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About Romaine's

Romaine's is an American bistro cuisine featuring wood-grilled and roasted entrees. Executive Chef-Owner Richard Romaine's commitment to fresh and local ingredients is showcased in a Southern influenced menu. A big city feel without the attitude and prices.

299 West Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: Closed

WE DO RESERVE SEVERAL TABLES FOR A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS, SO IF YOUR TIME OF CHOICE IS NOT AVAILABLE PLEASE COME IN AND WE'LL SEAT YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

ROMAINE'S NO LONGER ACCEPTS "DINE GIFT" CERTIFICATES,OR VISA, MASTER CARD, AMEX, AND ANY OTHER "REBATE" OR CREDIT CARD "GIFT CARDS".

Cross Street:
Route 20

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(508) 393-8889

Website:
http://www.romaines.biz/

Parking Details:
Ample free parking

Executive Chef:
Andrew Hurd

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

Romaine's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (800)
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Kid-friendly (211)
Late-night Find (107)
Great for Lunch (69)
Great for Outdoor Dining (66)
Good for a Date (62)
Bar Seating (54)
Creative Cuisine (44)
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Casual (42)
Worth the Drive (41)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2010

Romaine's is a fabulous restaurant! The food is outstanding. I live in the neighborhood and dine there frequently. The food is always delicious and the service is outstanding. This time we had to wait a little longer than normal to receive our meal. The waitress came over to apologize and mentioned that we should leave some room for dessert because it would be free. What a wonderful thing to have done. I recommend this restaurant to friends and will continue to do so.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2010

We have dined here several times before. The food is always very good as is the service. I like that the menu changes seasonally. I have never left feeling something was missing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 22, 2010

Our second visit to Romaine's, great food, good atmosphere, and a menu that adjusts with the seasons but still maintains the same level of quality. We're very much looking forward to going back to try the rest of the menu!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2010

Great meal. Have been several times, and never had bad meal, always fabulous.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2010

Great food...crowded so service was slow. Pricey but good for special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2010

Romaine's is an excellent Dining spot for a Special Occasion or a reasonable dining spot especially if look at the Bar Menu. My wife had Chicken Piccata ($12.00) and I had the Chicken Under a Brick (French Bistro Food) and bith were excellent and Tasty. I always recommend Romaine's when someone wants an excellent Dining Place to go when you do not want to go to the Worcester Places.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2010

We were disapointed in the salmon.It had to much water in the plate from the Bok Choy. The Risotto was sitting in water. The Sherwood IPA is not the best tasting ale. You
should look into Bass ale.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2010

My dining experience was great. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent! I live 10 minutes from this restaurant, and I am so glad I do because it's one of my favorites.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2010

The overall dining experience was a bit less than when we went four months ago. Not many changes to the menu and food arrived luke warm (prefer piping hot). Found a bone in the haddock filet and did not care for the vegetable medley served with the dinner.
The creme brulee was as good as ever though!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2010

Our meals at Romaines were the best we have had for the money in many years. We haven't found anywhere in the Worcester area to beat it. The fillet was very delicious and the salmon was cooked perfectly.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2010

Excellent service. Tenderloin was amazing, duck a little dry. Comped two free desserts, one for first time and another because app was just a little late. Excellent overall experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2010

you can always count on a good meal with good service. I wish they would change their menu seasonally, but always a good standby.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2010

Always wonderful!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2010

Romaine's is the best in the area!!! My husband and I enjoy Romaine's for all our special ocassions and also when we decide at the last minute to go out. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 11, 2010

It was wonderful - both food and service. I will definitely go back again.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2010

Our first time there, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening and would not hesitate to return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2010

Romaine's is always a great eating experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2010

Having dined at Romaine's in the past, we knew that something must be wrong when we waited 30 minutes for a server to approach our table (even to offer cocktails). When the problem was addressed the host and server made sure that the remainder of our dining experience was enjoyable. I guess that evening there was some lack of communication with server assignments.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2010

We had a great evening -thank you! We really appreciate the small plates/bar menu - delicious, good variety and perfect size.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2010

Food was cooked perfectly, service was good, and the new layout (probably not new at this point, but we haven't been back in 2 yrs.)looks great. It was exactly what we were hoping for...a nice, romantic night out in a low key & comfortable restaurant. We had a great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2010

Always a great meal at Romaine's. Don't let the un-assuming location in a Northborough strip mall put you off, the restaurant is superb. Mike, the man behind the bar, makes an amazing chocolate espresso martini that keeps my fiance coming back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2010

We have been going to Romaine's for years. We just happened to stumble upon it when we were in the area. It takes me approximately 1 hour to get there and it is definitely worth the drive. Since we have been going we have never once had a bad meal. This is one of my favorite restaurants!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2010

I had wanted to try Romaines for years having read positive reviews about it and it lived up to is praise. casual yet elegant, the presentation of plates were great, everything we had was delicious. The service was efficient but not intrusive. I would highly recommend my friends to dine here and look forward to returning.
This is a small note, as nice as the dining area is, we were seated in an a booth on the perimeter with a view of a staff parked car right against the window. I looked around the dining area and should have requested a different table. the view of the parked car did not measure with the wonderful quality of food we had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2010

Had a great caprese salad, then veal bolognese that was delicious! Everything is great, from the bread, offered with what I think is called a garlic flower (not sure, but it's wonderful if you're a garlic lover), to the salads, entrees, and the homemade ice cream in a ginger cone - all delicious!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2010

Excellent service and food. Never been disappointed here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2010

No complaints. It was excellent as usual. This is one of our favorate restaurants. We will be back soon. Thank you.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2010

The food was excellent. The service was terrific. Desserts were too large but yummy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2010

The food is always amazing no matter what you try. Any time I've asked for a specific seating when making a reservation, Romaine's always accomodates me.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2010

We have been going to Romaine's for several years- never been disappointed! A few years ago, they remodeled the dining room- added a second dining room and expanded the bar. Terrific bar menu- great place to go with friends to for a drink and snack. The food is truly outstanding. At this last visit, I had one of the specials- pan-seared swordfish over gnocchi in a light herb cream sauce- fabulous! My wife had striped bass served with horseradish mashed potatoes- she said it was outstanding, as well. If you have room for dessert, try the fallen chocolate cake, or the bread pudding- both are to die for! Solid wine list. The service is excellent and the menu is well priced-- worth every penny!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2010

Great as always. A wonderful anniversary celebration.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2010

Delicious food. Great waitstaff. Worth a second visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2010

My wife and I don't dine out as much as we use too(kids and all) When we do dine out we want it to be special and Romaines is perfect for us. The food is consistently top notch and there are always interesting specials. The service is excellent even the parking is very good. In short we have never been disappointed by a visit to Romaines and we highly recommend it to every one we know.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2010

this is a reliable restaurant for good food,service and running into friends. It is consistantly good. The food alone always invites us back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2010

It's always good at Romaine's. This was a hot evening, so we didn't want a lot of heavy food, and we got the same wonderful service ordering small plates off the bar menu as we would have ordering full meals. I recommend Romaine's highly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2010

I had heard about Romaine's from a colleague years ago, but had never found ourselves in the area at the right time. How sad that I waited this long to try it out! It was one of the best meals (if not the best) we've ever had in a restaurant. The server was knowledgeable and it was a fabulous experience. We'll be back!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2010

Although some may say it is not lady like to clear your plate when out to dinner, I would say it wouldn't be smart not to when dining at Romaines ! Each person in my party throughly enjoyed their dinner. From the presentation to each individual flavor it was outstanding. I enjoyed a meal that included a perfectly cooked filet mignon, crab cake and asparagus, mmmmm The evening was further enhanced by the kindness and professionalism of the waitstaff. I highly recommend this restaurant !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2010

Fish tacos were excellent - made from fresh haddock and nicely spiced. Mixed greens salad was somewhat heavy on the blue cheese and nuts - could have used more greens or other fresh items. Liked the quiet atmosphere and comfortable seating - good for socializing.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2010

The food at Romaine's is always excellent, creative, well prepared and unlike any other. The fusion of Louisiana and barbecue is great. A super place for an anniversary or just a quiet dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2010

The meal was great! They had a duck confit on spinach with goat cheese as an entree that we ordered as an appetizer and it made a great starting salad for four. Between us we had the duck, chicken under a brick, haddock and the veal bolognese...all exceptionally well done, reasonable (as in not overdone or skimpy) portions, and our plates were clean at the end. Creme brulee was split between the four of us and simply topped off the evening. Service was very good...available as we needed but not right on top of us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2010

The menu is very limited - not many options, but the food is really very good. It would be nice to see a few more choices, though.
The service was also very good - attentive without being bothersome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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