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Romaine's
Romaine's

Romaine's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.romaines.biz
  • Phone: (508) 393-8889
  • 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 (508) 393-8889

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food and service were amazing!!! This is our second time here and we will be back again"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed in ten years of dining experiences at Romaines"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "GOOD FOOD NICE SERVICE TOO LOUD I WOULD GO BACK ON A SPECIAL OCCASION"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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!!""
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a great meal on Thursday evening... Super food and great service!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Would like to see the menu expanded or a least changed once in a while. Bored of menu... Lack of choices. But w Still enjoy this restaurant nice neighborhood scene"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Went there for my anniversary dinner with my husband. Crab cakes were very good service was good. However my meal was very bland but edible. I got the shrimp fettuccini and was very disappointed. It just had no flavor which was very surprising. My husband ordered a steak and was very pleased."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were in from out of town and visited one our favorites. We were not disappointed. The food and service was outstanding. Great spit for dinner and drinks. Specials are always superb. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Dined with friends from out of town who had never been there before. Service was friendly and not overbearing. We were able to relax and enjoy each course without being rushed. The food was outstanding (per usual for Romaines). We were pleased that we had chosen Romaines for this evening."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The staff is wonderful, very inviting when you walk in. The service is perfect, each staff person wants you to be happy. The food is divine! I am never disappointed in my meal. And how can I end my meal without one of their desserts. When we want to go out, we think about other restaurants but we usually drive to Romaine's. It's our favorite!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Service and food were excellent Will be back again"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "As usual,Romaine's did not disappoint......easy reservation process and confirmation,prompt arrival at our table,and wonderful ambience.I like the "clipboard' menus as did my adult children.I was very impressed with the wine list and menu selections (we had a tough time deciding).There were some subtle but noticed changes in the restaurant decor since I was last at Romaine's.The only slight negative was that our waitress appeared to be "handling a lot" of tables and there were a couple of service "pauses" but nothing too bad.Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Fabulous belated birthday celebration with my sisters. Food, drinks fabulous! Everything seasoned perfectly and oh so hot!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My wife and I had never been here, and went for a special evening. To be honest based on what I read in the reviews it was disappointing. That isn't too say the food isn't good, the service isn't good, and the ambience is poor...They aren't. It's just that the restaurant wasn't all it was cracked up to be. It was fairly loud, not really romantic at all (although other reviews would have you believe differently), the lighting harsh, and the food, while good, doesn't justify the cost. The way I described it to my wife, and she agreed, is that it is more Peppercorns than Sonoma, but the way it's been depicted online, it's more Sonoma than Peppercorns. It's not. That would be fine, but for what we expected vs the experience, it's overpriced."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I've been here twice and the food is constantly excellent. The experience has been the same with the person I travel with as well. I'll defiantly come back in the next 11 weeks I'm in town."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Excellent meal, fine service....not much more to say. My jambalaya was even better than usual and the fig-cheese pie like appetizer was over the top. My wife's chicken piccata was its usual fine self. If there's a quibble it is that I would like to see the menu expanded and changed a bit more, with perhaps one or two more New Orleans influenced dishes. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Romaine's is in my top 2 dining spots. In the many years I have been dining at Romaine's, I have never had a bad meal there. Their offerings are innovative and interesting. They offer great wines to go with their great food."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "this remains one of the best 'go-to' spots in Metrowest - it is pleasant and warm, the food is very good, service attentive, and the ingredients high quality. the menu doesn't change often, and the wine list is perhaps a little bit short, but that likely reflects how often one is willing to go here. good value for the quality of the food. the 'steak tips' off teh bar menu is a gem - perfectly cooked steak, fries with a bit of parmesan on them; good burger, too. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My wife and I haven't been to Romaine's in awhile and we're looking forward to it. Our waitress was great and the specials sounded super, so I got the Tuna special. I had to send back due to the less than best cut of fish. Lisa was great and offered to exchange and got a much better piece of haddock. In the end worked out."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We were celebrating our anniversary and Mother's Day at Romaines. Dinner was excellent. We can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Not a huge menu, but what they do, they do to perfection. Attentive service. One of our "go to" favorites."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went to Romaine's for a Mother's Day dinner, our first time here in many years. The upscale menu paired with the casual atmosphere made it a perfect special occasion place for us. My favorite wine was not on the list but our server was able to bring me something nearly identical. The steak tips were excellent, also the roast beet salad. I would probably not order the apple cranberry tart again, but we liked everything else we had."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our reserved table was waiting and we had another delicious meal; veal Bolognese and the duck! Great service to boot!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "It was awesome just like everytime . Food delicious , drinks fantastic. Dessert and coffee were also great . They also gave us a nice booth and remembered my fiances birthday. One of our favorite restaurants !! Never a bad meal or time there !! "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The food was delicious, especially the onion tart and the creme Brule. Service was quality and attentive. I always look forward to a dinner at Romaine ' s. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Romaine's in Northborough was awesome, as usual. Calamari and salads were wonderful, and I tried the jambalaya (off the bar menu) as an entree and it was outstanding. Service was typical of Romaine's - impeccable. The room continues to be a little noisy, that's the only downside - but not enough to keep me away!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Very nice. they seemed to have completed the transformation from Italian to 'wood-fired grill'. The menu was not lengthy but there was certainly enough choices for our table of 4. Wine list is also not lengthy but prices range from $30 - almost $200, so there's something at every price range. The duck was plentiful and crispy and the rosemary-Parmesan fries were thin cut (just the way I like them!) "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The service, food choices and service was excellent. I advise you to make reservations. It gets very busy at night."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "First time dining at Romaines with friends. Very impressed with ambience, wait staff, and especially food. We are all looking forward to returning. You have to make reservations."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We have been coming to Romaine's since you opened and this visit was quite different unfortunately. From the disorganization from waiting over 15 minutes for a table with a reservation (that has never happened previously) to the waiter not introducing himself (we thought he was the water boy) and being quite aloof, there seemed to be something missing from the level of service we have received for the numerous visits previously. The overall environment seemed to be quite more chaotic than what we are used to and was quite disappointing so this is why I ask "has something changed?""
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Very nicely prepared food, generous portions, served with elegance."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Always a pleasure dining at Romaines. The food is always outstanding. Service is unbeatable."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We keep returning to Romaines because it is convenient to where we live and it is a step above many of the neighborhood restaurants available to us. The food is reliably good and the menu is changed up so there is a nice variety, particularly if you like trying different foods. There were four of us in our party, each if us thoroughly enjoyed what we had.; jambalaya, lamb steak, and shrimp ....very fresh!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014