Did the 5 course tasting tonight. It was amazing as usual. I've eaten at some outstanding restaurants in Boston and the burbs. This is my favorite.
Nice room, very good staff and service, and the food might have been somewhat ok if it was hot!
Mushroom bisque was obviously microwaved with some warm and downright cold spots, flavor was bland with no salt on the table, and ironically the portion was actually too generous. My wife's steak was a perfect medium rare, but she ordered medium, and it was chewy with only average flavor. My boneless short rib was nicely cooked, tender, and flavorful, but seemed like it was cooked a hour earlier, kept in a fridge, and put under a heat lamp until barely room temperature. Of course it had to be sent back, and to their credit they somehow they warmed it up without ruining the doneness. The cauliflower side was only about a notch above cafeteria quality. They served beautiful and tasty little baguettes, but cold and a bit too crunchy. The limited entree menu should have been much, much better executed.
This was only our second visit to AKA, and our second time being deeply disappointed. Other reviews tend to be much more positive and of course we really wanted to like it. Alas, I guess we were unlucky, but in any case we probably wont go back.
I have had steak tartar here so many time... Best one in the area. It must come back on the menu!! Please!!
Everything else on the menu is wonderful... Love that place.
Disappointing that on a Saturday night with a reservations at 7:30 they were out of two of their entrees! Server was not that great either. Disappointing experience.
Once again it is proven that you don't have to travel to Boston to get a well-prepared and special meal. The combination of French and Japanese choices is very complimentary, and there are choices for everyone, from rich and hearty to more delicate. The moules frites was among the most perfectly prepared I've every had; my husband said the same of his bouillabaise. The gnocchi-mushroom appetizer special was to die for. The Asian-inspired scallops were similarly carefully prepared and delicious.
We had a family gathering for brunch. We had never been there so it was a bit of a shot in the dark. The brunch menu was somewhat limited but everyone enjoyed their food. It was not noisy, no little kids running around, excellent service. Would definitely go again.
The prix fix dinner menu was outstanding. AKA makes the best fish and duck dishes around. Vegetables are delicious, varied, and central to each plate. Thank you for a wonderful dinner.
We enjoyed a lovely meal at AKA in Christmas Eve; the foods was excellent and very well presented. It is pricey so not something one would want to do too often. A good choice for the suburbs.
We had mixed feelings about our dinner. The tuna poke dish and sushi were good. However, the Caesar salad lacked flavor and I think they tried too hard to make it look fancy rather concentrate on the taste. The miso soup was just okay and the bread was a bit tough (would have been nice if it was served warm).
For all the hype about this restaurant, we were a little let down.
Food was excellent, service matched it, only thing I would suggest is given the price point more food be provided when ordering the sushi options. There really was not enough to fill either myself or husband given the approximately $200 dollar bill with Wine!