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“Choose your menu”
Review of Flora - CLOSED

Flora
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lake St.
Transit: 77 Bus runs right past us along Massachusetts Avenue out of Harvard Square.
Description: Housed in a renovated bank with 40 ft. vaulted ceilings, this 100 seat gem boasts a menu that changes with each season's best local ingredients! The main dining room is great for anniversaries, birthdays and other special events while the cafe and bar offers a more casual menu and atmosphere perfect for a cocktail at the bar or a quick before/after theater burger or dessert. "Flora Restaurant - Supporting the Community and Community-Supported for 16 years!"
Massachsetts
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Choose your menu”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Flora was recommend by a friend who was a chef. Beautiful potted flowers adorned the entrance, very welcoming. We liked the choice of separate dining room menu or the bar menu. Since we were not that hungry, we chose the bar menu. Our server was very attentive and brought us excellent home-made rolls with our beverages. My husband enjoyed his hamburger, cooked as ordered and served with a huge portion of fries. It's unusual to find deviled eggs on the menu, sort of a mini-appetizer. 3 deviled egg halves on salad greens with a light dressing. Delicious! I also ordered the grilled cheese with lobster sandwich which was rather bland. the sandwich was served hot with plenty of cheese and a good amount of lobster, however I couldn't taste the lobster. For desert we shared a piece of Chocolate Cloud cake. The cake was very good, light with a little caramel and whipped cream.
We liked the atmosphere and the food, the service was excellent. We plan to return to experience the dining room.

  • Visited October 2012
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Cape Cod
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Bank on a great dinner”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Architecture and art enhance the experience of enjoying delicious food. Exterior signage and lush flower boxes on former bank building raise your expectation that creativity is give free rein here. Our party enjoyed steak, lamb and swordfish entrees. We'll be back for more.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank MertonCapeCod
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“still excellent . . .”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

I reviewed Flora five years ago and have been an irregular since. Probably eat there 5-6 times a year. Always get an excellent meal with a nice range of choices. Very good wine list and wines by the glass.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank BostonJake
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Was here about 5-6 years ago and had an excellent experience. Returned in Spring 2012 and nothing about the experience was notable. The service was OK. The food was mediocre and lacked flavor (and not cheap). This place used to be great but after the last experience I will not be trying it again.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Lindsay J
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Belmont, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“back to par”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

my last review was somewhat negative. we have dined here for over 10 years. our most recent family dinner here was wonderful. both the food and service were superb. they have now added a bar menu, which is a great idea, and they have occasional live music as well. I'm glad they are firing on all pistons again.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Michael W
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