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anyone had dinner at soundbites?

ebone Feb 8, 2008 05:39 AM

I've had breakfast there many times and was thinking about checking them out for dinner. Anyone tried it yet? Any good? Any recommendations? Things not to order? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

  1. Boston_Otter Feb 13, 2008 10:31 AM

    Soundbites' breakfast is the best in town, but their dinner is consistently disappointing for me.

    I've tried their eggplant parm sandwich (very greasy), their middle eastern food (hummus that tastes like wallpaper paste and dolmas out of a jar), and nearly all of their salads, which are all to be avoided. The worst of those was the "tomato and mozzarella" salad, which was iceberg lettuce with a tomato cut in quarters topped with slices of cold string cheese.

    The worst I've had there was the fish & chips: the fish was mushy, bitter, and smelled like a bait store. I threw it out, it was simply inedible.

    The mujadara was pretty tasty, however, and I've heard the chicken fingers are good. But honestly, I'd hold out until later this month when they start serving breakfast until 10pm every day.

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      bear Feb 8, 2008 06:48 AM

      We went a couple of months ago, and enjoyed it. I have to disagree about the negative comments on the burger. Ours was very good, cooked medium rare, juicy and tasty, a very respectable burger. Fries were decent frozen, too bad they don't do hand cut.

      The eggplant parm was quite good, too. Sauce was not too sweet, which is a pet peeve for me. Fresh, tasty, all in all a good meal at a good price.

      1. soxchik Feb 8, 2008 06:42 AM

        I've been a few times. I LOVE LOVE it for breakfast, and because its nearby, a convenient dinner place as well. They have a full bar which is nice, and the dinner servers are very friendly and it feels very laid back in the evening. The food is decent, but I have heard the burgers aren't very good. I do like the veggie burger and hummus plate. They also do an app I'd never had before that was excellent - I can't find an online menu but it was another type of humms-y thing made with roasted red pepper instead of chickpeas. My boyfriend likes the turkey burger quite a bit, and most of the middle eastern stuff they have is pretty good. I know if you get pizza they actually make it across the street and walk it over. All in all, if its not too far away and you are looking for a casual dinner, I'd say this is a safe bet.

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        1. re: soxchik
          ebone Feb 8, 2008 06:49 AM

          Do you know if they would have or I could get the Celtics game on at the bar?

          1. re: ebone
            soxchik Feb 8, 2008 09:46 AM

            Yes, they have at least 2 plasma TVs in there - I think there might be more.

            1. re: ebone
              enhF94 Feb 8, 2008 10:21 AM

              six TVs!

              The hummus-y thing referenced above is muhammara, made with tahini, pomegranate juice, and walnuts, and it's very tasty!

              1. re: enhF94
                soxchik Feb 8, 2008 12:24 PM

                Yes Yes! That was it! Highly recommended.

                1. re: enhF94
                  enhF94 Feb 13, 2008 02:58 AM

                  pronunciation, anyone?

                  moo-HOM-mer-a, I think.

                  I know it's not Moo-ha-MAR-a.

                  1. re: enhF94
                    mr mangia Feb 13, 2008 06:36 AM

                    different string but the best muhammara can be purchased at the sevan bakery in watertown. i always bring it to dinners or parties and people love it.

            2. voodoocheese Feb 8, 2008 05:51 AM

              I went a couple of months ago and got a burger- it was not good. The place was empty and the service was nice, but I haven't been back since.

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