A Great Celebration Lunch
The setting was lovely. The food was visually stunning, and although technically excellent, the dessert and main courses were on the small side and very involved, with garnishes and presentation. It was special occasion kind of dining.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Service Weak
Excellent food in a beautiful setting.
We arrived at 5:25 for a 5:30 reservation and were told to wait in the bar - we had champagne to celebrate my father's birthday - the service was awful! The server brought out a half empty bottle and then took ten minutes to go get another bottle to complete the service. No one came to get us from the restaurant and by 5:50 (we were going to Symphony) I had to get up to see if our table was ready. The hostess was apologetic but the male host then came to our table to say he didn't come to get us because it "looked like we were having a good time." There was confusion over paying the bar bill with a verbal disagreement between the hostess and the waitress in the bar.
2/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had read some negative comments, but we found every aspect of the 5 course tasting menu (we had the coupon) exquisitely prepared, nothing fishy but very fresh. The duck, salmon, oysters, pork, bread basket, bread pudding were amazing. Just wonderful ...
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
frequent luncher, Boston
perfect place for a business lunch or for a special occasion, decor is beautiful and the service is 5 star! The food was amazing and sized appropriately. They were extremely accommodating with special requests and went the extra mile to great my guest by their first name. A place everyone should have on their A list!
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had the 5 course tasting menu
Had the 5 course tasting menu with a Gilt City Voucher-- everything was really good. Particularly liked the oysters, pork belly, and duck! It is pricey for just a normal night out-- definitely more of a special occasion dinner.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food, service and ambiance. I would definitely come back here.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ate at Asana on Saturday,
We ate at Asana on Saturday, March 16, 2013, hoping for a quiet, low key, delicious, relaxed dining experience, and that is what we got! We each had the Caesar salad - extremely fresh, light dressing, elegant white anchovies - and then grilled swordfish. You choose the sauce, which is served on the side, so that you can decide how much of it to add to the fish. We also ordered sides of mushrooms, braised Brussel sprouts and herbed French fries to share. All were excellent and each added a different taste to the fish. We shared the Boston cream pie verrine for dessert - great flavor, but a bit heavy at the bottom.
Our server was unobtrusive, but never let our water or wine glasses empty.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
the food was beyond incredible
the food was beyond incredible -- completely exceeded my expectations. service was also wonderful - managers checking in to see how we are, etc. -- WONDERFUL experience
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good tasting with good services
All dishes were fresh and tasty. Services were good.
3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the overall relaxed
I love the overall relaxed feeling of the restaurant. The service was most outstanding , the waitress was very attentive. It was my best friends Birthday and they had made sure we were both comfortable- It was restaurant week so we had a very fulfilling meal all for just 38$. I will definitely be returning soon!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a nice Restaurant Week
We had a nice Restaurant Week meal. The food was tasty and the service was excellent. The table and chairs were comfortable and the decor was very nice. We all had a good time.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great, carefully-designed dishes, prompt service, and very spacious place! Overall, a great brunch experience.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always it was the absolute
As always it was the absolute amazing experience to dine at Asana. Incredible staff, food and wine list. Great for small group outings :)
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific Meal Terrific Service.
Terrific Meal Terrific Service. A great place to do business
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice decor, very professional
Nice decor, very professional service, eager to please. Food was good, not great. My duck breast was tasty, but tough (I've had the duck breast in a lot of places). My wife had a lentil burger, also good, but not super tasty. The sweet potato fries were excellent.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We looked for a restuarnt
We looked for a restuarnt through Open Table, and just happened upon this. The food was elegant and the servicce attentive. We sat at the window for this early evening meal, and were totally happy with our experience.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mothers Day Dinner
Great food and the hostess Tina was amazing she made this Mothers Day for my sister and niece a beautiful night. Thank you so much.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
New chef Rachel Klein is putting out top notch cuisine
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfection isn't enough!
Try the tasting menu - you won't be sorry - perfection isn't enough to state how well everything was prepared, served and tasted. A great find!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
small menu, but everything is extremely well done. really, there's not a thing I can find fault with. wine selection was good, service good, food excellent, nice room.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great service.
Great place to enjoy fabulous food, perfect service and a view of the Boylston Street pedestrian landscape.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in Boston
Fantastic food, attentive service, beautiful decor. What more can you ask for?
The chicken and the black cod were amazing.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had many wonderful breakfasts and an amazing time at the chef's table. It was so great, we will be repeating the event in 2 weeks. The staff were wonderful. Our always engaging Mariyan, our waiter added fun and humor to the evening. Greg and Paul created amazing dishes, each one an edible delight. And Mia's dessert creations were both delicious and works of art. Spend the extra and enjoy this fabulous experience.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
my two grown daughters and I try to get together every few weeks for our "girls night out". since we have visited the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental in the past, we decided to try dinner at Asana. we had a table by the window so we could watch the Bostonian passers by. the food was very, very good, with small portions and beautiful presentation. the ambience was refreshing, comfortable and the noise level low. I would happily recommend Asana to my friends and family!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kudos to the waiter for placing a cushion behind my friends back!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like always Mandarin up to its standards, great service, amazing food,wonderful wine choices.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for Restaurant Week. The food was excellently executed and nicely portioned. I didn't feel too full at the end of the meal and enjoyed the entire experience. The wait staff was extremely professional and friendly. I will definitely be going back for another visit soon!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
it's not my first time at Asana. liked it always. service is good. nice atmosphere and friendly services.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Accessible and Delish
Went with my husband for Rest.Week because they had an interesting menu - very representative of their regular menu. Started with tuna sashimi, then the scallops, finished with the lemon basil mousse bombe. Hubby had squash, steak, smores. We both agreed I won on starters, tied on mains and dessert. All were beautifully prepared, very fresh and creative. Service was outstanding- not over the top. Do not be intimidated by Asanas location in the Mandarine - staff was very pleasant and helpful - people watching on Boylston was a big plus too! We will definitely return, even when it's not RW
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such a Treat!
I've always wanted to try Asana and I was happy to see that they were participating in Restaurant Week. The menu for Restaurant week was great (something that all restaurants do not always do), and I had a lovely experience at the restaurant. The service was exceptional and I felt pampered. It definitely got me thinking about when to come back, and for what special occasion!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fine dining experience.
My friend and I enjoyed a very good meal at Asana recently. We had the skirt steak and salmon and they were both cooked perfectly and very delicious. We shared a side order of potato puree that was so tasty that we completely devoured it. We received great service from all the wait staff and we liked the large yet cozy atmosphere of the dining room. This is a place that I would definitely recommend for a special occasion and I'm now interested in trying out their lunch menu.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Brunch at Asana
Asana has always been a favorite of ours. The room is very nice with well spaced tables and comfortable seating. The noise level is low so it is easy to carry on a conversation. The service at Asana is superb. The entire staff always go out of their way to make the dining experience pleasant and professional without being overly formal. The menu choices are all well executed. The brunch menu consisted of all the usual items one would expect (various egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, etc) but they also included a variety of entree choices. We had the friend artichokes as an appetizer , the pan roasted salmon with Indian spices and the steak frites. Each dish was excellent. Their Quintuple Chocolate Cheesecake is one of the best in town.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fancy Brunch Date
My sister and I had a GiltCity coupon for brunch at this restaurant. We were very pleasantly surprised by the juice, cocktail, and brunch selections. The bread basket came with an assortment of delicious pastries. The brunch dishes were excellent. The restaurant was very quiet, easy to carry on conversation. The ambiance was upscale trendy with modern decor. We chose to sit at one of the couch tables, very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a more upscale brunch experience.
9/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a quick dinner before a Red Sox game. They were super busy at the bar, but we were able to get two seats there and the hostess was more than happy to transfer our reservation over. The wage sliders were great and lobster sliders were very good. Due bury oysters were on the menu so I couldn't resist and we shared a dozen. I didn't have dessert, but they all sounded great. I will be a return customer.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner was lovely and
Our dinner was lovely and the server's wine recommendation was wonderful. It is so nice to be greeted by name upon arrival. VERY nice touch. I will continue to dine at Asana
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were treated very well
We were treated very well on a special anniversary occasion.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A lovely birthday brunch
I was at Asana to celebrate my daughter's birthday over brunch. It was a lovely place for it. The ambiance was quiet and relaxing, and the server was attentive and helpful. When he found out it was my daughter's birthday, he brought a tray of dessert with a candle on it. It was a lovely touch. The clam chowder was excellent! Over all, it was a very enjoyable brunch, and we'll be sure to return soon.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, superb presentation, service was top notch, and they offer a refreshingly limited menu. It is a pricey restaurant, so be prepared for that, but overall, excellent.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I came here for a birthday brunch with a friend and had a great experience. A friend had given me a Gilt City voucher for brunch, which the hostess had asked for when I was being seated. The food was great, and our server was very nice and helpful. Somehow they had found out it was my birthday and brought a platter of desserts, which was very thoughtful! There was some confusion with the voucher at the end, as the hostess had temporarily displaced it, but apologies were made and overall this was a fantastic experience! It is pretty pricey but the food was delicious.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM