Permanently Closed - Dirty Water Restaurant & Bar
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August (1) Five
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Everything was fantastic!
No surprise here that it closed....expected a work of art when a salad has "edible flowers", not so. Too bad, the deviled eggs were pretty good. Bartender shouldn't mess with cocktails. When one wants a Manhattan, they want a Manhattan, not someone's cutesy version of one.
Overall, the experience was great. Good food, good service, good beer list. What more do you need?
This place was excellent. My wife & I had the Tomahawk Ribeye for 2 with roasted vegetables & it was cooked perfectly. Be patient, it takes 45min to cook. The cocktails were also deliciousl. Pricey place but well worth it. Definitely one of my favorite meals of all time.
I hadn’t been there in a while. The menu had some new items in addition to my favorites. I had the duck confit sandwich (new item). It was off the charts good. My guest had the Dirty Burger, which, as always garnered high marks. I tried a couple beers from the extensive list. There are always some that I haven’t tried. I really like the vibe there. Definitely will go back. Excited to see what they added to the dinner menu.
Environment was totally urban vibe. Pre-theater dinner and drinks. Waiter was excellent, food was so so, limited menu and a bit overpriced but not terrible.
Would come again and recommend, but would love to see more variety and better value.
We needed a place to grab a quick bite before the theater that evening. We were seated in the dining room, but the noise level from the bar was still pretty intense. Once the waiter got to us (it take about 10 minutes!) he was awesome. The staff took very good care of us . We mostly had appetizers and wine, but everything we had was exceptional. The Brussels sprouts are a MUST.
Takes 45 minutes to get your food
The trout was just wonderful, as was the appetizer (fried brussels & lollipop kale). It was a wonderful choice after seeing a show at the Orpheum nearby on a Sunday afternoon.
We go there for brunch before seeing a play. Food is always innovative and delicious. Order whatever looks the most unusual and it will be amazing!
I never leave bad reviews, but based on my experience last night, I feel I have to comment. The food was pretty awful - in fact our server comped my husband's entree (he didn't ask him to) because about 3/4 of his meal was left on the plate. However, my biggest concern was the way our server treated the table next to us. We were seated next to a lovely African- American woman who, upon paying, was asked to provide her ID. My husband (who is Caucasian) then asked for our check and provided his credit card (which is unsigned on the back). No ID was requested for payment. I would strongly recommend that if the restaurant has concerns about fraudulent use of credit cards, ask EVERYONE to provide an ID upon payment. It's the simplest way to ensure all patrons are perceived as being treated equally. It was especially galling since this restaurant is advertising as a great place to have dinner prior to seeing 'The Color Purple.' Wouldn't recommend and we definitely won't be returning.
The restaurant was so loud we couldn’t have a conversation, even at a table far from the bar. Service was incredibly slow although it was early and there were many unoccupied tables. Food was delicious! And way overpriced for ingredients and sophistication. An example of being popular for location and trend rather than quality.
Seemed like it could have been a great experience but the table next to us was clearly over served and was yelling out whole meal. It was more like a bar than a restaurant.
Also, WAY too much pepper on the elk.
The food here is Excellent. We have been here several times and have never been disappointed. The service is outstanding and Laurent
Our waiter was great! He lnow we were going t o show and got us in and out very quickly. The food was really well prepared and the halibut was sone of the best I've had from a restaurant..
The scene is very fresh, exciting, and nice and big.
The hamburger was very good, and size is enough to share.
The spring salad was a bit lacking, it was mostly greens and mandarin oranges.. not much else. and there was too much dressing on it... to much vinegar.
The mules were very good, and the early bird special had a nice price offer for the featured drinks.
The service was good, but there weren't many people there, service was slower than we imagined. We had to rush to get to our performance we were attending.
But the servers were very nice, and helpful
Yes, I would return, and recommend the place.
The menu is interesting for lunch but the service was not as good as last time. Maybe our waitress was covering too many tables.
They were accommodating to let us choose our table. Service was excellent. Good fabulously delicious. Made our special night quite delightful.
I really can't say enough good things about Dirty Water. I enjoyed the options on the menu that allowed for vegetarian options that were absolutely to die for. The option of the brussel sprouts and artichokes were mind-blowing. Believe me. You won't go wrong with this restaurant. My server, Laurant was fantastic. Just go already! And enjoy!
We were running to concert and they met every need with amazing food, the brussel sprouts were to die for! made it to our show in time... perfect night!
Delicious. With a fine flavors and unique
I booked this restaurant for a special event, and I will sayDirty water did a excellent job making sure my event came across without any issues.
The service, was excellent, the food was delicious, a perfect night, I highly would recommend.
We had a late business lunch meeting and despite the room only being 1/3rd full, it was intensely loud. It was hard to have a business meeting here, but the food was fantastic. Also, the service was great, but the price is very high.
Had a really wonderful time at Dirty Water. Great ambiance and decor. Really amazing service and I want to thank our server, who accommodated for all our requests and was very helpful and reasonable. The food was all very delicious as well! We ordered the beet salad, cheese platter, deviled eggs, brussel sprouts, pork chops, antelope, elk, ox tail and tomahawk ribeye. All delicious and on point. We finished everything! Also amazing beers, wines, desserts, coffees. Just an overall perfect experience.
Beautiful space and delicious food!
Great pre-theater dining.
Excellent food, somewhat inflated prices. Definitely felt like the place you grab a drink after work, and potentially get a bite if you've stayed too late, but really get use of game meat.
Good food, attentive staff, and excellent service. We were seated right away and the waitress was well-informed regarding the menu items.
Best Brussels sprouts I’ve ever had. All that we ate was amazing.
The metal table legs scraping on the slate floor almost blew out my eardrums, however.
Everyone loved the antelope. Good wine list. Friendly service
Enjoyed our pre-ballet dinner at Dirty Water Restaurant. Although the bar that you walk through to get to the restaurant is loud and energetic, no problem speaking to your date (even if it's your spouse) in the restaurant (though you can hear the background noise). We enjoyed a delicious seared foie gras with champagne infused raspberries and a beautifully presented beet salad. Our mains were the chestnut flour agnolotti with mushrooms and the trout roulade. Both were delicious. I often avoid trout on menus because i find it bland or overcooked, but this was recommended by our waiter and I felt like having something light. This was rolled around a crab filling on a sweet potato bed and was quite moist and tasty but not heavy. Although the wine menu is not extensive, I found a nice St Emilion by the glass. They have an extensive and interesting-looking beer menu and an impressive scotch list also -- for next time!
This place suffers from being inside a busy hub after work. They really need more wait staff & something to dampen the din. Even though the waiter was nice, too much time went by between visits & our 1.5 hours before the Symphony was too tight. We ran to the Symphony! Food is overpriced but delish. Prob won’t go back.
Great atmosphere with a swanky bar and an expansive dining room hidden away in the back. Mushroom agnolotti was a real winner, as are the two portion bread serving with house made butter. Service was courteous and flexible, and the cocktails are inventive and delightful.
Delicious, unpretentious food in a casual setting, with a great selection of beers and wine by the glass. We enjoyed a simple salad and 5-mushroom soup, as well as a wagyu ribeye, all prepared to our liking. Wines the sommelier helped us choose were well matched. We skipped dessert. There were a number of other choices we would have liked to try. Interestingly, several game choices on the menu as well—
This was our second Valentines Day Dinner at Dirty Water. (For those who see it listed as a Beer Hall, it may be that as well... it has a lounge area up front and an almost unsurpassable number of house brewed brews.)
We know it for dining wonders!
Last year, we were presented with a Prix Fixed menu, I’m almost always dubious of any Fixed menus because they tend suffer for the expectant quantity over quality factor.
Bygones needs be... we were last minute reservations so...
To our delight the courses were beyond delicious. Each profile a sensational journey of epicurean wonder!
Last nights meal was not a Prix Fixed menu. The food was no less delicious! We enjoyed Foi Gras as well as a Venison Tar Tar.
Both were incomparably exquisite. The Tar Tar was among the best I’ve ever had!
Next course was a beet salad w/ whipped goat cheese and bitter greens. If you think that a simple beet salad cannot approach the monument of excellence previously noted, then, think again! It was superb!
After much puzzling we chose to share a very large cut of bone in wygu steak that when presented seemed impossible to full consume. We choose not purchase nor attempt to prepare red meat at home but not out of any moral or dietary discretion over all. It is because I am unable to produce anything close to the succulent and mouthwatering marvel that we devoured last night.
By the close of our meal we ordered two of the deserts offered from the menu. I chose a pot de creme. My dining parter chose a
creme puff with some orange tangy whipped citrus center.
Thanks to Dirty Waters Chef, wait staff, bus staff, kitchen support staff, the Excellent bartenders!
The Owners, Certainly!
Last but not least thanks to Open Table for making reservations easy.
Went to Dirty Water for Valentine dinner. Had the cheese platter, foie gras, beet salad, and lobster. Food was good, but the beet salad was overpriced at $18
We started in the bar for a “pregame” drink. The cocktails were creative and the beer list was extensive.
When we got to the dining room, We tried a number of items on the menu. The charcuterie board was a nice assortment to kick things off. We followed that with the pate. It was creamy with a layer of honey. Very delicious. We also shared the Axis deer tartare. Very mild and delicious. We shared the elk, antelope and the halibut. All were delicious. The halibut was cooked perfectly. The antelope and elk had a nice side and sauce.
Overall, it was a unique meal with a gamey flair.
Excellent food for a reasonable price. Good service. Only downside is that the bathroom is outside the restaurant, and you have to get a security guard to open the door for you, which is kind of weird.
The food is great. We REALLY liked the fried brussels sprouts and the passion fruit halibut was wonderful. Looking around the room, I saw all kinds of delightful looking dishes that looked easy to share. They have an extensive list of wines by the glass and cocktails. My sauvignon blanc was lovely.
The prices overpower the food a bit though. For example, a cauliflower steak a la carte is basically a big piece of grilled cauliflower with sauce. $14 is a bit steep for a veggie appetizer. $7 is a bit steep for bread that you won't get unless you order it. We weren't turned away by the prices, but they're just high enough to stave of a second visit.
Service wasn't on par with the amount of people in the dining room. I didn't feel our server was really engaged. No specials, no welcome, no recommendations and slow for how empty it was. He was an order taker, not a server. I typically expect more than that from a restaurant of this caliber.
On the plus side, it's close to Davies Symphony Hall. This was the only place nearby with reservations open between 6 and 7 on a Saturday, hence our choice in dining here.