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Oak Room

phelana | Oct 26, 2010 03:36 AM

It was Parent's Weekend at NEU so I chose the Fairmont Copley for our stay. What a great weekend. We had dinner at 7 PM on a Sat. night. Mind you we did not bring "nice" clothes really not thinking too much about dining attire but were welcomed in our "nice" jeans and sweaters. We had an odd table, a two top dining side by side facing everyone. It worked ok for us since we were mother daughter but had we been a couple it did not lend itself to romance. An older man came over, Frank and quietly welcomed us. Later we learned he was a waiter. The waiters wear suit jackets. We had Pellegrino, D had rib eye with truffle mac and cheese and I had the 2 pound lobster and spinach. Service was efficient and the dining room was relatively calm and serene despite being full. The bread basket was your typical with a lovely assortment. D's rib eye was massive and she proclaimed cooked perfectly. She ate a 1/4 of the steak. My lobster was fine..tasted exactly like the fresh out of the water 2 pounder I had in Saba this summer. Spinach was laced with chopped garlic. We passed on dessert but Frank brought D a little blue serving of cotton candy.

We had breakfast the day of check out. A little less efficient in that over 10 tables needed to be cleared and we had to wait 10 min. Not a biggee but we were in a bit of a hurry. Kenneth was our server and was wonderful. D had a Finagle Bagle and lox and I had oatmeal and berries. The fresh juice was delicious.

This is a pricey hotel spot but both meals were enjoyable.

Oak Room
138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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