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“great seafood and elegant atmosphere”
Review of Asana - CLOSED

Asana
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Cross street: Fairfield Street
Transit: The nearest stops to the hotel are Copley Station on the B, C, D and E Green Lines, Hynes Convention Center on the B, C, and D Green Lines and Prudential on the E Green Line.
Description: With a fresh approach, Asana welcomes diners with authentic and pure New England cuisine. Inspired by local and seasonal ingredients applying their modern twist, our culinary team offers a menu enriched by taste and tradition. The dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking bustling Boylston Street give the space a modern flare that is as vibrant as its Back Bay surroundings. The hand-carved limestone block walls, rich exotic wood floors, and stylish banquette seating create an organic background for the inspired dishes to truly delight. Working hand in hand with the culinary team is our pastry team which brings vast international experience and training to its sweet creations in Asana. Located in the Mandarin Oriental, Boston, Asana is the perfect place for the power breakfast, business lunch or sophisticated dinner.
Reviewed August 9, 2013

While not comparable to top French restaurants in NYC, we had an excellent meal here. Drinks were great to start and the 2 pound lobster (completely de-shelled and placed on the plate) was fantastic. My favorite dish was the black cod with kale chips - great blend of flavors. The side of wild mushrooms was also excellent. The cavatappi was good although the lamb that accompanied it was just so so. We weren't tempted by the dessert menu (which says something) so nothing to comment on as far as dessert as we didn't order drinks or cheese/pastries. The people watching from the window table was a trip and our waiter was super helpful in navigating what we wanted. A special shout out to the chimichurri sauce which was delicate but tasty. Though not a true 5 star meal, we enjoyed our dinner very much and the service was excellent. I wish the bar had more cutting edge drinks/cocktails - pretty average selection. Overall a high quality meal but not exceptional by any means.

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Thank VTwelltravelled
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

we have been coming to this restaurant for a couple of years and I find the quality and value is diminishing. The staff are attentive and kind but the quality of food has definitely lowered over time. We will look elsewhere before eating here again although the atmosphere is pleasant.

1  Thank twets
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Love this place with the elegant minimalism from breakfast to cocktails to the spa treatments. Good tartare and cocktails in the evening, Delicious merguez sausage with poached eggs for breakfast. Great croissant and dumplings too. Love the spa coffee scrub. Yum.

Thank BuckeyeChef
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Served by JC and Anthony. Ask for JC when you go, he has a great sense of humor and impeccable service. The food is outstanding and there is a great wine list. Plus you get to people watch on Boyleston.

Thank SBF2
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

I have dined here many times, solo, with friends and with family. The service is wonderful, the space is lovely and the food is delicious. While the prices are high and the portions aren't large, I never leave feeling hungry or disappointed. The Seasonal Tasting Dinners are exquisite, try them if you can. The signature artichoke appetizer is amazing. I don't like artichokes but this made me change my tune! The filet mignon can be cut with a fork, it's like butter. The desserts are beautiful to look at and a lovely end to the meal. Definitely go for special occasions!

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Thank Janice H
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