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MC Spiedo - who else has been?

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MC Spiedo - who else has been?

QuakerInBoston | May 15, 2014 10:28 AM

Anyone been to MC Spiedo in the Seaport? I work right near it and was excited when it opened, as lunch options are few right in that area and variety is always good. Also, it's part of the "MC" chainlet, and Arrows is/was good so this should be neat, right?

Well, I've found the place to be pretty terrible - and I don't use that adjective often or lightly.

I love the look of the room. Much better than the place that preceded it! A very upscale, classy appearance. Nice.

The service has been spotty to downright terrible, at times. Not understanding the menu, dropping checks before people are done eating, going completely AWOL in a non-crowded setting. No general manager to be seen, as far as I could ever tell.

The food ranges from "pretty good" to completely shocking at its preparation. Bread that is so hard you'll chip a tooth, pasta that lacks any seasoning...in fact, lacking seasoning is a theme I could continue on with. The lasagna is actually okay and it's clearly the most heralded item as that's one thing the waitstaff pushes consistently. But in the few times I've eaten here, I'm regularly surprised how some of that food leaves the kitchen, often at a snail's pace.

Unless they fix something, it's going under. Period. I've never seen it even approach 50% capacity at lunch (in an area with limited lunch options) and I've seen it pretty much empty on Friday nights.

I know Devra First skewered them but, like I said, working in the area, and often not footing the bill, I've given them a shot.

Seems like they are in trouble, though.

Anyone with better experiences?

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