Boston >Food & Dining > Intrigue Cafe
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA | Directions 0211042.356189 -71.050371
Open 7 Days a week
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central
Beautiful setting, TERRIBLE food – We went to this restaurant for a birthday celebration on a beautiful evening. The view of the harbor was spectacular, but the meal was truly terrible. First, I was served a bottle of luke warm beer and given a just-washed wet glass. The entree of fresh-fish-of-the-day (grouper) was very dry, the vegetables were virtually inedible, and we had to ask for rolls to go with our dinner. Would not recommend eating here even though the outdoor setting was so pleasant.
Inventive seafood restaurant blessed with fine harbor views – Set on the waterfront in the Boston Harbor Hotel, the Sea Grille is decked out in royal blue and white for a crisp nautical look. From the gurgling cod water pitchers to the views of yachts docked on the wharf outside (not to mention planes taxiing at Logan airport in the distance), the Sea Grille says Boston. Sup like a royal sailor on Pilsner-marinated “mariner mussels” or a chunky pan-roasted halibut fillet atop a tangy, yet supremely creamy saffron risotto montecato. In addition to excellent seafood dishes, the solid, satisfying menu sports plenty for meat eaters, though vegetarian options are a bit limited. But, whether sitting inside or on the terrace, the view is delicious.
Location! Location! Location! – You certainly can't beat the location. The Rowe's Wharf Sea Grill is one of Boston's only waterfront locations. Be Sure to check out Live Soul Music every Tuesday night this summer, Timeless Tunes on Wednesday evenings, Blues night on Thursday and Hollywood Classics for Movie night on Fridays.
Fresh Seafood, Live Entertainment, Cold Beverages and a beautiful view.
Promt curtious service with a great view – If any other restaurant would go out of their way to make my day I would like to see it happen. Intrigue was one of the better three meal restaurants I have encountered in a hotel. Eating nearly fifteen of my meals there while staying at the Boston Harbor Hotel allowed me a great chance to see how curtious a staff can be. The staff very quickly knew me by name and consistantly went out of their way to make my stay more pleasant. A fantastic job by the entire staff. I recommend it to anyone who likes to be well taken care of.
The Boston Harbor Hotel's in-house cafe provides moneyed guests with a relaxed, casual spot for a bite. – In Short
Hotel guests looking for a low-key meal skip the high-end Meritage in favor of Intrigue's upscale cafe offerings (burgers, salads) and impressive drink list. When the weather's right, tourists fill the breezy outdoor patio and bob along to live entertainment (Tuesdays-Fridays during the summer). Wintertime sees the action move inside, as live jazz acts play every Friday at 7pm.
worst ever – For such an unbelievably beautiful hotel, we had an ugly time. It started off with the 1 hr and 45 wait when we were told no more than an hour. The hostess gave us the worst attitude and might as well thrown our menus at us. Even though we had a great server, the food took FOREVER to come, because they try to cook for 500 ppl with a small kitchen. We actually saw our server getting yelled at by their managers for dancing (we went when there was live entertainment) which was completely unneccesary and totally set the mood for the rest of the night. The business-suit clad managers stood there and looked around like idiots the whole night and set an uncomfortable atmosphere while they pretty much watched us eat our food and drink our wine. We wont return!
Beautiful location...and not much else – Bottom line-2 star service, 3 star food, 5 star prices. Haven't had a bad experience like this in years. Made a reservation 5 days in advance for outdoor patio. We arrived on time but our table was not ready for 30 min. We were invited to order drinks at a table indoors while we waited. In the 30 min. wait, the drinks never came. We were seated outside and asked for water and waited another 30 min. Our martinis from the bar finally came but my husband wound up getting up and having to ask the manager for water! . Tasty appetizers. Entrees- one was ok and but the other (swordfish and tuna)was so dry I couldn't eat it. Manager asked if she could bring something else-I declined. Waitress-not knowledgable about menu or wine and often no where to be found.
Outstanding epxperience – From arrival to walking out the door our experience was incredible. Great staff a nice relaxed atmosphere and great value.
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