Boston Restaurant Blog -- January, 2007
Monday, January 1, 2007
We spent New Year's Eve at a fairly new restaurant in Braintree called Spazio FX. There are actually two Spazio restaurants, with one being in East Braintree, and the other (which we went to) closer to the west end of town near Randolph. The Spazio which we dined at is more upscale than the other, though from the outside, it is difficult to tell exactly what kind of restaurant it is, since it is inside one of those bland, square-ish, brick office buildings that you might find in an industrial park along Route 128 or 495. We were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere, however, as once inside, it is a dark, elegant place with an attractive bar area and comfortable seating in the main dining area.
The food we had at Spazio FX was terrific from start to finish. We started with an excellent antipasto that had a variety of meats as well as zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers. We also had a bottle of Rosemount shiraz wine which was very mellow and mild. For the main courses, we ordered a pork tenderloin with potatoes (the pork was tender, moist, and fresh) and a beef tenderloin with wild mushrooms, gorgonzola mashed potatoes, and swiss chard (and not an ounce of fat on the tenderloin). And to finish up, we split a sinful dessert of chocolate cake with raspberries and ice cream.
Overall, I was extremely happy with Spazio FX. I hope to try them for lunch sometime soon, and perhaps head back for dinner some night. The restaurant definitely proves that you can't judge a book (or a restaurant!) by its cover.
For those of you who would like the address for Spazio FX, here it is: Spazio FX, 703 Granite Street, Braintree, MA, 02184. Phone: (781) 848-4500.
Just a quick note that Spazio FX is now closed. A new restaurant called the Granite Grill is now in the space vacated by Spazio FX.
Posted on 3/20/07
Spazio FX was above average, but only passable compared to the original Spazio, which is located on Quincy Avenue in Braintree. The food there has been, and always is, when I visit, exceptional! Love it.
Posted on 9/27/08
The Granite Grill, although the food is good, the management is terrible. Jimbos closed, all the customers from there and employees are taking over the bar/restaurant. I was a regular there, frequented 3-4 times a week, had a great rapport with servers and bartenders. Will never step foot in there again!
Posted on 10/24/08
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