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Easter Weekend Boston Trip Report-Thursday afternoon-Monday morning part 1

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pioneer Apr 1, 2013 05:47 PM

We stayed at The Liberty Hotel.
We are not big fans of restaurant weeks and usually will not go out that week unless we are visiting one of our regular places and rarely eat off the restaurant week menu. After looking through some threads here are some of the places we ate over the last few days

Scampo
Green Dragon
Aquitaine
The Beehive
Clink x 2
The Paramount
Beacon Hill Bistro
Cat Walk-at Liberty Hotel-for guests only

Let me get the easy ones out of the way. The Green Dragon was strictly for historical purposed and there was low food expectation. I had onion soup and a cider and my DH had Irish Stew and a Blacksmith.

Cat Walk, nice cocktails, decent wine selection and we had the American charcuterie, less noisy than being downstairs in the main area but not really quiet. Thursday night was also a fashion show which was interesting. We went here twice but both times after dinner for night caps/light snacks.

Clink-lunch on Thursday afternoon (1:30), we did not eat from the RW menu. Nice cocktails, DH had the sunchoke soup and the winter omelet, I had the the Cuban pork sandwich. Soup was good and the omelet was perfect. My sandwich was fine. The couple next to us got their food from RW menu and the gentleman and woman both complained about their main courses. He had the smoked brisket sandwich. I don't know what she had. I heard the waiter say that the one full meal (all courses) was being comp'd.
Service was satisfactory

Clink- late dinner on Friday night after Celtics, DH and I split a bottle of wine and the special for the night was a 14oz steak with onion jam, potatoes and veggie (kale?). There was only one left but I felt it was too big for one person and both my DH and I were interested. The waiter suggested they could easily split for us. It was yummy and hit the spot.
I had an after dinner drink in lieu of dessert.
Service was more attentive this time.

The Paramount for brunch on Saturday after some sightseeing. Crazy, chaos, line-ups etc. Worth it. The food was good, loved the people watching and the vibe. If I lived here is this would be a regular stop.

Beacon Hill Bistro for Easter brunch. Limited menu which I knew going in and was fine with. My DH had the Roasted Asparagus Salad with Farm Egg, Spring Dug Parsnip Purée, Onion Confit and Bacon, Faroe Island Salmon with New Potato, Leek, Bacon Hash and Vidalia Onion Soubise and strawberry mint napoleon for dessert. I had Arugula Salad with Shaved Fennel, Ricotta Salata, Candied Hazelnuts and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette, Vermont Lamb Shoulder with Spring Dug Parsnip Purée, Roasted Asparagus and Mint Pesto and tiramisu. I was disappointed with the food presentation and quality. I thought perhaps if it wasn`t a holiday this might be a place to revisit for dinner. But what was really nasty was that only the paper tops of the tables were switched out when there were obvious stains from split coffee/tea on the tablecloths from previous diners.

Sunday dinner was The Beehive. I found this through clicking MC Slim JB. (The Phoenix) I didn`t expect dinner to be fab but was going for the jazz. I was a little disappointed not to be seated downstairs closer to stage. Although we were put right up in a deuce looking down. We had drinks at the bar, the seafood platter, striped bass for DH and spiral ham for me with a bottle of The Prisoner. Food was good, music was good, service was good. I like quirky vibe and decor. We had a good time.

I will post part 2 tomorrow because I am running out of time tonight and have plenty to say about SCAMPO and Aquitaine.

Pioneer

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  1. MC Slim JB Apr 2, 2013 07:45 AM

    Wow, when did I ever say anything nice about the food at The Beehive?

    http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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      pioneer Apr 2, 2013 10:27 AM

      No you didn't say the food was good. I clicked on your name and got your writings from The Phoenix. I was looking for music.

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        MC Slim JB Apr 2, 2013 11:28 AM

        Okay, that's a relief. Glad you brought the right expectations to it and had a good time!

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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