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City Landing

by Alaina on November 25, 2012 · 1 comment

There have been two instances where I have been able to dine at City Landing. Both times were highly enjoyable.

City Landing opened at the end of the summer in the space that used to house Sel de la Terre. The location is perfect for the summer: right next to the New England Aquarium, across the greenway from Quincy Market and around the corner from the Long Wharf. And with its selection of food, drink and dessert, it will be a great destination for the other seasons as well.

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About a month ago our front desk managers took the concierge team out to celebrate our second quarter win for team of the quarter. I arrived first and had a drink at the bar. I ordered the Perfect Storm which was Goslings Dark Rum, Crabbie’s Ginger Beer, Bitters and lime. Delicious.

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Once everyone arrived we were sat in the middle of the restaurant. It was a Tuesday night at 8pm so the restaurant was pretty empty. We were told ahead of time that the service here was top notch. While our server was professional and personable, we didn’t really see top notch. It was evident when it took awhile for our meals to come out. And at the end of the meal, our server spilled the champagne and it landed on two of the members in our party. We laughed it off of course. Overall, she was great. Smile

Now, on to the food! To start, I ordered the calamari with a sweet chili drizzle and cilantro.

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I’m really glad I got this as my app because it was really hard to share. Smile with tongue out It was perfectly fried and the sauce was perfectly sweet and generously topped. Pretty much devoured the whole thing.

It was tough to pick my entrée because the entire menu looked amazing. They also have a separate, HUGE menu for vegetarians/vegans, gluten and celiac. I ended up with a pizzetta that was topped with prosciutto, fig, shaved parmesan and arugula.

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It took me so much willpower NOT to eat this entire dish. The toppings were salty, fresh, tangy and sweet without overpowering the whole dish. And the crust was perfectly crispy and doughy.

How is everyone else’s meal?

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I ended up passing on the dessert but we did have some champagne to end the meal.

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Despite the somewhat slow service on a slow night, I very much enjoyed my first foray into City Landing. I really wanted to go back after this.

And I did!

Last weekend my cousin came up from New York to have an early Thanksgiving with our family. Since she arrived at South Station around noon, we decided to head out for lunch. Since Aimee is vegan I knew that City Landing would be the perfect place to go.

We were sat in the corner where the multitude of windows let in all of the sunlight. It was perfect. Since it was Friday it was pretty busy with the lunch crowd, but our service was nice and quick. I ordered the grilled prosciutto and gruyere melt on harvest grain with wilted arugula. I had the salad as a side.

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This sandwich was perfect. There was an abundance of prosciutto and the cheese was perfectly melted. And the salad was perfectly covered with dressing. Not a drop was left in the bowl.

And yes, my water was always filled. Another wonderful meal at City Landing.

City Landing is located at 255 State Street in Boston, MA.

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