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Temazcal

Had lunch there Saturday. It was actually the first day they were open for lunch, and a few glitches in service which the manager was VERY quick to resolve.

Drinks - ordered the En Fuego and I have to say I'm in love with it. Spicy margarita that packs a punch but balanced so you're not hurting. DC had a Michelada which was nicely done but could have used a tad more spice to it. That's just my preference.

Apps - split the squash blossom empanada which was excellent. Good balance of flavors and the texture of the empanada was lighter than I would have thought.

Entree - I had the flautas. The chicken was tender and juicy while the shell crunchy. Loved it. My DC had the dorado fish tacos with beans and rice and he thought they were very good. The beans and rice were tasty and a step above what I've had at other restaurants.

The atmosphere is fantastic here. On the water, a good vibe, service was excellent. If I had one complaint it was the food mix-up but again, it was resolved and our meal comp'd.

I would highly recommend Temazcal and I plan to return very soon.

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Temazcal
250 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

May 16, 2011
Wannabechef21 in Greater Boston Area

March 2011 Openings and Closings

I went to Remick's about a week ago for dinner on a Tuesday night. The decor is nice, though dark. I love the communal high top in the bar. Definitely a spot to have a few cocktails with friends.

The Drinks: Grey Goose Dirty martini and glass of wine (can't for the life of me recall which red was ordered). The martini was NOT good.

The Food: DC and I split the oxtail arancini which were good, but did not have a good portion of oxtail. For dinner, I went with the ramen with pork belly and smoked pork shoulder. HUGE portion which unfortunately after a while the saltiness of the soy wore on me. However, the first 5 bites or so were very good. DC ordered the duck and said it was very good, and I tried the mashed and glazed kumquats which were both excellent.

The Service: I'll have to give two thumbs up to our waitress - she was very friendly, checked on us enough but not to the point of annoying.

I would give Remick's 4 out of 5 stars overall.

Apr 07, 2011
Wannabechef21 in Greater Boston Area

Restaurant Week

Last year we tried L'Espalier, Gargoyles, and Post 390. Gargoyles was my favorite, with Post 390 a close second.

Though I liked L'Espalier, I felt it too ritzy for my blood. I prefer a more casual dining experience. We were underdressed in slacks and tops! But the food was really good...not outstanding as you might expect.

Post 390 has a decent atmosphere, but beware the drinks! I ordered a gin and tonic and it was gin with a drop of tonic. On a side note: the regular menu options are not too much more than the RW menu.

Gargoyles has changed up the menu from the last time we were there, but we enjoyed the food so much we've been back three times! I highly recommend the disco brunch. Never disappointed in the food.

I only wish the Island Creek Oyster Bar participated..... Good luck!

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L'Espalier
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

Post 390
406 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

Feb 24, 2011
Wannabechef21 in Greater Boston Area

Island Creek Oyster Bar--best place in the whole world!

Though I loved my experience at ICOB, the drinks left something to be desired. I ordered the Snug Harbor Smash, and for $11 it was basically a rum snow cone. Ice should not exceed the rim of the glass. I then ordered what I though to be a glass of wine, and it was a syrupy wine cocktail that I had to send back. Drinks were my only issue with ICOB, otherwise I found the service, food, and atmosphere outstanding.

Oct 27, 2010
Wannabechef21 in Greater Boston Area