Review of Top of the Hub, Boston Restaurant Week March 2015

March 10, 2015

Ever find a favorite restaurant in your favorite city and cannot get past it when it comes to trying new places?

This is what happened with us and Top of the Hub, Boston.  This was our second time going here for Restaurant Week in Boston, MA. Not to mention we have been several other times for their regular menu. We fell in love with the food, ambiance, and service last time we were there for restaurant week that we totally were sucked back in to going again this year.

I mean can you get over this view?  I know we can't...takes our breath away each time we see it in person.  Such a gorgeous skyline and view.

We had actually made reservations for our girls night out before the menu was posted publicly on a website we tend to stalk...for Restaurant Week in Boston.

The website for restaurant week Boston will post all the participating venues and their menus for lunch and or dinner.

About a week after we booked our reservation the menu was released for Top of the Hub...and I will admit, I wasn't as excited as I had been the last time we went as the menu was a little on the boring side for options.

First of all there was no steak option...we girls like our steak!

Second of all, the options were a little on the cheap side when it came to ingredients and the price that Top of the Hub charges for their pre-fixed meals.

For dinner they charge $38 for a three course meal.
Here is the menu posted for March 2015:

Appetizer Choice:
Tuscan Soup (white beans, escarole, Italian sausage)

Baby Kale Salad (lemon, pignoili, Pecorino, Calabria Pepper Vinaigrette)

Braised Chicken Leg
Polenta, mascarpone cheese, swiss chard, pine nuts, chicken jus

"Chicken Fried" Pork Tenderloin
Washington Apples, blue cheese, celery, upland cres, marble potato salad, mustard dressing

Linguine Alla Vongole
Tender clams, vino blanco, garlic, chillies

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake

Creme Brulee with Season Berries

So after reading the menu, I wasn't thrilled with the idea of not being able to pick my meal...I love when a restaurant offers so many amazing choices that I actually have a hard time narrowing down my list.   This menu did not challenge me at all!  I knew right away what I was going to pick and frankly, I felt like some of the items were not on the gourmet level it should have been for a first class establishment like Top of the Hub.

I went with the Tuscan Soup, Linguine Alla Vongole, and Creme Brulee and Organized Chica picked the same ecxept for dessert she opted for a diary free dessert.  Which I will say our waiter was willing to request the kitchen to accommodate her.  She was given the choice of either a bowl of fresh berries lemon sorbet.  She chose the fresh berries.

Course One - Tuscan Soup

Course Two -Linguine Alla Vongole (Linguine with Clams)

Course Three-Creme Brulee with fresh berries

Our meal was excellent, and we are glad we made our choices.
However our friend who was with us picked the braised chicken and she was left feeling like it was stewed chicken meat with not much flavor.

After dinner we enjoyed some live music with a jazz band and of course we made time for some laughs and great conversation.  Just love girls night out!!!

Overall we are glad we went as the food was perfectly executed and the service was impeccable just like the previous time.

I do hope they bring back a little bit more quality to the actual menu and add in more sophisticated plates as the cost of the menu was on the higher side compared to other restaurants that were only charging $28 for dinner.

Happy Dinning!

Love, Stylish Mama

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