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“Little tough on the wallet, but great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Taste Restaurant - CLOSED

Taste Restaurant
Price range: $0 - $100
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Jason is the chef and he has a wonderful talent for combining flavors using the freshest incredients. The atmosphere is pleasant and the staff is very helpful. Some of our favorite dishes include the chop salad, the scallops, lamb with bucatini (sp?) pasta, and more.
Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Little tough on the wallet, but great experience”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

I was a little nervous going since I'd read some unfavorable reviews, mostly based on value for $$ and service. But since everyone has different tastes and opinions, I figured I should try it for myself.

We ordered a cheese board to start which was for the most part pretty tasty. (Again, personal preferences factor in). The entrees we ordered were chicken with spaghetti squash, hanger steak, short ribs and papperdelle "primavera". With the exception of the pasta being undercooked, we were all very pleased with all our dishes. The person with the undercooked pasta did not want to trouble anyone and did not speak up to the waitress. We ended the meal with the chocolate molten cake/hazelnut gelato and friend bananas. Heavenly. Counting in the tip, bottle of wine, two glasses of wine and a beer, our meal came to approximately $240 for 4 people. So yes, it's a bit on the spendy side, but worth it for an occasional treat.

I would heartily have to disagree with many people on Yelp that thought the service sub-par. Our service was excellent while in the restaurant and even the following business day when we needed to call back for a problem, Jason was wonderful and fast at helping us.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank jlynncp
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English first
new england
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115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A nice place”
Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Crab cakes, salmon and short ribs all done well and creatively prepared. Service was excellent not over your shoulder but there quickly when needed.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank ctgolftravel
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Cute as a button!”
Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

We frequent Taste restaurant often. Excellent food and perky staff make this spot a favorite. The owner is quite friendly and very accommodating to special requests and dietary restrictions. We love Taste and recommend it to everyone!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank LadyGeeks
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Orange, Connecticut
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

The ambiance at this restaurant is pleasant and the service was very good;however the food was disappointing. We looked at the menu before going and I was attracted by what appeared to be a creative selection of surf, turf and vegetarian. The entrees were not so great. My scallop dish was bland. The chicken entree with haricots verts had just two lonely green beans. I am not one for over loaded portions but some of the portions were a bit skimpy, whereas others like the salmon were generous.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank millhann
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New Haven
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful bistro with a neighborhood atmosphere”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Taste is a great bistro-type restaurant with a neighborhood feel. The ambiance is delightful in both a warm and welcoming way. The other night both the arctic char and scallops were delicious and attractively served. Taste always has a choice of reasonably priced wines by the glass and we found a great one the other night. It 's a great place to relax with wine and a great dinner.

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1 Thank Umberto44
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