Restaurant & Bar Reviews


CLINK. at the Liberty Hotel – Boston, MA

by on Oct.13, 2012, under Bellini, Boston, Cocktails, Gluten Free, Happening, Hotels, Mimosa, Novelty, Parking/Valet, Restaurants, Scallops, Steak, Tartar, Wine

We actually started the evening with a few drinks at ‘The Lobby Bar’ in the atrium of the Liberty Hotel. This building was previously “Boston’s Charles Street Jail which had been opened in 1851 as an experiment in prison reformation and closed more than a century later after a judge ruled conditions there were inhumane.” (NPR article)

The building re-opened in September of 2007 after a five-year, $150 million renovation, as the Liberty Hotel. Our night started with a ‘Harvest Margarita’ pictured below and a Besame, both were delicious.


We then moved into CLINK. to commence our dinner.


I was very happy to see they offered gluten free bread to start our dinner (along with normal bread)


We also found an exquisite bottle of wine to take us through the evening, it’s called Darioush (neither of us had it previously and it pleasantly surprised us.)


In regard to food, we started with the Beef Tartar (a little too pureed for our preference) though the ice cream on top was a unique pairing that went well with the overall dish.


When asked between the Tuna Sashimi and the Octopus with Yucca, the waiter said, hands down if you like Octopus this is the best in Boston. While it was good especially when compared with others I’ve had in Boston, I have had better in Argentina.


Our main dishes were another beef dish, and the scallops, both were good, but nothing off the chart. My scallops were especially interesting as they were accompanied by a mix of raw mushrooms and carrots, thankfully I like raw, for those who don’t this may be a little to overpowering to be bearable.



Overall, dinner was nice, the atmosphere entertaining and the wine and cocktails even better. We arrived for a 6pm reservation, the place was packed (Saturday night) by the time we left which was around 9PM. I recommend booking a reservation for CLINK. and heading over early to get a drink at the Lobby Bar and take the architecture and crowd in at your leisure.



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Woodward at the Ames Boston, MA

by on Oct.07, 2012, under Beer, Bellini, Boston, Champagne, Cocktails, Egg Breakfast, Gluten Free, Happening, Mimosa, Music, Parking/Valet, Restaurants, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Steak, Swanky, Wine

Woodward is a happening spot for tasty food with an old feel, it is named for a tavern once housed in the Ames family home, Woodward is a modern-day tavern that incorporates local fresh foods and a dynamic beverage selection.


“Located at 1 Court Street and Washington Mall in downtown Boston, the Ames Building was designed by the architectural firm of Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge in Richardsonian Romanesque and paid for by Frederick L. Ames. It is the second tallest masonry load bearing-wall structure in the world, exceeded only by the Monadnock Building in Chicago, completed that same year.” (Quoted from Wikipedia)


I started with the Steak Tartar (topped with an egg, not a usual choice for me but the dish was delicious none the less)


The Simple greens salad was topped with pumpkin seeds, cucumber, dill yogurt and a cider vinaigrette, fantastic!


Also at the table we tried the Steamed mussels, pork belly, fennel, garlic and Woodward Ale! Unforgettable!

This is a common stop for us when we have people in town and want to show them a comfortable setting with deluxe food and as dressy as you want to make it. I highly recommend stopping into Woodward at the Ames hotel if you are in Boston.

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Joe’s American Bar and Grill Boston

by on Sep.18, 2012, under Bellini, Boston, Champagne, Gluten Free, Hamburger, Mimosa, Pasta, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Tuna, Wine

If you are looking for a lunch spot, in the sun, next to the bay, look no further than 100 Atlantic Avenue and Joe’s American Bar and Grill. They have a great family friendly menu that also caters to the Gluten intolerant. The wine selection is fantastic for the diverse crowd this restaurant services. They even have a few unexpected gems on the menu like the Asian Tuna Salad (barley seared with a wonderfully light sauce on the side) this is a must have when I stop in for a bite.


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Oliver and Bonacini Toronto

by on Jul.23, 2012, under Beer, Champagne, Chicken Club, Egg Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Gluten Free, Happening, Irish Coffee, Mimosa, Music, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Salmon, Swanky, Toronto, ON - Canada, Tuna, Wine

This branch of the Oliver and Bonacini group is located in the financial district of Toronto. The restaurant consists of a bar, sidewalk cafe, restaurant and outside covered dining area.





Light fixtures in bar are really funky.

Outside was also very pleasant.

Tuna was very good.

So was the salmon .
I also had brunch here which was excellent.
Once again the staff at all the restaurants I visited in Toronto were really good and mostly very funny. The guys here were great.
I will definately go back if I find myself in Toronto again.
To make a reservation

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Origin Toronto

by on Jul.22, 2012, under Champagne, Chicken, Egg Breakfast, Gluten Free, Hamburger, Irish Coffee, Mimosa, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Toronto, ON - Canada

Origin is located in the St Lawrence district of Toronto which is on the edge of the financial district. The location is quite cool as it is opposite St James
Cathedral .


Only ha brunch here on the patio but the interior of the restaurant looks very funky.


Especially like the Darth Vador mask.

The brunch was excellent. My hamburger was really good.The only downside was the cost 17 dollars.

Rancheros were good but different from what you might expect .

The bill was rather expensive maybe due to the fact that we ordered mimosas and there was no price on the menu.

I really liked the food and the location and service was excellent but very pricey for a brunch.
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The Playwright Miami

by on Nov.27, 2011, under Beer, Egg Breakfast, Futbol on TV, LFC Supporters, Miami, Mimosa, Pubs, Tuna


Complete with 8 Plasma TV’s and two 100 inch screens, check this place out for your futbol fix when in Miami SB! They will play multiple matches at once if needed! No need to worry the screens will be taken up by American football, this place was full of LFC supporters when we were there!

Playwright Irish Pub


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The Tides Miami

by on Nov.27, 2011, under Hotels, Miami, Mimosa, Roof Deck/Patio, Swanky


Great spot to enjoy a lazy Sunday morning, enjoy a mimosa and the Ocean Drive vibe

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The Wit Chicago

by on Jul.26, 2011, under Chicago, Happening, Mimosa, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Tartar, Tuna

Hot spot with an ‘after work’ crowd ready to have a good time. Loved the Tuna Poke! Checkout the Wit Roof Top Schedule or take a chance and just stop by.


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