Pellana

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Steakhouse
We serve the finest Prime Grade Steaks and Chops as well as the freshest seafood that arrives daily and is simply prepared to express its true flavor.
Our award winning wine list is a shining example of our caliber of restaurant. It boasts over 400 bottles of the finest varietals from The United States, Italy, France, Germany, South America & beyond. Come join us for an intimate dinner, a gathering of friends & family or a nightcap at the bar. We’ll show you why so many call us the North Shore’s best "Boston Experience."
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SO
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

we went for a birthday but the birthday was never acknowledged even though we said it when we made the reservation. We started out with bread and the popovers were burnt. The service was lacking this time. The waiter seemed extremely rushed because he had so many tables. The runners who brought the food didn’t even speak to us they just put the food down. I am used to a much higher quality service at Palina. The whole evening felt a little rushed

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J
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Only problem was they had dropped smaller portions from menu. A 24 oz steak is way too big for a lot of people. Would like to have had that option. That will probably limit my visits to this fine restaurant

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KD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but well worth it the food was great the service was even better

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DW
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing like always . I think our server had too much to handle for one person forgot our bread til I said something. Also think the vanilla creme brulee should always be on menu way better than the cappuccino flavor

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M
New England
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always fabulous! Jim is the best server!

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CU
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food exactly what I would expect from a top notch steak house.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Second time we have gone with a reservation and had to wait 35 minutes the first time and 45 minutes past our reservation this time. The manager and host just said they had large groups and they couldn’t ask people to leave. Seems to be a bigger problem since this was the second time it happened to us. They also have nowhere for people to wait for tables, so they were wheeling peoples food by the people waiting for tables. People were taking their coats off and fixing their hair as food went by. Our server was good and took our dessert off the bill, but overall we still left with a bad experience given the managers attitude and the long wait past the reservation

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S
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

I come to Pellana all the time. Always great service and food. Never a complaint. Saturday was a completely different experience. Fist we had to wait over a half hour for our table (with a reservation) and the only reason it was addressed is because I asked the hostess what was going on. I know sometimes these things happen, but they should have mentioned it sooner. When we were seated we never received water and the server was preoccupied with a table that had a large group. I ordered a half bottle of wine and was asked if I wanted another glass after the first. Again, the times I've gone in the past a sommelier discussed the wine with me and knew what to do with a bottle. Then we ordered the tomahawk steak and it didn't seem like the right cut. It didn't help that we asked for it medium because it was a compromise for one of our guests, and the steak was medium rare. She could only eat some of it. We didn't send it back because it was getting late and the server never came to check on it. I love Pellana, but it was an extremely disappointing experience.

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F
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was great, loved the bar area , the only thing we wanted to have drinks at the bar before our dinner and we sat down and we were told there was a list waiting for the bar ( which I totally understand) there was one open seat that I wanted to sit at and get a drink and they basically told me I couldn’t sit there they were wait for another party... ok I get up and stand with my drink.... Finally a couple of seat on the railing open up we sit there with our drinks , meanwhile a man comes and sit in the exact same seat they told me get up from... The man must have know someone one the staff, a waiter stood in front of us fire most of the time we were there, making basically a WALL and we couldn’t enjoy the bar area!!!
This won’t stop us from going back, but it needs to be known!!

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OT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome never disappointed

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They know how to cook a steak to perfection. Never have to send it back. They get it!

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AC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for dinner with my wife at Pellana Steakhouse for the first time on Saturday March 8,2019.We were very happy with every aspect of the dining experience.We enjoyed ourselves and I would recommend having dinner there it is fantastic.

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CR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I used to think you could only get a great steak dinner with a premium quality cut of meat properly prepared at a National chain steakhouse. Pellana shattered that myth for me. Not only did they change my perception of steakhouses, but they changed my go to cut of beef from a ribeye to a NY strip forever after.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was very good. We were hoping for an intimate romantic dinner. The restaurant was very crowded and loud. We still enjoyed it. But for the price you pay it would be nice to have a more private setting.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. I had the branzino which was a whole fish, pan fried. Beautifully prepared and plentiful. My friend had the veal chop which was some of the most tender meat I’ve ever tasted. Entrees were not inexpensive but the quality of both the food and it’s preparation were top shelf. I’ll be back for sure.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I’ve dined here a handful of times and always felt the food was delicious, prepared properly and plated beautifully. This time I did not have the same experience. The specials included brussel sprouts (which we love), however, the brussel sprouts were below basic and we ate maybe two and couldn’t stomach the rest. I typically get the Filet Oscar and the lobster claw had a large hard clear piece in the center. The taste was also off. Ive never had a lobster claw with a hard center? The steak was cooked perfectly so I ate that. Not sure I’ll visit again.

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W
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant hands down especially with our favorite server Roberto.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience overall

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LH
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My huband and I love this place. I took him there for his birthday, and everything was perfect; the steaks were exquisitely done, the blue cheese mashed potatoes delicious even though neither of us even really likes blue cheese, and the drinks and wine were heavenly. Service is always impeccable, and overall the entire experience leaves nothing to be desired, even in comparison to steakhouses like Mooo and Ruth's Chris in Boston. A treasure in Peabody.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive - you get what you pay for. Great cuts of meat cooked perfectly.

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ND
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner, service by James was excellent, food amazing and a very special surprise dessert for my birthday was so nice, will celebrate many more special occasions there.

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PP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect !!

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KF
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!!

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d
New England
209 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Sat by the fireplace enjoyed the atmosphere. Food was good. The service seemed mediocre. We had a server who didn’t care as much as the others do. He cleared our drinks before being done with them. Never filled our waters. Dropped check before we could ask for coffees. Did the bare minimum.

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PC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the steak is always perfect and the sides are delicious....our waiter was great, very helpful with a wine suggestion....love the atmosphere and choose Pellana for a special occasion. I was there with family for
my birthday and it did not disappoint. I love the new set-up and the ambiance of the restaurant. Love that there is parking! all beverages were great especially the cappaccino I had with my creme brulee!

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TT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a 70th birthday which info we included when making the reservation. No mention of this at the end of dinner, no type of desert celebration while others around us had deserts with candles? Just a nice touch that most other types of restaurants like Capital Grill, Strega, etc do so automatically when told this information.

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was particularly tasty and everything was exactly as nice as you would want a meal to be. The inside decor is not unlike a Capital Grille, and the same can be said of the food and service. I admit to tending more toward restaurants that have exterior settings that have a harbor view, are in a cool retail area or such. But, the Sylvan Street setting with a large parking area fronting the restaurant aside, once you walk through the doors, it just doesn’t matter. It is a great restaurant.

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PT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Evening was great. Ordered Asparagus but when our food was delivered it was not included. Was told it would be right out. It didn't come out. Spoke to waiter who immediately apologized and took the item off our bill and went to the kitchen to see what happened and get one for us. Our waiter was absolutely fantastic. Food was delicious but it was our first time there and we ordered the filet mignon. It was very good but have had better so was a bit disappointed but everything else was great.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exception, service was fabulous, and we really enjoyed our first date out in a while. As new parents, it was a big treat for us. I wish we could go here on every date.

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CF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time there. Absolutely outstanding!

I am definitely going back.

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KR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My First time to your restaurant I found my whole experience to be absolutely delicious... Food! Service! Was just wonderful 💕I would be back very soon.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here. Great overall experience, reminds me of DelFrisco's. Steak is superb, as was th eservice.

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We walked in and imeadiatley noticed the dark but comfortable atmoshere
We were greated imeadiatley by friendly staff and seated right away
Water was at the table in under 30 seconds
A minute later James the waiter came to greet us he was polite proffessioanal charming funny and knoelageable about the menu
He took our drink order and our aps and entrees shortly after
Food came out in perfect time frame from friendly servers
Every bite was perfect and delicious from apps al the way to dessert( fresh coffee also)
The bill came without me having to ask for it but we felt no pressure to rush out
We paid our bill and we were thanked twice yes twice by James and also thanked by frontvof house and wished a good evening
Honestly , an absolutely perfect dining experience...every place should take lessons from pollana...my fiance and i cant wait to come back with friends

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BT
New England
37 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, drinks and service were outstanding as usual. I had the sirloin and my wife had the filet mignon. Both very flavorful and cooked to medium rare perfection.

Will always go here for special occasions!

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SA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always! My favorite place to be!!!

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. From when you walk in, to when you walk out, you are treated like you are the most important person there. Their service is impeccable and the food is outstanding. Delicious and fresh. The best experience we have ever had!

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KD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding- a little pricey but delicious - special occasion restaurant

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B
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Food, ambiance and service generally 1st rate. A few glitches on this occasion however. Blaring fire alarm went off for 15 minutes in the middle of our meal. While I understand that such things are unavoidable and no one’s fault, a comped glass of wine as a gesture would have been nice. Place is too expensive to have a suboptimal experience.
My friend’s steak was seriously over cooked. But to their credit, they made another that was perfect.

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JI
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience on a Sunday evening, We had French Onion Soup, Pellana Salad, Petite Filet, Sautéed Spinach, NY Sirloin with 1/2 baked stuffed lobster, all which were delicious and would order again.

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HE
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First visit to Pellana, following receipt of a gift card. We frequent many of the higher end steak houses in Boston, and the food and atmosphere rivaled any one of those. Not an inexpensive meal, but a great dining experience.

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