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8 High St, Boston, MA, USA

Radius Boston Reviews

kevinw83 kevinw83
31 reviews
Jan 14, 2006
Radius is definitely an experience for a special night, or just to

treat yourself out to a nice night. Located in the heart of

Boston's financial district, you'll see a lot of power ties and suits

at all times. I would imagine this is a restaurant where tons of

important business deals are brokered.

The first thing you'll notice when you enter the restaurant is its

interesting decor. The high ceilings are ornate and grandiose,

and definitely exemplifies the quality of restaurant you're about to

dine at. At first, the Red hues throughout the establishment

struck me as slightly demonic, but over the night their subdued warm

tones definitely started to grow on me. The table settings were

very clean and elegant, with fresh flowers included at each

table. Sometimes it's the little things that add a special touch.

The service at Radius is impeccable. Radius has won awards for

best waiters in Boston before, and it definitely shows. Everyone

is attentive with refilling water and bread when needed, as well as

making sure everything is great during your night. Everyone is

dressed in full suit and tie, which definitely matches the

professionalism exuded throughout your experience there. The

waiters even re-fold your napkin if you leave to use the restroom!

Of course, great food is the first requisite for a great restaurant

experience. Radius is a French restaurant, but I felt many dishes

had a distinctly Asian feel. We had a scallop sashimi salad with

microgreens and caulliflower, as well as an ahi tuna sashimi taste that

were both very Japanese in taste. One of the dishes was even

served with chop sticks! Overall, each dish had great balance and

complex flavors. The chef always chose interesting combinations

that worked together surprisingly well, and his creativity showed

throughout the meal. In the aforementioned salad, for example,

the scallops and caulliflower paired together surprisingly well, and

left the most refreshing clean taste in your mouth after every

bite. A light citric vinaigrette perfectly accentuated the salad

as well. Another highlight was the lamb dish, which was so

tender that it practically melted in your mouth. This dish was

also interesting paired with a spicy sausage, which also added more

complexity to the flavors of the dish. If you come here,

definitely don't miss out on the desserts. I had a huckleberry

and goatcheese cheesecake, which was the best cheesecake I've ever had

in my life. You might not think that goatcheese would sound that

appetizing, but the flavors were incredible. My crappy attempts

to characterize the flavor wouldn't do it justice, so just promise me

you'll order this dessert if you ever go. You won't regret

it. Trust me. If you dine here, be prepared to do it

the French way... aka taking all night. We ordered the 4 course

meal off the taster menu, and dinner took around 3.5 hours. Eat

and talk, eat and talk... is there really any other way? One

must pay quality to get quality, so be prepared for a hefty bill at the

end of the night. But for that one special night, a great dining

experience can become the centerpiece of that great memory... and who

can put a price on that?
kevinw83 says:
Posted on: Feb 09, 2006
joeytuan says:
was that the exorbitantly priced meal you were telling me about earlier?
Posted on: Feb 08, 2006
Eric says:
Wow, good review!
Posted on: Jan 14, 2006
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