Monday, November 28, 2005

While I was in Boston last week, friends took me to Finale next to the Park Plaza Hotel. When they said we were going there, I thought it was some great Italian family place with cannolis on the menu! It was actually conceived to be the final act for the theater crowd and as such has a very light food menu and a very heavy dessert menu. So, for about 10 bucks one can get a chicken ceasar that is small, but really good, or a gourmet pizza that is quite large and delicious. Other items are paninni sandwiches, other salads, etc. What people die for here are the desserts, some of which can cost upwards of $30.00. We split a dessert for two between three of us for $16.00 which consisted of their famous molten chocolate dish, hard cocoa brownie on the outside and delectible runny chocolate on the inside with three scoops of ice cream and chocolate sauce. It was a pleasant meal, though the place was a bit noisy and somewhat of a scene with a lot of younger patrons. If you want a good, quiet, hearty meal, this isn't the place for you. But for a hick from the woods of the Maine Coast, it was a treat!

Food:A-/B+
Atmosphere: B

Enjoy,
Seth

3 comments:

ken said...

Finale exists for the neo yuppie crowd down here in the Boston area. I'd take a nice cannoli from Modern any day over Finale's stuff.

seth said...

now now, no name calling allowed, Ken.

Ken said...

P.S. - tried the pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving (actually, I made mom make it) and it was great. Better after letting it sit a couple of days in the fridge. For a normal sized spring pan from pampered chef it makes almost two full cheesecakes.