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“Great Neighborhood Hot Spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ashmont Grill

Ashmont Grill
555 Talbot Ave, Boston, MA 02124-3717 (Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan)
617-825-4300
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Ranked #293 of 2,847 Restaurants in Boston
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Neighborhood Hot Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a gem in Dorchester! Amazing back patio in the summer. Always crowded on weekends and trivia night. The menu changes over seasonally, and is not too small, but not too big either. We LOVE this spot. The sticky toffee pudding for dessert is to die for! :)

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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djmarty2002
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“An amazing neighborhood restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We recently moved to the building immediately behind the Grill and of course checked it out a few times for dinner and brunch. Every experience has been warm and comfortable, with good food in a great atmosphere. The food is great, portions are filling and the price is more or less what you expect for something like this. For us the convenience is paramount but just knowing that you get really premium quality service and cuisine within your old neighborhood is just amazing. Kudos to Dot native Chef/Owner Chris Douglass for returning home!

Visited October 2012
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boston, ma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent neighborhood restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We had been planning to visit Ashmont Grill for a long time, based on reputation, and finally got around to it. It was definitely worth the trip and I would go again. We had the charcuterie appetizer, which had an excellent selection of meats and cheeses and was a generous portion for two. I had a nightly special, venison osso buco with an oatmeal cake (much better than it sounds) and baby turnips and greens. Everything was very well prepared. The venison was the tenderest I've had, altho a bit mild in taste. People sometimes complain that venison is gamey. In this case, it could have used a bit more of an assertive taste. They don't take reservations but we waited only 10 or 15 minutes on a busy night. Prices may be a bit high for the neighborhood, but not for the food or compared to downtown Boston. It seems a little out of the way but it is almost directly across from the Ashmont red line station, so it is very easy to reach from downtown.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“great food and fun atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Brought a family member visiting from out of town to the Ashmont Grill, and it was great.
Started with the Berry Salad; strawberries, blueberries, goat cheese, arugula and a vinaigrette - really good. Swordfish dinner special was so moist and tasty, and our guest enjoyed the grilled salmon. Finished the meal with the Plum and Peach Crisp and ice cream. Another great meal at the Grill!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Neighborhood spot with quality cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

This spot is directly across from the Ashmont T stop on the redline. There is street parking fairly easy enough. The decor is very relaxing, the outdoor space is the choice-- a kind of oasis in the city. The food is all lovely--a good variety made with high grade ingredients. There are intriging specials everyday and nice wine list and pairings offered. I would recommend this place for families, couples or visitors--it has that iniversal appeal.

Visited August 2012
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