Another One Bites The Dust - Persephone
- intheq Aug 3, 2009 04:27 AM
The Herald is reporting that Persephone will close. Not a huge surprise there... the location was not great and the concept of munching on $8 french fries amongst racks of clothes was never that appealing.
i thought it was already closed on saturday?
i enjoyed my food there -- had an amazing coddled egg dish with mushrooms and bacon aioli that was killah good, however the wine mark-up was absurdly high and the drinks tended to the sweet like so many other places.
that area is still a bit desolate at night and fer sure off my beaten path, so i didn't visit that much. i guess it was not THAT good to become a destination for me.
however, i do think the combination concept might have worked elsewhere, like the south end. more than the racks of clothes, what i found jarring was people playing wii-guitar video games in the lounge area. it really seemed out of place for the intended vibe.
I only went a couple of times, unfortunately, but I thought the concept and feel was very cool - it was very atypical of the Boston restaurant scene.
But the location in the city sucked, in my opinion. They were a little too cute, too cool-for-school with the $100 ham sandwich on the lunch menu, but I will fondly remember the chowhound-inspired pomegranate martini.
They just got a Best of Boston award too, from Boston magazine. I forget what the category was. I was always confused by the name: Was Persephone the restaurant and Achilles Project the store? Or Achilles Project was the owner?
We recently had a decent snack at Salvatore's during the Tall Ships' weekend. Every other place was a mob scene and we have little experience with restaurants in that area. It's located right across from the Pavillion. We sat at the bar up front and stuck with a simple pizza to share and a couple of glasses of wine each. With the sun streaming in that afternoon, it fit the bill. Bartender was friendly and knowledgeable about wine to boot.