1210 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA | Directions 0246742.323040 -71.165035
Sat-Sun 11am-3pm, 5pm-12am
User review by mjg123 – One of the best Resturants I have been in a long time.
Very solid – Pommes frites with a truffled mayonnaise sauce was the highlight. Everything else was solid to good with prices a little bit high. Atmosphere was nice and service was excellent. Can't complain, although there wasn't anything to make you rush back either. A little bit more hip than say a Capital Grille, but not that much more.
Extremely Disappointed – I have been looking forward to trying this restaurant since it opened due to its modern look and the rave reviews over its menu. Unfortunately, our experience was so bad that we left before even eating. The hostess greated us by offering to seat us in the dining room, then stopping half-way there to inform us that the dining room was closing early. She suggested eating in the lounge, and assured us that the full menu was available. After sitting in the lounge for about ten minutes, having not been approached with menus by anyone, the hostess reappeared to inform us that the full menu was not available, but that we were welcome to try something from the bar menu. At this point we decided to just leave. The cold service, lack of organization, not to mention the refusal of a full menu at 8:45pm, left us extremely disappointed.
Finally Fabulous Food in the 'burbs. – I feel lucky to finally have a restaurant in my neighborhood which has the quality and a menu which offers many choices. The tartare's are excellent. The simple fettuccine and tomato sauce is memorable. The spinach cobb has grilled corn, perfectly ripe avocado,and a to-die-for bacon dressing. The warm lobster salad and the whole deep fried snapper are both original and excellent.
I would drive miles(even if it wasn't in my neighborhood) to come back for the made to order Apricot tart!
Brunch was awesome, the dutch apple pancake and the crabcake benedict and the danish basket of homemade goodies is some of the best pastry around.
Few places do everything well. I must commend this restaurant for its ambitious menu and make note that there burgers and fries are as good as their steaks and desserts! This is a rare find in town let alone in the 'burbs.
Not a good experience – I tried the Met on a Wednesday with one other person. The hostess was polite but said the only available table was a booth by the kitchen. Several "better" tables remained empty the entire course of our dinner -- a disappointment. To start, we ordered the tuna and salmon tartar, which was horrible; the tuna was not fresh and both items were overly saturated with mayonnaise. We did not eat it, and when we complained, the server was unapologetic, a manager never visited the table, and the appetizer remained on the check. My companion ordered the Rigotoni Bolognese (fair), and I had the Beef Tenderloin (good). The German Chocolate Cake was poor -- dry, over-iced, and cold! Service was also fair. Our server was omnipresent at the start, but disappeared after our complaints. Overall, this meal was a far cry from the quallity we deserved for the money we paid.
Was disappointed, now appeased – Last week, I had posted a review of my dining experience at this restaurant - and now I want to revise it. While my party and I thoroughly enjoyed the dining aspects of our meal, we were let down by the service we received, specifically from the hostesses. This was disappointing and unfortunately started our experience on the wrong note. However, after I posted my review, I was contacted by a manager of the restaurant who offered a very professional and courteous apology stating he appreciated my feedback. This restaurant has the potential to be top-notch, but it has some kinks to work out and I am glad to see it is taking the steps toward improvement. Oh, and you MUST try the watermelon steak it is amazing!
gem in the 'burbs -- great for business meetings – went to the met club on a recent thursday night for a business meeting.
we were pleasantly surprised as soon as we were greeted by complimentary valet. as we walked in the door there was a great buzz at the bar -- were all(a group of ten men)had cocktails and found the selection of liquor impeccable.
every detail in this place has been carefully thought out -- from the decor to the service to the plateware to the absolutely terrific meal. we all enjoyed the ability to get a great dry aged steak(one of the best we have had in the city) but also to enjoy the bone-in veal parmagiana with perfectly made ziti and bolognese sauce!!! we were able to conduct a business meeting and actually hear everyone at our table inspite of the crowd at the restaurant. we will go back to this place time and time again.
Very Disappointed – Went out with friends for a birthday (16) people, pre-reserved. Between the three waiters they could not figure out who had what. Two entrees were brought 20 minutes after everyone else had theirs. One entre was never brought. The staff was not even appologetic. Food tasted OK but for their prices what was offered was not worth it at all. The drinks were also so so, I have had much better. It is a well designed place and seems to attract many people, but for me all of it has to work not just the atmosphire. All in all I was very disapointed.
top suburban destination – price but worth it, cool bar scene, great steaks, head to cnut hill
Awesome – great place - you must go!
I had the best time when I went there!
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