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Top Shelf

July 3rd, 2011


Last week we went to check out the newly opened Top Shelf restaurant at 250 Worcester Rd. (Where Bronzetti’s used to be)
Inside was nicely remodeled.  I remember how Bronzetti’s didn’t remodel after taking the  space over form a sushi bar and it was awkwardly still Japanese looking for an Italian/pizza place.
Our server brought over some fresh focaccia bread with dipping oil that was a little spicy but very flavorful.

We each got a salad, which generously portioned.  Ethan got a Caesar that he enjoyed a lot, nothing unusual about it but had nice crisp lettuce and just the right amount of a tasty dressing.

I got a Greek salad and this was actually my favorite part of the meal:

It was a perfect ratio of green and kalamata olives with tomato, roasted red pepper, cucumber, red onion and feta.  It was more than enough even without lettuce.
For dinner Ethan got the special baked cod that was really good.  I never think of cod as that great of a dish but it was so fresh and that really made a difference in making this a delicious choice.  The red potatoes were perfectly cooked too.  Broccoli and carrots were decently mild and a nice side to have.

I got the scallops with roasted red pepper pesto.

The scallops were good, the sauce was okay, I think in general $16 is a lot for 4 scallops (although it comes with three red potatoes and broccoli and carrots)
For dessert we shared a chocolate cake and the berries and cream recommended by our server.


The chocolate cake was fantastic, really rich and just enough cream on it.  The berries were in  Grand Marnier whipped cream which was a nice, lightly textured dessert to follow a full meal.
You can check out their website for all information including menus, hours and contact info.
http://topshelfdining.com/

11 Comments »

  1. Wow – those entree portions are *miniscule*! I’d definitely feel cheated if I paid $16 for that scallop dish. Looking at their lunch menu, though, it looks like a better deal. Has anyone tried the chowder? It sounds good and $4 seems reasonable (so long as it isn’t in a little shooter glass or something 😉 ).

    The Greek salad does look good…would you say there’s enough for two people to share as a starter?

    Comment by Sandra S. July 4, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

  2. Yes, I’d say the Greek salad is enough for two. It’s be a perfect starter.

    Comment by michelle July 4, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

  3. meanwhile it looks like Brozzettis is opening a Pizza shop by the Roche Brothers grocery store in Natick on 135.

    Comment by Rich July 5, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

  4. The espresso martini’s are pure perfection!

    Comment by Tara July 7, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

  5. I had the special last saturday night, expresso cowboy steak, it was wonderful. it was cooked a perfect medium rare, just as i ordered. The ceasar salad was fresh and i really loved their ceasar dressing and fresh croutons. i had the fresh berries and creme and a cappuccino for dessert, it was a perfect end to my dinner. no one rushed us, which we truly appreciate when we dine out. i should not that the steak size was extremely generous, i took 1/2 home for lunch the next day.

    Comment by Margaret July 7, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

  6. excellent dining experience! Portions were generous, service was great and the atmosphere was relaxing. We are looking forward to going again.

    Comment by Deb July 7, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

  7. My husband suggested that we check out this restaurant to celebrate out 46th anniversary, and we were very pleased with the clam chowder and the entrees. We will definitely come back and recommend Top Shelf to our friends. We loved it.

    Comment by Joyce Stamps July 12, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

  8. I walked into Topshelf the other night and was blown away by the transformation of the space, the food, the prices, Jules behind the Bar. Everything was GREAT!

    Comment by paul July 31, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

  9. Michelle, come back! We love your blog and are waiting with baited breath for your return!

    Comment by Freddy September 4, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

  10. Oops! It’s “bated”….but we still miss you!

    Comment by Freddy September 4, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

  11. A shame that this blog seems to have died.

    Comment by Michael September 7, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

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