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Archeo in Distillery District?

christinea Jul 26, 2006 12:40 PM

Has anyone been to Archeo in the Distillery District? I'm thinking of going there for lunch on Friday. I know the Brick Bakery is good but I'm looking for more of a sit-down meal. Any other recs in the DD?

  1. prima Aug 2, 2013 09:39 AM

    Bumping an old thread, but I figure at least a couple of you have lunched at Archeo since this thread was started.

    Am I better off with the meatball panini or the margherita pizza at Archeo?

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    1. re: prima
      Royaljelly Aug 2, 2013 09:19 PM

      We had fathers day brunch there and everyone enjoyed the food immensely (both my parents are retired chefs, so they're hard to impress). All the items were very fresh and flavourful, and a nice selection of desserts. Would definitely go back.

      1. re: Royaljelly
        prima Aug 3, 2013 03:16 PM

        Thanks so much, Royaljelly! Good to hear your experience was worthwhile. I'll let you know how my lunch goes. :)

    2. thenurse Jun 24, 2008 11:01 AM

      Archeo has a wonderful rocket salad with shaved parmesan. It's in a nice, lemony dressing with just a few capers. It's $7 and there's at least $5 worth of ingredients in it. The pizzas are passable and the wines are moderately priced. Unless you want overpriced pub food at Mill St. or want to break the back at Perigee, stick with Archeo and choose simply.

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        Tabinet Jun 23, 2008 12:49 PM

        Since reviews tend to be a bit mixed on Archeo - could someone recommend some decent dining options in the Distillery? I've never had dinner there or spent more than an hour there [I was photographing an event] and I'm really curious. I've heard of Perigee, but that's all.

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          michaelu Jun 22, 2008 11:04 PM

          Although Archeo is a restaurant with nice decoration, but the food and service were terrible. I took my parents over there and they were very disappointed. I ended up paying 50 bucks per person for the worst italian food ever. Stay away!

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          1. re: michaelu
            Dimbulb Jun 23, 2008 05:21 AM

            Welcome to Chowhound!

          2. OnDaGo Jul 27, 2006 05:29 PM

            Ended up there last night for a late dinner on their patio. While all the food was good I was dissapointed by the selection on the menu. There was a large choice of Appetizers about 10 but then there was only Pannini's, Pasta & Pizza with about 4 or 5 under each. None seemed overly creative.

            They also had someone playing live music in the corner but they had the amp turned up way too loud as we could not have a conversation and we were one of the furthest tables from the speaker...

            1. Lazar Jul 26, 2006 07:35 PM

              Was this the place that used to be the Pasta Bar? And then something else before it became Archeo?

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              1. re: Lazar
                outofit May 27, 2007 09:29 AM

                You might be right I think the site originally was 1832 Restaurant, then Distillery Canteen and now Archeo

              2. k
                kasey j miller Jul 26, 2006 06:54 PM

                I was there for a function and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. My experience with restaurants n the Distillery District (excluding Perigee) has been mediocre at best. Although we did not order off the regular menu becuase it was a private funciton, the food was very fresh and delicious. Please give it a try and report back!

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                1. re: kasey j miller
                  dombort May 26, 2007 10:48 PM

                  Was there last night and had a great meal.
                  Mozarrella di bufala was nice opener
                  Gnocchi with pancetta and sage was phenomenal! Best I've ever had at any restaurant.
                  Other's around me had Lamb shanks, beef tenderloin, seafood linguine. All well received.

                  Seems like fairly standard Italian fare, but Very well executed. Portions are fair, and price is reasonable.

                  Apps: 7 - 12
                  Pastas: 10 - 15
                  Pizzas: 10 - 15
                  Mains: 18 - 25

                  I'd go again.

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