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“Great with a group to share food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Estragon

Estragon
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Ranked #573 of 3,185 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: South End
Cross street: East Brookline
Milford, New Hampshire
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great with a group to share food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

There were six of us sharing our tapas on a recent hot summer eve. Each of us ordered two plates, so we each got to sample twelve tastes, although not all wanted to sample the octopus or the tongue! Some didn't eat shrimp or mussels. There was enough food to satisfy us all. My favorite is the smoked salmon with white asparagus on toast. Yum! This would not be as much fun with only two diners. The plates were lovely to look at and tasted delicious. Tapas dishes came out as they were ready, not all at the same time, which allowed us to sample more leisurely. By the time the twelfth dish was delivered we were sated! The drinks are interesting and some quite unique to Estragon. This was a birthday celebration. Having been there before, I knew this would be a great place to celebrate.

  • Visited July 2013
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264 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“get the chickpeas and the enpanada de cordero”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

We have gone to Estragon a number of times. The staff is great - very pleasant, with top notch service. Almost everything is good (meatballs didn't appeal to us, but they might to someone else), and the food is moderately priced. When you order, get a couple items per person (or one for smaller eaters), split them, then decide if you're still hungry. Most of the food you order shows pretty quickly.

One note - if you're using OpenTable and you can't get a reservation, call them directly. Sometimes there are openings.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank poodledoop
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Ottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Boisterous Tapas Joint in Boston's South End”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I recently dined with friends at Estragon. This Spanish Tapas restaurant is in Boston's restaurant-laden South End. The decor is casual and eclectic and reminds me of a Pedro Almodovar film. Cocktails are creative and the ones we had were spot on. The menus is designed for sharing as most are small plates. We had a generous sampling of the menu's offerings and were not disappointed by any dish. Especially delicious were the vegetable offerings especially the brussel sprouts (really!), fire-roasted peppers and asparagus. Service was speedy and knowledgeable. We were too full for dessert but that just means another trip back to Estragon!

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank 555Canada
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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“amazing food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were in Boston recently site seeing and stayed in a B n B near Estragon. We went in one evening unaware that it was Restaurant week. They had a special for a low price for 3 tapas per person, plus dessert. Everything was delicious, fresh made and ample in size. We are from Alaska and both agreed that it was some of the best scallops we have ever had, and we have had a lot. The shrimp and meatballs were both excellent as well. We would definitely return if we get back to Boston.

Visited March 2013
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2 Thank MelissaAk
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Upton, Massachusetts
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“They made a special night even more special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Our daughter Katy and her boy friend Joe have been together for eight years. Recently they pleasantly surprised us by decided to "tie the knot". However, they weren't interested in any kind of a big and/or fancy wedding. After some thought they decided to have the wedding at one of their favorite restaurants (which had a room that could be separated from the main dining area). The management and staff couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Katy and Joe invited a group of approximately 30 friends and family. We had drinks with cheese and olive plates before the ceremony. After the ceremony we sat and shared Tapas, it couldn't have worked better. No one left the table hungry. The food was great as was the service!!
To top it off everyone knows parking in Boston can be a hassle, but not here. There is a public parking garage in the next block if you can't find a place on the street. Good food, good service and a place to park...who could ask for more in Boston??

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank ricoon
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