Rialto

★★★★★
  • 1 Bennett St (Charles Hotel)

    Cambridge, MA 02138

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  • 617-661-5050

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I attended a patio party here in mid-July sponsored by St Germain liquer, thanking patrons for supporting Jody Adams and Rialto through her time on Top Chef, etc. So for the food, drinks, service, and the patio space:

Food: Was hit or

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★★★★★

I attended a patio party here in mid-July sponsored by St Germain liquer, thanking patrons for supporting Jody Adams and Rialto through her time on Top Chef, etc. So for the food, drinks, service, and the patio space:

Food: Was hit or

Pros: Good cocktails and bar staff

Cons: Food, service, small patio

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Food is solid, as you'd expect from a James Beard winner. Wine selection is sufficient for even snobbish palates. Service is excellent, decor is crisp and clean. All in all, it's a good meal for a good price in a good location. All that said, I left feeling like I wanted just a bit more - more creativity, more food on my plate, more of an experience. I'll try it again, because I am sure it can be fantastic.

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★★★☆☆

Food is solid, as you'd expect from a James Beard winner. Wine selection is sufficient for even snobbish palates. Service is excellent, decor is crisp and clean. All in all, it's a good meal for a good price in a good location. All that said, I left feeling like I wanted just a bit more - more creativity, more food on my plate, more of an experience. I'll try it again, because I am sure it can be fantastic.

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Jody Adams' Rialto is a hit in Cambridge.

It is a white linen, yuppie Italian restaurant serving high-class dishes like gnocchi with rabbit bolognese or squid ink ravioli.

I tend to gravitate more towards traditional Italian fare done exceptionally well (see Orta Ristorante in Pembroke, Lucia Ristorante in Boston, or Bottega Fiorentina in Brookline). Meals like "pomegranate glazed quail" don't usually appeal to me (and yes that's a real one from Rialto).

However, Adams makes the posh twists into delicious finds for the adventurous foodie. I highly recommend Rialto for the fare.

The prices are fair and the service is excellent.

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★★★★☆

Jody Adams' Rialto is a hit in Cambridge.

It is a white linen, yuppie Italian restaurant serving high-class dishes like gnocchi with rabbit bolognese or squid ink ravioli.

I tend to gravitate more towards traditional Italian fare done exceptionally well (see Orta Ristorante in Pembroke, Lucia Ristorante in Boston, or Bottega Fiorentina in Brookline). Meals like "pomegranate glazed quail" don't usually appeal to me (and yes that's a real one from Rialto).

However, Adams makes the posh twists into delicious finds for the adventurous foodie. I highly recommend Rialto for the fare.

The prices are fair and the service is excellent.

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very upscale fusion food, eclectic presentation, beautiful bar, old hollywood style banquet booth seating, meals were excellent but small in size.
romantic for couples.

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★★★★☆

very upscale fusion food, eclectic presentation, beautiful bar, old hollywood style banquet booth seating, meals were excellent but small in size.
romantic for couples.

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I adore oysters, the aftertaste of sea, the freshness and briny goodness cut through a zingy squirt of lemon and a splash of hot sauce. Delish. Add some good company, and it's a party. Go on Mondays, when it's just a dollar apiece at the

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★★★★★

I adore oysters, the aftertaste of sea, the freshness and briny goodness cut through a zingy squirt of lemon and a splash of hot sauce. Delish. Add some good company, and it's a party. Go on Mondays, when it's just a dollar apiece at the

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If you are looking for passable food at grotesquely inflated prices with a surly, pretentious maitre 'd, then this just may be the place for you. As a bonus you will get a noisy environment, food you may have to send back multiple times

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★★★★★

If you are looking for passable food at grotesquely inflated prices with a surly, pretentious maitre 'd, then this just may be the place for you. As a bonus you will get a noisy environment, food you may have to send back multiple times

Pros: Hard to find one

Cons: Over priced, surly Matre d', passable food, noisy

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My wife and I were in a party of four at 7:00 p.m. 16 Aug for "restaurant week" None in the party wanted to cause a commotion so we didn't complain. None would would return. As I wanted to try something new, I opted for the Fisherman's

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My wife and I were in a party of four at 7:00 p.m. 16 Aug for "restaurant week" None in the party wanted to cause a commotion so we didn't complain. None would would return. As I wanted to try something new, I opted for the Fisherman's

Pros: Good wine

Cons: food and pretty wait staff

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Rialto is in the Charles Hotel, but is not a typical, average hotel restaurant. You enter by walking into the bar that is quiet, relaxing, with a white decor. The entire staff is always very friendly. The restaurant is relaxing, with terrific food and excellent service. It is a bit expensive. I recommend sitting at the bar--the bartenders make excellent wine and dinner suggestions. It is a casual and fun way to kick off an evening in Cambridge.

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★★★★☆

Rialto is in the Charles Hotel, but is not a typical, average hotel restaurant. You enter by walking into the bar that is quiet, relaxing, with a white decor. The entire staff is always very friendly. The restaurant is relaxing, with terrific food and excellent service. It is a bit expensive. I recommend sitting at the bar--the bartenders make excellent wine and dinner suggestions. It is a casual and fun way to kick off an evening in Cambridge.

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Yes, this place is very expensive, but if you want to treat yourself to a great meal with fabulous service you will get your money's worth. I went there with my family to celebrate a birthday and everyone loved their food. The waitress

3
★★★★★

Yes, this place is very expensive, but if you want to treat yourself to a great meal with fabulous service you will get your money's worth. I went there with my family to celebrate a birthday and everyone loved their food. The waitress

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Our first visit to the Rialto and we were blown away by it. Firstly, it looks beautiful- elegant, spare yet luxurious, welcoming, warm without being fussy. Secondly the staff, from the greeter to our waiter, were delightful- professional,

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★★★★★

Our first visit to the Rialto and we were blown away by it. Firstly, it looks beautiful- elegant, spare yet luxurious, welcoming, warm without being fussy. Secondly the staff, from the greeter to our waiter, were delightful- professional,

Pros: Decor, ambience (even on a Monday night), service and food (including desserts!)

Cons: Parking- the Charles Square hotel car park is a nightmare and way overpriced even with validation (and the parking staff are surly and rude)

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After a few poor experiences with Restaurant Week in the past I went to Rialto with average expectations. I guess this made it all the more pleasing when I had an amazing meal with exceptional service. Our waiter guided us through the menu

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★★★★★

After a few poor experiences with Restaurant Week in the past I went to Rialto with average expectations. I guess this made it all the more pleasing when I had an amazing meal with exceptional service. Our waiter guided us through the menu

Pros: Wine Pairings, Cocktail Menu, Inventive/Classic Food

Cons: Pricey....save it for a special occasion

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The flagship restaurant at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square continues to wow guests with chef Jody Adams' sophisticated flavors of Italy. The attractive restaurant is an appropriate spot for a celebration or special occasion. Adams has…

 

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