Romaine's
Romaine's

Romaine's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.romaines.biz/
  • Phone: 5083938889x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday 5:00-8:00pm Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    ROMAINE'S NO LONGER ACCEPTS "DINE GIFT" CERTIFICATES,OR VISA, MASTER CARD, AMEX, AND ANY OTHER "REBATE" OR CREDIT CARD "GIFT CARDS".
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Richard Romaine
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room is available for parties of up to 52 guests
  • Private Party Contact: Bonny Dalrymple 5083938889x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 20
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample free parking
A word from Romaine's
Romaine's is an American bistro cuisine featuring wood-grilled and roasted entrees. Executive Chef-Owner Richard Romaine's commitment to fresh and local ingredients is showcased in a Southern influenced menu. A big city feel without the attitude and prices.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Romaine's reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (77)special occasion (69)fit for foodies (63)good for groups (36)vibrant bar scene (34)notable wine list (30)romantic (28)hot spot (15)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Fun spot for dinner with friends
    Adderley3CVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The location works with plenty of free parking, attentive staff and a menu with tasty selections for every type of patron. The hostess welcomes you with a smile and the wait staff is equally as friendly. The food is tasty and the staff is willing to share their favorites as suggestions to improve your experience. The wine, beer and drink list is
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUT TO DINNER
    123456789123456789123456
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I HAVE BEEN TO ROMAIN SEVERAL TIMES BUT I LASPINA IT'S FRANCE WAS NOT THAT GREAT BECAUSE WHOEVER MADE THE ENTRÉE WHICH WE HAD A BURGER WAS HEAVY-HANDED ON THE SALT AND BOTH MY DAUGHTER AND I DO NOT LIKE IT THAT MUCH WE LOVE THE SHRIMP APPETIZER IT'S FANTASTIC. ANDRE NOT SO GOOD BUT WE LIKE THE SUGAR SNAP CALL BUT THIS TIME EVEN THE BEST – HEELS IN THE PISTACHIO ICE CREAM WERE NOT CRISPY CRUNCHY I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD CALL IT I LET MY GUARD I HAVE WHAT YOU WANTED SHE LIKES A BLACK RASPBERRY WHATEVER THAT OTHER ICE CREAM . I LIKE CHOCOLATE OR COFFEE OR OREO COOKIE ANYTHING I DON'T LIKE PISTACHIO PARTICULARLY AND I REALLY WOULD CHOOSE THE VANILLA LAST
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    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great meal!
    PeterP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    For the at least 25th time in a row we had another great meal. From the apps to wine to dinner all was great. I have had groups of 17 down to just my wife and myself. The service and food are always solid.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The menu isn't very large - but that's okay. What they make, they make really well. The tenderloin just melted in my mouth. The banana cream pie was heaven.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good
    rf52
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is the fifth time eating here and as usual very good.Had crab cake,burger and chicken piccata and all was very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    luvfood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The waitress we had was new but great (very friendly and knowledgable). We've been to Romaine's many times before. The last few times we've been, the food has not been as great as we remembered it being previously. This time we ordered a special appetizer of wild mushrooms. My husband and I both love mushrooms, but these were dry and flavorless, though the polenta served with it was good. My salmon was very good; it was cooked perfectly and the salad and potatoes with it were great. My husband's lamb though was mediocre. It was a nice cut, but it did not have much flavor. The quinoa served with it was terrible (and I love quinoa). I tried a bite and had to spit it out; it was like eating a spoonful of salt.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband & I have always enjoyed Romaine's! The staff is friendly & fun. The food is always good and inventive. It's warm and inviting. We've taken friends and family here many times and some have become regulars too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    dswartz
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have been here several times. Mainly for quiet, romantic dinners. This time, there was a large party (20+) for some kind of birthday celebration. Between their loud talking and music, our night was pretty much ruined.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very disappointing
    smithie65
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The quality of the food did not live up to the stellar reviews. It was ok, but not outstanding. The fish dish did nottaste fresh and was not flaky or particularly well seasoned. Other entrees were ok. Portions of things like butter or roasted garlic accompanying the bread were quite simple and not adequate for a table of four, The waitress was pleasant and responsive when asked, but quite busy. she came when the bus boy at our request got her, but did not on her own check with us on how everything was. Vegetables and most entrees were cooked on a hickory smoked grill whose taste lingered and limited choices. It was very loud with a large celebrating table's loud noise level making it hard to talk.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent service perfectly paced. Great food from appetizers to dessert. Best cream believe ever
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's the best!
    JEEPGIRL48
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We have been going to Romaine's for years now. It's our first choice when we can get out for an early evening of great dining. I have my favorites and they never disappoint. The shrimp appetizer is my husband's favorite. Mine too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wineandine
    wineandine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Romaine's is my favorite restaurant. The menu is not huge but there is a good variety with a couple of specials each day. We have been coming here for years and the service and food are ALWAYS outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for dining locally
    anon
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Good food thoughtfully presented at reasonable prices. Crab cakes and calamari very good; also salmon and pork chop entrees. Wine list included some half bottles. Booths comfortable and private; service friendly and not too rushed. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite special spot
    Boylstonfan
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Once again, Romaines delivers a consistently excellent experience. I dream about their fish tacos! Awesome!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romaines, still good, but not great
    BobsVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have been long time fans of Romaine's, as have many of our neighbors. The food never failed to delight and more than made up for the average service. Of late, the menu has faltered. Despite being high season for fresh vegetables and summer fare, the choices remain fixed , with few specials. Some of the favorite dishes have been removed from the menu and replaced with less enticing choices. Where once we had trouble choosing, we now struggle a bit to make a selection. The menu is smaller, which may contribute to our difficulties. We will continue to eat at Romaine's, but we are now considering alternatives much more frequently.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • panntree
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first experience at Romaine's. I ordered the salmon over fingerling potatoes, which was outstanding. Four of us shared the crème brulee for dessert, which was great, and the bread pudding was outstanding. We had a cozy corner table in the wine room, which suited us and the other couple with us. We'd definitely eat there again and would recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hungrypeople
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Was not as good as it has been in the past and not very busy for a Friday night- strawberry margarita was listed as a specialty drink and it was horrible. Pork Chop was good and that was about it- disappointing visit this time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lived up to reputation
    Sterlingite
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had heard many positive reviews of Romaine's and it certainly lived up to expectations. Both the food and the service were very good. I would highly recommend the clam chowder and the bread pudding. The haddock was also excellent. I will definitely return and have already recommended it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JoeB
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Once again, everything was superb! Romaine's is our favorite restaurant in central MA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience
    pma23
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent food choices, Wait staff attentive and very friendly. Decor upscale. Lively bar area. They have bar menu that you can also eat in dining room. Our party had meat lovers and vegetarians,both equally pleased with menu and food preparation. Entrees delicious and good portions. Bar menu has smaller portions but was very filling. Heartily recommend dining here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Romaine's was our choice for an anniversary dinner. Romaine's made the event a perfect evening out. Thank you.
    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 LevelEnergetic
  • mediocre
    f00d13
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    tried salmon and duck. Two problems: 1) food was plain, no special flavor; 2) pricey for the mediocre food quality. something like: take average quality salmon/duck and put it in the oven. that`s it. did I need to come to a restaurant for that? hmm....
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  • dlbmmdb
    dontwanna
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Open table reservation failed as restaurant not notified by web site
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terry
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a delicious dinner at Romaine's. Everything was perfect from the dinner to the service. Have been there many times and have never been disappointed. Would recommend Romaine's to anyone and everyone.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Restaurant
    summer
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I have been to Romaines many times. The food, ambiance, and service are always excellent. This time, my only complaint is that we had requested a booth, if available, when we made our reservation. The hostess tried to seat us at a table right next to the door, across from the hostess station. There were booths available, so I asked her if we could have a booth. She gave us one, but was not happy about it. I've never experienced this treatment at this restaurant, and the rest of our experience was lovely, so I'll think of it as a one time thing, for now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has my favorite dish
    SeniorskibunnyBoston
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I always end up ordering the same thing because it is sooooo good, the Shrimp Fettechini. Extra large size shrimp (lots if them) sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, spinach, garlic in a nice buttery sauce. My husband ordered the wood grilled salmon over fingerling etc. I didn't really look at his because I was too busy eating mine. He loved it. I strongly suggest reservations as it can get very crowded.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mebucko
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Service was very good, as always the food is really the high point of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We were seated quickly, had wonderful service and declicious food. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    All our food was very good. The only disappointment was the banana cream pie which wasnt a pie but a tart shell witb a few banana slices covered with canned whipped cream
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • margie
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food and service were amazing!!! This is our second time here and we will be back again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal
    JenniferB
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We love Romaine's and have never had a bad meal. I especially live the baked garlic that they serve with the bread. Love the chicken piccata from the bar menu. Service is excellent. Great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dachsie60
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We've dined here several times and always enjoy the meals and the warm and inviting ambience. The server was friendly and very attentive to our requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ROMAINES
    PAMSPANTRY
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    GOOD FOOD NICE SERVICE TOO LOUD I WOULD GO BACK ON A SPECIAL OCCASION
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We have never been disappointed in ten years of dining experiences at Romaines
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Why dine anywhere else?
    bmisbrite
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    There are lots of places to eat in the area, but I find when want to treat ourselves to dinner out we think of many options but 80% of the time, end up at Romaine's. The food, cocktails, service are all phenomenal!! We had Haddock, veal bolognese, tuna tacos and a lobster special... all were phenomenal! The shrimp appetizer is to die for and after tasting the cherry pistachio pastry that my friend had for for dessert he insisted that he had just had the "best meal he has EVER had in his life!!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 4star.........
    Lini
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Overall I would go back in a minute. Waitress was good but not great, My steak was tasty but a little too well done for me. I suggest the calamari.....excellent!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • salmon
    goodfoodfan
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Although our father's day dinner experience was good overall my wood grilled salmon was overdone & the potato/tomato side was not a good match. A diner should not be assured the salmon can be cooked through without drying it out completely if that's not true. My portion was small hence it's ability to be overcooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Romaine's
    Carol
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food and service is always great. This is our go to place for celebrations! Would go more often if it was close to home.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stephanie
    saturdaydinner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    VERY limited menu; but what they prepare, they prepare well. Overpriced for portion size. They've recently made some changes that I didn't enjoy - smaller portion sizes but prices same or higher. My usual cocktail had much less alcohol and more mixer. They're definitely skimping. Unfortunate b/c atmosphere is nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great visit!!
    Lynne
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had a great meal on Thursday evening... Super food and great service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.