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This weekend we ate at the Addis Red Sea Ethiopian restaurant in South End. With a group of four we ordered two of the vegetarian dinner samplers (for two samplers it included 8 different vegetarian entrees plus a salad). This worked out nicely, there are 9 vegetarian entrees so we got to try almost all of it. It was very good, fun, and interesting. Our server was nice, the honey wine was good. They had good looking desserts, but they weren't Ethiopian, we were too full anyway. I'd recommend going with a group larger than 4 so that you can make a reservation - or not on a weekend. Originally we were told 20 minutes, then another twenty minutes, and ended up waiting almost an hour.

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Last night we went to the Craigie Street Bistro and let the Chef pick. I was really looking forward to this meal and we hadn't gone out to eat for a long time before to justify the cost. I have to say I was disappointed. My boyfriend ordered the vegetarian, I had the meat. The appetizer was amazing, it was tiny, beautiful circles of monk fish, something that looked like caviar, and salmon and some kind of fish liver with scallions - that was delicious. Next was seared mackerel, which was good. Then, sweetbreads - I didn't know what it was, but it was not good or interesting from the first bite. I didn't enjoy anything about it, in fact I was pretty grossed out by the texture and taste. ... the reason we wanted to come to this restaurant was because of the "risks" the chef is reputed to take and looking up what sweetbreads happen to be, I can see how that was risky. The dessert was grits with fruit and raisons and ice cream and that was pretty good. But, after spending $110 with tip, for two, and no wine, I can say for sure we wont be going back. We didn't complain, my boyfriend liked his food, we let the servers know we were happy with our food. Everyone in the dining room was given bread (except for us) and offered a complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, or dessert and we weren't given anything complimentary...... It kind of pissed me off. Along with the bill was a card to rate our experience and once a month they draw you to win a free meal, but I don't think I'd go back for a free meal.

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What do you think of Craigie Street Bistro, a "hidden gem in Harvard Square?" The chef offers a $40 meal after 9 on Wednesdays and Sundays, where get a 4 course meal and the chef picks all your food. If you've been there, would you recommend doing the Chef Pick or ordering on your own?
lotus
  • sejabop

Tu Y Yo




http://tuyyomexicanfonda.com/

I have been here a number of times and bring my friends over and over again. The food is amazing. The portions ar huge and the price is decent.......for once I felt like I was *paying* for quality in a Mexican restaurant. The beans were gorgeous, the guacamole was bright green and tangy, and the salsa was fresh with plenty of cilantro. Its a small place so its very cozy.........unless its packed....which occurs on fri and sat nights. I have ordered almost everything from the menu.......I would suggest the Sope for an Appetizer....hand stretched corn flour dough, topped with beans, cheese and onions & your choice of: Bisteck, Longaniza, Zuchinni. Mushrooms. Served with onions and cilantro. Yum!!!!

*also the Crepa de Cuitlacoche en Salsa Poblana!!!
Thin crepes filled with cuitlocoche (corn's black mushroom), corn and
onions, served with poblano pepper sauce. ummmmm yeah...gimme

*Saturday and Sunday Breakfast / Brunch
9am – 2pm and Dinner

Add on's were always free when I asked*
lotus
  • sejabop

Sashimi and SakE

So one of my favorite places to go in the North End for sushi is Billy Tse's on Atlanic Ave. Sit at the bar. The menu is huge and the sushi is sooooooooo good......I know all the bartenders and they make the best Mai Tais ever!!! Or if you are feeling like SakE.....bam!.........the SakE they serve there is YUM YUM. So go check it out......I will say that sometimes the wait is long to get the food.......the waitstaff have been there forever so they are *cozy* just try not to let this distract you from a great sush feast!!!

I actually made something on their menu that they serve now as a special!!!!!! Its tri mushroom tempura maki........yeah, came up with it myself and is a BIG HIT!!!!!!! Go try some.......its delicious......amd you can order it with shrimp, sashimi or anything else that tickles your fancy!

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Please, are there any good Hispanic restaurants in Boston or the Boston area? I'm looking for the inexpensive, sit down restaurant type, ideally serving sweet tea, fried ice cream, and large portions.