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“Wonderful addition to Lexington's sleepy dining scene...”

Artistry on the Green
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Ranked #1 of 66 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $36
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: At our restaurant, Artistry on the Green, we are passionate about food. Our approach is simple - use fresh, seasonal ingredients and innovative cooking techniques to create delicious meals. Our menu showcases New England favorites with an inspired twist. We have developed close relationships with local farmers, and feature the bounty of New England at our tables every day. We believe that food can be used to celebrate, to comfort, and to nurture. Join us for all occasions - a romantic, long lingering meal, a boisterous gathering of family and friends, and everything in between.
Lexington, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Wonderful addition to Lexington's sleepy dining scene...”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Wonderful addition to Lexington's sleepy dining scene. Based on one visit - and we hope many more to come - my wife and I enjoyed an outstanding dinner and service. We had the arugula salad, cannelloni, NY strip steak, and a side of roasted brussels sprouts. The restaurant offers a decently-priced ($8) glass of Malbec that nicely complemented my steak (a bottle of this Malbec on average sells for $12 retail, so don't worry, the restaurant still maintains its highly attractive net profit margin of 63%).

Overall, it's hard for me to find any fault with this place. Great food, attentive service, charming decor and inviting dining space. The one surprise for us was the dining crowd. We arrived at 7 PM and thought we walked into a nursing home, and for a brief moment I thought I spotted Statler and Waldorf.

  • Visited May 2014
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Acton, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
429 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent meal for special occasions”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Pretty impressive evening last night at a restaurant that’s not embarrassed to shoot for the moon. The Inn at Hastings Park is definitely high end – something other Lexington restaurants have avoided over the years or attempted by only going half way. The price/quality match has always been an issue, and many establishments targeting a mainstream clientele have not been able to compete against those in our towns where operating costs are less.

Here, we've got a very comfortable, very chic gourmet restaurant that makes no qualms about skim pricing to attract an elite customer and is more comfortable serving the few like royalty than the masses like upper middle class. Inn at Hastings Park serves top notch Mediterranean food, as generic as that may sound, in a quiet yet unstuffy environment that’s conducive to private discussions as well as normal conversation. The hall is vast, the hardwood floors recall colonial times, and the older style table and chairs are well spaced to allow for intimacy. Lighting is proper, music is discrete and noninvasive, and acoustics are such that nobody needs to scream.

We ordered garlicky vichyssoise dolloped with lobster meat and an arugula salad for starters, followed by Seared Barnegat light sea scallops with gnocchi Parisienne, asparagus, and Scituate lobster stew. Creamed spinach and roasted Brussels sprouts were, like all vegetables here, a la carte. The wine -- Pinot Noir, Poseidon Vineyard, Carneros 2011 -- was quite tasty at a mere $15 per glass. I can’t remember what the desert was formerly called, but it looked like something off of Master Chef and tasted, as our waitress promised, divine.

Service was almost impeccable by one of the young waitresses with a lovely accent and adorable yet compelling way of describing the meals. She succeeded in setting us up to enjoy our food. The only glitch came in the delivery of one plate of seared scallops by an associate; one of the little buggers slid across to the other side, and the assisting waiter didn't bother to fix the presentation. ‘B’ for effort, ‘C’ for execution!

All the workers seemed eager to please and pamper the restaurant guests. Bathrooms were single and unisex, and they provided individualized wash cloths rather than paper towels or those comparatively ‘crude’ (!!) and noisy, express hand dryers.

I would definitely return to Inn at Hastings Park on business and perhaps on a VERY special personal occasion, especially if I win the lottery. Overall bill with gratuity topped $160, and we didn't eat or drink excessively by any means. However, there’s no denying the quality, and if the restaurant can keep afloat by serving just a few super wealthy folks a night – including those paying between $260 and $290 per night in the attached hotel – why would I complain? It’s a highly attractive venue that can be the target of my dream outings when in the area. Without it, there are Yangtze River and Mario’s – both quite reasonable, but not exactly the place to consummate the sale of a sports franchise or host the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Sometimes just knowing something good is around can be uplifting, and in this particular case, I got to experience it first-hand.

  • Visited April 2014
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carlisle, ma
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
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“Quite Close”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

Any new restaurant of quality in this area is a cause for celebration. And while this one misses the mark, it's not by much. The restaurant is part of a new inn in an older building that for years housed a nursing home. The restaurant is in a large open space with tall ceilings which makes for unfortunate acoustics. My wife and I had to raise our voices to hear each other. As to the food, the restaurant prides itself on being farm to table and certainly delivers fresh and tasty food from classics like clam chowder, pot roast and a burger to more esoteric fare such as oysters raw and fried, duck confit, and veal shank. Most restaurants catering to an older crowd go out of their way these days to go light on salt. This chef on the other hand has a slightly heavy hand when it comes to the salt shaker. It will be interesting to see how this place matures.

  • Visited April 2014
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Alexa I, Manager at Artistry on the Green, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you so much for coming to our new restaurant Artistry on the Green. We really appreciate your thoughtful feedback. We are in the process of addressing the acoustics in the dining room to bring the noise levels down and we expect to have this resolved within a couple of weeks. Having just opened last month, we continue to make a variety of adjustments to elevate the dining experience for our guests.

We hope you'll come back soon and dine with us again soon!
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Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent Brunch”
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Stylish, understated, decor. Great acoustics - full of muted chatter. Delicious poached duck eggs. Great ambience. Attentive prompt service. (Well done James!). Looking forward to trying dinner soon.

Oh, yes - and somewhere to park!

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1 Thank Scarisbrick
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Boston, MA
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Dinner”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Went for dinner recently. Not a huge selection for vegetarians, but we had the mushroom soup, which was the best we have ever tasted and worth the visit. The sides were delicious too. The inn is beautiful and I'm so happy it's in my town.

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