Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fleur Irisée's Tweets (March 2011)

March 2011
Tweets on Twitter by Fleur Irisée
  • 3/28/2011 @maxbrenner friends & family launch night in Boston!! Fun interior, smells great!
  • 3/28/2011 RT IncMagazine: Looking for influential consumers who are interested in your brand to attend your next big company event?
  • 3/28/2011 RT BostonPopular Business: For a Mass. company, filtering the world's water is a growth business -
  • 3/27/2011 Back from the Turks & Caicos, and it feels great to be in #Boston. I'm ready to share all the stories I have of #TCI!
  • 3/17/2011 I hit my @RFBandD #fundraising goal, so new donations will be EXTRA exciting!
  • 3/17/2011 Top o the Morning to all ya #Irish loves! Today is your day. I'll be headed to @marinabay to honor you!
  • 3/13/2011 The #FENDI Spring 2011 Collection @saks Boston: March 15 & 16 (10-5pm) A Fendi rep. will be available to assist you w/your selections!
  • 3/13/2011 Remember to set your #clocks an hour ahead tonight @springforward
  • 3/7/2011 It's National #Cereal Day - My childhood favorite was Fruity Pebbles in 2% milk, and now it's Kashi granola in non fat yogurt or skim (hmmm)
YTD TweetsMarch 2010March 2009

O Ya Bar & Restaurant Review

My Opinions: This is my favorite place to go for sushi.

To start, even with reservations, we were seated at the bar ... something the host staff should have told me when I made the reservation. I was a bit put off at first, but nothing like a great bottle of wine from their well-groomed list, and a few pieces of their delicious sushi, to put a smile on my face. I admit, it was amusing to see the chefs prepare some of the pieces.

Maybe it was the new seating experience, but I was feeling confident about ordering for myself, so I didn't do the Tasting Menu and it turned out to be a great experience (slightly less expensive too). Buyer note: this restaurant is pricey so bring your Black card.

The restaurant is small and cozy with a romantic ambiance. It's a great high-end client dinner or date spot because the noise level is low, the service is friendly yet formal, and it's a nationally recognized special place that not everyone's been to, but everyone wants to try. Skip the desert - tonight I stopped by Les Zygomates Wine Bar across the street  for a night cap, live jazz, and a sweet treat.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Chef’s Tasting - Sushi (what else?)

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 3/30/2011
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Address: 9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111
Website:  Phone: (617) 654-9900
Social Networking:

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Stephanie's on Newbury Restaurant & Bar Review

Stephanie's on Newbury
My Opinions: Though the crowd wasn't bustling tonight, I still had a great meal. The food portions are generous, the quality of food/ingredients is fresh, and the service is friendly. In my experience, they have some of the best (and biggest) salads in the city.

This is a staple restaurant on Newbury Street, and I've been coming here for years. My favorite meal here is the weekend brunch, or lunch on the outside patio during the summer, but an occasional dinner here is quite satisfying too.

Don't miss dining at Stephi’s on Tremont, Stephanie's younger member of the family, which has a similar menu that's just as delicious.

     Try:  Fruit Salad - Beet Salad
     Skip:  n/a

Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Wedge Salad - Ahi Tuna Tartare - Fruit Bowl - Chocolate Chip and Blueberry Pancakes - Waffles - Frittered French Toast – Skirt Steak – Winter House Salad – Fried Calamari – Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip – Open Faced Thanksgiving Sandwich – Fried Chicken Sandwich – Turkey Club – Classic Chunky Chicken Salad – Red Beet Salad – Pecan Crusted Warm Goat Cheese Salad – Pulled Chicken Pasta – Chicken Pot Pie – Oversized Stephi Burger – Lobster Pot Pie -  Macaroni and Cheese – Bread Pudding – Warm Chocolate Cake - Cookie Sandwich

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 3/18/2011
Amount Visited: 100+
Experiences: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Bar

Address: 190 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Website:  Phone: (617) 236-0990
Social Networking: Facebook /Stephanie's On Newbury

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Port 305 Bar & Restaurant Review

PORT 305 
My Opinions: Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

I had a fun time at the bar tonight, even with the more "mature" crowd ... St. Paddy's Day (aka Jameson Irish Whiskey) has a way of bringing out the kid in all of us.

This is the newest restaurant on the block, next door to its older brother restaurant, Siros (still my favorite). The food and service here is good. I especially like coming here for a late lunch or pre-dinner cocktail. The easy-going atmosphere is a nice medium for what's around. The place does quiet down early, but once the summer is here, I'm betting that will change.

Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Fried Calamari - Pot Stickers - Chopped Caesar - Quesadilla - Chicken Pot Pie - Baked Haddock - Sweet Potato Fries

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 3/17/2011
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Lunch, Dinner, Bar

Address: 305 Victory Road, Quincy, MA 02171
Website  Phone: (617) 302-4447
Social Networking:  Facebook /Siros & Port 305 at Marina Bay

Friday, March 11, 2011

Radius Bar & Restaurant Review

My Opinions: I enjoyed another great dinner here tonight, along with a savory bottle of red wine picked from their extensive list, despite Restaurant Week going on. (I am not a fan of this bargain hunt gluttony that takes table reservations from loyal patrons, and has some restaurants changing their menu to items they typically don't have and won't have again. I think most places should reserve a certain quantity of their tables for Restaurant Weekers and leave the rest for their Regulars.)  Not to sound like a complete grump, I was happy to see the bar area bustling and the dining room full ... even if the crowd was a bit different.

Radius remains to be a Boston-Classic in the Financial District, and one of my favorite restaurants to dine at. The service is impeccable complimented by excellent food quality and elegant flavors. I like the sexy rotund room layout and simple/clean decor, too.

I'm a big fan of Via Matta and Altastrada (MGM Grand location) as well, members of Michael Schlow's restaurants, so try them all!

     Try:  Burger - Seared Cod
     Skip:  Rice Pudding

Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Steak Tartare - Buffalo Mozzarella Salad - Pan Seared Cod - Lamb Ravioli - Maine Crab Salad – Sweetbreads – Foie Gras – Chilled Maine Lobster – Bass – Organic Chicken – Rib Eye - Loin of Lamb - Boston Creme Donuts - Cookie Plate - Sorbets - Chocolate Cake

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Most Recent Visit: 3/10/2011
Amount Visited: 80+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Address: 8 High Street, Boston, MA 02110
Website:  Phone: (617) 426-1234
Social Networking:  Facebook /Radius Restaurant Group

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