415 Washington St, Somerville, MA | Directions 0214342.378311 -71.106730
Neighborhoods: Ward Two
excellent all around – the most accommodating hostess and bar staff. so good you don't even need to move to a table for your meal. have it right up there at the bar. highly recommend not missing this place.
My Favorite! – This is hands down my favorite restaurant in the Boston area. The food and drink and wonderful, the atmosphere is festive, and the servers always put a smile on my face. If you have never been to Dali, you must go now! My favorite dishes are the saffron battered shrimp and the pork tenderloin under the hot tapas section. Yummy!!!!
Great place with a character! – This place is very romantic, but in a loud and upbeat kind of way!
It?s a great spot for Valentine?s Day (but I don?t think they take reservations, so get there early)
It?s got a great atmosphere with super friendly people, delicious food and sangria that goes right to your head.
It?s the place to go when you can?t decide what exactly what you?re craving; just order a bunch of tapas to share with your friends.
Very beautiful decorations and cozy tables in the corners.
Better that going to dine in Spain!!! – I have been there a million times and the food, service and ambiance is always been excellent!!!
I highly reccommend Dali restaurant specially if you are celebrating a B-day.
Loved it – Dali was so much fun, with its great food, and energetic atmosphere. The staff were great too, not just our server. It is a romantic place, however, go here with friends and groups too, they will get eveyone seated!
VERY ROMANTIC and AMAZING FOOD – my boyfriend and i went here on our anniversary. the food was VERY good and the wait staff was very knowledgable and new what i was going to ask almost before i asked it. The decor is very romantic. we got a little table nestled into a corner that was very nice. The bathrooms were unisex andi couldnt help but take out my camera and snap pictures of the beautiful and amazingly colorful wallpaper. Sanngria is yummy and food once and is delicious. There were some crazy things on the menu buit also a good variety for a picky pallette. Go here with a boy/girl friend or first date. lots to talke about. and they DO take reservations. make them the second they open. it wont be busy then but it will get busy by the time your ready to leave. I dont know how the atmosphere changes on the weekend but i suggest going on a weeknight.
Romantic atmosphere – Dali is one of the most romantic restaurants I've been to. Granted, it can get loud in there when it's crowded, but you can get over that once you start enjoying the amazing food. There's no particular dish that I recommend, since everything I had was scrumptious. Perfect if you want to impress your date, but not too sure about large parties, since it's not terribly big in there.
Just simply fun – Yes, it is dark, the portions are small, but it is just so much fun!! You walk in and instantly feel transported to another world. Go when it is busy (and it gets busy fast fast fast upon opening early every evening) since it has the most charm and buzz then (though you might wait awhile). Your food comes out pretty quickly I must say as they place dish after dish you've orderd on your table and the servers are definitely charming and fun. Not really quiet by any means, everyone is there to have some fun. Order some sangria, round up some great friends and family and you will have a blast. It's also a fun place to take a first date as there is definitely something to talk about when ordering. My family loves to go whenever they visit cambridge and it's definitely one of the gems in the cambridge area even if the masses have found out about it. It's still the same since i first went 4 years ago and i've been about 10 times since. It can get a little pricey, especially if ordering lots of tapas and the expensive pitchers of sangria, but worth it in the name of good company.
AMAZING Tapas – There are so many reasons to love Dali! The charming staff, the colorful and interesting decor, the fact that it's nestled in a seemingly unlikey spot between Union and Harvard. But let's face it, it's the inspired food that has everyone coming back. This week I had the chance to taste tapas from their autumnal menu (regularly rotating specials menu based on food that is in season) including delicious swordfish skewers. We also got classics from the main menu.
Couple tips: get the white apparatus, the fried cheese with honey, scallops in saffron cream sauce and the paella. Culinary delights, trust me. The restaurant is great for dates or catching up with friends. A cozy, great escape from downtown Boston and worth the trip. Since they don't take reservations I suggest making early dinner plans and get there around 6:30/7ish. There usually isn't a wait at that time.
Good food, horrible waits – While I have no complaints about the food at Dali, the lack of reservations and incredibly long waits (even on a weeknight) makes it an impossible dining destination. Even on a Monday night, the wait was upwards of 45 minutes. The call ahead service is useless too as there was no wait upon calling and 45 minutes upon arriving (on a Monday night), even after leaving my name. This is the second time in a row that I experienced this situation.
While I feel the food and atmosphere are good, there are other equally good dining destinations where the odds of getting a table are much more certain. Until the restaurant can offer some sort of reservation, it simply is not worth the effort.
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