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nyc_to_ma Sep 25, 2013 07:55 AM

Has anyone been yet? How is it? I was thinking of stopping by tonight, but everything looks slightly overpriced -- $34 for swordfish tacos?!


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    kewpie RE: nyc_to_ma Sep 25, 2013 08:15 AM

    have been 2x for late night food and drinks- last wednesday had artichoke and parm entree($22.)& 3 friends had the burgers($17). the food was fine, drinks unbalanced( ordered off of their signature drinks list. we gave it another shot late saturday night. same outcome. please consider in this take that we were there at midnite- cant speak for earlier in the night.

    1. CapeCodGuy RE: nyc_to_ma Sep 25, 2013 08:17 AM

      slightly to VERY overpriced I'd say. $21 for mussels and potatoes? What's the food cost there....$3-$4?.... $10 chowder...$3 oysters..and on and on....I'll pass.

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        treb RE: CapeCodGuy Sep 25, 2013 09:08 AM

        But those curtains are so fab!

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        Gabatta RE: nyc_to_ma Sep 25, 2013 08:48 AM

        The combination of the price point and the fact that I never had anything other than meh food at the Beehive has me not running over there.

        1. MC Slim JB RE: nyc_to_ma Sep 25, 2013 08:54 AM

          Given the operator's history, I would expect it to be a gorgeous space with good to middling bartending (a crapshoot, depending on who you get) and unextraordinary food, especially since The Beehive's chef has moved over to Beat Hôtel -- and backfilled there by Marc Orfaly of Pigalle(!).

          I still want to check it out.


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            dulce de leche RE: nyc_to_ma Sep 25, 2013 07:50 PM

            Sat at the bar and had a perfect cocktail and the moules frites were delicious--they called it a bouillabaisse prep and the sauce was fantastic, the fries were very good, service was great also. Am glad it was so good because it felt about 20% too expensive. If I'd timed it right to hear the live music, though, I think I would have softened a bit about the bill, since they don't charge a cover and you can linger for a good long time--the space is really big (350 or so seats?) so no one is moving you along. The space is also fun and gorgeous, the artwork is something special. I am really glad it is there, just wish it was more like Highland Kitchen type prices.

            1. digga RE: nyc_to_ma Feb 8, 2014 05:49 PM

              We went today for lunch around 3 pm and we were completely underwhelmed. We had just missed brunch and were given dinner menus. It is still overpriced. The swordfish tacos are now $29, which is crazy to me. We split the small hummus (bohemian) platter which was $11 and though tasty, still overpriced, and B had the crispy tuna roll (one cut in half with scant tuna and mostly lettuce at $12), a la Pho Republique in the South End where it tasted better and novel about 15 years ago. Space is interesting (couldn't picture the Tannery at all), but too boho for our tastes. Plus, not to sound like old curmudgeons, we were surrounded by young, stupid kids who speak with an annoying lilt and are just exhausted by life. One guy moved to a different table because I think he was equally annoyed. I doubt we'll be back.

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