My wife and I enjoyed our meal at BOS but I left thinking that something was missing. To start with, we arrived at 6:45pm on a Friday. The restaurant was nearly empty. Not a good sign. We walked to the hostess stand and no one was there. About a minute later, a waitress coming from the lobby (the restaurant is inside the historic Hotel Savory) with drinks said she would be right with us. After delivering her drinks, she came back and sat us.
Our waitress took our drink orders, two glasses of wine, and we ordered an appetizer, home made onion rings. The wine was a little slow in coming but, again, I noticed that our waitress was coming from from the lobby. The bar is on the opposite side of the the hotel's lobby. This seems very inconvenient for the wait staff. It also seems like a potential problem if there are a lot of people checking in. Maybe I am making more of this than necessary but it just seems like a horrible set up. Sorry, back to the review. BOS has a fairly decent wine list and most selections are available by the glass. You pay through the nose for some of the higher end wines but the opportunity to try some of these wines was well worth it to me. I was slightly disappointed in the onion rings. I expected more flavor. If I have to add salt, there is an issue.
Our entrees were very good. The presentation on the plates was nice. My wife ordered the 12 oz Iowa beef strip steak sandwich. Don't let the name "sandwich" fool you. This was a very good piece of meat and at 12 oz, much larger than typical steak sandwiches. She said the steak was well seasoned and was very tender. She ordered it medium well. It appeared to me to be closer to medium rare, though she did not send it back. I had the tournedos de burgo with garlic mashed potatoes. The meat was super tender and cooked properly (I wanted mine medium rare). The meal was good but I felt the cream sauce lacked a little flavor. I thought the meat would be better without anything on it. The mashed potatoes lacked garlic. The mixed vegetables were wonderful, a grilled mix of asparagus, broccoli, carrots, brussel sprouts and yellow squash.
For dessert, we shared the chocolate chip cookie skillet. Save room for this! The cookie is made in the skillet, brought out hot to the table. The ice cream (AE premium vanilla bean) and whipped cream are served on the side. Fantastic!
The wait staff is attentive. This may sound crazy but our waitress needs to slow down a bit. I liked her enthusiasm and she was always busy but in a nicer restaurant, the staff should not seemed so rushed. That aside, she was very nice and really did a good job.
I want to say that I loved the place but I can't, but I certainly cannot say that I hated it either. The bottom line is I would give BOS another opportunity. I hope others do too.
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