The Dial

4.5
186 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Sophisticated yet laid-back, The Dial is a bustling restaurant and bar serving global cuisine with a distinctly local flair. Step out onto the patio when the temperature rises or organize a gathering in our private dining room.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 186 people are saying
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ilovecookbooks
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great menu for groups. Lots of variations. Recommended!! Get the mango. Fantastic service.

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vipShaeF
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server did not effectively engage with conversation regarding my allergy.

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ThomasK
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was dried out and very disappointing/overpiced. Atmosphere and service on patio was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! We ate outside

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KimberlyH
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (chickpea salad was our favorite), excellent service and ambiance. Enjoyed dinner outdoors in a fun atmosphere, with a great playlist and diverse crowd. It was our first visit and we loved it. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The service was bad. Even tho we got our food very quickly, the wine bottle arrived only at the end of the meal. I asked the waiter to turn off the AC cause it was dripping water on my face, I’ve been told that’s “normal”, okay. They also forgot to bring us the cake we asked for the birthday of our friend.

Not giving 1 star because the food was good and the wine was good as well.

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AndrewM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ll be coming back here! Food was great, and interesting (inspired by the staff’s travel experiences). Drinks were the highlight for us, with the best being the peanut fat washed old fashion. Our server was knowledgeable, quick, and very excited to be a part of the team there. We’re excited to try out their rooftop bar too when it opens!

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TonyT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoors in their courtyard was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved having a meal on your patio, although it could be more lovely with flowers! We’ve lived in the neighborhood for 40 years(!) and in the past have not eaten out much due to vegan/vegetarian/diabetes/cultural issues. It’s great to have a restaurant nearby that focuses on fresh food and the above issues, as well as being welcoming! Thank you😄

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vipMeeBee
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is my second time dining at this restaurant. My first was in early June. In June I thought the menu was quite different and had much better choices which is why I came back. This time, I found the menu really challenging and bizarre. I had no idea what to order as the descriptions were a lot of things that I was not quite sure what they were or what they would taste like together with the other ingredients. In the end I chose an African spiced chicken dish that was really mediocre. In addition a couple of drinks we wanted we were told that they were out of stock. The whole experience was disappointing and I will probably not got back for the food. The atmosphere is nice and I would return for just drinks. That seems like more of their core business than the dining.

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KeriS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Really enjoyed the music food and service

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RoyR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and food were amazing, staff was great!

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ChrisC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Drinks were good but the food is incredibly expensive and overpriced

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Sanj
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! A fusion restaurant and every dish we chose was delicious!

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vipDSFR
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal at the Dial! We sat at the bar, which had plenty of space as most people preferred the beautiful outdoor patio. The bartender was amazing and gave great recommendations. Food totally delivered! Totally reasonably priced and delicious food and drinks!

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DebyeDK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordeedr several plates to sample and share. Each plate had its own outstanding presentation and flavors. The sizes were most generous. The staff was delightful. Bravo The Dial!

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vipdurjoyace
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a yuzu slushee, it was pretty awesome and it's just another tangible reason why this place is much better than 7-11.

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vipRecommend
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service were outstanding!! Definitely recommend and will be returning! ❤️

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Jodhinna
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can say that this will be our new favorite spot for girl's night out. The food is delicious and the staff is amazing!

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Mand
New England
35 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great place to meet up with friends for a drink and food. I would definitely come back to The Dial in the future! My friends and I came for brunch and sat on the lovely patio. I got the lamb burger and my friend got the house burger (it's like a homemade Big Mac - delicious!) and we loved our bloody marys. I also got a frozen mojito which was delicious and complimented my lamb burger beautifully. Our waitress was excellent. She was attentive without being overbearing, knowledgable, personable, and a delight.

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vipK2rock
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Loved the feel of the space.
The menu is small but creative.
The drinks are AMAZING.
The noise level in the restaurant is almost unbearable. You can barely hear your server or the person you are with.

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vipShellDash
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was great

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vipStephenT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was subpar.

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vipRTBBoston
New England
40 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Whoever was the host/manager that evening has poor customer service skills. We were asked to move to another table but the approach was less to be desired.

The dish portions need to be addressed in terms of an accompanying vegetable or starch along with it.

Was here for brunch in the past and the food was great. Not too impressed with the dinner so far.

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tayav
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

nice outdoor area, tasty drinks, fun and varied menu and all the food is good, attentive and kind staff

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vipNico
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and service, amazing food and great music.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere at The Dial and outstanding bar staff!! Molly, Molly, and Cody are resplendent in their roles! 15 out of 10, this place is quickly becoming a go-to spot for me.

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cbmh
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This new restaurant is a LOT of fun!! A lively atmosphere, *outstanding* service, good drink choices and eclectic food choices. We sat outside and enjoyed being in the open air; even though it was energetic, we could still talk without shouting.
The main reason this wasn't 5 stars all around was that it was a bit pricey for what we got, particularly the cocktails. We realize this is how many restaurants are making money these days but still.

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Alena
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent cocktail selection, exquisite food, very nice spacious patio, excellent service.

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vipDeanna
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so friendly, knew the menu well, asked if we had any food allergies to be aware of, and was super fun! The ambiance and food were a 10/10. We sat on the patio and the vibes were IMMACULATE. Will definitely be back!

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EmilyB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful interior, unique menu, and amazing service. Caesar was our waiter and took good care of my friend and I. He made us feel like we were guest at his home. The food was delicious! The flavors were unique and balanced. Overall, I had an incredible time. I will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere fun place to go

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Trav
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall the experience was good. Food was decent, service was quite good! Only real downside is it fills up fast and the noise levels build up fairly quickly. Inside looked more peaceful than the outside eating of you are comfortable with that.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome outdoor patio. EXCEPTIONAL service for our group of 6. Nice cocktails. The food was a tad hit or miss, but it is difficult to do everything well with such an eclectic menu. Perhaps they should consider taking a slightly more focused approach? Either way, we had a five-star experience overall and will definitely be back, if only for drinks and apps.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibes, our servers are always so kind!

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debg
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

menu is limited and doesn't fit the season. Add a salad and I'll be back.

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vipCraigM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Made reservations for roof deck and was shown to back deck on first floor with no view.
Delivery of drinks from bar was quite slow. Back deck area is crowded with Tables and high fences around the deck prevent any type of view of surrounding area.

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AlxM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dial is a vibe -- great ambiance with some cool, eclectic decor. A bit loud, but was expected for a Friday night. Our server was incredibly attentive and made sure we had everything we could need, including offering drink recommendations when requested and making conversation about particular gluten-free dishes. We ordered an array of food, with my favorite being the garganelli dish. The sugar snap pea lemon fritters and flautas were also enjoyable. Definitely recommend for a different experience and a chance to taste some great food and drinks.

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vipAnAmericaninFrance
New England
45 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good choice last minute...nice range of dishes and attentive service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service was terrible. Our waitress only took our order and brought a first round of drinks. Someone else brought the food but neither of them asked if we were all set, liked the food, or wanted more to drink. I was there for brunch with my mom and we were both very disappointed. We got just the first round of drinks and food and when we were done, we waited about 30 minutes to even get our bill and that was because I had to get the waitresses’ attention.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Dial using the Order Online button. The Dial also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 349-2967.

The Dial is rated 4.5 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.