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“Do not go. Mediocre”

Demuros' Top of the Hill Restaurant
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: Italian, American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Do not go. Mediocre”
Reviewed August 15, 2010

My wife had halibut, too much oil. did not have any flavor. flat. needed seasoning.
I had a chicken dish, a mess of ingredients. pasta side was TERRIBLE. canned tomato sauce. it had been put together, not made. dessert was overpriced. key lime pice was TINY.

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MaineDdx3, Manager at Demuros' Top of the Hill Restaurant, responded to this review, August 16, 2010
So sorry you didn't enjoy your experience with us, but, just to clarify; we don't serve halibut, so we're not sure what you ate. We do have a haddock dish that is cooked only in butter, for those ingredient sensitive guests, and it is meant to be eaten by those who have simpler tastes, or as I stated, sensitivities.
As for the sauce, or "gravy" as my Grandmother used to call it (her recipe), from a can-NEVER!
Lastly, first itme I've ever had a complaint about my Key Lime Pie since we put it on the menu 12 years ago, but, as they say-you can't please everyone-thankfully, we manage to please most.
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English first
Ohio
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Best Cioppino we ever tasted!”
Reviewed August 14, 2010

Our evening at the Top of the Hill was an unexpected delight! The friendly, courteous waitstaff and the manager took extra effort to help us find a wine we enjoyed. The cioppino was the outstanding favorite. Lucky us to have found this diamond in the rough!!

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Pensacola, Florida
2 reviews
“Excellent congenial group dining experience”
Reviewed August 12, 2010

I along, with 9 colleagues, recently had a 'company' dinner function at De Muros Top of the Hill Restaurant in Southwest Harbor ME. The experience generally was delightful. Food quality, service and staff interaction were outstanding. One of our party accidentally spilled a good quantity of water all over the table. Staff and owner Debby immediately responded and came to our rescue and made us all feel as if the incident was inconsequential and had us back on track in no time at all. We jointly agreed that Top of the Hill was a first class choice and excellent choice for our get together and will all plan to return.

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Philadelphia
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A price-performance eatery”
Reviewed August 3, 2010

One of the more reasonably priced family restaurants in SW Harbor. Ate there twice. Food was very good first time, not quite as good second time. Clam chowder is boring. Service friendly, but a little slow even though they weren't very busy (we got there early). They do have an early diner special menu (5 to 6 pm) which is a good value.

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Bangor ME
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“OK, but there are better on the island”
Reviewed August 1, 2010

The very good--the ciappino was flavorful and easily the highlight of the meal
The good--the bruchetta was an interesting way to start a meal.
The mediocre---the boiled lobster was undistinguished
The bad--the green salads were a mass of lettuce with dressing (house, ranch, and blue cheese were the only options) on the side
An observation--there is a note on the menu that the Italian recipes were handed down from the owner's grandmother. I would suspect that a diner who concentrates on the Italian dishes and minimizes the other fare will be very happy with this restaurant.

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