Ten Tables Jamaica Plain

4.6
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$30 and under
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At Ten Tables JP, our modest size and open kitchen create an opportunity for you to enjoyably be part of the experience. Our newly expanded space, which created a stylish but laid-back bar, is warmly appointed with reclaimed wood and exposed brick, giving us a decidedly European feel. Whether you just stop in for a drink and light bite at a high-top in the bar, or stay for a full meal at one of our dining room tables, you will come to enjoy a sophisticated and stylish space that all at once feels as familiar and comfortable as home.
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4.6
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New England
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was delicious but the ambiance leaves a lot to be desired. It looked very tired and somewhat dirty. The temperature was quite chilly as well. The overall experience sort of spoiled our meal. I surely will not rush back again.

MB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice meal, but tries to be fancier than it really is. Our cocktails were fine, but I've certainly had better for the steep $14. There was 80s pop music playing, which was a bit jarring for a fancy restaurant. The cauliflower fritters and gruyere dip were our favorites!

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there ... had been referred to the restaurant by a friend ....
service was great ...our waiter "Roberto" was excellent
Food exceeded expectations
we are definitely going back ... already looking forward to it !

JC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place with incredibly kind staff and wonderful food, would heartily recommend.

CR
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There are few restaurants that cook better than I do. Ten Tables is one of them. Bit chilly though!!!

PW
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good evening when we go to Ten Tables. The quality of the food is excellent as is the service. Chef always delivers an interesting menu - one of our favorite places to go.

RF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went back after about 10 years and I have to say I was a bit disappointed in the experience. The Chef's board was good, although light on the toast which felt unnecessary. We ordered some small plates to share and the Cauliflower Fritters (a whopping $16) were mushy and bland- tasted like baby food. The scallops were tasty, but as a $32 we were disappointed to find only 3 on the plate. Surely a 4th scallop would have helped us feel like this was a nice dinner that was worth the hefty price tag. Waitstaff were attentive and paid attention to us and to my asking for a cocktail that was not too sweet. Overall the meal was good- but not so good that I'll be back to pay those prices for mediocre food. There are better spots in this area now.

D
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I'd been a long-time fan of the restaurant. I did not go often as I would save it for special occasions that would be well-marked by the intimacy and amazing food the place was known for providing. This past Thursday, I returned after at least two years since my last meal at TT. Apart from the ambiance that still remains, I was entirely disappointed by the food and service.

The Prix Fix Chef's Choice Omnivore's dinner included a green salad with an uncommonly dull dressing, an unpleasantly fishy mussel dish, and poorly cooked steak and fries. The desert was fine, but by the time we were at this stage in the meal, the joy of the meal was gone.

The service was very slow at times (not because of a lax waiter, but presumably a slow cook). Between the mussels and steak, we waited close to 25 minutes. . .

I know this a pathetic First World problem, so take my review in that context. In the scheme of things, the meal was fine, it's just that compared to what I had historically recalled of Ten Tables, the experience was an unexpected disappointment.

Did the ownership change in the last year?

CW
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This restaurant used to be one of our favorites, but the past few visits did not go so well

T
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Atmosphere, food, and service are hard to beat.

BB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great. I love the open kitchen. Our servers were fabulous and attentive. The food was prepared differently than what we are used to but we loved it. We seldom go out of our comfort zone but we did and loved it. We will be back!

WT
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and a great experience as usual for Ten Tables. Allergies at our table and no issues at all. The kitchen is very flexible and do an outstanding job.

JB
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here last evening to celebrate my birthday. I am so happy with the entire experience. My cocktails (called the Bartender’s Whim I believe) were created based on my tastes, she hit the head on the nail! The food was divine, every single bit of it. The service was top notch. Antonio took such good care of us and was absolutely wonderful. The service is at a very high level but didn’t feel stuffy. I can not wait to go back. Ten Tables made my birthday so very special.

JW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cool unpretentious vibe. Cozy surroundings with brick walls and open kitchen. Food was fresh, delicious, good compliment of flavors. Reasonable price points. Wait staff were warm and welcoming.

B
New England
76 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. The service is friendly and professional. The wines are surprisingly interesting. In a small and cozy space, Ten Tables delivers on its reputation as a neighborhood gem, and we are glad to live in its neighborhood.

CB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of our vacation by far. So glad we tried it.

KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you once again for another great meal and lovely evening at your great restaurant!

m
New England
82 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday supper prix fix menu is a great way to explore this gem of a restaurant

MD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

So cozy, perfect little neighborhood spot. We really enjoyed our dinner and the service!

SM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

service was excellent. they had some fancy cocktails that were just a little too weak and sweet for me. the ambiance was romantic but casual, definitely could go in wearing jeans. we ordered the cheese board, salmon and side beets. the salmon was so wonderfully flaky, the cheese was good but I was disappointed we couldn't choose the cheeses and the beets were refreshing! overall I would recommend for anyone looking for a nice evening out looking to spend maybe $60-$75 for two people.

OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

I would recommend it to certain friends. I found it to be very noisy.

TS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Chef’s whim 4 course tasting menu. All the choices were fabulous and they avoided cilantro for my husband (since it tastes like soap to him). Waitstaff always lovely. Drinks were perfect. A lovely date night

T
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

This restaurant had been talked up to me for so long and I was so excited to try it. Unfortunately for how expensive the menu was, I found the food lacking the depth of flavor and finesse that the reviews I read indicated. I would maybe try it again since, like I mentioned, I’d heard great things about this place. Maybe it was an off night or they were trying something new with the menu.

BL
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant neighborhood restaurant. a lovely friendly evening, easy to converse.

JP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced. $15 for ok sort of fried cheesy cauliflower fritters. Steak frites in odd sauce, really not good. Tagliatelle pasta that was tasty but no veggies, no salad so big bowl of creamy pasta becomes too much, overwhelming Key lime pie should be tart. Theirs was too sweet...I thought 10 tables was inventive, curious, daring. A farm to table using seasons fresh veggies and herbs. Sadly, no. It's become stale with barely a pulse of originality.

MH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience were wonderful, just a tad noisy. Only negative was that salad billed as "plate to share" was tiny and I'm a person who prefers small portions.

DG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Serving sizes were small and pricy. Tables were small. Not worth it.

KW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfull meal! Thank you SO much! This is a restaurant we've heard about for years from neighbors and friends and have never managed to get there. We're so glad we finally made it happen. One couple we know when they try out new restaurants here in Boston and over in Cambridge will report back to us that the restaurant was good "but it wasn't Ten Tables" That says it all! Thank you for such creating and running such a lovely restaurant right here in JP!

B
New England
77 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought an out of town visitor because we live right around the corner and we can count on excellent food and super friendly service at Ten Tables. We shared the excellent crab cakes and then I had the vegetarian farfalle. My husband had the spicy orecchiette, and our guest had the tagliatelle with braised short ribs. Each of us was delighted with our particular home made pasta. We drank the wine recommended by our server and then, for the sheer indulgence, we split a sticky toffee cake three ways.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Tomatoes in the caprese salad were ice cold; they had been refrigerated, so no flavor. Major faux pas. Farfalle pasta was drowning in too much red sauce. Hamburger was okay, nothing special. Key lime pie was likewise okay but nothing special.

NB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and impeccable service. A real treat!

B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ten Tables is our local go-to for special occasions. They are fantastic
in every respect, including accommodating vegetarians.

RW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I have to say that as a frequent diner at Ten Tables something has changed in the past year or two. The food is just not as delicious as it used to be. There also seems to be a variant of a spicy red tomato sauce that seems to be in everything I order these days; it is something I can make myself, thank you! I'll give Ten Tables a break for a while and hopefully the standard of food will return to the excellent one that it used to be.

B
New England
77 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live around the corner from Ten Tables. For fifteen years, with a variety of chefs, it has remained a cozy neighborhood gem, with excellent food and unusually friendly service. Four of us shared the excellent crab cakes and baked ricotta with grilled bread. A vegetarian option (this time farfalle with a light cream sauce and plenty of summer vegetables, is always available. Our meat eaters were thrilled with the braised lamb. The wine we chose was unavailable but the alternative suggested by staff was outstanding.

MM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We very much enjoyed the food and service. The layout isn't for everyone as it s a bit cramped but it is also uniquely charming for the right diners.

DL
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, from start to finish. 💜

AM
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I read lots of wonderful reviews, but I was not overly impressed. The salad (not cheap) was boring and soggy - so sad about this.

The tagiatelle was yummy, but for $30.00 I wish I got as much duck as my friend did
who ordered the same thing.

I am in no rush to go back here.

WT
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service was great! The noise level was OK, too....we went early before it was crowded.

As seniors (with hearing loss!), we don’t like loud spots...so we avoid the very busy times.

Love TT....best neighborhood restaurant in JP!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Wonderful ambience!

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The burger was just ok. The Osso bucco was overdone. Pasta was delicious

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