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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hamersley's Bistro - CLOSED

Hamersley's Bistro
Price range: US$41 - US$80
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: South End
Cross street: corner of Clarendon and Tremont
Transit: We are close to the Back Bay Station stop on the Orange line and the Copley stop on the Green line.
Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for our 2 year anniversary. It was fantastic! We had the lobster waffle for an appetizer and it was amazing. Sounds weird but you will not be disappointed. He ordered the halibut and I had scallops. This was by far one of the best meals we have ever had. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. We recommend a reservation because it was packed, even on a Tuesday. Our waiter was also wonderful. If you are visiting Boston, Hamersley's is definitely a place you need to try!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Jessica F
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English first
Contoocook, New Hampshire
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“DELICIOUS!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

We hadn't been back to Hamersley's for 15 years or so until Feb. 17th. What a treat it was to eat there again. From appetizers to dessert, we were delighted with the food. Their wonderful roasted chicken was tender and flavorful. We tend to skip dessert but got intrigued with a chocolate and caramel confection that was really fine! Our waiter was really wonderful which, unfortunately, I often do not find to be the case at other restaurants. He really knew the menu and the preparations and ingredients in each dish we asked him about, kept tabs on how things were going and the timing of his visits to our table were just right. He was a pleasure to have waiting on us. I also appreciated the restaurant's atmosphere: sophisticated but not pretentious or snobby. No problem with the environment being overly loud either - they've taken care to address sound proofing so you can hear the conversation at your table without trouble. We had a wonderful dining experience.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank TookieGal
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Hartford, Connecticut
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great for a fancy evening out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

It's a Friday or Saturday evening, and you are looking for an excuse to wear that dress that's been hanging in your closet, longing for a little dose of sophistication, and maybe a great meal that will leave you wanting for nothing... try Hamersley's! If you don't believe me, check out their online menu. With seasonal offerings concocted from the freshest ingredients, you won't find meals like this anywhere else. Even the drink menu was fantastic. The chef is a true culinary artist. The atmosphere is upscale, but inviting, and the waitstaff are great... prompt, pleasant, and particularly helpful with recommendations when it comes to placing your order ("So what exactly is a blue cheese bread pudding?" for example... the answer is deliciousness on a plate). So put on your heels and that new shade of lipstick! What are you waiting for?!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Lulu A
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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The day after......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Champagne Brunch with family. Each had a different dish, all excellent ! Try the Bloody Mary.... Fantastic.
Check your coats. Enjoy

Visited February 2014
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Thank Joe S
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New York City, New York
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150 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Totally sterling experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

As a visitor to Boston from New York City, I was looking for an outstanding experience. Everything about the evening was exquisite. We appeared without a reservation on a Friday night, were seated at a quiet table, and treated to what can only be described as really good food. Then the owner came out and explained how much care he takes and how many protégés he trains in his large kitchen. Recommended a New York City restaurant where one of his favorites is working, and when we stopped by we were again greeted enthusiastically.. This is one step above a bistro and certainly equal to our best style of this type in New York City. And it would be right at home in Paris. Great cooking, excellent wines, exceedingly friendly service-- all testimony to the importance of having an owner in the kitchen who is truly proud of his work. Again, important to practice good restaurant karma. Smile when you come in, explain that you're looking for a great experience (and not coming with Groupon coupons), and don't hesitate to share very clearly what you want with your waiter. And if the chef or owner is around, complement them so they will be nice to the next patrons. No one likes to hear strongly negative comments and certainly not to read them from mildly dissatisfied customers.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank MacDonald M
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