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The Hungry I

71 1/2 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4608
+1 617-227-3524
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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71 1/2 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4608
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We've lived in the Boston area a long time and and have seen many wannabe French restaurants come and go, but the Hungry i remains the place for a quiet, classy dinner with each other and with visitors to Boston. We go there when we...More

Thank LongTimeTraveler_11
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Perhaps it was the evening. perhaps it was the company. I was there with my two daughters and a boyfriend, a native Bostonian and I went along with their choice. Do I think the place was great, NO, I do not. You enter street level...More

Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed 6 December 2017

My wife and I had a delightful French dinner at the "I". We needed a quiet yet elegantly different dinner after a tough week and they filled the bill. Parking is non-existent; use Uber or Lyft.

Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I came off a Martini in the Beacon Hill Hotel for a solo dinner here. Friendly enough, although very slow service. Like 45 minutes plus from order to main. And no entree...I ordered steak. You know, the stuff the USA is the biggest producer of....More

Thank justwaytoohard
Reviewed 22 October 2017

In Boston, you can find Lobsters everywhere. I tried this place for my last dinner in town and was excellent.

Thank TheGirlOfTerezKorut
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were 2 of 4 people in the whole restaurant yet had to keep asking where our appetizer and then where our entries were. The chef was talking to the other customers, who had already eaten and couldn't be bothered to go cook. We were...More

1  Thank nancy r
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is a popular French bistro on Charles Street. It is entered down stairs into a charming cellar with attractive European décor. I had the escargots with mushrooms which were excellent, followed by the sole, which was also very good. Service was first class. Very...More

Thank Worldwatcher
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The owner of Hungry I offers fun conversation with a pleasing French accent. Watch your head as you step down a few steps from street level to enter into a cozy, unique old-style Mediterranean atmosphere. The meals are flavorful and prepared to perfection. The homemade...More

Thank tc-AYP
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The menu is sophisticated and the setting is understated elegance. We sat outside in the lovely back garden patio and enjoyed a relaxed anniversary dinner. The tables are well situated allowing for conversation and privacy. Service was excellent and personal, as if in a private...More

1  Thank lml180
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We love this place. We see many people walk by along Charles St and pass it up because the restaurant is below street level and kind of hard to walk in to. However, if you give it a try I think you will be surprised...More

Thank remays
Beacon Hill
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soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll
down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your
walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander
through the hilly neighborhood and check out its
exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon
street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and
widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 1/2 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4608
    (Mt. Vernon Street)
  • Public Transportation: Charles St Red Line is the closest; Arlington St on the green line is also walkable.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Beacon Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-3524
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