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224 Boston Street

JMello | Nov 29, 2004 09:14 AM

Ate at 224 Boston Street in Dorchester on Saturday.

Had reservations for 7:30pm, were not seated until 8:00pm.

Decor is nice. Exposed brick, yellow, black and white theme with an open kitchen.

Appz:
Spinach and green pea salad - blah. Just standard field green and fresh peas plopped on a plate. A tad over-dressed.

Goat cheese, figs and nuts - Very cold thick slice of goat cheese (creamy enough to be cream cheese), three small figs and a cup of regular canned deluxe mixed nuts. Awkward to eat without hands.

Fried calamari - Excessively battered and soggy. Tossed with too much oil and too many olives. Grape tomatoes were a nice touch though.

Entrees:
Rib eye steak - Incredibly large and tender. Well seasoned.

Roasted chicken breast on a bed of raisins and ?lentils? - Chicken was great (however it was a thigh and leg, not a breast). Cold bed of raisins and something else was a nice contrast with the chicken.

Pumpkin tortellones with goat cheese sauce and baby spinach - by far the best dish of the evening. The sweetness of the pumpkin, the bitterness of the spinach and the tartness of the sauce gelled well.

Risotto with kalamata olives and sausage - Terrible. Two at the table ordered it and both took only 5-10 bites, picking out just the sausage. The risotto was undercooked and there were once again too many olives, rendering the meal too salty for most.

The service was prompt, polite and attentive. But, after we complained about the risotto and the two who ordered it clearly left their plates untouched, we expected at least one of the risotto orders to be comped. This did not happen and we ended up paying way to much for this mediocre meal. It worked out to about $48.00 per person with drinks.

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