My wife and I ate at 1906 one evening during Longwood's Christmas program. The restaurant was nice, they were fairly prompt with time relative to our reservation, and the food was pretty good.
First the positive. The food was very well prepared. I had their trout selection and it was cooked perfectly. For an appetizer, I had their pork belly selection and it was very tender and flavorful. The server was friendly and the atmosphere was quiet and romantic.
However, while the service was friendly, I found the waitstaff to be very poorly trained in explaining menu items. They did not have knowledge of much on the menu and I question whether or not they are actually a dedicated staff for 1906 or Longwood in general. For that level of restaurant, I expect waitstaff to be able to not only explain dishes, but to sell them and make me and anyone excited about eating them.
The food, while well prepared and flavorful, had some issues. The largest being the fact that they generally provide some kind of a sauce on the plate for what they gave you, but not nearly enough. Basically, you get a few bites of your meal with whatever sauce was prepared for it and the rest just bare. I find that really not only inexplicable but really inexcusable. Why prepare a pared sauce specifically for that meal and then only give enough to 2 or 3 bites?
All in all, it was a good experience. It was not average enough to merit a 3, but I have eaten at better 4's. Consider this a low 4.
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