We recently celebrated our 20th anniversary at Inovasi. We chose the tasting menu and I had the wine pairing. Both were an excellent value. We both thought this was one of our best meals ever. There was a huge variety and amount of food (they had to box up an entire course for us) and the quality was outstanding - very interesting and innovative flavor combinations and spices. It was obvious that great care went into the planning of every dish. We would love to return.
This much-touted restaurant seemed just right for our table of six for a birthday dinner. Staff forgot birthday occasion, as well as refilling water, clearing stacks of used dishes, or delivery of dinner courses in any kind of order. Silverware was set down without matching the courses. Food is heavily salted, even if nobody is able to see their food in the dark spaces. Only the bread from Hewn was delicious. Tables are jammed close together making it near impossible for staff to serve or to pick up plates, or for anyone to walk around without having to stop to back up or jam into a group’s space to let others pass by. So customers use mobile phone flashlights, adding to the shouting-loud ambiance. Our table was waited on by a humorless, unfriendly and rarely-seen person who added nothing to our celebration. Two out of six meals made the grade, the rest were too salty to know what they were. For these high prices, we will find better food and service elsewhere.
JC and Alex did wonderful job.
Disappointing experience. Service was slow and spotty. Lights dimmed during dinner to such an extent that diners had to pull out their flashlights to read the menus. Food seemed to focus more on appearance than taste with food combinations that didn’t really work. We were a table of six and tried a variety of items including the calamari, bruschetta, forcaccia, crispy chicken, brisket, burger and steak and found problems with every dish. Too bad as we had been excited to try this restaurant given the lunch items we have had at its backdoor location. We won’t be back.
Our dining experience was as expected,food +++++++++, and our waiter Adam was spot on. Truly a gem .
Excellent service and atmosphere, great menu with food with so many layers of flavor. Use your server for recommendations if it's your first time!
Inovasi is a favorite restaurant of ours and, once again, the dining experience was thoroughly enjoyable. Service with cocktails was fast and we were given enough time to enjoy them and share an order of burrata cheese, toasts and several toppings. We chose between medium and large plates for our entrees. The large entrée of restaurant-made pasta was almost too large to finish considering that desert was also to be ordered. My wife and I plan to dine there again within a month at the latest.
A neighborhood gem! Great for any occasion.
Food and service were outstanding! The tasting menu was wonderful!
We loved Inovasi! Our server Ana was knowledgeable and helpful in guiding us through the menu. Our drinks (margarita and raspberry smash) were delicious and our food (snapper sashimi, ceviche, sushi sampler, brisket, and carrot cake for dessert) excellent.
As always we had a great meal and ran into friends of ours.
The Food was delicious! We particularly liked the crispy chicken and the baked Alaska carrot cake!
Wonderful and attentive service. The food was great! Definitely coming back!
I am totally loving the chicken sandwich at the moment and the fries are delicious. This was a lunch date with a girlfriend for a catch up and was perfect! The team there are always welcoming and friendly.
Always high quality food here. Very creative menu. The kids-menu steak medallions my 3 year old son had was better than some specialty steak houses I've been to. Best calamari I have ever had, not deep fried, perfectly done. Also tried sushi/sashimi menu for first time. Excellent and exciting flavor combinations.
Very impressed! It had been a few months since we last ate here. It’s always been good to great. Tonight was excellent!
Enjoyed our evening!
We came in on a Tuesday night during "Customer Appreciation Week" and the place was full and kind of noisy, but despite this the service was still pretty good, attentive. And the food was still very good--especially liked the salmon tartare, which is a deconstructed version and the scallops, and their version of carrot cake with salted caramel ice cream is outstanding. It's a bit of a trek from where we live but always worth it.
We are so lucky to have Inovasi on the North Shore. The restaurant is very generous and has recently completed another very successful annual Customer Appreciation Week. We frequently go the restaurant and as early birds, choose to sit in the bar area for our dinners and it is a very popular choice so we always appreciate that they allow us to make reservations for the bar. The servers are busy but never disappoint. We love to share the small plates and usually choose a favorite and something new each time... This past week we tried the crispy chicken and WOW it was great and for vegetarians, highly recommend their lasagna. Our only wish? Please bring back the adult grilled cheese, if not on the regular menu, maybe add it back to the bar menu!
We love this place. Even better in customer appreciation day!
Family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 kids
It was half price week so a chance to push the boat out on a random Monday and have the $42 scallops and pork belly. That was good - greens were a little salty for my taste but the rest was delicious.
Atmosphere was great tonight - the restaurant was full.
Banana bread desert - the BEST!
We are regulars and always experience good food and great service.
Wonderful gluten-free options, almost the entire menu is naturally gluten-free or can be made gluten-free easily. The GF desserts are AMAZING, I had the season carrot cake this time and it was delicious. Good selection of wines and beers, unique cocktail choices. Love their seasonal menus and their use of fresh, local ingredients. We eat here both for special occasions and sometimes just for a nice dinner out. Never had a bad experience in our 3 years patronizing this restaurant.
Great food and service
Great food, very busy and noisier than expected.
Nice evening, food was great..
We enjoyed our meal. The staff was very accomodating to late comers due to bad weather
Mid-week it was easy to find a place to sit in the bar, which was cozy and warm on a chilly evening. The Spanish Mussels were excellent as always, we asked for extra focaccia bread which they grilled for us to order as the sauce was wonderful. Crispy chicken and the Steak dish were cooked perfectly but wish there was a beef bourguignon styled comfort-food dish for the colder months.
They're breaking in some new wait staff and the bartender was also a recent addition, the service was a little slower than usual but everyone was cheerful and accommodating.
We have been going to the restuarant for aorund 8 years, maybe 3 times a year. It has gone slowly downhill over that time. At the begining they were doing big tasting menus and the food was fantastic, this last visit was for St V day. Always a tricky day. Set menu, each course was pretty bland finshing with the deserts that tasted like they were brought in from a local grocery store. It's a shame, we use to love this place. We will sit it out for a while.
Great Valentine's evening, and the Ino team took every measure to make our visit pleasurable. Love that place!
Love, love Inovasi! Can always count on the highest quality food, presentation and service. Such a gem!
Every bite was delightful! We will be back soon to try some other things on the menu!
I requested in front of the fireplace. We were seated to the side because a family was there with a toddler - seriously? And when I asked to be moved to the table once they were done the waitress said she would help us do that. She did not. Another couple was seated there. Grrrrr. The waitress was inattentive. We had to ask for wine glasses to be filled and by the time she asked if we wanted more coffee we were tired of waiting. It was not that crowded. Thankfully the food was outstanding. Presentations were attractive and hot. Herbs were used beautifully for a crispy chicken. Pasta was cheesy and rich with vegetables that were not over cooked. The carrot cake arrived looking like an Art Deco display and tasted divine. The lighting is soft and the tables are comfortable and sleek. Innovasi is a really lovely place for a fancy date. I just wish our waitress’s attention had been as fine. She was pleasant, but not alert.
Went to meet a friend for lunch. Had the chicken sandwich with fries which was delicious
I’d been in the night before and the music had been too loud and this visit they turned it down to be more acceptable
Reliable. Great well conceived dishes every time.
We love Inovasi for date night! Great food and spirits. Highly recommend.
The food was fantastic; creative and delicious. There are great gluten free options including dessert. We shared a couple of items and also asked if they could do a side of the brussel sprouts that came with a different item and they were happy to accommodate. It was my daughhter's birthday and the chef sent out a special dessert he was trying out some modifications on in addition to the one we ordered. It was artfully arranged carrot cake pieces with ice cream and we loved it. The menu includes a list of local sources for their ingredients. We were there early for dinner so noise level was very quiet but we didn't have any issue as it filled up. The atmosphere is cozy with a fireplace at one end of the dining room. Highly recommend.
Vegetable lasagna and brisket are recommended from tonight’s selection. Service was efficient on this busy evening , but tables were slow to be cleared. Over all a very good dinner
Met a couple of friends for lunch. We like your restaurant and your staff is extremely friendly. A little out of our way, but we’d do it again.
Food was interesting and tasted great. Jennifer our server was very good!