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November 5, 2010
S. Easton, Massachusetts
June 10, 2007
From journal A Night at The Top of the Hub
March 25, 2005
The wait staff seemed a little fluttered and forgetful. I'm 24 and ordered and alcoholic beverage. He asked me for my ID, which was fine, as I was more than willing to oblige, and then after checking my boyfriend's ID, forgot that he had asked for mine and just brought me the drink anyways. If I was under 21, that would have been bad!
The salads were small but very tasty, and the portion sizes for dinner were small enough that you could finish the plate, feel satisfied, and still have room for dessert, which is amazing. MMMM…. dessert!
Although you may find one or two people in jeans, I highly recommend that you dress the part of a fancy restaurant attendee, or you will look out of place.
From journal In and Around the Boston Area
Quogue, New York
September 9, 2004
We hadn't been there in a few years and I have to say the my mouth dropped - a smile spread - WOW - On a clear day with the sun sparkling on the water or with the moon reflecting in the John Hancock building at night - the view is incredible - Everyone should see it.
We stopped for cocktails just around sunset - the orientation of the cocktail lounge doesn't allow a real sunset view but the shadings in the sky and watching the city slowly light up with lights sparkling as it grows darker and darker is interesting. Even the plane traffic from Logan Airport is fascinating.
A long bar, a staging area, a small dance floor and tables along the windows occupy about half of the space on this 52nd floor. The hostess will promptly lead you to the bar or a table - look around as you first enter - some areas have cushioned chairs - other seats seemed stiff and all the way beyond the bar are a couple of sofas and low coffee tables near the Jazz group that plays nightly.
If you can take your eyes away from the floor to ceiling windows, you'll notice sails, stretched across the ceiling - a nice light feeling with all the dark wood. A see-through divider separates the cocktail lounge from the white clothed dining area that is positioned to possibly get a better sunset view. Tables are spaced so that you have privacy.
The wait staff is young - many college students we were told - all very friendly, well-versed and very efficient. A new chef is gaining accolades with his exceptional menu of seasonal fare - rated 92 by The Phantom Gourmet. Fried calamari from the lounge menu was large enough to share with cocktails. Perfectly deep fried and beautifully presented on an oval platter with a tangy dipping sauce.
A Jazz trio plays nightly from about 8pm. The crowd is mixed - obviously many visitors - some laden with purchases from their shopping adventures, business men at the bar after work, foursomes out for the evening probably celebrating a happy occasion and the romantic couples enjoying the ambiance.
We'll return sooner than later. You'll be delighted with delicious specialties that change each month and the spectacular view makes the Top of the Hub a perfect spot.
From journal Short stays in Boston
July 24, 2004
From journal A day of Spring in Boston