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Bad Meal @ Indigo Boxx Newton

Sofia22 Sep 2, 2010 06:05 PM

I tried out a new place for myself, I like grille 23 and usually don't stray, my steak was horrible, the waiter aggreed and offered me a free beer, what about that $48.00 piee of overcooked alleged beef? how about cooking me a new one? oh thats right they were busy and my waiter said it would take even longer than it took to overcook my first steak! I will stick with grille 23!

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  1. Prav RE: Sofia22 Sep 2, 2010 09:24 PM


    1. Bob Dobalina RE: Sofia22 Sep 3, 2010 06:17 AM

      This is about the steakhouse Bokx 109 at the Indigo Hotel out by 128 on Comm. Ave. in Newton - my best man graciously scouted out this place for a possible bachelor party meal and said that it pretty much sucked, in terms of chow and decor. Can't speak to the details, but he negged it. And I was all psyched to get a poolside cabana and hang with the Metrowest hotties....

      So where did we end up? Private room at Grille 23, which was everything everyone says.

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        Prav RE: Bob Dobalina Sep 3, 2010 06:43 AM

        Ahh - makes much more sense. I just checked out their website - I guess I can't help getting turned off when I see a section on a restaurant website called 'Concept'. It looks like they're trying too hard.

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          nsenada RE: Bob Dobalina Sep 3, 2010 08:33 AM

          I think you were better off - most of the Metrowest "hotties" you'd be likely to encounter there are the "Skeletor with bolt-on aftermarket enhancements" variety (stolen from a description of Sandra Lee).

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            harryharry RE: nsenada Sep 3, 2010 02:14 PM


          2. re: Bob Dobalina
            StriperGuy RE: Bob Dobalina Sep 3, 2010 09:19 AM

            Crappy flash web site. In fact possibly stupidest , most pretentious web site I've ever seen. To the point that it is almost parody.

            Bokx 109 has to be the worst resto name evar... What the hell does that mean.

            On the Yelp page the first review calls it Cougarville, (raaaow, raaaow!)

            Ohhh, I guess that's what they mean by Sweet Bokx on the menu.

            1. re: StriperGuy
              Johnresa RE: StriperGuy Sep 3, 2010 10:13 AM

              Bokx 109 is supposed to be some special code used my meatpackers/butchers for a particular cut of meat. Yes the name sounds very dumb...lol. I read this explanation in the Boston Phoenix when the restaurant first debuted.

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            cherrytomato RE: Sofia22 Sep 3, 2010 09:06 AM

            It was better when they first opened but now they are cutting things that used to make things better. The bread basket used to be lovely with various breads and homemade melba but now it's horrible. The portion sizes and drink sizes are ridiculously small as in half the size they were when they first opened. My last meal there was a disappointment. The service is not very good. Poorly trained waitstaff even ones who have been there a while. Prices are twice the price of even the best places in Boston. The bill is always massive. They seem to care more about their image and cost cutting than they do about their food and service. Wish they understood that they used to be better than they are now.

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              cambridgedoctpr RE: Sofia22 Sep 3, 2010 09:31 AM

              curious were they that busy?

              i wonder how some restaurants succeed; i guess that there are lots of gullible people out there.

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                Gordough RE: Sofia22 Sep 3, 2010 10:31 AM

                It boggles my mind that, at similar price points, people choose this place over a place like the Capital Grill in Chestnut Hill or better yet (in terms of price) Coach Grill in Wayland.

                Coach Grill
                55 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA 01778

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                  cherrytomato RE: Gordough Sep 3, 2010 02:09 PM

                  it's actually much more expensive than Capital Grill. I think it is a bit of a pick up place too. The steaks are very expensive like 52.00 expensive. Charging such high prices with such amateur service is a real turn off. I wrote that place off on my last visit.

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                    hyde RE: cherrytomato Sep 4, 2010 04:44 AM

                    i nearly spit out my coffee when you said it was much more expensive than the capital grill. the only time i ate there the bill was actually in excess of cars i have bought.
                    crappy cars, sure, but still.

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