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Stanhope Grille, Back Bay. Anyone tried?

charlesherbert Feb 16, 2012 07:57 PM

My husband and I are enjoying a romantic weekend at the Back Bay Hotel. Stanhope Grille receives good reviews on Open Table, but I haven't heard anything from our local Hounds. Anyone been to this place?

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    charlesherbert Feb 17, 2012 10:44 AM

    I had a feeling. Thanks for all the great input! I think we will try Bistro du Midi for dinner as we've never been before and are looking to try something new to us, and perhaps enjoy a cocktail by the fireplace at the hotel.

    1. MC Slim JB Feb 17, 2012 09:28 AM

      I think it's best left for a drink, particularly in warmer weather when their sub-sidewalk patio can be very pleasant. I've always found the food to be unmemorable.


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      1. re: MC Slim JB
        Alcachofa Feb 17, 2012 09:56 AM

        Agree with JB. That place is convenient for the hotel guests, but that's about all you can say about it.

        Just shows you how much the reviews on OpenTable are worth. I think I noticed that Strega is the best restaurant in the North End, per OpenTable reviewers.

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        meeps2002 Feb 17, 2012 08:55 AM

        I will also add...I really like having drinks here...it's a nice setting with a fire place etc...

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          meeps2002 Feb 17, 2012 08:54 AM

          I am there often, as I work across the street. I will say, I think they have a very good breakfast/brunch. As for lunch, its fairly standard food...nothing that will make you stay in the hotel. You also have Grill 23 10 steps away and Post 390 20 yards away. Both of those might be much better dinner options (Grill 23, leaps and bounds ahead of Post)

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            C. Hamster Feb 17, 2012 09:11 AM

            I wouldnt go anywhere near Post for food. It's horrible (except for dessert). The service is awful, too.

            The cocktails are good though.

            1. re: meeps2002
              Blumie Feb 17, 2012 02:43 PM

              I agree that its an ok breakfast/brunch option.

            2. C. Hamster Feb 17, 2012 08:29 AM

              It was fine, hotellish food the one time we went, maybe 3 years ago.

              IMO there are many better options within walking distance

              Grill 23
              Bistro du Midi

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