Member Reviews (5)
- Cafeteria BostonMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBT+ 1Jul 04, 2012
It's not often that I say this about Bolognese outside of Italy, but Cafeteria's bolognese dish was damn good. I'm pretty particular when it comes to pasta, but Cafeteria managed to do it pretty perfectly: slightly al dente, good quality meats, and the sauce wasn't too strong-- it complemented the pasta, as a good sauce should.
The drinks were okay. It seemed a little bit like the owner decided he should have some chic cocktails and then just started throwing random ingredients into glasses. Nothing was bad, but it also didn't seem like much thought was put into any of the concoctions.
This lack of focus seems to ripple out into the rest of the restaurant, though. The cafeteria theme would be pretty cool, if there was actual follow-through on it. Other than the kind of tacky laminated menus, there's not much about Cafeteria that is like a cafeteria. In the end, though, I suppose that what matters most to me is the food, and on that front I have no complaints.
- Cafeteria BostonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Jul 04, 2012
Theme restaurants are apparently in season in Boston. The concept is supposed to be free-range, upscale Cafeteria food. The tag line is even "Tray chic!" Yet the menu is a sort of comfort food mish mash, paying scant homage to real cafeteria food. I would have liked to see "Grass-Fed Mystery Meat" on the menu, for example. My asparagus and arugula pizza was very good, as was my friend's bolognese, but although I really enjoyed my evening and corner booth, I wouldn't make returning a priority on my next stop in Boston.