107 Main Street, Reading, MA
My fiancée and I ate at Sam's Bistro on a Saturday night with some friends and we had very nice meals. I had the blackened scallops and it came with a choice of a caeser salad or garden salad and two sides. I choose the butternut squash and rice pilaf which were both very good. My fiancée had the broiled shrimp and my friends had a baby back ribs (and there was quite a lot of ribs and his wife had the Nantucket Pie which she couldn't finish. I must say we were impressed with all our meals and the prices were moderate for what you get.
Bavaria German Restaurant
1461 Hooksett Rd # C7, Hooksett, NH
After hearing a caller recommend this restaurant, the wife and I decided to take a ride to Hookset to give it a try. We were not disappointed. We had an appetizer of wurstsalat, then we had a special, not on the menu, Zwiebel rostbraten (sautéed onion smothered beef with roasted potatoes) all was delicious. Our waitress Erica was very helpful explaining the German terms on the menu, suggested we save room for dessert. I had an apfelstrudel, my wife had Pfannkucken both were delicious. We will be returning for a superlative German dining experience!
Steve from Saugus MA
Sals Pizza in Haverhill, MA
95 Winter St, Haverhill, MA
I am a thick pizza lover, which I think is because it was the way my Mother use to make it. That plus the fact that I'm a cheap penny pincher and feel like I'm getting more for my money with a thick pizza as opposed to a thin one. My ZING is for Sal’s Pizza in Haverhill, MA. Twice now I've had bad pizzas from them. The first a few weeks ago, which I forgave them for - everyone has a bad day. Then again this past Friday night. Both pizzas were bland, and had very little sauce and taste. Finally - Pat: we miss you as a political commentator. I wish you had your own politically based radio show again.
Steve from Exeter
When Pigs Fly
447 US Route 1, Kittery, ME
I have grown up listening to your show with my mom and still listen to it when on those rare times when I have a Sunday off and am so happy to find you have audio files now! Back to the Praise. I heard you were looking for some of the best Pizzeria's in the area. Boy do I have a new one for you. The bread people of When Pigs Fly opened a Pizzeria this Summer just North of the Kittery Outlets on Route 1 in Maine. They think outside the box with phenomenal and crazy combos that really work. Wood Fire Grilled Pizza with combos like, 4 Cheese Salami and Peppadews. Bacon and Egg Pizza. Date and Soppresata with a hot honey. They make all the meats in house and have a full bar to boot. i love their new Mini Burgers too. Love it! Oh , the fried chicken is killer! I forgot that one.
Richard from Portsmouth NH
55 Park Street, Attleboro, MA
Our first trip in Dec. was because of a Groupon. The waitress did not know the menu and was very slow. I ordered a glass of wine with my meal but it didn't arrive until the check was brought! The soup took forever and was cold. We had an additional Groupon so we thought we'd give it another try. Kids ordered an 8" personal pizza on the kid's menu for $4.99. Additional toppings were advertised at .50 per topping. They ordered a chicken topping. When the bill arrived it was an additional $3.00 per pizza because the waitress said "you ordered chicken" and "if they had wanted BBQ sauce instead of tomato it would have been $5.00 extra each"!!! There is nothing on the menu to indicate that anything additional would be above and beyond the .50 advertised fee. The waitress acted as if she had no idea that this would be this high until the bill came. She also made no apologies or attempt a bill reduction. Consider this a double zing review and we do not plan on coming back. BLT wrap tasted good and pizza crust was good, however, we agree...a glorified pizza joint with nice atmosphere.
107 Main Street, Reading, MA
Well...not all zings....but not all praises, either.
We're frequent diners of Stearns & Hill in Melrose and love that restaurant. We decided to give their new restaurant, Sam's Bistro in Reading a try. While the menu is identical we expected the same quality dinner. We were disappointed. It was inconsistent. Our apps of Fried Calamari & Stuffed Mushrooms were excellent. Salads...nothing special. Dinners varied from Tuna, Salmon, Prime ribs, pizza and the Seafood Risotto which was a special. The Tuna was just ok. My Seafood Risotto was similar to a rice soup w/seafood. It was not made in the traditional risotto manner. It had no flavor in spite of the large amount of seafood. I did tell the waitress that it was 'flat' and she just said she was sorry. One of the prime ribs was perfect while the other was 1/3 fat. We also made mention of this to the waitress but she didn't say anything to this at all. For what we had and how much it cost it was NOT a value at all.
CONTESSA from Peabody
Anthony’s Pier 4
140 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA
On New Year’s Eve my husband and I went to Anthony's Pier 4. We made a reservation and it was honored promptly when we arrived. We were seated in the upstairs dining room and the view of the harbor was beautiful. We both had the Bouillabaisse and it was as good as we remembered it. It was laden with fish and shellfish, just excellent. The popovers have not changed, still as good as ever. The service was very excellent; as soon as you put down your water glass it was refilled. We have not been to Pier 4 in a long time and definitely would go back again.
Renée from Newton
35 Pleasant St. Weymouth , Ma.
I ordered a luncheon special for takeout which was SHRIMP WITH LOBSTER SAUCE WITH FRIED RICE AND WONTON SOUP first I was not charged the luncheon price and when I brought it to the cashier's attention he made like he could not understand the English but I let it go. So about 10 minutes later my order came out when I arrived home I could not believe how small the order was the wonton soup was ok and in the appropriate container and usual size that other places use, but the rice was in a tiny tiny white carton I have never seen this size before but I held no more than 3 tablespoons of rice. The lobster sauce tasted like watered down SOY SAUCE,(WHICH IT PROBABLY WAS) SALTY TASTE AND NO THICKNESS TO IT, it was awful won't go there again
Carol from Braintree
Red Rock Bistro
141 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, MA
For many years, the Red Rock Bistro has been one of our favorite restaurants, and most certainly our "GO TO" place for special occasions. We hadn't been there for a while, so last week we decided to drive over for what we anticipated to be a lovely meal. Well, as the old saying goes, "It ain't what it used to be". The first thing we noticed was that the menu had changed - drastically. To say it was uninspiring would be an understatement. What happened to the creative, interesting dishes? About half of the menu is now pizza and burgers. Appetizer and entree selections are limited, and whenever we can't find something with a little pizzas on a restaurant menu, we'll opt for steak. That's what we got - sirloin for me, filet for him. Both were so-so, somewhat flavorless, and the sides, again, ho-hum. Even their famous appetizer of a brown bag of fried clams, which used to be yummy, was just OK.
Andy from Revere
150 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
This is authentic healthy Mexican food that is cooked to order! began with a huge ensalada (2 people) with avocados and fresh lettuce nice presentation too. I had fajitas with delicious, freshly prepared guacamole-- husband had huge tortilla with freshly prepared ingredients- everything is cooked to order and wonderful 3rd time there and every time is a praise! Low cost attentive waitstaff that are happy and eager to please-- I love the upbeat Mexican music and energy I feel when I eat there. It's actually better than the food I ate in Mexico! Excellent!
Kathleen from Danvers
Route 38, Chelmsford, MA
My friend and I went to Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Chelmsford, MA for breakfast this morning. It was not crowded and we got seated right away. I will tell you that we will never go back there again. We ordered bacon, eggs, home fry casserole coffee and their apples. The eggs and home fry casserole was cold so we sent it back to be warmed up. When it came back it was colder than when we sent it back the first time. The apples, coffee and bacon were ok.
I thought people should know this if they are planning to go for breakfast it is a good place to stay away from
Frances from Georgetown
Cafe Piazza Dolce Trattoria
831 Main St # 1 Winchester, MA 01890-1997
Tucked in a nice little section of Winchester ma , this hidden Treasure definitely makes your pallet scream for more I was treated with a warm hello by Alessandra and at that moment I would be a returning As a customer. Nothing more relaxing than listening to some nice Italian music also. I was seated Jeannie who also Greeted me with a smile. I ordered the caprese salad and the presentation Was so incredible that I actually had to meet the chef I'm a vegetarian so salad was my choice for the day Heaping slices of tomato and fresh mozzarella definitely Filled the stomach. When you sit down for meal you should never feel rushed!!! Cafe piazza dolce make you feel like you’re sitting down at your own dinner table
Richard from Somerville