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Hamersley's Bistro
French Restaurant$$$
Today 5:30 – 9:30 pm
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553 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116
553 Tremont StUSMABoston02116
(617) 423-2700hamersleysbistro.com
$$$French Restaurant, BistroToday 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 – 9:30 pmTuesday 5:30 – 9:30 pmWednesday 5:30 – 9:30 pmThursday 5:30 – 9:30 pmFriday 5:30 – 9:30 pmSaturday 5:30 – 10:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pm
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Chic, casually elegant bistro serving up creative French plates & wine, plus a patio.- Google
People talk about roast chicken, duck confit, halibut, open kitchen and dining experience
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Doug Anderson
reviewed 8 months ago
Went with friends who go all the time and we loved it. Lively, attractive people, great dinner, great service. In all, a terrific evening.
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Meghan K
reviewed a year ago
I came here with my husband for Valentine's Day two years ago and wouldn't come back. We chose Hamersley's as it was voted one of the most romantic restaurants and it couldn't have disagreed more. The table next to us was so close they should have just pushed our tables together. The service and food were both good - but not notable. Definitely better places in Boston for the money.
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Jason Rennie
reviewed a year ago
I have mixed feelings about Hamersley's. We ordered 4 dishes: sardines, mixed seafood, mussels, and roast chicken. The sardines and mussels were solid---proteins were tender and seasoned correctly; sauces were excellent---seasoned correctly and flavorful. The mixed seafood dish was, well, mixed. The lobster salad was tender, seasoned, and dressed to enhance flavor; the lobster tail, however, was unseasoned and a bit tough; the shrimp were practically inedible---too salty; the scallop was luscious---super tender and flavorful due to a soy sauce marinade. The lowlight of the meal was the chicken---the *leg* was overcooked and mostly dry (how do you do that?!?!); breast pieces required being dunked in sauce to make them edible; the skin was covered in charred herbs, which didn't do anything for me; also, the meat was very underseasoned (no brine?). Except for the prices, everything about this restaurant made me feel like it hasn't changed one bit in 20 years. The food is mostly what you'd expect from a decent French bistrot---simple preparations with good flavor. But, the prices are a bit silly for this type of food, even considering the location. FYI: it seems that you have to spend over a certain limit to get decent wine glasses---we bought a $25 half-bottle and were served with stemware you can buy for about $1/glass. A nearby table with a Chateauneuf du Pape had what looked like nice Riedel stemware.
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avantika nautiyal
reviewed a year ago
Gordon and Fiona's determination to create extraordinary food while keeping it accessible to general public is applaudable. The rustic set up of this place with a warm hue are instantly comforting and approachable- just like their food. Whether its lobster with risotto, their signature duck confit, roasted chicken or halibut and clams, there are no frilly adornments and everything on the plate has a contribution beyond visual pleasures.
Chih Chiang Nieh
reviewed a year ago
Found this place via Zagat in 2008, I visited the South End just to try it. Went there twice during my shorts stay in Boston in April 2008. The momen I entered the restaurant, I could smell the aroma of their dishes easily. I was certainly impressed by the taste of their food and service. Please try their signature roasted chicken.
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Erin Lynch
reviewed a year ago
one of our go to restaurants in the city. the roast chicken is to die for. gordon cooks up some of the best food and always hires wait staff that are very knowledgeable and friendly.