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“9 Course Tasting Menu to die for”
Review of Clio - CLOSED

Clio
Price range: $35 - $100
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Fenway / Kenmore
Cross street: Massachusetts Avenue & Commonwealth Avenue
Transit: Green Line: Hynes Convention Center T Stop
Ontario, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“9 Course Tasting Menu to die for”
Reviewed May 10, 2010

My husband and I went on a Monday night, it being our only night out for a nice dinner while in Boston. We splurged on the 9 course tasting menu for $109 each, and were not disappointed. From the Amuse Bouche all the way to cheese and dessert, each course was it's own experience unto itself. The highlights were the green pea soup poured over a parmesan cheese 'cookie', the lobster saffron dish used on Iron Chef America, and the warm biscuit served with the cheese plate. The entire tasting menu was spectacular, but those dishes really stand out. To top it off, our server promised us that Foie Gras was on the tasting menu. When he learned it was not, he added that 10th course to our meal at no extra charge (like we needed more food at this point!!!)

The only minor complaint about the entire experience was the lack of air conditioning. Yes, it's early spring and weather can change in an instant - but if you're going for a 3 hour food consumption marathon, you're bound to get a little warm. Even just a little air circulation would have been nice.
This being said, the service was impeccable. We were served by seven different wait staff thoughout the evening, and each individual was profesionnal, courteous, and educated about the food they were serving. One server even lent me a hair elastic to help me get my hair up (to cool off a bit).
This was our first time in Boston, and this was our first and only fine dining experience in the city. We have now included the food in this restaurant in our personal "Top Three" for North America.

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Thank Trickygoose
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Boston, MA
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service”
Reviewed March 26, 2010

Dinner at Clio's was one of the best I have ever eaten. The flavors were intense. The lamb was the very essence of lamb. The blood orange sorbet was the essence of orange. Yes, the portions were small, and I am a big eater, but I left feeling very satisfied because the food was so good. We spent almost three hours at Clio's over dinner but it was our doing because we had such a good time. We were not at all rushed. The service just adjusted to our pace. The dinner was $500 for the four of us with parking, drinks, wine, appetizers, entrees, dessert, and a generous tip. Expensive? Yes. But worth every penny for such excellent food.

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1 Thank Trave11erB0st0n
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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“If you are a foodie this is the place to be”
Reviewed March 12, 2010

A little expensive but once again, we had a great meal here...food was outstanding service was great, I love places that focus on the fact that patrons are making reservations to dine and EAT great food ...kudos to the chefs an ejoyable night!

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1 Thank foodmuncher88
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Amherst, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
298 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Wonderful dining experience!”
Reviewed December 27, 2009

We ate breakfast at Clio and enjoyed dinner at Uni, the sashimi restaurant that adjoins Clio. Uni is a unique dining experience that reminded me of small izakaya restaurants in Japan combined with some of the best fusion cuisine I have ever enjoyed. We sat at the bar in this 21 seat eatery and enjoyed watching the solo chef create his unique masterpieces with uni, sea bream, octopus, tuna, salmon, foie gras, and rock shrimp. The selection of sake is excellent, and the service is informed and friendly. Uni is a great place to enjoy a delightful culinary adventure with a friend.

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Thank merlinslap
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boston
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“Nice food, great for a special occasion!”
Reviewed October 9, 2009

The restaurant is famous in Boston for its creative food. The food was delicious and very interesting. It has a nice atmosphere, good clientele and the service was very attentive. It is a little bit pricey but at the end you leave happy.

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Thank chefviolet
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