Seeing that I was awarded the Restaurant Critic Award at our holiday
staff meeting (the lobster), I thought I'd give you all the rundown
on the new restaurant in the North Station/North End area: RoadTrip.
Out of five claws, I gave it two - or "good".
The atmosphere was cool, sort of art deco-ish, nice bar, with good
quality furniture, dishes and flatware. The service needs some help
in the efficiency area but was very polite. Music was good - Gypsy
Kings. Due to the large space, it was pretty noisy.
The wine list was wonderful with several choices by the glass. I
recommend the Farrari Corrano, savignon blanc. Wine is about $5-6
The menu was based on different regions of the country: New York,
Southwest, California, Heartland etc. I stuck to California and
ordered the seared tuna with bowtie pasta and olives. It was
delicious but the portion was small. I cleaned my plate even. Some
of the other meat/poultry dishes we saw looked heartier. Entrees
range from $10-18.
The dessert menu looked rich and chocolatey. There was nothing
healthy such as a sorbet or fruit tart. But who cares anyway when
ordering dessert. $6.50 each
There is a quite a bar scene. But it's kept distant from the dining
room. You can still hear it. Also, its a 6:30 p.m. bar crowd - divorcees on parade.
Overall, we enjoyed ourselves but left with hunger pangs. I
probrably won't visit RoadTrip again unless I'm in the area or
looking for a good bar with a good looking crowd.
Lastly, best of dinners to all who try RoadTrip.