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1318 Grandview Ave. (Plymouth St.) Send to Phone
At Isabela on Grandview, feast on a seven-course tasting menu and a dazzling city view.

Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Isabela on Grandview Restaurant Review

: Perched high atop Mt. Washington, in a quirky two-story building that once was a private home, Isabela on Grandview yields an upscale yet relaxed experience. The small restaurant seats approximately 50 on two floors. At each level, large square windows frame views of the Golden Triangle and the three rivers. The restaurant’s scale and intimacy, unique in this Grandview neighborhood, makes the view all the more exceptional. On the first floor, a handcrafted bar presides over a lounge setting. Upstairs, a lively open kitchen generates excitement. Smooth service facilitates the unfurling of the fixed price ($70) seven-course tasting menu. The restaurant also offers a fixed price flight of four wines ($40) matched to the meal. Monday through Friday, there's an à la carte menu. Animating flavors, talented chef Alan Peet gives innovative twists to American dishes. Some seasonal signatures include ricotta ravioli with black truffles and hickory-smoked mushroom purée; bass, with Brussels sprouts and Jerusalem artichokes, with white anchovies and preserved lemon; and beef short ribs with baby leeks, sweet potatoes and red wine/onion marmalade. For dessert, claim the Meyer lemon bar, with poppy seed crème brûlée, raspberries and white chocolate. A given bottle may not always be available on the wide-ranging seasonal wine list, so call ahead to reserve a favorite.


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