M Bar & Lounge

22 08 2010

Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar

The Mandarin Oriental is not my fancy. My 2nd impression of the M bar is the same as the 1st when this first opened. Certainly, the M Bar is hopping in the evening.

We had the Calamari to nibble over drinks. It was tasteless and dry. Asana’s kitchen is really not my style. Just stick to drinks here is the best way to go if you have disposable income. $10 for a shot of SoCo is outrageous.

I’m sorry Mandarin Oriental, I rather hang out at Abe & Louie’s than come here again.





Charles Mark Hotel & Lounge

22 08 2010

I seriously cannot remember if I’ve been here before. I don’t think I did but certain things makes it seem like I’ve been there before. Totally puzzled. Serious brain damage!

Dinner and drinks at the patio of Charles Mark Hotel & Lounge was delightful over a perfect summer evening. It did seemed kind of silly to be eating in Boston while not attending to any of the participating Restaurant Week venues. Well, Restaurant Week is not really worth it anymore anyhow.

Chicken Spring Roll

Chicken Spring Roll

For my dinner here I had chicken spring rolls. I really just wanted to thai sweet chili sauce. My mouth was watering for that as I looked thru the menu. I must say that the spring rolls taste better at a Thai restaurant. Nothing special about this app with no presentation.

It’s more for the atmosphere than the food. On top of that, this place made a dent in my wallet from being a lush.





$6 for 6 Oysters at Legal’s

21 07 2010

Yes, you can $6 for 6 oysters at Legal Seafood. It’s suppose to be Mon-Thur between 3-6 at the bar. There was one time I went on a Friday at 4:30ish at the Prudential Center location and was still able to the the deal when I asked about it. I’ve read on the internet that bartenders will give you the deal if you ask during non-deal hours. It certainly doesn’t hurt to ask for $1 oysters!

Legal Seafood Steamers

Legal Seafood Steamers

Today I had 6 kumamoto oysters. My friend had 6 kumamoto and 6 P.E.I. oysters. It took me less than 5 minutes to finish all my oysters since they were TINY! Good thing I ordered a bucket of steamers also! Legal Seafood sure hit the spot! Fresh and tasty.

The food was good; but the service was subpar.

Oyster shells

How high can I stack this plate of shells?

Would it not be wise to clear a plate full of shells? By the time I was done with everything, my plate of shells was stacked over a half a foot. He didn’t bother to change my plate after he took away the oyster course so above the oyster shells was steamer shells. Also, I got the vibe that he wasn’t thrilled that I asked for wet napkins after all these finger foods. Sure enough, I only gave him 15% tips. If it was just him behind the bar (not pooled), I would’ve gave 10% instead.