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Dillon's review

rouxmaker | Dec 16, 2008 11:34 AM

Quicktake: so-so gastro-pub food with indifferent service.

Things got off to a rocky start with lobsterless lobster mac-and-cheese. Sent it back, resulting in a visit from the manager who was unapologetic and offered too much information about how the lobster is portioned out. Heck, lobster is only $3.99 a pound retail and the dish was $13, so spare us the details on portioning and just make it right. Eventually a replacement dish appeared with a decent amount of lobster. The mac and cheese has a nice smoky flavor which we enjoyed once the lobster joined the party.

Seared tuna appetizer was cooked rare as it should be, but the presentation was unappetizing. It was just a plain tan-colored 1/2 inch thin tuna steak plopped on a plate with a dipping bowl of soy sauce and some pickled ginger.

I got the mushroom flat bread which was abundant with mushrooms, but lacking in mozzallera and had canned instead of fresh tomatoes.

Mushroom risotto was fair. Creamy but not aldente.

Consensus from our group was that the food wasn't horrible, but we won't go back because the staff didn't seem to care if we had an enjoyable meal and a short walk up Boyleston Street has much more to offer.

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