Please Read Reviews- Overpriced Old Hotel Style Food. Not Worth It:
Had plans to make a romantic dinner reservation with my wife. From starters, place looks old and is stuffy- don’t really consider it all that ‘romantic’, which is its main feature.
Second, the food was mediocre at best. Order 2 apps, 2 cocktails, 2 entrees. Wish I could send it all back, but absolutely had to send back the Chicken liver- quite the worst I’ve had.
Third, service is nil. No water, impatient server, poor overall experience. Look, you can either be stubborn and go anyway, or learn from others mistakes. Trust me and go do North End or somewhere else for a ‘romantic’ date and anywhere else, really, for better food. Never coming back here. You’ve been warned.
Went to this lovely restaurant for Mother's Day. Even thought things were busy we were greeted as soon as we walked in and promptly seated. With the day's special menu we had a choice from three appetizers, three entrees, and three deserts. All the items I selected were different from those of my husband so we shared and were able to try two-thirds of the menu. Everything we had was delicious! Very much looking forward to returning.
We were really disappointed with our last visit to The Hungry I. There really wasn't anything that they got right. When we sat down I noticed that all of the pieces of my place setting (along with the table cloth) were dirty. In addition, the service was slow and for the most part uncaring about even providing good service. Our server made us feel as though any request we made was a complete inconvenience for him (even asking him for the check at the end). We ordered a bottle of champagne from the wine list as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary.
However, we were brought a bottle of something else as an alternative (the restaurant did not have the bottle that we ordered from their wine list and the waiter told us that the bottle he brought is the current Brut that they are serving - as though this were a regular issue). The bread was cold and did not seem fresh baked (contrary to other reviews I read here). Finally the food came (over an hour after ordering) and while the meat was cooked well, the lamb meat was tender and falling off the bone, it was doused in a rather flavorless sauce. My wife didn't care to finish her meal either as she found the taste rather lacking.
We last visited the Hungry I 11 years ago after getting engaged. I thought going back as we are about to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary would be fun. Thankfully I tried surprising my wife a couple of weeks before our actual anniversary so I have time to give her a proper celebration somewhere else...with decent food.
Very romantic and very French. Owner was delightful. Menu online does not reflect current selections.
Lovely decor amazing food our host made wonderful suggestions a perfect evening
Wonderful meal. We’ll-rounded menu. Many things to choose. Nice long enjoyable meal. Reasonable prices.
This is my 3rd or4th time. I have to say that, for the first time, my expectations were not met. Food was not as good as usual. I had the liver and the mousaka.
Wow!! Always the best!!
So charming and excellent real French cuisine. Authentic colonial architecture. Pleasingly un-hipster. A special place. One of a kind.
Charming Beacon Hill spot
The server has attitude, quite rude in serving us, impatient and there was a quarrel in the kitchen. The food is so-so, ambiance is good, but wouldnt really recommend if you want a good experience due to the service.
Last minute dinner plans. Very nice location, Had to go down a few stairs to get into the seller. I had the special Chilean Seabass, very well-prepared, melts in your mouth. Ambiance was very romantic with nice Italian music playing. However, interior looks a little tired and can use a bit of the renovation. ServiceWas excellent. Wine list needs an update as the restaurant did not have a half bottle of wine I initially requested. Overall, enjoyed the experience. Will come back.
As always, an amazing experience start to finish. The cozy atmosphere paired with impeccably prepared dishes creates an unbelievable restaurant. I hate to tell people about this somewhat secret spot because I want to keep it for myself!
We first went here in the early 1980s and have been returning on special occasions from time to time ever since. It retains its unique romantic ambiance (which is not easy to find these days) and never disappoints. We'll certainly continue to return.
I wish the food and service would be perfect given the price is so high. But it is so disappointing that the quality of food is not what we expected, and the service is bad. The waiter do not bring us water, and he forgets to give us new fork and spoon when he takes them away.
Anyway, the environment is great, but overall this place is overpriced too much.
A charming and romantic restaurant. The owners attention makes the evening!
I have always loved the atmosphere at Hungry I, it is cozy, friendly, high quality, friendly and personal - as well as "Old Boston" in ambience. It has not changed in these qualities over the years. The current proprietor is warm and friendly and enhances the atmosphere.
Wonderful food and ambiance. The chef, Peter, was so engaging and cooked us a fabulous meal.
The food was so rich in taste and worth the longer than average wait for the dishes to arrive and the dumplings were so delicious. Enough where I did not have too many of them and I could be satisfied with the taste and not over eat and not leave any room for the main course.
On a Wednesday night at 6:30, we were the only reservation. We left at 8:30 - no one had entered or exited since then. The service was slow (we were the only people there), the food was bland and nothing special, and the meal was super overpriced. Bleh!
I hate leaving bad reviews, really I do. We’re human and i believe people try and do their best.
HAVING SAID THAT, we had no appetizers, one entree each and shared a dessert. Along with a 1/2 bottle of wine ($28).
The bill was $130. ‘Nuff said.
Also, they never - NOT ONCE - brought us WATER.
The ONLY THING I ENJOYED was the bread which was warm and fresh.
I wish I had better things to say, but for the price, the quality, and the experience ... NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY WE WERE THE ONLY PEOPLE IN YHE RESTAURANT FOR TWO HOURS ON A WEDNESDAY EVENING.
Fantastic service and great ambiance. Food is superb. Always almost empty when I’ve visited, as this is a hidden gem in Boston.
We expected the food to be superior given the price which was prefix for three courses. Unfortunately it was not in line with the price.
We have visited this restaurant many times over the year, and it has never disappointed.
Ambiance is fabulous, such a pretty setting. Try to sit near the fireplace! Staff are so gracious, service is excellent.
Very good experience. It was our anniversary dinner and we had a fabulous time at this place.
We had such a great time at this cozy and romantic
Neighborhood staple. I had the mussels for an entree and the salmon with veggies for dinner. The walnut pie for dessert. The fireplace combined with the adorable decor made for a perfect romantic night. All the food was excellent. The pumpkin bread was excellent. The salmon was moist and the suave divine. Dessert as others on reviews said was delicious. Go if you want a special romantic spot away from large crowds. It’s a special lil spot!
Dropped in for a meal after shopping all day. The fireplace was going, which added to the already beautiful ambience. The server was attentive but not overly so. Selections were many and the specials were interesting. We ordered from the menu for our appetizers. I had a delicious pate and my husband had a wonderful clam dish. We decided to go with the duck breast entree which was one of that night's specials. Great pick on our part. Just fantastic. It was a wonderful evening. We look forward to our next visit.
I cannot say enough good things about this place! Romantic, delicious, and warm. I can't wait to return!
Food was OK but not as great as advertised. The server was nice but nothing above normal. The decor was weird and old. Not my style perhaps.
Fantastic meal and service, as always. Wonderful ambiance. A perfect fall evening! One of the best restaurants in Boston and one of our all-time favorites. Whether visiting for a light bite, a drink, or a meal, you won’t be disappointed.
Surprisingly quiet at 11:30 for brunch given the prime location , lovely setting, and delicious food. While dinner can be expensive, brunch entrees are creative, substantial, and moderately priced ($12-15.) We loved the attractive, interior, open-air, brick-walled patio on a warm fall day but would happily return for brunch in this charming restaurant for indoor seating in cooler weather. Two of us celebrated my birthday with a breakfast crepe and an order of fresh berry french toast, followed by the signature walnut pie and a cup of flavorful, dark roast coffee.
Charming delicious fun quiet good service. The suggested wine was good.
Special place - excellent food - very authentic
Another outstanding meal at this cozy and beautiful restaurant. The selections were varied and the items we had were delicious. Service was attentive and the pacing of the meal was spot on. A great experience.
A great meal and a wonderful restaurant. The food, service and ambiance were all perfect.
We just loved our dinner! We celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary and it could not have been more perfect. Jose was an amazing waiter and made our experience even better. We will definitely come again!
Had a recommended dish...Chicken & Scallops...very disappointing. Friday night it was empty.
Maybe it's more of a lunch/brunch spot. Charming old buildinq and location.
This is one of the best restaurants in Boston. The chef-owner has been creating fabulous food for over 30 years in Beacon Hill. Cozy indoor seating, great food and service, and a charming outdoor patio. Not to be missed!
Although the food was pretty good, I must say we were disappointed after hearing for years how great it was. The outdoor patio is lovely and it's a romantic place. But the food was mixed. The venison was delicious but pricy. The frogs legs appetizer was just ok.
First of all, let me say what a great spot and romantic place. However, the food was not that good and covering it in butter does not cut it for me. Very expensive. The restaurant was filthy. Dust everywhere. Sad since it is so pretty. Cake of dust and grim everywhere.