|Address:||229 North St, Boston, MA 02113, USA|
|Working:||Closed Closed 8AM–9PM 8AM–9PM 8AM–9PM 8AM–9PM 8AM–4PM|
This place is a train wreck with amazing food. We waited for about 30 minutes to get into this tiny place for breakfast. After waiting, we were seated at the bar. No problem. The bartender/waitress was working hard, but did not seem to be on top of things, she was all over the place. It took almost 10 minutes just to get a menu and then another 10 minutes at least just to take our order. We ordered two coffees, a crab omelet and the banana bourbon french toast. The coffees came out but no sign of milk. The bartender then asked us what kind of milk we wanted. After asking the for skim milk, she poured cream in those mini carafes and decided to give them to everyone but us. Eventually we had to ask another patron to borrow his extra cream for the coffee. Our skim milk came out about 10 minutes later when the coffee was cold. The meal then came out a reasonable time later. But, no utensils of course. We had to ASK for utensils! OK. now for the good part. The food was excellent. The crab omelet was delicious, loaded with crab and cheese and light and fluffy. I had a small bite of the banana bourbon french toast. Again amazing! This place can really make some good food. I was turned off by how dirty the bathroom was and the fact that there was some type of large cake pan with cake in it on a ledge right outside the bathroom. I dont know if they were serving it or not, but it seemed gross and out of place. So.. 2 Stars on Service and Cleanliness. 4 Stars on Food. AVG 3 Stars. I really wanted to rate it higher, but I just could not.
The woman helping us out with the waiting list was incredibly nice and accommodating, I would give her 5 stars! This restaurant is rather small so you have to get your name on the list and you have to have your whole party present in order to sit down. Once you get inside you see why, theres not a whole lot of room to operate. FYI they dont let you wait directly in front of the building so if you dont get a seat on the bench you kind of have to walk away which was a little odd. I guess the other tennats in the building dont like people around? Not sure, just thought Id throw that out there. Mimosas were good, the lobster benedict was good, and I really wanted to like my blueberry pancakes but I just didnt. They had a weird tang to them, maybe the blueberries went sour Im not really sure but I wouldnt order those again. Would definitely recommend for breakfast or brunch, really good food (for the most part) and great service!
A Private User
I go as often as I can. Limited menu but everything Ive had there is great. Burgers are awesome, but the place definitely shines and a brunch spot. Cinnamon roll french toast, tiramisu pancakes, sausage and peppers omelette to name a few favorites. There are some complaints here about service but look at where youre going. This is not a five star fancy restaurant, its not trying to be, dont expect that kind of service. The staff is great. Be polite and theyll treat you well. Think of it more like a mini diner that you go to after a late night out, but the food is amazing. Also suggest the bloody Marys and iced cafe drinks in the morning. Edit : wanted to add that recently theyve hired some new staff and they have been offering to call or text you when your table is ready so you can go for a walk and not worry about losing your spot.
Solid brunch spot in the North End. We ate at the bar to avoid the wait on a Sunday early in the afternoon. They had several TVs so we were able to watch some Sunday football. The bartender was fine although she seemed a little scattered at times with simple items like napkins and silverware Lobster Eggs Benedict - Subs out the ham for delicious chunks of lobster. A must get item if you like lobster. A generous portion too. Benedict in Bed - Its like Eggs Benedict had a baby with French Toast. It was good but I prefer the traditional version, nice novelty take on a breakfast classic. Nutella & Banana Sliders - A fan of both nutella and bananas I found these to be just Ok. It is exactly as described on a semi warm croissant. I would pass on this unless you really love Nutella.
North Street Grille, you have my heart...not sure what I will do without you now that I dont live in the neighborhood anymore. The breakfast here is nothing short of amazing...the line on the weekends is absolutely worth the wait. The stuffed french toast (any of them), the pancakes, the Eggs Benedict and the hash are all excellent. The seasonal specials never disappoint...but the real hidden treat here isnt in the brunch at all...its those week night dinners when I am tired of the Italian fare offered everywhere else that I come here for the most delicious burger and sweet potato fries! OMG so many options...my favorite being the California burger with the boursin cheese and the extra avocado I add to it. So insanely delicious!
Mary Villa Rice
Do you like brunch? do you like fun infusions of your brunch food? Go here. No seriously, go here. The wait on weekends can be a little much but the nutella french toast sticks are more than worth it. Honestly, it feels like youre eating right in someones living room as does much of the North End but the food is unique, flavorful, and filling. They have a whole page just Eggs Benedict - lobster, pulled pork, crab cake. You name it the North Street Grille has it and you should try it. If staying for lunch or dinner the food starts to fall a little flat but is saved by great service and knock you out Adult Milkshakes. We love coming here and having a nice, albiet fast paced, brunch.
I went here for brunch with my wife. It was a beautiful day out so we sat in the patio area. Its a cool little place. I ordered a bloody Mary ($10 a glass) and my wife ordered a chocolate milk ($4 a glass). While we waited for our food the served us some delicious banana bread. My wife ordered the cookie dough pancakes, they arrived at the table first. They looked delicious and according to her they were. I ordered the North End Omelet, it came out about 5-10 minutes after my wifes pancakes. My omelet was delicious and the potatoes were great too. The lobster taste was very good, it was very pricey at $20. If it wasnt for the price I would have given it 5 stars.
Off the beaten path a gold mine of a place in the north end on north street. Not a super expense like most "high end" place with small portions and "tasty" food. Also its not a dump of a place to be extremely cheap. Its like goldilocks and the three bears. This place is perfect. The menu is original and served all day. The staff is great. The owner, Robin, can do it all, wait, host, and be a chef she truly leads the way for successful design keeping things fresh and creative. North Street Burger is on par with Bristol Lounge and the Outlook Burger at Envoy Hotel. Get there early eat and enjoy! "NO RAGRETS"!(Were the Millers)