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About La Morra

La Morra, known for its outstanding Northern Italian cuisine, is the perfect location for private parties large and small. The two private and semi-private dining rooms, feature exposed brick walls and hardwood floors that can accommodate parties as large as 75 guests for a sit down meal or cocktail party. We are fully equipped to cater your off premise parties, large and small. Whether it be a small intimate dinner for 8 or a large party of 500, we will bring Northern Italy to the venue of your choice.

48 Boylston Street
Brookline, MA 02445
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 5:30 - 10:00
Friday 5:30 - 10:30
Saturday 5:00 - 10:30
Sunday 5:00 - 9:30

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 739-0007

Website:
http://www.lamorra.com/

Catering:
Chef Josh Ziskin will create any of his specialties from the current menu. Chef Josh Ziskin will also coordinate rentals, service and any additional needs diners encounter.

Parking Details:
On street parking, Route 9 both sides and Walnut Street behind the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Brookline Village/Greenline

Executive Chef:
Josh Ziskin

Private Party Facilities:
Private and semi-private facilities. Upstairs dining room can seat up to 60 guests. The entire restaurant seats 72 guests. Full-service off-site catering available at any location.

Private Party Contact:
Jen Ziskin: (617) 416-5184

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Easter Brunch April 6th-Join us for our special brunch we only offer a few times a year! Leave the cooking to us!

Passover Prezzo Fisso-We offer an Italian kosher style Passover four course menu during Passover. April 3rd through April 11th.

Wine Dinners coming up!
We have two amazing wine dinners with Elio Grasso on April 9th and Argiolas on May 19th.

It's Big Night time! Our annual Big Night Dinner is coming up on April 16th.

Visit our website for more details on these events
www.lamorra.com

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

You can celebrate Christmas Eve at La Morra with a special dinner served family style! Enjoy the warmth of dining around the family table, sharing traditional dishes of Piedmont. We will be serving some of our Italian favorites!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details


New Year's Eve with Chef Josh’s Favorite Specialties Join us for a traditional four course Italian meal accompanied by a glass of Prosecco for only $90 per person. Chef Josh and Chef Emily save some of their most prized dishes just for this evening! Make your reservation(s) today!

La Morra Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (40)
Fit for Foodies (39)
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Good for a Date (35)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
Authentic (26)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Local Ingredients (21)
Cozy (17)
Romantic (16)
Casual (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Seasonal (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (8)
Healthy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tapas (4)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (2)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Been there many times - brought out of town guests - they loved it!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

I hate to say this. La Morra has been a favorite restaurant for years. It's so close by and the folks have always recognized us when we arrive and they have been so generous in spirit.

This was a different experience. The air conditioner was dripping water on a woman at the next table so they turned the entire system off. The room got very warm and they were insensitive to the notion of moving folks to another table so that they could cool the room. The drinks were late. The food was just ok.

It didn't seem like anyone was in charge or accountable.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Our first time at this lovely gem. The wait staff was a perfect combination of warmly welcoming and respectfully distant (when appropriate.)The food was delicious with surprisingly large potions, which meant we enjoyed our dinner for a second evening.
The cuisine was not overly precious (so ubiquitous these days) so the true flavors of the food were evident.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Fabulous food and atmosphere. All the staff we interacted with were very friendly and we had a great time; however, we did have to ask who our waiter was and when we got our salads, we still hadn't gotten our glasses of wine so that was a little off but in the end it didn't matter. Really amazing food, ambiance, and nice people.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

service was slow and food came out cold. To top it off, restaurant didn't even offer a free desert, drink, or anything for the inconvenience of eating my meal after the rest of my table was virtually finished. Very poor customer service and I went there with such high expectations. Not a great dining experience for the money they charge.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

No rock shrimp in Friday's special. Chimay was not served in proper glass.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2017

It was fabulous start to finish. Only problem was the food was all so delicious we licked the plates and had no leftovers!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on July 5, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. Great creative food with very good service. I have dined here dozens of times over the years and never feel disappointed when I leave.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We went to celebrate my wife's birthday and we were not disappointed. We both selected the fixed price option where we would select one item from a four course menu. We both selected the spinach salad and found it to be very fresh and tasteful. The pasta selections of spaghetti/garlic and olive oil and chicken park with fusilli were very tasteful. Main dishes of pork tenderloin(slightfully over cooked) and wood-grilled calamari was next enjoyed. Dessert of rhubarb tart and crime caramel ended our meal. Service was very prompt and friendly and a second visit to this restaurant was contemplated.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Creative Italian cooking with wonderfully fresh ingredients. Everything was excellent - and we are not so easy to please!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We had a very nice time at La Morra. The food was a fresh, authentic, and well-executed homage to Italian cuisine, and the menu was broad and interesting. The prices were also quite reasonable -- we split a series of dishes and paid about $100 including tax (but not tip) for a generous amount of food.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Still waiting to be wowed after eating here three times. The food is generally good (although the lamb on my date's bruschetta was a little tough) and reasonable portions. But a lot of things reduce the wow factor...two salts on the table instead of a S&P set, wait and host staff totally ignoring our table in an almost empty room while they congregate and talk with their backs to the guests, serving me first instead of my female spouse (for wine and bread). Try to sit with your back to the window...the view is dismal otherwise. At the end, I felt like I had a nice, not great, meal undeserving of the price paid.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We had a girls night out to La Morra - it was wonderful. We got four starters which were really delicious, small and perfect for sharing. Each of our meals was presented beautifully and they were all delicious! We will undoubtedly be going back sometime soon.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Fallen from Grace

The gem of Brookline La Morera was for years as go to place for many in the area. Comfort
forod influence by Italy.'veI dined several times over the years usually order the same thing while others selected from the varied menu.

As an Italian,and passionate cook, I am critical. La Morera was acceptable in the past. I'm not saying it was like being in italy for me but certainly good enough for the above average American diner looking for a taste of a Italy. The atmosphere and welcome cozy as the food, the owner's passion for their cuisine of choice always has been a touch above.

After this meal, both my husband,a European, and I won't be back.
Portions were cut back but more disappointing -flavor harmony and talented chef hands missing.

One slice of housemade signature bread, no offers for another round, w/a housemade ricotta, on the dry side, needed a drizzle move of olive oil. It was something to spoon not spread.
We shared an arugula salad w/toasted pine nuts, nothing impressive for $11- it was ordinary. My meal, my usual cornish hen, which is always small, this time was a Cornish Hen on a diet, you can imagine! The spring vegetables, well, let's say it was hard to consume, nothing but an off putting combo mishmash of fiddleeaheds, peas, and asparagus pieces mushed together with little flavor or seasoning to assist the combination. I give my dish 3 stars out of 5 being just average.I could only manage to consume half of the dish. My husband's full portion of Pasta Primavera, same vegetable stew, no flavor, predominating everything. A poor excuse for a pasta dish one would expect from La Morra. The pasta cooked perfectly but the pasta dish over all gets 2 stars out of 5 .
No dessert, we just couldn't bear to have another bite of averages
Two glasses of Belgium Chimay ($11 each!) and the meal came qto $100

We don't mind spending on dining out . My husband who never complains, said "We won't be back, we have just wasted $100".

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great experience all around. I will go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Inspired by an email promoting their Father's Day Brunch, I decided to take my hubby for a quiet Father' Day celebration before our family gathering later in the day. This turned out to be one of the most spectacular meals we have ever eaten at LaMorra. The food was beyond perfection - every choice we made. I hope LaMorra will offer brunch more often - this was a real treat. With each bite, we just kept saying "amazing!".

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent gracious service and creative menu. Overall, the food was wonderful, especially the Cicchetti! The main dishes (Secondi) were excellent (we tried the hanger steak, lamb, and trout) but some of the accompaniments were disappointing. Still, the meal was enjoyable & we would willingly return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Always an Excellent Meal! We have been going to LaMorra for 8 years and I chose it to introduce some new friends to the area. We all enjoyed the prixe fee four course menu and the food was delicious, creative and the right portions. The ambiance is lovely for a small group and we have gone many times there for our "date night"!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 14, 2017

La Morra was a very special find ! Amazing menu ! Fresh ingredients and creative cooking.
A true Italian Gem in the Brookline area !!
Also friendly, professional and attentive service !
A must try for anyone staying at the Marriott Courtyards Brookline while attending a Harvard Macy Institute Course

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We had another very good dinner at LaMorra. It was surprisingly crowded and noisy upstairs on a Wednesday evening and the service was a little off but the food was excellent. The arancini small plate was delicious and the shared pasta with Spring vegetables and lamb bruschetta was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Consistently top-notch, authentic Northern Italian food for more than a decade.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner. La Mora used interesting ingredients cooked perfectly. The mushroom risotto was awesome with exotic, very flavorful mushrooms. The portions of all courses were generous. We have been there many times, but this meal was absolutely the best.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Pasta was excellent, 3 of 4 had the tagliatelle. 4th had the special pasta. Service was very goid. Wine is over priced, so value dropped. Restaurant is consistently good, parking always a problem.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Outstanding in every way -- food, service (thank you Stephanie), ambience, value, ease of access and parking.
La Morra is a delight and I hope it continues for many years to be at the apogee of the Brookline restaurant hierarchy.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We've wanted to come here for some time and enjoyed the night, with 2 family birthdays to celebrate .

Space is a little tight, but the atmosphere is warm and rustic and there is a neighborly, convivial feel to the place.

A few of us went for the prix fixe meal which gave you a 4 courses (salad, pasta, entree and dessert) for the price. ...It was well worth it!

We first started with a few apps. While the arancini were good, the Tuscan meatballs were some of the best I've ever had ( moist with a distinct blend of flavors ...perfect!!). I had a smoked asparagus salad that was unique and spot on. My fusilli with cauliflower Alfredo was not heavy and balanced/lightened up with mint. I had a chicken Ragu with crispy Yukon potatoes, vegetables and a delicious sauce that had us asking for more bread, in order to soak up the very last drop! An ice cream sandwich of homemade cookies, vanilla gelato and rhubarb sauce was just as outstanding as all of the previous courses.. Topped off by a really good cup of coffee, no less,

Others enjoyed the Bolognese ( meaty, hearty as you would want it to be). My wife loved the game hen and the trout was superb.

There was a nIce selection of wines. Stephanie guided my son to some nice choices for a red and a white that we're well received by all.

Busy as it was, the service was attentive and friendly. Things moved at a nicely measured pace and we were never forgotten.

Prices were reasonable, especially, given the caliber of the food. We've been to higher priced, well regarded places on the other side of the river that couldn't even hold a candle to La Morra. It's a place we hope to go back to more often, not just at celebratory times.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Loved the amazing Bolognese. And the La Mora cocktail is delicious. Waitstaff friendly, helpful, and very efficient. Atmosphere is beautiful and cozy. We will be back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Have been dining for La Morra for 10 years; it's our favorite neighborhood bistro. Food is always good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Delicious salads, excellent menu from start to finish. Had the prix fixe menu with wine pairings -- superb!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Below average food. Sloppy service. Drinks were ok. Overall not worth it.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. Pasta was prepared to perfection..al dente.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Having dined there many times over several years I was disappointed to see it has decided to seat more people and tables into the space at the expense of a pleasant dining experience.
My wife and I were placed at a tiny table in a corner which the waitstaff kept bumping as they brought water and food to the table of eight next to us. Perhaps it should have been a table only for six considering how close we were to them. Unfortunately. Their entire conversation was loud and made our attempt to speak to each other difficult. I have never written a negative review before but I feel I could have gone to any restaurant in Boston/Brookline and had a quieter environment and less jostling. There are lots of fine restaurants inthe area and I now regret deciding to go there instead of DeauxAve. It might have been a bit more expensive but worth it. I will not be back to this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Superb meal! Had the grilled endive salad which was fabulous. Everything was beautifully prepared and presented. Wait staff was helpful and responsive. One of the best restaurants in the area!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Graduation celebration

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Went here after a funeral but enlivened us and changed our mood. Energetic atmosphere, amazing team of servers, and the food...wow, HAVE to get back for the amazing bolognese with tagliatelle. Also had the Latuga con Ravioli Fritti, a delicious salad with a delectable fried ravioli. The homemade sorbet trio with cappuccino finished it off. Memorable meal. Sign me up as a regular!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We love this place so much! My partner and I have dined here many times, usually for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary. No matter the occasion, or even if it's just dinner out, the thoughtful and attentive staff never fail to make us feel welcome and special. This last visit was for our wedding anniversary, and everything was simply perfect. We have been to Italy many times, and La Morra is by far one of Boston's best Italian eateries. Thank you so much, as always.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Josh, Jen and team continue to delight with authentic and inventive Italian meals. Our asparagus salad was divine, as were the veal polpette. Our friends from Seattle remarked on how lucky we are to have such quality in a delightfully "chill" atmosphere. Truth!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Was looking for an Italian restaurant and found this one on my android. It had a rating of $$$ and lived up to that rating. Food was excellent, waitress was extremely pleasant and the dining room was filled with laughter, smiles and friendly chatter.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Absolutely delightful! Amazing food, cozy ambience, and right around the corner to boot.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food, excellent service, fantastic experience. Can't wait to go back!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This was mother's day brunch so I don't think this experience can measure what your day-to-day experience might be. The setting was really marvelous. I'd go again.

Tags: Romantic
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