new restaurants in Davis Sq area
- chilibug Mar 1, 2002 12:05 PM
Just wondering if anyone has tried any of the new places that have sprung up recently in Davis Sq.--Sabur, Orleans, and Antonia's. I haven't heard much about any of them.
Also if anyone has any recommendations for good pizza in the area, it would be appreciated. I'm getting desperate, and Dial-A-Pizza ain't cutting it.
I've been to Orleans & Antonia's.
I liked Orleans atmosphere and the food is pretty good. It's kind of like Temple Bar/Independant and nicely fills a void in Davis Sq. But a friend who had been there said they didn't cook his steak as requested.
Antonia's food is just okay in my opinion. Buena Vita in Ball Sq. has the same type stuff that they do a little better and for less. The Antonia's sauces are very heavy on the olive oil. The owners/staff all seem very nice and accomodating though.
I'm interested in finding out about Sabur & the very new Savanah Grill.
I enjoyed Antonia's. The red sauce is simple, fresh tomato sauce--gently seasoned but big on flavor. The only fresh pasta on the menu is the manicotti--oh so creamy! The chicken marsala was way too sweet though (I must admit it was the first time I ordered a marsala dish at a restaurant--are they always real sweet?). The salad was a nice, fresh mix of field greens. Overall, we really enjoyed it. It's a fun, cozy, affordable place that I'll definitely go back too. The biggest flaw is the olive oil served with the bread. It's totally bland. They need to switch to a more flavorful brand.