Vintage Restaurant (Reported Closed)

(617) 469-2600

1430 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA | Directions   02132

42.271125 -71.171973

 
Restaurants, Traditional American, $$$  more

Tags: Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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Reviews for Vintage Restaurant

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

bland food, poor tasting food & service – Tuna Tare Tar $12

With fried angel hair pasta, arugula & spinach dressed in spiced cocktail vinaigrette: WHAT TUNA,WAY TOO MUCH ARUGULA & SPINCH ONLY OVER POWERED BY THE COCKTAIL SAUCE, YUCK BAD COMBO

Margherita $10

Sliced Red Vine Ripened Tomatoes topped with Mozzarella and Basil, finished with Extra Virgin Olive Oil: ALL THSES INGREDIENTS ARE RUINED, SPOILT, UNDONE BY JAR FLAVORED RED SAUCE



Angel Hair Pasta Pomodoro $12

Classic Italian red sauce with garlic, basil and pecorino cheese ALL THSES INGREDIENTS ARE RUINED, SPOILT, UNDONE BY JAR FLAVORED RED SAUCE AGAIN.

The bartenders seem to be more involved in their own goings on then making drinks. Or they impose themselves personally in your experience. I'm not there to hear about your woes, also I'm not there to have you invade my time.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great food, Generous Portions, Waitstaff off the short bus – Highly recommend making reservations since the place was packed on a Saturday night (we did OpenTable and sat right away). Waited for 15 minutes while the dead-behind-the-eyes waitress walked by our table nervously glancing at us. We finally received our delicious drinks (dirty martini, margarita, wine - all reasonably priced) & some amazing mouth-watering bruschetta - freshest tomatoes drizzled with balsamic reduction, I was drooling. But before we were half way done the entrees arrived - little to no apology from said waitstaff. Thankfully our meals were 1000x better than the service. One friend ordered 2 huge pork chops that Fred Flintstone would appreciate, cooked to perfection; the other ordered the HUGE baked penne - also delicious. I ordered the swordfish with risotto - so great that I forgot about how badly I wanted another martini. Definitely recommended for excellent food and drinks - but maybe on a weeknight the service will be better if it's not as busy.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent Quality and Portions!!! – The customer service was great and the food prepared very well. The wait staff made sure to answer all questions and was very attentive. I was with a group of 10 and every person felt as though the waiter was helping only them. You should go with a hearty appetite because you do want to tatse something from each course.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Real Food, Done exceptionally well. You will not be disappointed – Beautifully written menu's. Great entrance and greetings. Rich and comfortable decor. Friendly waitstaff. and above superb food. I do not believe these people missed a step. It was perfect from beginning to the end. This is very hard to find. Especially from someone that is in the business.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Amazing ahi tuna – Very satisfied of my experience (and when I eat out of New York City I can hardly say so).

I am definitely a meat person but walking in this restaurant I took a good look at the fish dishes on other guests tables and they looked pretty good so I tried.

Both the tuna tartar and the seared ahi tuna were extremely good but my friend's filet mignon was just mouthwatering.

The staff was also very friendly and the wine was well priced.

Too bad I live in New York where almost everything is over priced...

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Vintage is back and better than ever! – I used to frequent Vintage when it first opened. I found the prices were reasonable for the quality of the food and level or service they offered. It was a great alternative to the stress and cost of driving into and parking in the city, both for casual nights and special occasions. I was a frequent customer at the bar, and enjoyed my time with the bartenders (Brian, Holly and Tricia were my favorites!). However, I was disheartened to witness the decline in both the menu and service as well as the departure of some of my favorite staff over the years. The increased pricing with smaller portions was also a huge let down. That being said I was more than a little curious and even more tentative to revisit it when it reopened this fall. I'm glad that I did! Though the interior has not changed, the menu and ambience have. I am used to a very high caliber of service so found the waitstaff to be a bit rough around the edges, but was thrilled to see one of my favorite bartenders had returned! I popped in for quick drink and bite to eat. I was excited to see a decrease in drink prices! The menu is less presumptuous, which will fare better for the area. The tuna tartare appetizer was delicious and Tricia remembered my drink without my having to ask! Gone is the valet parking and overwhelming wine list. In it's stead there is a more comprehensive menu with fair prices and staff who make you feel comfortable. I am excited to rekindle my "relationship" with Vintage and look forward to returning again!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

New York feel! – All I can say is WOW.

We felt like we were walking in an upscale restaurant in Manhattan... what an amazing find! And it's so close to home too!

I know I should talk about the food, and I do recommend the Seared Tuna, but what really impressed me was the whole ambiance. I went there to celebrate my parents' 40 year anniversary, so I was there with the whole family; I now wish I had gone with my husband alone: this is perfect for a romantic dinner. It's surprisingly quiet, and, if you're like me, and thus HATE the noise and bustle of big restaurants, THIS is the place for you. The food is excellent though definitely not cheap, but I think, considering the service and quality, it's fairly priced. I would rather go out once a month to a nice place than three times to so-so joints. The wine list is impressive, and our waitress, a very nice girl, was patient enough to suggest bottles that would go well with our different courses without killing our wallets. So I really felt like I had to recommend this! I will be sure to try their sister restaurant too!

PS: If you do go TRY THE GRILLED CALAMARI!!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A reason to visit West Roxbury – In general, I don't take the time to write a review for a restaurant, even if it left a good impression on me and my wife. Nevertheless, since the re-opening of this classic restaurant, the quality of service has gone up while the price tag has dropped, which is truly a breath of fresh air in this economy. Their wines are exquisite, but it is the way it all comes together as a meal that leaves one with such an uplifting experience. Any of their veal dishes, try it.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

V for Vintage (and not for Vendetta) – The best place in the area. Great environment and excellent service. Food is great both in taste and presentation. Very good prices. Bar is also excellent as well as the lounge with the fireplace. Awesome wine collection and a very nice private wine room. Overall a must go restaurant !!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food ... great staff ! – Glad to see that Vintage reopened, the new owners and staff have done a fantastic job.

The food was great and the restaurant's atmosphere: classy yet comfortable.

A great date place. The pricing is definitely reasonable considering the quality of food.

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly ... I had the grilled veal chop and I can only recommend.

I'm looking forward to my next trip so I can try the other things on the menu. Everything looked so good;

you can't beat this place !

Ps. I went here with my girlfriend and her parents and they left the restaurant very impressed, need I say more ...

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