Restaurant & Bar Reviews


The MET Back Bay Boston

by on Oct.12, 2012, under Beer, Boston, Happening, Octopus, Restaurants, Salad, Tartar, Wine

I find this a great spot to take the lunch crowd. They can turn around a table in under an hour complete with drinks, appetizers and main course. The restaurant’s decor will ooze onto you an atmosphere much more sophisticated than Joes’ American Bar and Grill or Parrish (both in opposite directions of MET) just remind yourself you are going here for a wide option of lunch choices that will all satisfy!

Our lunch started with a Oskar Blues Mama Yella Pils


and a glass of the Girard Petite Syrah (very fruity!)

We followed this with the Octopus Salad appetizer, it had great coconut flavor (not to overpowering) I love avocado, so that is always a hit, however the octopus, was tasting very much like octopus, something I do not look for in a cold appetizer.


I followed this with the Tuna Nicoise salad, as always this was a great choice, light enough and filling enough for lunch.


My friend had the Micro Chopped salad, I’ve also had this and as she found it is a little to much to fit in for lunch, especially when you start with an appetizer!


Stop into MET Back Bay for a corporate lunch or dinner party, their service will be sure to please!

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Gusto Toronto

by on Jul.22, 2012, under Beer, Champagne, Happening, Lamb, Music, Octopus, Parking/Valet, Pasta, Roof Deck/Patio, Swanky, Tartar, Toronto, ON - Canada, Wine

As in Buenos Aires ,Gusto , which opened in Feb 2012 is located in an old auto body repair shop.



The restaurant is located on 2 levels . Downstairs has an outside patio and indoor dining. Upstairs is totally open air.


The food while not gourmet was very good.

Octopus was very tasty .

Beef tartar was served with figs and was very different but very tasty.
The place is extremely hip and it seems that dress code is whatever you want.
I really enjoyed the place and re staff were excellent.
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Suka Sanderson Hotel London

by on Mar.23, 2012, under Bellini, Champagne, Cocktails, Gluten Free, Happening, LONDON, Music, Octopus, Parking/Valet, Pork, Roof Deck/Patio, Stay Here If You Can, Swanky, Vegan, Wine

Suka is the in house restaurant at the Sanderson Hotel in London.


The set-up is ultra cool with part of the restaurant situated in this covered zen garden.

The other part is at the end if the very famous Long Bar.

The food was fantastic . No idea what is was but fantastic all the same

Check out the restrooms. These are the gents.

Don’t normally do dessert but the sorbet was quite exquisite .

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L’Express Montreal

by on Mar.12, 2012, under Champagne, Montreal, QC - Canada, Octopus, Sole, Steak Frites, Wine

This Montreal institution is located about a 10 dollar cab ride from downtown on Rue Saint Denis

The restaurant is very traditional no Wi-fi here. Just what you would expect from a place that has been around for a long time.

No frills but this pate was great.

So was the octopus.

Of course the steak frites was very good.Not my usual type of place but the champagne prices were the best that I found in Montreal. In fact some of their bottles were as cheap as the liquor stores.To make a reservation

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Chila Buenos Aires

by on Dec.30, 2011, under Buenos Aires, Champagne, Music, Octopus, Salmon, Scallops, Swanky, Wine

Chila is located in Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires. This is the old dock area that has been gentrified and now houses numerous restaurants and boutique hotels.

The restaurant has a modern feel and the ambience is very pleasant .

We were lucky enough to be seated by the window looking onto the dock which is the prime seating area.

The food was good but I felt overpriced. I had a risotto with scallops and shrimp. Very nice but not the generous portion I have been getting used to I’m Argentina.

The staff were very helpful but unfortunately we could not get the free Wi-Fi to work. While Chila was not my cup of tea it would be worth a visit for the service and view alone.
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Casa Cruz Buenos Aires

by on Dec.18, 2011, under Buenos Aires, Champagne, Free Wi-Fi, Happening, Music, Octopus, Steak, Swanky, Tartar, Wine

Casa Cruz is a very upscale restaurant on the outer fringes of the main shopping and dining area of Palermo Soho

Inside the feeling is expensive but very cool . You enter into a small bar area where you are seated and expected to have a drink. It seems that the restaurant want you to enjoy the plush surroundings as we had to wait 20 minutes for our table even though the place was not that busy . The sound-track was great so this made the wait well worthwhile .

Once again the restaurant features a large open space with a huge wall of wine at the far end. The place feels as if you should dress up but the staff uniform is a vest, shirt, tie, jeans and sneakers. Very casual chic.
The food was simple,good and expensive by Buenos Aires standards.The veal tartar was incredible. It was as good as anything I have ever eaten

So definitely somewhere to visit if you want to impress the “mrs”.
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Sucre Buenos Aires

by on Dec.17, 2011, under Bellini, Buenos Aires, Free Wi-Fi, Happening, Octopus, Osso Bucco, Roof Deck/Patio, Steak, Swordfish, Wine

Sucre was the second restaurant I visited in Buenos Aires and it really seems to have maintained it’s popularity. The space is very large and open with minimalist decoration and soft lighting. It gets very noisy so if you want to listen to the great soundtrack get there early (before 10). The kitchen opens into the restaurant so if possible get a table overlooking this. The bar is very well stocked and is located underneath a suspended metal walkway that leads to the restrooms (this definitely brings out the inner cage dancer of some patrons).


The food is simple but excellent. The swordfish and octopus were as good as I have had anywhere.

The restaurant is a little of the beaten track and is quite pricey by Argentinian standards but once again well worth a visit.

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Cluny, Buenos Aires

by on Dec.16, 2011, under Bellini, Buenos Aires, Cocktails, Free Wi-Fi, Happening, Irish Coffee, Mojito, Octopus, Roof Deck/Patio, Salmon, Sole, Tartar, Wine

Cluny has become my Boston Navy Yard Bistro of Buenos Aires. The actual space is fantastic.Seems as if it was an old garage, part inside part outside.Staff are very attentive and the food is excellent. Salmon tartare, steak and grilled octopus cannot be beaten. Great wine list. You get the picture I really like this place. Go check it out and if you are really lucky you may even get to talk to the chef with the crazy Lancashire accent.
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Le dOMe Four Seasons Buenos Aires

by on Dec.14, 2011, under Buenos Aires, Chicken Club, Free Wi-Fi, Irish Coffee, Octopus, Salmon, Swanky, Wine

Le dOMe at the Four Seasons is one of the most sophisticated bars in Buenos Aires. A place where local power brokers would meet but thank god just as comfortable with me in my shorts (they are very nice shorts though).Grab a seat at the bar lean back and look up at the dome after which the restaurant is named. If you do not feel sick from being light headed tuck into the salmon burger. Absolutely brill. The wine list is first rate and of course the service is great. Make a reservation at Le dOMe

Free wi-fi and a great soundtrack (not what I expected at all) made this the ultimate lunch experience.




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