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Wondering about Match burgers & martinis

redjustinsox Dec 22, 2007 06:07 AM

I'm having a birthday dinner for my roommate in a couple of weeks, and wanted to know what everyone thought of match. It looks great, but i can't tell.

  1. ScubaSteve Dec 22, 2007 07:37 AM

    trying to be more scene than anything else. never heard of anyone going there specifically for the food. if you want Chow, look elsewhere.

    1. lissy Dec 22, 2007 08:54 AM

      I haven't been in a long while but don't remember it fondly. Poor service, so so food and sugary martinis. I'm not a fan.

      1. j
        jajjguy Dec 23, 2007 07:51 PM

        Yes, a medium rare burger and a dry gin martini is a perfect match!

        What? Oh, nevermind.

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          crazycrazypete Dec 24, 2007 08:33 PM

          Overpriced (especially drinks), with sub-par food. Too bad because the atmosphere and interior are great. Can get a better burger at any chain restaurant I am afraid.

          1. Sgt Snackers Dec 25, 2007 04:34 AM

            Since you're posting on Chowhound about this, I have to assume you have good taste :-)
            Match is not what you're looking for if you're a 'hound. It's potentially a fun "scene" for a birthday party, but the food, service, and drinks are really nothing to write home about....

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              saltyair Dec 25, 2007 04:54 AM

              Mini burgers should be called miniscule burgers. Drinks are weird and overpriced.

              I suggest going to Sonsie, around the corner. or for a fun, lively scene Tapeo for tapas and sangria.

              1. maillard Dec 25, 2007 04:37 PM

                I really love the drinks and burgers at Washington Sq. Tavern. If you were specifically hoping for a good drink & burger combo, you will find it there. They apparently also have excellent beer and veggie burger, though I've not tried them.

                1. gini Dec 26, 2007 06:12 AM

                  Their burgers really aren't *that bad* - the lamb burger is actually pretty darn tasty. I absolutely abhor their drinks - including something possibly rimmed with pop rocks, if I remember correctly. Sugary to the point of headache. I also quite like their pan-seared cookie for dessert. It is sceney in a BU senior-week type of way, if that's your thing.

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                  1. re: gini
                    Joanie Dec 26, 2007 08:52 AM

                    I too thought the lamb burger was great but they *are* tiny.

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                    lasiciliana Dec 26, 2007 07:02 AM

                    more of a place to be seen at than anything else.
                    the interior and atmosphere is really hip but, as everyone else has already said, the food and drinks are overpriced and not worth it.

                    Great place to meet up after work for a drink and then head out someplace else....

                    1. Bob Dobalina Dec 27, 2007 06:31 AM

                      Make sure you don't order a Manhattan - they will add vermouth in proportion to their usual methods of mixing sweeti-tinis. Ick!

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