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101 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA | Directions 0211042.361666 -71.051969
Neighborhoods: Central, North End
Charity Function – Every year I do the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. A few months back I decided to organize a wine tasting party that would include an auction to raise money for the cause. I chose The Living Room as the location because it's proximity to the financial distric for the after work crowd. The managment was extremely helpful with all the organizing and the staff went above and beyond to help make sure the night was successful. Some of the staff even made donations themselves. The food was yummy, the wine was flowing, and the night was a HUGE success!!!! At the end of the night when I went to settle my tab for the party I was pleasantly surprised to find my bill far less than I expected, the owner had arranged for a portion of the bill to be taken care of. His donation made a big difference so that the cost wouldn't cut in to our profits. I will definitely be using them again next year for our second anual wine tasting night!!!!
Worst Dining Experience of my Entire Life – Unfortunately, my friends and I decided to spend New Years Eve at The Living Room. After paying over $200 for entrance, mediocre food and one glass of champagne, an EMPLOYEE (bartender) of this establishment actually screamed obscenities at my party. Why? Because we asked her to shut the door while we waited in line for the ladies room. She was holding the door open, letting in frigid air so that she and her friends could smoke cigarettes and m*rijuana (it won't let me type the real word). While working.
After being called every name under the sun, I notified a hostess who did nothing about it. When I went to order a drink, the bartender scowled, whispered and pointed at us. When I emailed the manager the next day, he promised a prompt resolution. 29 days later, he finally emailed to say that nothing would be done. NOTHING.
I am not expecting a lot but really? When I drop a decent amount of money I expect yummy food and a fun time. Not bland, boring food and to be screamed at in public.
THIS PLACE IS TERRIBLE. It is a waste of your money for horrible service, no parking, mediocre food and overpriced drinks.
Very Poor Experience – Manager and Owner are the rudest people ever. I would highly suggest not going here. I took colleagues here once and was mortified after we received poor service with the GM ratifying the staff?s inappropriate actions.
Excellent private party venue – I just had an engagement party at the livingroom. The reserved area with couches and high top tables was perfect with plenty on space. The drinks were reasonably priced and the service was excellent. The appetizers served could have been better. I would highly recommend the livingroom. The prices, service, and ambiance were good.
best chicken sandwich in the city – the grilled chicken panini is the best chicken sandwich i have ever had. It comes with proscuito, sun dried tomato, fresh mozzarella, and pesto mayo on focaccia bread. I dont even like mayo but this is good. The atmosphere is nice as well, the couches are very comfortable. I havent been at night yet but from what I hear it is a great place to hang out. If you go try the chicken sandwich.
great experience – I went to LivingRoom last night and had a blast. My girlfriend had dinner there last night to beat the Valentines Day rush. She had some "chick" martini, i didn't try but she liked it enough to order another. The food and service were both outstanding. For the most part the waitress left us alone but checked in often enough to meet our needs. This is the type of place that my girlfriend and I could visit again or my buddies and I could vist and have an equally good time. I highly recommend Livingroom to anyone 21-40 looking to have a good time and good food.
Avoid if you go for food – As group of over 10 people, we went out for dinner Sunday September 23 and although we enjoyed the first hour (sitting on those fantasticly comfortable couches) the food was discusting. Everyone in the group does not recommend this restaurant. The service was slow and we found out some waiters were sitting on couches while we were waiting for orders to be taken. Definitely NOT the place to go to entertain a group of people.
I ordered what they called seared Ahi Tuna (and it was completely cook and not fresh.
Needless to say we won't go there ever again!
cute waitresses great drinks nice music – i recently had an amazing evening at the living room...although i was concerned by the many bad reviews i have seen online i was pleasantly suprised
the service...we had a welcoming hostess who sat us at a table in the lounge immediately and told us our server would be right over and she was an adorable brunette who recommended her two fav martinis which we tried an enjoyed immensely (tiramisu and watermelon)
the scene was fabulous and our two aps were great...my girl and i will def be returning...
Worst service ever! – Too much attitude! Bartenders are rude, can't ever get drink because they too busy with themselves. If you ever do, it taste horrible and overpriced. Even manager and the owner, believe it or not, are very rude. Never would go back. Don't recommend you do either.
Great Drink Selection – The rating is only for the drink selection and consistent pours. Several of my favorites are on their list, but I don't visit too frequently because 1) too crowded 2) tough to get a drink ordered at either bar. Last couple times I've been there the number of rowdy drunk people almost outnumbered the people just trying to have a good drink and talk. Get there early if you want a seat; otherwise, be prepared to always be in a 'traffic' lane. Some of the appetizers are good.
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