I love Saffron. It's not "precious" but honest value for the price. We got my daughters b-day cakes here many years (chocolate mousse cake) and we also love the veggie curry. The owner is a kind hearted person who gives to the community.
Hardcore downtown "suits" happy hour crowd. Pool, darts, foul language, stiff drinks, mostly hospitality and hotel industry regulars. Except they're all friggin' Boston fans. What's up with that?!
Drinks are absolutely fantastic and the staff is very friendly and knowleadgable. The drinks are more expensive than your average establishment, but they are worth it.
Perfect place to have a few pre-drinks or grab some late night snacks. The chocolate pie with pop rocks (yes, pop rocks) is heaven on a plate.
When I think of Basil, two words come to mind: crowded and hot. The crowded part is a plus and a minus, as it's great to busy and popular, but place is a hole in the wall. It was hotter than hell in there, both in terms of temperature and spiciness. But the food is great and above par for what I've eaten in this genre in the US.
I've always been a fan of Page's. Good southern cooking at a reasonable price. I've only had minor problems with the service, but it had more to do with staffing than anything else (1 server for 10 or so parties is a tad unreasonable in my opinion). The food is excellent, and I really loved their German nights a couple of months ago. It's just high quality local stuff, and they do run out of the good stuff quick, so you are best advised to come early. I hate the parking lot (there are more ruts and holes leading up to it than I could ever imagine), but the location is convenient in Mount Pleasant and generally there isn't a line to get in the place.
Monza has the ultimate Caesar Salad. It really proves that amazing ingredients are the key to amazing food. I love their pizzas, love their salads, and during the winter get their bread pudding. IT IS AMAZING. I loved it so much I begged the chef to give me their recipe and she did. i love monza...sometimes their staff does have some attitude but whatever I just sass them back. Luckily I love their food or else I probably wouldnt go back after some of the experiences I have had with 2 of their waitresses
Wow, its unfortunate that dsharlee had such a bad experience at Capriccio's- it's one of my favorite spots. My husband and I typically get the Caesar Salad and the Eggplant Parmesan entree and split it- with the plentiful bread and olive oil we don't go hungry. He gets a beer (which comes in a small bucket of ice) and I get a glass of wine. One of the things that we love about it is that the wait staff is encouraged not to turn the tables quickly- so, if you want your check, ask for it. We love not feeling rushed. The casual atmosphere and seeing the owner at every visit makes this a very special place.
Been there a few times, no problems at all. The food was Awesome! Brisket & BBQ best in the area. Having the ability to travel in Texas, Memphis & ST Louis, I still find the BBQ in the South so much better. I maybe spoiled, but there is nothing like getting Pork, chicken, ribs, whatever straight off the smoker, Sauce optional, as real BBQ does not need any.
The only drawback is a few bartenders do ignore "Non Regulars". I was overcharged for beers which I did not order or drink. So it happens, but more then once? Shame on them. I learned to bring in cash & pay as I go, problem solved! Tell them I tip at the end, got better service.
Since I haven't had the chance to attend I'll give the pub/BarBQ the benefit of the doubt. Through my observation of most of all of the above, it may me true that the neightborhood does not want the establishment located there.
Hubee D's DeeLivers. Great atmosphere, comfortable chairs, great graphics so it is easy to choose from the menu, clean and organized dining room. Food screams FRESH, tastes great. These guys know what good food is - first quality, fresh, simply prepared, attractively served and priced gently. You can pay lots more at many national chains, and local mom & pop's and not get anywhere near the value. A fun place and it will grow.
Have been several times over this past summer and always leave in a joyous mood. The wine list is fantastic as is the wait staff's knowledge of the wines, the alluring Italian ambiance is always apparent whether inside or in the courtyard, and the food is terrific, adding up to a lovely experience that myself and numerous friends of mine thoroughly enjoy. Also, the Mushroom ravioli is out of this world.
I'm pretty sure i could eat that 3lb burger... This place is great! Suprisingly every time i have come it's pretty slow (capacity wise, not service), saturday afternoons and such. But the food is always great and the beer selection even better.
I don't know what "spitfire" is talking about. I've been in a few times on trivia night, was there tonight actually, and I've never had bad service or food. Perhaps your attitude is what brings on the bad service?
I love Foster's! The turkey burger there rocks!
More power to you, Craig.
I've got to say "word up" to word too -- That review just doesn't add up.
I know Craig, admittedly not well, but well enough to know that he's a honest guy and certainly wouldn't fabricate a detailed story like that for the sake of the user review section of this website. Sounds like spitfire is some hybrid of a constant complainer & a leech, and any establishment is better off without either of them.
it's been awhile since i reviewed this place but was so impressed with today's lunch that i figured i would give them another great review. I went alone today and had a very nice experience. ordered the prosciutto sandwich with mozzarella, basil and tomato. The prosciutto was sliced nice and thin and melted in your mouth, the mozzarella was so soft and fresh, and the tomatoes delicious. the sub roll was slightly toasted and warm, giving the bread a slight crunch. All drizzled with EVOO. Just a great lunch. Thanks again!
finally made it to Laura Albert's for lunch. Food was awesome! I got the seared tuna sandwich. nice, thick cut of tuna, seared wonderfully, piled high with fresh tomato. side of asian slaw which i did feel was missing a little something but couldn't place it. also, this was a little expensive for a place i could come on the regular (good thing it was a work lunch), $13 for the sandwich, but def worth it!
Personally I have always had a great time here. Everyone is really chill, nice. Good drinks, awesome place out back.
I love this place. Food is great and the owner is so nice and just lovely! They also have free WiFi so its a nice place to drink some coffee or eat your lunch with your laptop. I ate there today and the food was delish!
Surprisingly fun place to host a private party and slurp down a few "Trash Cans." Place is low key, but in a weird location (across from old Vickery's that's now closed, boo hoo : ( Wish the pool table was full size, but still OK. Food is high quality fare, and close to CofC, but it's NOT a place to take a date. Definitely a local happy hour and Boston sports bar. Nice patio, except for the endless horse and buggies coming down Market Street. Reminds me of Abe's in Mt. Pleasant for some reason...
I gotta agree with everyone else...this place is money! i swear i would never have wandered in but i was brought by a couple of coworkers. Food definitely took a minute to get out but not painfully long. The boiled peanuts they bring to the table held me over till my entree came out. the tuna sandwich looked out of control good! Had a bite of the shrimp and sausage jumbalaya which was also great. I had the lamb gyro meat on a hot dog bun with a red chile relish, great special. I would definetly go back.
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