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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

  • 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
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Once again, everything was superb! Romaine's is our favorite restaurant in central MA."
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Romaine's was our choice for an anniversary dinner. Romaine's made the event a perfect evening out. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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...."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Open table reservation failed as restaurant not notified by web site"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Service was very good, as always the food is really the high point of the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We were seated quickly, had wonderful service and declicious food. Looking forward to our next visit."
    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"
    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
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed in ten years of dining experiences at Romaines"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Service and food were excellent Will be back again"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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