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About The Hungry I
Welcome to the Hungry I! Tucked just below street level on Beacon Hill's picturesque brownstone-lined Charles Street, the Hungry I is charming and intimate. Although small, it is quite cozy and very romantic. There's a true elegance to the Hungry I that comes from the surroundings, the food and the staff. A distinctively different place that makes every visit really special.
Boston, MA 02114
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sun 11am-2pm
Mt. Vernon Street
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Street Parking available; also Charles St and Boston Common Public parking lots are close by. Valet Service available nightly during dinner service; 3 doors past the restaurant on the corner.
Charles St Red Line is the closest; Arlington St on the green line is also walkable.
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Small weddings and Rehersal diners of up to 34 people welcome; please call for information. Private Room available upstairs and we also have a patio for summer events.
The Hungry I Ratings and Reviews
Surprisingly quiet at 11:30 for brunch given the prime location , lovely setting, and delicious food. While dinner can be expensive, brunch entrees are creative, substantial, and moderately priced ($12-15.) We loved the attractive, interior, open-air, brick-walled patio on a warm fall day but would happily return for brunch in this charming restaurant for indoor seating in cooler weather. Two of us celebrated my birthday with a breakfast crepe and an order of fresh berry french toast, followed by the signature walnut pie and a cup of flavorful, dark roast coffee.
Although the food was pretty good, I must say we were disappointed after hearing for years how great it was. The outdoor patio is lovely and it's a romantic place. But the food was mixed. The venison was delicious but pricy. The frogs legs appetizer was just ok.
First of all, let me say what a great spot and romantic place. However, the food was not that good and covering it in butter does not cut it for me. Very expensive. The restaurant was filthy. Dust everywhere. Sad since it is so pretty. Cake of dust and grim everywhere.
I really love this place. It's a lovely charming restaurant with friendly helpful staff. The food is always terrific - my venison this week was tender and delicious. The wine selection is very good. In good weather, you can dine in a lovely outdoor courtyard.
Food was just OK for the price. $42 for a sirloin is absurd, a filet at comparable places is less expensive. Asked for Medium Rare was served Medium Well. Gristle and fat throughout the cut of meat. Got the fried polenta app it was bland, but Gorgonzola cream sauce was good. Would have been nice to know the AC would not be on or working at the time as this was my wife's Bday Dinner. She got the lamb which was just OK but was never asked what temp and came out more well done than desired. The nice thing was we were the only ones in the restaurant but sadly after our meal we realized why that was the case. Spend your $150 somewhere else...
We loved it here though for all the wrong reasons I'm afraid...It was like an episode of Fawlty Towers! Very expensive and at this price bracket in Boston you can get dozens of top quality restaurants. Ambience is wonderful as so many reviewers have said (it's like something Liberachi would eat in in the 1960s) but food is pretty poor for the price. I really want to like this place too because its got that old world charm missing in so many modern dining establishments
My husband took me to The Hungry I for my birthday. We've been to the restaurant before and couldn't wait to go back and enjoy another fabulous meal.
We were greeted as soon as we walked in the door and were seated at a table near the fireplace. It was a brisk night and the fire in the fireplace added a wonderful touch to the already beautiful ambiance.
We are always impressed by the number of items on the menu and the creative "specials" that are offered. The wine list is equally impressive, but they also have a full service bar if you prefer that type of drink.
Our starters were soup (mine) and pate wrapped in a light crepe (my husband's). Both delicious. We both ordered a terrific spinach salad which had a hot bacon dressing that went perfectly with the fresh spinach leaves.
For our entree we both had roasted duck, which was half of a duck , perfectly cooked and served with a black cherry sauce. The duck skin was crisp and the duck meat was tender and juicy. The side of vegetables were a perfect compliment. We've had duck at The Hungry I before, done in different styles, and we've never been disappointed.
We finished our meal with a strawberry desert that had a light and flaky crust and delicious filling. It also came with a generous topping of whipped cream.
It was a perfect meal for any occasion but it made my birthday a great day. I look forward to going back again very, very soon.
European to the very core,; a charming ambience, like being inside of a magical tree, the petit beautiful bar, extraordinary service by the handsome and perfect gentleman with beautiful manner who is Christopher. Oh, the food! Champagne cocktail magnifique, cod and mussels cooked to perfection. Sublime escargot ! Venison! Blueberry linzer torte with whipped cream. Superb understated lovely romantic decadence. We loved everything, thank you.
Will always remember as a grand favorite. Will be back.
For New Year's Eve there was a fixed price menu for $100 for three courses. The first course was good. My second course consisted of stale, overcooked scallops so bad that I left two thirds of the food on my plate. When the waiter asked how it was I told him. His grimaced and ignored my complaint.
Certainly the place is charming, romantic and otherwise the service was good. But I consider poor food with no apology or compensation unacceptable, especially in a high end restaurant.
Went here to celebrate our engagement. It was empty except for us (most likely because it was day before Christmas) but the place was very nice, food and wine was excellent, and the staff were very personable and friendly toward us. Would recommend for a special occasion. This is not a casual dining experience and the prices reflect that (although in our case it was worth it).
Awful food, awful wine, annoying waiter. The only thing going for it is the ambience (which was ruined by the waiter's intrusive talk). We used to love this place but our dining experience a week and a half ago will be the last time we will set foot in this place. The $300+ we paid for dinner for three was a total ripoff.
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