This will be a shorter review than originally planned since Chowhound just ate my post, but last night we tried the new Geoffrey's location. The space is beautiful, with glass walls in the entryway and dark wood around the rest of the dining room. We were seated around 7:45pm and I would say that the restaurant was 60% full, with a hopping bar area. I noticed that the beer list is reasonably priced with some interesting brews for $4.50, and the house cocktails run about $7-$9. Our group ordered a Naragansett, Sam Oktoberfest, and the Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager (very tasty, slightly sweet). I got the seven vegetable couscous, which I would definitely order again. The dish had perfectly cooked couscous over a vegetable mix that reminded me of a ratatouille--zucchini, carrots, onions, chick peas, celery, etc. It was a simple and neatly prepared dish with a lot of flavor. My DCs had the burger with sweet potato fries (large burger, nicely cooked) and the eggplant parmesan (not over fried, tasty tomato sauce) and were both pleased with their meals. The service was prompt and friendly the whole time we were there, and I would definitely go back. I hadn't been to the Roslindale location before, but I'm glad that we have Geoffrey's in the Back Bay now, because it seems like the perfect place to grab a casual meal in an upscale setting. I hope to return soon to try the disco brunch, too.
4257 Washington St, Roslindale, MA 02131