where have you never had a bad meal?
for me the place that has had the best consitency is Pomodoro on hanover st. very good. Although the service isnt always the best the food is great
The Blue Room has been a big hit for us. Followed closely by EVOO, Meritage, Oak Room, Cafe Umbra, Gargoyle's.
Cafe Polonia, south boston - going there 2nyt.
Kebab Factory, somerville - gr8 food, lousy name.
Glory, no. andover - our go-to place close to home.
Ithaki, ipswich - north shore greek.
Eastern Standard, kenmore square - maybe we're just lucky
Fugakyu, brookline - only when Hiro is at his station.
Taiwan Cafe, chinatown - even my 12 year old digs this place.
Giacomos, north end - too simple to mess up.
and that's just a start.
I have to second Cafe Polonia. Have you tried their clay pot baked hungarian goulash that comes with it's very own bread bowl? Wonderful presentation. Also like the Gypsy pancake and the coconut shrimp appetizer!!
In the North End, I would vote for LaGalleria 33 and on Martha's Vineyard it would have to be Jimmy Seas Pan Pasta!
Central Kitchen, Chez Henri, Christopher's, Dolphin Seafood, Boca Grande, Il Panino, and yes, East Coast Grill, in Cambridge
King Fung Garden, Les Zygomates, Silvertone, The Paramount, Radius, Sakura Bana, and yes, Kingfish Hall, in Boston
Za, Mr. Sushi, Blue Ribbon, Something Savory, Jade Garden, and Toraya in Arlington
Oishii, Too in Sudbury
Ixtapa in Lexington
Was waiting for someone to say East Coast Grill. I know I sound like a groupie, but it's the one place in metro-Boston that I have never had a bad meal and and never regret recommending to out of towners. I've also never had a bad meal at Soundbites, but then I've never personally witnessed the terrible behavior some people report. Their "no place like home fries" are out of this world. Hm, and I've never had a bad meal at Gargoyles, but had only been one time prior to Jason's arrival. Must admit that meal was just okay .... I'm glad I went back.
I was just going to chime in with Soundbites - and I do adore breakfast. Their food is amazing (never tried the new place for anything but breakfast, though, so ymmv), creative, and always satisfying. I've moved away from Medford/Somerville, but I make the trek back there when I have friends in town because the brunch is far too good to pass up - and unsurpassed by anything I've found elsewhere in the metro area.
Good question! Even my favorite places, such as Apsara in Providence, King Fung Garden in Chinatown, and Classic India in Quincy, have been subpar on occasion.
I have been to Giacomo's in the South End (as opposed to the North End, ScubaSteve! Never been to that one) several times and have never been disappointed. Same goes for Pho Hoa in Dorchester and Pagliuca's in the North End.
Funny hiddenboston, I was just trying to think of places that have always been consistent and never disappointed me and Giacomo's S. End came to mind for me too. It's simple, basic fare, but it's pretty much always good, hearty, & delicious.