Hawthorns Has a place in my heart
My husband and I have treasured Anthony's Hawthorn By The Sea in Swampscott for thirty five years. It is our go to place for romance and to celebrate special occasions. For many years we didn't share our special place with the rest of the family, but when the kids got old enough they too wanted to experience the ocean view while eating the prime rib and warm popovers. So it became the place they choose to go for high school graduation dinners and Easter. The food and service has alway been excellent. We've make it a place to get dressed up for, and to take the time to enjoy a slow relaxed dinner in good company. In all these years we've never had a bad experience there, so I give it five stars for the memories. Thank You
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and service.
The food and service were wonderful and even on a relatively unspectacular day weather-wise, the view was still wonderful.
The decor and restaraunt itself was a little date. Could have used updating and a cleaner carpet. Otherwise it was great
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Even after so many dinners
Even after so many dinners and special times we still love Anthony's! I am sure our group will be dining there again
in the near future. It always amazes me how we discuss each others meals while there eating and after - on the way home.
Always great. Each time we visit we are left with more wonderful memories!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
great views and food
delicious food, good service, helpful staff - always a great choice
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Water views and charm!
Love the old school feel of this restaurant. Servers in formal attire and beautiful building. The barbis quaint and the bartenders have been there for years. Lotsnof great stories to share. Great food and just beautiful views. Lobster is a mustHope to go back before it moves locations. That will be very sad! Annoyed my evening very much!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent location - food
Excellent location - food very good - service great.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have eaten at Anthony's many restaurants including this one a number of times. The view of Boston is great especially at sunset.
Very good food and wine but a bit on the expensive side.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fathers Day Charm
What a wonderful Father's Day ! Everyone loved the food and the service was outstanding. We come here for all our special occasions.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely location on a rise overlooking the bay. We had a beautiful sunset. Although the restaurant was a,bit stuffy the atmosphere was calming. My scallops were excellent and my husband enjoyed his baked stuffed lobster. Very pricey but for special occasions it hits the mark.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Classes Seafood Dining
Great views of the ocean, excellent service, lovely dining with white tablecloths and popovers. Feels a little like a blast from the past. Nice traditional menu for lunch with imited healthy conscious choices. Service was absolutely wonderful. Easy and plentiful parking.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoy this restaurant
This restaurant has had its ups and downs, but the view and location are so, so special. We found the place busy and slightly disorganized on July 4th... somehow there was a person greeting who didn't really understand how to control flow of people who had reservations and so called "walk ins".... No "walk in" should be seated in premium seats when those with reservations are waiting.... Be that as it may, we enjoyed our food, once we were seated on our requested balcony table, and we loved our waiter. The fireworks all around were special.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always fresh and well
Food is always fresh and well prepared with excellent service. Nice atmosphere with great ocean views.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a special place
The View is Great
The Food has been very good.
The Service was excellent on this occasion.
The Elegance is appreciated
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorites
I love this restaurant. The food is consistently good. The wait staff friendly enough but not bothersome. The ocean view is wonderful and if you catch a sunset there is nothing more romantic. Wether in a group of 12 or 4 or just the two of us we have always had a very good experience. I choose this restaurant for my birthday always!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem of a restaurant
Great food and service. The baked stuffed lobster is phenomenal and one of their specialties. The stuffing is filled with tons of large pieces of lobster. We can't wait to have it again. The salmon is great too.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, service and view
Always pleased to get a table with a view - this time we got the best table - totally unobstructed view of the water, pleasant service, delicious food and drink
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a particular reason to celebrate the evening, and we couldn't have made a better choice. It was a perfect evening, spectacular view, superb service and attentiveness to patrons. It says on open table that the cost is $31-$50. but that is untrue.
The cost of dinners are very fairly priced, and for the money, the experience is more than well worth it. My husband had the fried
clam plate (which was very generous), and I had the halibut...cooked to perfection! A great celebration and a great place to go
for an evening out.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
An enduring lagacy.
With the demise of the Boston restaurant, we are pleased to return to Swampscott, and enjoy the continuing great food experience generated by our late friend Anthony Athanas.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrating our anniversary
It was fun to go back to the restaurant that hosted our wedding reception and find that it was still a great place to eat. Nice renovations and that great view to downtown Boston make this a place to go if you're in the area. The service is great and definitely makes for a romantic atmosphere...lots of time to talk and no one to bother you. We will definitely return.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything is always great
Everything is always great !!!! I always take my Husband every year for his birthday, usually to the Boston establishment,I found out they closed so decided to stay with tradition and go to Swampscott. As usual it was great!!!! The food,service everything we loved it!!! I tell everyone to go to eat at Anthony's it's old school and that's why it's so great !!! We always have the raw seafood platter and the large baked stuff lobsters and they are always wonderful!!!! I can't say a bad thing about this place I highly reccomend it ..
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Got married here 25 years ago. Took 24 years just to return last year. Came to celebrate 25th. Phenomenal. Happy with everything. Manny excellent waiter!!!!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The host was a little bit "stuffy", but other than that, we had a nice dinner.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
the whole process of using
the whole process of using open table was seamless. I will be using it from now on.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM