There were some saving graces at Tremont647. Namely, the cocktails were excellent. I had a Pineapple Martini, which was made with house infused pineapple vodka, Vanilla Stoli and simple syrup. My friend had a raspberry vodka gimlet, made with house infused raspberry vodka, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. The Wedge and Beet and Goat Cheese Salads were also tasty. And, the truffle, parmesan-rosemary fries were good. Although, I've had better elsewhere.
Dessert was a surprising, delightful finish. We ordered fresh donuts with maple mascarpone cheese, which was delectable. If you haven't had anything other than Dunkin Donuts in a while, you should try Tremont647 just for the donuts. We also had an order of the Chocolate Trio, which included a chocolate-hazelnut truffle, oreo chocolate cake and a shot of orange flavored hot chocolate. As our waiter put it, it was "divine intervention." After the dinner we had, it certainly was!
With restaurant week starting today in Boston, I suggest that Tremont647 takes a look at its more simple recipes and recreates those in its other dishes. People like traditional, American comfort food because they know they won't be surprised by any overbearing exotic tastes. Even when you're warned that a new flavor will be introduced, like the brandy, you don't expect it to be as strong and overbearing as it was. Tremont647 should good back to its root and stop trying so hard to be an "eclectic" restaurant. It's just not working.