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Mar 3, 2007 04:52 PM

Which Todd English Restaurant?

Which Todd English restaurant has the best food?

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    1. if i had to choose one that was the best i would say figs.

      1. Long, very recent discussion of Todd English's restaurants' relative merits here:

        I agree with NiKoLe1625: Figs is my favorite of that lot. I'm only familiar with the Charlestown and Beacon Hill outlets.

        Since this is the Boston board, it's probably not appropriate to say that I thought Tuscany at Mohegan Sun was the worst expensive restaurant I've been to in the USA outside of Las Vegas.

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        1. re: MC Slim JB

          In the summer I sometimes order a pizza to go from Figs on Charles street and take it to the Public Garden to picnic. Every time we ate there we had such awful service that we finally decided that there was a nightly contest with a big prize for the server who made the least contact with customers during the night.

          I was amazed that in a space that tiny the servers could make it through the room entirely without eye contact with anyone.

          1. re: BostonZest

            The manager of the Welleley Figs that closed, Donna, is now the manager at the Beacon Hill location of Figs. She is amazing, keeping an eye on everything, food, waitstaff, customers, crayons in her pockets for kids etc. I would be surprised if she has not transformed the service and atmosphere at the Figs on Charles Street.. I recommend you give it another try.

        2. I think you can still get a good meal at the Charlestown Olives; the executive chef there is pretty good. And you can get AMAZING skirt steak tacos at Bonfire.

          1. It's really a shame. Todd English is such a talented Chef, but I don't think it's any secret that he's spread himself too thin. He's not the only one doing that.

            Id take my business to a place where the chef is in the house.