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Umbria

295 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110 (Downtown)
(617) 338-1000
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Ranked #715 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Broad St.
Transit: Orange/Blue Line: State Street Red Line: Downtown Crossing/South Station
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Cool atmosphere, but extremely expensive. Food was very good, but they seem to cater more to the business crowd working or staying in the financial district. For better food, at better prices, walk 15 minutes to the north end, or try some of the newer places around Beacon Hill. All meals were good, and the pasta was fresh which is... More

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Recommended by the doorman at the Langham, I tried Umbria for dinner on a Wednesday night. I should have been worried after the soufflé bread roll arrived. I ordered the mussels, which were well cooked, but the sauce was bland. Had the lobster, grilled, for main, and again underwhelmed. Ordered a potato gratin for sides, and with a glass of... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The food was good to very good; prices were extremely high. Salad didn't have much to it -- bibb lettuce, a trace of goat cheese, and so-so dressing. Popovers were very good, but could have been served fresher. Sea bass wasn't the best choice for a steak restaurant. Ribeye was very good, but its price was way up there.

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Kooyong, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The restaurant is in the financial district 295 Franklin Street. It is smart casual with an excellent offering. The sea food and oyster selection is just great

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The steak was very good, sea bass was a little fishy. Building was historic, small but had good atmosphere. Staff stood over our table during the meal, maybe because the space is a little tight. More average than anything.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

There were 3 of us for a business dinner. Got seated right away on a Thursday night which was nice. Waiter was ok. He took our order right away but forgot to bring my soup and never refilled my ice tea. Bread came to the table later then I'm use to but that might just be their thing. It was... More

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London
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We happened upon this restaurant by accident, the menu looked interesting, as did the Oyster Bar, plus is was packed which is often a good sign. There are a lot of tables in a tight space and due to this the noise levels can become a bit overpowering so be warned. The selection of oysters was tremendous and each with... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

To get in you must have reservations and although my boyfriend and I sat around 6:45, we didn't feel like we were at the "early bird special". Many people filled in after us and soon enough wine was being uncorked every where and food was filling the restaurant with a wonderful smell. The bone-in rib-eye was PHENOMENAL! Far too much... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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204 reviews 204 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We went there with an old Boston family that have been regulars for years. So we were pampered. There was always someone close by who was called a a first name. Things were brought without ordering. Started with some wonderful parma ham. Very good. Then had the rack of lamb (six chops). Perfectly cooked to order and very tender and... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Cute building, nice decor, and the menu looked promising, but it just didn't live up to my expectations. Quarters are cramped. The popovers were well done. And the food, while certainly good, was expensive for the portion sizes. Our service was great and the wine list was nice as well, but there are just plenty of other really good places... More

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