stevegVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was our 3rd visit to LAH and the food continues to be very tasty and creative. However on this occasion, we were somewhat disappointed with the service. The waiter was inattentive and almost indifferent. Did take away from there evening's enjoyment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great food, Great service
    geraldroyrondoeVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere at L.A.H. The food was excellent. Presentation and most importantly the taste and quality of the ingredients were top notch. The prices are on the high side but we will definitely go back again soon. We also liked the art gallery/restaurant concept.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite New Restaurant
    FrenchFan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was delicious and the decor is great. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great concept but pricey!
    KimbaVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Cocktails and food were fine but very pricey. Dumplings were good but not warm enough. The duck confit was good and the chicken moist but it was $25.00 just for the chicken. Service was attentive but waiting for the food took awhile. Desert was like a piece of art but had way too much going on btw chocolate crumbs, berries, merignue, anglais, ice cream, etc.... The space is large and filled with a roating exhbit of very expensive art! The concept is very cool and trendy but leaves one unsatisfied for some reason and it isn't even about the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem
    Shb4
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Menu is short, but good things come in small packages. Tuna tartar, wild mushroom dumplings & wild bass made for a well rounded and impeccable dining experience. They sent over bubbles since it was our anniversary and the wait staff was very attentive throughout the meal. Only criticism is the lighting was a little bright for a later evening dinner, but other than that, made for a memorable experience. Artwork a fun bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricy, but tasty
    kcmickeyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    First upon arrival, I was not impressed with their valet service. The guy didn't show up for more than 15 mins while I waited outside in my car. I decided to valet across the street. I mentioned to the hostess and she was nice enough to pay for my valet and offered me and my friend a glass of champagne for the frustration. Thank you for that. The food was tasty. Interesting mix of ingredients and nice presentation. I'm a foodie so I like to try different pairings of ingredients. Dishes are pricy for the amount you get, but worth while to try. The ambience is cool with artistic decor and filled with professionals. Only thing is that the noise level is really loud where you may have to speak a bit louder than normal to be heard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth pre booking for Suckling Pig
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Special bday celebration. Food was great service attentive. Overall a fantastic evening. We pre ordered the pig. Worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not impressed
    mikenjeneat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    good concept and I was looking forward to the experience, but it did not live up to expectation. was stuffy for a place claiming an artsy vibe. the food overall wasn't bad...but it wasn't great. The lamb was good but the muscle still attached on my scallops? not good. and the carrot app sounded so interesting, and looked great, however, I like to eat for the taste, and that... was only mediocre.
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  • Food is a work of art
    BostondinerVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Love the environment of original art hanging on the walls, built into the bathroom stalls and even on the table. Pink toned flatware was very cool. Everyone loved the dumplings. They helpfully split the enormous, delicious rib-eye dividing so each person could have the meat as done or not as she wanted. The coconut soup was a great mix of refreshing flavors. Garnishes and sides of scallops and duck tasted even better than they looked. Extensive wine list. Expectations about the food were quite low given how much attention was paid to appearance, but everyone was impressed. The bar area is extremely loud, but the dining areas have nice sound absorption so you can actually have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great concept
    jakeRIVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    .. and so not something I've seen in Boston before. It's a big, vibrant space populated with well-dressed, attractive thirty- and fortysomethings, contemporary art and chic furniture - a space that you'd be ore apt to find in LA or even Toronto. And then there's the food - which ranged from damn good (the hamachi and the tuna tartar) to flat out spectacular (the lamb, NY strip and the mushroom side dish) The bartenders could have been a little more attentive, but the vibe was cool and what seemed like an endless stream of managers were watching everything. Highly recommended for a night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rboston
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I have been for dinner twice. Staff very friendly but not well trained. Hostess claimed we were next for the bar and twice we lost the seats. She was supposed to let the bar know. We were not in a hurry but food service was slow at both dinners. Food was very good!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Art delish
    INPRboston
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    An art gallery/bar/restaurant you cant miss. Pricey but worth it. Incredible food & service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    Guysmiley
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    On a slow Sunday evening with too much staff, but not enough follow through, I was disappointed. Our waiter was nice, but took forever for drinks. Over the 2 hour dinner we were only able to get 2 drinks each, one of which, I purchased from the bar upon my arrival. Food was ok for the cost, but I expected much more.
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  • Perfection with a Plus
    NYStyle
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our perpetual search for creative ambiance and interesting menus led us to this gem during our recent visit to Boston. The menu was interesting and service was impeccable. Our entrees and cocktails did not disappoint, and the added touch of interesting artwork led to an experience beyond our expectations. We look forward to our next visit to Boston to pay another visit to our new favorite Boston restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun & very interesting decor!
    AudsfVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very good and beautifully presented food. The art was fabulous, bonus meeting the curator and having her show us the art
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Visit
    KJS82VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Creative, delicious food and drinks with friendly and knowledgeable servers surrounded by local art.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous drinks
    Luvtodine
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The service and the ambiance was great. The food was ok for me but the rest of the party seemed to have enjoyed their food. I will go back for the drinks and the art work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new absolute fav place!
    SwedishGuestsVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    As I live in Bay Village this is an absolute magnificent new treat to have LAH just around the corner. The combination of art gallery and restaurant is wonderful. The art rotates every three weeks or so and it is fantastic pieces they display. The food is divine and the wine list is superb. The kitchen is a fusion of many styles and they use the best ingredients. Their dumplings are heavenly and scallops and lamb entrees melts away in an explosion of fabulous compositions. Got to try their dessert too! They are all just so amazing. The music is put together by Lucas Winthrop and it is so perfect for the setting with its lounge beat. I have already been a number of times and this is my new fav restaurant in Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New and going to be great!
    Gymgal2156VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Service was a bit slow on the food and in time I am sure it will improve. They did comp is a glass of wine each to make up for the wait on the food Atmosphere and Location a plus
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very cool spot with excellent food
    ECHWMVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I was a little hesitant to try this restaurant because of some of the other comments but I have to say my meal was fabulous. Beautiful presentation and so delicious and the art work around the room with the guide they provide make for interesting dinner conversation. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amanda
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Service was great - our server was energetic, friendly, and attentive. Food was delicious and creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just plain cool
    OMalley
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great scene. Have been waiting for something like this in boston for a long time. I believe they have mixologists. The drinks were my favorite attraction. Had to try too many of them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting concept, Average food
    RecentDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We recently visited Liquid Art House and we were very excited about the concept. The space and art are beautiful but the food definitely left something to be desired. The food was decent, but not worth the price. I am willing to spend a lot for a unique or really good meal, this just missed the mark.
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  • Liquid Art House ROCKS!!!
    Frannymo
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    If we could give more than 5 stars to LAH in every category, we would!! The concept is totally brilliant. Owner Ruta Laukien spared no expense creating this art gallery/bar/restaurant. The team is superb - from the BOH to the FOH - SUPER stars, each one, Service is superb, bar design is spectacular as are the servers, the wine list, the drink list - space is enormous but the art and the seating are so ARTfully (!!) placed that you feel you're in a much smaller, intimate venue. We have always dined there on Saturdays. We like to make reservations between 6:30 & 7 so we can watch the place fill and feel the energy grow. Can't say enough about the head chef, Rachael Klein, the VERY distinctive menu: delicious & gorgeous presentation. WOW
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great concept
    tallredVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Definitely a "wow" when you enter the dramatic, high ceilinged bar area with Chihuly-inspired chandelier. I will order the knock out fabulous cheese dumplings every time we return (and we will!). The menu has interesting flavor combinations, and the food is as one would expect, presented very artfully. The lamb was perfectly prepared and sauced. The only down was our pretentious and ill-informed waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't disappoint!
    Andy123VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We were eager to give it a try and it didn't disappoint. The decor is fabulous, love the art! The art glass chandelier at the entrance is impressive. We both commented on the sense of space and layout. The menu is inventive, and the rotisserie chicken was just out of this world. The food presentation was beautiful and that followed through to taste. The only possible complaint is that the mixed drinks are quite small for the price. It's not inexpensive but well worth the occasional splurge.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot not discovered yet
    Jojogo1VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Beautiful space with art that is for sale on all the walls. Lots of glass, huge purple murano glass chandelier , big, open bar area. Drinks are good, but pricey. They need a bigger fun drink menu. The food is very good and inventive. They come by with different kinds of home made bread that you can choose from.They were all delicious.The gouda cheese dumplings appetizer was excellent. I had the duck, which was prepared a little differently. It was very tender, almost like a brisket consistency. Really flavorful . I enjoyed it. We shared a dessert ( I don't remember the name) that was chocolate with carmel and some ice cream. Again, artfully plated and delicious. Expensive. Not as busy as I expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant and Expensive
    FlizanderVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Vibrant bar scene, cool, trendy atmosphere. The tuna tartare was delicious. We tried the scallops and cheese dumplings (dumplings had a lot of dill) entrees which were fine/good. We thought the menu was limited and prices were high. We would go back to sit at the bar for cocktails and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very impressed
    stevegVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Our first visit to this restaurant. Food, service, presentation all were excellent and great job in design of space. Yes, its pricey and probably more of a "special occasion ' place but well worth it. We will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Who knew?
    JPNJR
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I was researching Boston's newest restaurants and came upon Liquid Art House. What an amazing find! Beautiful space, wonderful food artfully presented and the "Modern" deserts are not to be missed. This is a must try!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    SammyVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is a very cool place like nothing else in the Boston area. The art work is unique. The food was delicious. The spring salad, cheese dumplings, scallops, and chicken was all very tasty. The thai dessert was like nothing else you've ever had. The service was excellent and highly recommend this new restaurant.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Great New Concept
    scottzVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Big open space, but not too noisy. Can easily accommodate large groups. Great bar cocktails. Bar menu coming soon. Can't wait. Love the art work that will keep changing. The service was very attentive and the food was wonderful. Creative, fun and well prepared. Lots of seafood which is very fresh and a hard find. Highly recommend and can't wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Liquid Art House
    topdinersVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I tried this new restaurant/concept on Saturday night. Overall the experience is interesting and some of the dishes were very good to excellent. We tried the duck confit which was an exceptional execution of that dish. We both had the rotisserie chicken which was highlighted as a specialty and were being cooked in a giant French roaster. The chicken was good but not exceptional and the au jus had an odd aftertaste which wasn't bad but had a sort of bitter after taste from a spice (?) the chef used. We didn't try dessert and the cocktails were very well crafted. Other reviews have mentioned the uneven service. New a new logo for LAH over the front door-looks cartoonish. This is not Legoland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs more time
    bostonfoodguy
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Tried Liquid last Friday and left the 5 of us left with the unanimous opinion that it the food and staff need more time to develop. We rarely will go to new place without giving it 2-3 months but due to the beautiful space we decided to break that unwritten rule. The service is unorganized and our server while nice, stumbled through the entire service. The food was all over the place with no real focus and no on item that deserves any praise. The bar was buzzing later in the evening with Boston's "Beautiful People" who were there for the scene and not the food. My suggestion would be to give this place some time to develop. They have a strong kitchen staff, lovely space and strong financial backing, hopefully will hit its stride soon.
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    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Potential, but not quite there
    MKF21
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    My friends and I were very excited to check out LAH! We settled in at the bar for a couple pre-dinner cocktails, but, unfortunately, it took us a solid 5 minutes to get anyone's attention. There were only about 8 patrons at the time (who all had drinks) and at least 3 people behind the bar talking to one another rather than assisting us. Two of us have a number of years of bartending experience and were quite taken back by the lack of interest in serving drinks aka making money! Once we finally got their attention it felt as if we were bothering them, which at a new restaurant is not the way anyone wants to feel. The table experience was a little better. The food was pretty good, but not great. LAH has potential, but has some work to do.
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