Less Than Greater Than

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$30 and under
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Through the ice cream shop, find the switch. Turn on the light and find a place away from the mundane... a speakeasy-style atmosphere serving classic cocktails, delicious food, and decadent dessert. 21+

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MD
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, setting and service was very good. We enjoyed our evening very much and will definitely go back!

MK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun. Best cocktails in town and good eats. Make sure to make a reservation!

C
New England
81 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Fun time - nice atmosphere with different cocktails to taste. However, the martini was quite small and the cocktails as well since most of the drink was ice. The short ribs were tasty but had a lot of fat and grizzle on them. Everyone enjoyed the duck dish, brussels sprouts, and the smores dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the restaurant, drinks excellent, wish portions more generous for the price.

R
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service and food were very good. We had a party of 8 and ended up seating way in the back where it was a little noisy plus it was very warm.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience. Will definitely return

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drinks were the best I’ve ever had. Generous portions and absolutely delicious. Food was awesome as well. But by far the best element of this establishment is the service. Excellent knowledgeable wait staff and manager. What a great experience.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group outing/reunion

CA
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

A little too hipster for Hudson, MA - servers were super-pretentious.

KG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

After reading some reviews about what a fun and hip place this was to go too, I planned a surprise birthday celebration here for a friend and there were a total of 5 in our party. I was really excited to try something new and I was especially excited in anticipating the fun banter that would go along with the birthday girl (who is dippy) and the person who slides open the door to the secret speakeasy. I read you would be asked a few questions about why you were there and that you were suppose to say "you were there to see the shoe cobbler because your shoes were in need of repair." Well there was absolutely none of that. Zero. Instead, a guy slid open the door and asked us of we had a reservation. And I said yes. Then he saw that on my reservation I said it was a birthday celebration and so he asked us to point out who the birthday person was. So in my mind I am thinking, "OK, well now there must be a second door to where all of the fun shenanigans will go on," but nope, we just got seated at our table. We were all so disenchanted and let down. Really, there was NOTHING speakeasy about the place, except that it was very dark in there. We tried not to be disappointed and made the best of it. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about drink recommendations and most of the food was very delicious - waffle fries were cold and limp, not crisp at all. At the end of dinner, I was thinking that the waitress would be bringing some sort of birthday celebration to the table. Notta. Nothing, not even after spending $300+ there and not including the tip. What was the point of having us point out who the birthday girl was if her birthday was not even acknowledged???? So now I feel like I have to have a make up birthday celebration for her, because this goes down as being the most lame speakeasy in history.

JB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to place for delicious cocktails and equally tasty food. The venue is ideal for a small group or a romantic date.

J
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun place to go live bringing friends over here from out of town ❤️

T
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Love the greater, he did so well relating to customers, in particular one who came one night too late.
It was a bit dark, two lights out over the bar.
Good food, great drinks@

JA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome all around! Amazing bartenders and chefs! Great experience.

C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Cool place with great cocktails. Food was not the highlight. Spent a lot on Steak Frites and Scallops which was subpar and extremely salty. If you want a cool vibe with creative drinks highly recommended just plan to go somewhere else for dinner.

CA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We have been to Less Than Greater Than many times and were very disappointed with this experience. Our server paid very little attention to us and when he did, most of what he said was nonsense. We ordered cocktails and a cheese plate then, a long while later when the server finally returned, we ordered an entree to share with a bottle of wine. When the entree arrived, it was tiny; we thought it was half the portion, but it was not. We also split a dessert. After finishing that, we asked to take the rest of our bottle of wine home and were informed that the restaurant did not offer that as an option. This would have been nice to know when we ordered it! We have not been to a restaurant that does not allow you to take the rest of your wine in many years.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service! Great drink recommendations and very knowledgeable!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and wonderful experience

NS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The cocktails are great, from the interactions with the bartender to the preparation and then drinking. Wonderful cocktail experience. The food on the other hand, leaves a lot to be desired. We had the chips and dip for starters, which were just fine. For our main course, my wife and I both ordered the Steak & Frites. I ordered mine rare and it was cooked to perfection. The problem is the quality of the beef and the excessive seasoning. Very tough and heavily overseasoned and frankly not enjoyable. For this price ($30 each), I expect much more. Go for the drinks. Order food with caution.

TS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place. All staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. We will be back, for sure!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous menu, top notch food and desserts, especially the unique boozy ice cream drinks. Menu changes often so worth returning more often.

BS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal as always. The manager, Allen, was so friendly and attentive. We did the combo with the escape room across the street. A perfect 12th anniversary date!

P
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service and quality of cocktails were top notch however the quality to price ratio of the food was only fair. We understand and support paying more for locally sourced produce and proteins but compared to other places offering comparable dishes this establishment was way off the mark to the point we'll never order food again. We'll definitely go back for cocktails but that's it.

L
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The service was beyond pretentious and when the bill arrived it included a $1.00 charge along with the description, “Large Block” under the Bourbon line item.

Yes, $1.00 for a block of ice that I requested. Apparently, regular cubes are free but large cubes are not.

The waiter agreed to remove the charge, but not without failing to caveat his generosity by saying, “we do have labor costs to cover”.

B
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Table for 2 was actually open seating at the bar no table. Would have been good to know that ahead. Very loud. Wine choice and old fashion were excellent as was the salad and salmon. The roasted cauliflower was disappointing. Really bad execution. The cauliflower was not fully cooked l, certainly not roasted and it really came off as a soup as if the recipe had not had time to cook. Not impressed by the speakeasy premise.

M
New England
28 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Cool Place. Like the speakeasy aspect. Food was very good but expensive for the portion size. Drinks were awesome but $15 is steep for Hudson. All around cool
place just pricey.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was expensive and terrible.

T
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome gem. Will be back - soon!

RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very legit cocktail bar in a place I wouldn’t expect to find one. These folks have some serious chops!

d
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic! Definitely will come back. This place is truly a hidden gem. Perfect for a date night or outing with friends.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Terrible vegetarian options

AS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing I don't like about this place. The cocktails are fabulous: well-crafted, visually appealing, and very tasty. The food is also very good, but I stop in primarily for the drinks. Typically, I sit at the bar, alone or with friends. Love the vibe and the fact there's no TV to distract from the ambiance. If you haven't been, and enjoy a good drink, you need to go.

CO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointing. Smokey salmon odor in the air, irritating eyes. Food was mediocre. Spoon didn’t come until almost done with meal. Too expensive for quality of food.

c
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went for a bachelorette dinner. Had reservations for 5. We were seated at a table for 4 so one side had three people squished together so as not to disturb the next table. She wasn’t technically even in front of the table. Ordered the sirloin. Asked for medium. They said it only comes medium rare and I said fine. Got it and it was medium well. For $30 would expect it to be cooked correctly. Very loud as well couldn’t hear the conversation unless you leaned closer.

SD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a phenomenal restaurant!! Exciting, eclectic space. Well decorated and fun. The staff was amazing, knowledgeable and friendly and the food was off the hook delicious!!! I highly recommend this place . All around excellent experience!

BP
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is terrific, unique, top quality artisinal food and drinks every time.

MV
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a cool place to take friends! Whenever I have a guest come from out of town, I always make it a point to take them to Less Than Greater Than. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the drinks are great, and the atmosphere is unique (in all the best ways).

KA
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful spot- equally good for date night or meeting friends. Outstanding food, drinks, service. It doe get crowded, so reservations are essential. Highly recommend.

W
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dinner we enjoyed! For appetizers, we sampled the homemade chips and dip, as well as the vegetable medley. The vegetables were fresh and interesting, but the dip was so unusual we practically had to lick the plate to avoid leaving any behind. For dinners we enjoyed both the duck and and scallops. Each flavor was so unique we couldn't decide which we preferred. We skipped dessert only because we hated to lose the wonderful dinner flavors that were still lingering. Frankie was a very attentive waiter, and the service could not have been better. What a treat!

GA
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is expensive and the portions are small, but delicious nonetheless. I ordered the scallops for instance and received only three scallops. The meal definitely left me wanting more! Good thing the restaurant is located within an ice cream shop and a sundae was able to fill me belly! =P