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Jan 5, 2009 07:57 AM

Patriot Place

I'm going to Patriot place this coming weekend and I was wondering which restaurant is the best to eat at. We are not looking for a super upscale restaurant but we are looking for good tasting food.


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  1. You have a couple of choices. Davio's is the highest end, and the food there is comparable to their Boston outpost. You'll definitely want to have a reservation. The prices can vary wildly depending on what you order. They have very good salads, big enough to split (if you're not too big an eater), for around $10, the pasta dishes are high teens, and some of the entrees are in the low 20's. But the steaks and veal chop move into the $40 range, so you have to be careful if you're concerned about cost. Also, drinks and wine are very expensive.

    I haven't been to Skipjack's, so I can't comment. Red Robin is there also, and I haven't been, but I've heard it's good for $10 burgers with a mountain of fries, festive, with long waits on the weekend. CBS Scene is crazy, you can read my review of my meal there if you search this site for it. Finally, there's a 5 Guys Burger and Fries for very good, relatively inexpensive, well, burgers and fries.

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    1. re: winedude

      There is also Bar Louie, Qdoba, Tastings

    2. As far as I'm concerned Davio's is the ONLy place to eat there if you want anything resembling a higher quality meal. Tastings was a ripoff. Don't even consider going into the CBS Scene for food even if it's pizza..

      I did just gave my first Five Guys burger experience down in South carolina and I must admit if I didn't go with Davio's I'd probably opt for the burger. Was very impressed...(note: these burgers are best eaten on site...they lose their advantage with every mile driven)

      1. I personally think Davios is not worth the wait and anticipation, especially if you're just looking for a more casual dinner spot. My money is on Red Robin for casual, good burger, good service. Enjoy!

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        1. re: annabanana9

          I went to the 5 guy burger last week it was great, real good burger and real crispy fries, and lots of them to, and a good value will be back, I also agree with above may be better to eat in

          1. re: annabanana9

            OK, I finally went to Red Robin, and I can only say, never again. Our service was slow, and sloppy, but that wasn't the problem--it's a typical, gross all-American chain experience, with a mountain of mediocre food, and unhealthful amounts of "bottomless" high-fructose corn syrup bombs (aka drinks).

            I had a BBQ chicken sandwich, with mealy, pink tomato slices, and the chicken itself had a weirdly soft texture--it didn't even seem like real chicken breast, almost like a chicken patty. Yuck. The bottomless fries were those tasteless giant steak fries, which I haven't like since I turned 8. And the onion ring stack consisted of a pile of heavily battered, clearly -pre-frozen rings, with ranch dressing to dip.

            And the whole experience is surprisingly expensive, with sandwiches all around $10, and soft drinks at $2.50, and lemonades at $4. I won't be going back.

            1. re: winedude

              If you're going to try Red Robin, it's best to stick with burgers. Odering chicken there is like ordering sushi from a taco truck- you know it's not going to be good. The atmosphere is lousy, the apps are terrible, and forget about their "cocktails." But if you want a pretty good burger with lots of toppings, it will work out for you. I also find it to be too expensive for what it is but i've never been disappointed with my burgers. In fact, I've had better burgers at RR than I've had at Met Burger Bar. YIKES>

          2. Haven't done Davios yet but looking forward to trying it at some point. 5 Guys is soemthing else - have been twice now, and the burgers are excellent. Was nervous about the "well done only" policy, but it was quite juicy and flavorful. Also tons of fries, and free peanuts. Could be dangerous, living close to that place.

            Another place there -- the bar at the movie theater. Not a destination, but I had some good boneless wings and beer at the bar watching the football game while my kids went to the movies. Not a bad time at all.

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            1. re: jdoc

              I'm surprised no one has mentioned Bar Louie. I have heard (though not been) good things about this place.

              1. re: kate used to be 50

                Hold everything. Just read this post. Do you mean to say that there is a Bar Louie in Patriot Place, the bar from Chicago? Are you sure?

                If that is the case, my husband I will will drive the hour down there, just to get the Luigi sandwich. Greatest sandwich of all times. Please tell me it is true. Please please please tell me it's true!!!

                  1. re: kate used to be 50

                    Yes, the Luigi is a VERY nice sandwich. A suggestion though: tell them to hold the mayo. With the olive oil they also dress the sammie with, it's grease overload.

                      1. re: Pegmeister

                        I don't like STORE-BOUGHT mayo, Pegmeister. It's pus.

                        But even if you do like mayonnaise, the combo of that and olive oil is a bit much. IMO of course.

                        1. re: Bostonbob3

                          Oh, I thought it was mayo in general. Anyhow, I kind of like the mayo with it, but that's ok we can agree to disagree.

                          1. re: Pegmeister

                            Wanna have a slice from Haymarket and a drink at Pete's soon Pegmeister? We can argue about mayo, and its relative merits re: the Luigi at Bar Louie.

                          2. re: Bostonbob3

                            Now that I know Bar Louie is there, I am certain I'll be heading down to Foxboro soon. I'll report back and let you know how this Luigi compares with the original. I am crossing my fingers that it is exactly the same as in Chicago, and maybe my grease tolerance is higher than Bobs? Who knows, but this has made my day!!

                            1. re: mem53

                              It's not the same as the Chicago one... It was at first but now the food is not so great - and they changed the menu... Good drinks though!

                              1. re: Kmstats

                                Perhaps in the 6+ years since the prior post the Chicago one has also changed their menu?

                                They are both parts of the same chain. And there's now one on Brookline Avenue, near Fenway Park.

                                And I like Tavolino's, to keep with the thread.