Clink - The Liberty Hotel

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
CLINK. serves the freshest North Atlantic seafood, seasonal New England fare, heirloom produce and artisanal heritage meats. Executive Chef Daniel Kenney creative menu artfully marries culinary tradition with both contemporary innovation and global influences. The dining room features vestiges of original jails cells and an open kitchen, while gold leather seats, butcher block tables and granite accents add to its contemporary style.

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Jenny
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for the Dine Out Boston menu, but we've never had a bad meal here. Consistently creative and delicious, and the Dine Out menu in particular is a great deal!

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BretC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant! Love the ambiance. Food is always fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
35 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Been going there for years. Price has gone up but food quality has declined. Used to be outstanding and better value. Hopefully it was a kitchen off mid week night, but we will really think twice about returning, given other choices around that neighborhood. Shame, venue setting is great.

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BethH
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go back here every time we go to Boston and they never disappoint! The food is excellent, service is excellent and the atmosphere is amazing. We are already planning our next visit

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viplamademoiselle
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great and the service was also very good. I'd definitely visit again.

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OrklHa
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is clearly one of my favorite restaurants! We were 3 people. We shared the cheese platter as an appetizer, it was delicious and so generous.
One of us took the cod, which is an awesome meal. Two of us shared the pasta bolognese, which the kitchen split onto two plates (!!) - and it was the best pasta bolognese I have ever had.
The cocktails were amazing.
The crème brûlée was the perfect dessert to polish off a great dinner experience!!!

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Anne
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. The noise was a little loud but still could hear each other.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good, service was subpar save one woman who was waiting on us as a bartender who gave great advice/recommendations on the menu. There may have been a shift change in the middle of our dinner (maybe around 9? Which would be weird), so we had one waiter who we saw three times over an hour and a half and then he disappeared before our entrees came (which we didn’t receive until an hour and half after we got there, with our apps taking an hour). Noise increased around 9:30, when the bar outside got louder and the dj started playing.

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Anne
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food. The squid ink pasta was a little thick and would have preferred fettuccine size.

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DavidB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really flavorful food, excellent if not exceptionally generous drinks, nice wine choices.
But: loud and really expensive

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vipChristopherA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A unique experience to be sure — service was terrific, with a perfectly balanced menu.

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RidwaanA
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Clink. was pretty amazing. The ambiance is crazy (gutted 1851 jail). The only reason i didn't give this review 5 stars across the board is a couple factors.
1. My steak was overcooked. The restaurant wasn't nearly busy enough to rush a steak order.
2. Placed at a table near the kitchen despite there being many open seating.
3. Service was slightly slow. We understood that it was valentines weekend but the restaurant was only half packed.
4. At the $85 pre fix menu, it wasn't worth the value. The bisque wasn't seasoned well, filet was overcooked, and the chocolate dessert was overpowering.

Would definitely recommend going on a casual weekend dinner dtae and opt out of any pre fixes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The restaurant was clearly overbooked and seated us more than an hour after our 8:15 reservation. Food did not come out for the whole party at the same time and many dishes were cold when they did arrive. Would not have expected this poor level of service for such an established restaurant

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent! Great service, great food. We had a 530pm reservation and we were given an excellent table.

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vipTrixie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was terrible... I had to ask the server if she was going to serve us. Before someone approached our table, someone had walked out and mumbled that your food was going to take forever to come out. That wasn't the case, but the food wasn't good.
I would not recommend this place or the hotel. It didn't have a luxury vibe.

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Lulu
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a reservation but the tables were all taken in the restaurant so we sat and ate in the lobby, which was fairly comfortable. It was also probably more private even though we were in the open. The bartender was the only restaurant employee in the lobby and she was swamped and could hardly look over the make-your-own-Bloody Mary setup to ensure everything was available n(Bloody Mary mix was never refilled), let alone take care of restaurant patrons. We had to find our own napkins and menus. Our eventual server had never waited on patrons before (she worked setting up and clearing tables), however, she did an excellent job.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Outstanding seafood pasta and very fast service!

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vipMarta
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for brunch with my mom and my two-year old. There were definitely prepared for kids and the food was outstanding. Service was really good too. We’ll be back!

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vipDanielH
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our second time at Clink and we were not disappointed. The food is outstanding - so flavorful with an fabulous presentation. The service this time was off but it was not our waiter's fault - there was a party of 8 women next to us that seemed to be so demanding - and - they insisted on 8 different checks! Who does that? They were loud and disruptive and put a damper on the evening for us. Certainly not the restaurant's fault. We had requested an intimate table but it was not to be with that group next to us - just the luck of the draw. Clink is outstanding and you should go!

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vipWilbur
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

There for lunch, I ordered the salmon burger. It was dry and way too salty. One friend ordered the soup and salad for $23, and the clam chowder was good but with only one clam and in the smallest of bowls.

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vipPaulP
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent brunch. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing and they brought higher expectations to make our evening amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Hits and misses- both burgers were missing bacon despite bacon being described as an option on the menu. Corn beef hash was very minimal on the actual corn beef and surprisingly was not served with any toast, bit uncommon. Pastry basket was awesome, omelette great, good coffee, great Bloody Mary Bar. All in all, good good experience.

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JasonW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a recent business associate in town for the night. Booked dinner at Clink and over night at the Liberty. What a great place! Food was very good. Love the restoration/design. Service was great. Were even able to find a relatively quite high top on the second floor after dinner for another drink and to talk business while enjoying watching the action around us. Highly recommend Clink and the entire establishment for dinner date or business, drinks, night club down stairs at Alibi and over night at the hotel! Can't wait to go back for business or pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a fantastic experience! I loved this restaurant for the history and ambiance. The service was great—we went for my parents’ birthday and they gave us champagne on the house and a lovely dessert. The food was a bit pricey but worth it for such a cool experience. I would definitely recommend this place for a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Staff and food were great. Ambiance was nice and novelty of old prison doors added to the experience.

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vipPerfect
New England
92 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place for lunch and especially if you get the quick lunch which include two great desert cookies.
We have never been disappointed with the food or the service.

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Gdwdd
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seating with view of Cambridge, service, ambience, good food... Clink had it all.

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vipandream
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent including the selections available for brunch. Our only criticism is the size of the cappuccino cups. They are way too small! They should be about twice the size they are now.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening. They went above and beyond to make my husband’s birthday special.

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vipSnappy
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food and service were very good but if you closed your eyes you would feel like you were in a diner. There was no ambient music but a screaming baby and kids on their cell phones along with clinking cutlery and chefs amicably shouting to each other. Clink used to be a fun place for a date, very ‘hip’ and trendy, but now it feels like a family restaurant even on a Friday night.

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LeilaB
Adelaide
14 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although I booked my email through open table I also emailed Adam at the hotel for a special table request as we were celebrating. He replied and was most helpful in his response which filled us with confidence that we had chose the right place for our holiday breakfast. The hotel is a converted jail so that in itself is amazing. The building is beautiful and the decor for the Christmas period was beautiful. The hostess was amazing, she welcomed us warmly and was so smiley. The perfect person to welcome you to the restaurant, she was happy to take a photo for us as we left also, she was so helpful and pleasant. She showed us to our lovely window table and we enjoyed a beautiful breakfast on Christmas Day. The atmosphere was really nice and festive, every staff member we encountered was really friendly. Our waiter was brilliant also, he showed fantastic hospitality and genuine warmth. I didn't get any names unfortunately but whatever this restaurant is doing with both the food and the service is amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend Clink to colleagues, family and friends as we had such a lovely Christmas day breakfast made even more special by such brilliant staff and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and hip place for a date

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RobinView
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Christmas Eve dinner with the family. I had given advanced notice of my wheat, gluten and pepper allergy, and they let me know they were aware and prepared. I never had to question a single item put in front of me. It was all amazing and perfectly prepared. The waitstaff were so wonderfully attentive. It was a fabulous experience.

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Mysterious
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parking outrageously expensive. Got to be a better way.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food. Slow service with filling water and waited 20 min for drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Thanks so much! Look forward to coming again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Horrible service. Ridiculously overpriced.

TM
vipTaylorM
New England
11 reviews