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The Hungry I

71 1/2 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4608
+1 617-227-3524
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible14%
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71 1/2 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4608
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank nancy r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Started with a salad which had lettuce and pomegranate in a light blue-cheese dressing. For an entree, I had a delicious chicken Julia (chicken stuffed with brie and spinach) which came with mixed vegetables. Plan on going back again to have this before the menu...More

Thank bob l
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was such a cozy and comfortable place for a romantic dinner. The service was superb and the food was outstanding. Highly recommend it! Ask for a table on the second floor where it is very quiet.

Thank srqchick
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Let's start with its website. Half of a 2-minute video has the owner/chef talking about the 'atmosphere' of the place. His claim of having served one of his pies to Marlene Dietrich is unsubstantiated.Although gays were irresistably drawn into her orbit, her last public appearance...More

Thank Helmut38
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I've been there with my mate during a vacation in the U.S. and we both found it very interesting. Chef Peter Ballarin will fascinate not only with his plates but also with his conversation. Not to miss !!

Thank Lorena F
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We didn't stay long - just long enough for a Boston champagne (prosecco, raspberry liquor and lime). Great atmosphere, great service!

Thank Nicolle Z
Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to
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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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