Beacon Grille - Woburn, Typical Suburban Mediocrity
Met a former co-worker at the Beacon Grille last night.
Arrived at 4:30, sat at a table in the lounge. The lounge area is attractive and well designed. I would have been comfortable sitting at the bar as well as a table.
I was promptly greeted by a server and ordered a Bourbon Manhattan, "a little on the sweet side". I watched the bartender indifferently prepare the cocktail and as I expected, it was mediocre. Not a bit sweet and watery (this usually happens when your not paying attention to mixing).
Ordered Ahi Tuna, the tuna itself was oj but the wasabi was almost tasteless and the ginger was tan colored, not pink. In a word, mediocre.
My friend joined me around five and we ordered beers, which were served promptly. My friend ordered Crab Cakes and about five minutes later I ordered Shrimp cocktail and Salad. The Crab Cakes arrived after I placed my order. My order never arrived, I thought about mentioning it but had lost my appetite and wanted to leave. It was not on the bill.
The service was good enough (except for the missing Shrimp Cocktail and Salad) but was very practiced and stilted, like the server had too much training.
Overall it had a "Chain Like" feel, average, cold and corporate. The prices were on the expensive side.
I will not return and cannot recommend.