||We had heard so much about the new boutique hotel, Nine
Zero, and its ultra trendy Spire restaurant that we had to see what the
buzz was all about.
Chef Jeffrey Everts and Chef de Cuisine Matthew Morello have created a
hip new hot spot right on the Boston Common.
While everyone at the bar
looked like they were taking a break from shopping on Newbury Street, it
was easy to see why people enjoy this French Provencal restaurant. From
the friendly and accommodating wait staff to the expansive views of
downtown Boston, Spire is a wonderful choice to bring that special
We started out the evening with an order of potato
gnocchi served with mushrooms ($11). They arrived intricately arranged and
topped with parmesan cheese. The surf and turf appetizer ($15) was one of
their signature dishes - seared diver scallops with braised oxtail and
truffle emulsion. Other appetizers included aged balsamic quail and foie
We also sampled the potato crusted ahi tuna ($12) and lobster and chantenay
carrot bisque ($10). The ahi tuna was extremely fresh and flavorful while
the bisque was creamy but not too heavy.
The entrees here were amazing. I ordered the seared Tasmanian sea trout
($29), which was lightly seasoned. My husband sampled the beef tenderloin
Rossini, which he declared a success.
Other entrees included slow poached turbot ($31), rack of lamb ($33), pan
seared Thailand snapper ($32) and Georgetown Farms bison ($36).
Unfortunately, we didn't save any room for dessert but the menu looked
wonderful with delights like rose water crème brulee ($8), taffy apple tart
with granny smith sorbet ($9) and Spire citrus sorbet assortment ($7). We
look forward to our next visit to Spire.
For more information or to make reservations, contact Spire directly at
617-772-0202 or visit their website at
90 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
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Kellie K. Speed is
a freelance travel writer and restaurant reviewer. Her features have been
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