Delicious as usual
This is my favorite spot for dates and casual gatherings. The waitstaff are always so kind, and the food is superb!
11/10/2012 12:00:00 AM
A very pleasant lunch experience, with attentive service and well-prepared food. Can't wait to visit again!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Even though I have lived in
Even though I have lived in Back Bay for about 10 years I had never been here before. We took advantage of restaurant week to check it out. The restaurant itself could use some sprucing up but once the lights were dimmed it was nice. From the restaurant week menu we LOVED the fried oysters, the bruschetta and scallops these were so good. The rest was ok. Overall its nice and a good pick for restaurant week.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food with great
Excellent food with great service. Without reservation I would recommend this restauarant for Lunch or Dinner.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
i got the mushroom lasagna
i got the mushroom lasagna for the restaurant week menu and it was amazing! rich, meaty mushroom flavor that stood up well to the sauce and the garlic bread had just enough garlic without being overpowering. only strange thing was i got the coconut creme brulee for dessert and it tasted like rosemary. not a bad thing necessarily, just unexpected and still quite tasty.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food/service, loud environment
The food and service were both good, but the area is small and felt a bit cramped, which also led to the noise level being a bit louder than I would have preferred. I went during restaurant week and thought the overall value was good, but can't comment on the normal menu pricing. Overall a good experience.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We came in for brunch, thinking
We came in for brunch, thinking eggs and pancakes and ended up ordering from the lunch menu! Everything was wonderful!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went here for restaurant week
Went here for restaurant week with a couple of friends. Overall had a nice experience. The food was tasty but not exceptional. The restaurant had a fun energetic vibe. Better spot for twenty something's than the typical fine dining crowd. The restaurant itself is tiny! The bar and seating area both were very tight. Booths were tiny! Our server was very friendly and the meal was well timed. All in all if you need a quick drink and a bite in the area fine, but for the prices you could find several other choices in the area.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great variety of food on the
Great variety of food on the menu. Outside seating for brunch is perfect and the traffic noise is minimal. The area of town is very charming and a perfect setting to enjoy outdoor dining and then go for a stroll. We were a larger party and everyone was pleased with their food and service.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Nice Place to Dine on Newbury St
We had a late evening dinner here on a Wednesday night. It was warm, and we opted to sit in the sidewalk patio area. The place was dated in terms of decor and furniture, and even the menu looked dingy, but the food options looked intriguing so we gave it a try. I had the sesame encrusted salmon, which was served with ginger snap peas and was DIVINE. My husband hand the spicy rice and bean bowl with chicken, which was also excellent. The portions were moderate -- we would have needed a shared appetizer and dessert to be "full". But we were looking for a light meal, so it was perfect. (We walked the few blocks to Finale for dessert, because while there were quite a few GF entree options, GF dessert choices at 29 Newbury are limited.)
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable meal but quiet
My wife and I had a very good meal at 29 Newbury on a Saturday evening. Excellent fried calamari and then Shellfish en Brodo (like a bouillabaisse) which was delicious. The restaurant was quiet which surprised me given the quality of the food. Very nice sitting area out on the street and beautiful weather.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
neighbor to ecumenical church
wanted a restaurant close to the ecumenical church because we were going to an event there afterward. little did we know it was
right next door- how convenient!!! outside looked very inviting but it was hot so we opted for inside w/ ac. waitresses were very attentive. they also offered a special meal for our grandson. everyone enjoyed their own entree as prepared just right in terms of
flavor, seasoning, texture, temperature and presentation.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, friendly. Good wine. Sal,on dish was overlooked, as noted in precious reviews by others. Otherwise, portions reasonable. Gazpacho excellent - one of the best we ever had.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here for restaurant week and sat on the patio, so couldn't speak much to the ambience/noise level of indoors, but they have a cute little bar inside (seats maybe 8? I only looked quickly) and most the rest of the small restaurant is booths. I'd say its got a cozy vibe. Staff were very attentive and friendly. The restaurant week prix-fix menu was a good introduction, and the rest of the menu looks delicious. Hope to be back one day to entertain the rest of the menu!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
pleasant surprise restaurant week
Dined outdoors with my daughter for lunch, wonderful Wait staff, extremely pleasant experience. Food was great ! We did not order any beverages or anything other than the prixe fix, so lunch was extremely inexpensive. This did not impact the service which sometimes does occur during restaurant week. Look forward to returning.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with two friends during
Went with two friends during restaurant week and we couldn't have been happier with our choice to go to 29 Newbury. None of us had been here before, so it was great to try something new. The food was delicious for each course. The place is quaint and cute. If it were better weather I would've lover to have dinner outside on the patio area. The service was good and our waiter was helpful. I would recommend this place to other friends and I would definitely come back.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined with my sister. Great food, friendly waiters though ours could've been more timely.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic service and great food
A great place for a quiet, delicious dinner in the neighborhood. Tha staff was great, attentive and friendly.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very impressed with the spare elegance of the dining room, understated colors and nearly bare walls with just a few accents of local art. The tiny bar area is a delightful way to start off - we had some cocktails and reviewed the menu before taking our table. All of the food that we had was excellent - simple, fresh, unfussy and approachable American cuisine. Don't miss the braised kale!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reasonable dining in a pricey area
Very good food and pretty reasonable prices considering the very fancy Boston neighborhood known for shopping. Dining is below ground but well decorated with virtual fireplace,
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM