Goodbye Hilltop Steak House... It was good to know you......

Goodbye Hilltop Steak House... It was good to know you......

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:59 pm

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/1 ... story.html


The Hilltop Steakhouse, a literal Rt1 landmark will be closed for good on Oct 20th 2013. The Fat Lady is starting to hum..... :cry:
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Re: Goodbye Hilltop Steak House... It was good to know you......

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:03 pm

The story in the Globe was a pathetic piece of journalism. I could write a better article from 325 miles away up here in maine. That place is part of my youth and one of the rights of passage growing up near Boston. "The Hill Top" was many a first date and the good ones would ask to go back. If you were a regular you went straight to the upstairs bar and waited for your number and room announcement and it went like this, " 77 Santa Fe, "77 Santa Fe" the place was huge and probably sat 400 at one time. You had the Lobstah casserole, or the beef, it didn't matter what kind it was always perfect! The rooms were all decorated in the western theme and there were many authentic pieces, it was like a old west museum north of Boston. I remember the waitress' all had bee hive hair do's back in the day and food was flying every where, it was normal to wait an hour or so to get in on a week end, and if there was a game in Boston..............................fahhgettah 'bout it!
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Re: Goodbye Hilltop Steak House... It was good to know you......

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:03 pm

OMFG NOOOOOOOO.... where those cows going :shock: I want ONE! :mad3:
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Re: Goodbye Hilltop Steak House... It was good to know you......

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:17 pm

I haven't been there in a while, but that place had the best of everything, and a no nonsense approach to eating out!!!!! Didn't matter whether it was steak or seafood, they were GREAT!!! If left there hungry, you were not man enough to finish your meal.

Great date night spot!! Wine em, dine em, ...oops better let each of you fill in the blanks...... Like Anthony's Pier 4.....a rite of passage.......and of course 'The Golden Banana'; but I digress......

I'll bet 'The Framingham Heart Study of the 60's through 2010' will not be sad to see it go away........sure seems most folks there had never heard of the on-going problems with animal fat and cholesterol in out diets. I'm sure the Beef Critters will be doing a little dance at the closing on the 20th....hope I can make it down.
GREAT chance for a MEAT and GREET, and desert at the Golder Banana! OK Doug Crane...you are close-by!!! :eek2: :woot: :stretcher: :crutch:
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Re: Goodbye Hilltop Steak House... It was good to know you......

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:24 pm

Someone had the article posted at work. Another historic landmark gone. They'll probably build more dam condos.
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Re: Goodbye Hilltop Steak House... It was good to know you......

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:41 pm

DePippo79 wrote: Another historic landmark gone. They'll probably build more dam condos.

People must love to live like Purple Martins in their condo style birdhouses. What a boring existence, walk in sit down nothing to fix or work on, and no place to do it if you wanted to.
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Re: Goodbye Hilltop Steak House... It was good to know you......

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:32 am

The company”s butcher shop in Weymouth will continue to operate...
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Re: Goodbye Hilltop Steak House... It was good to know you......

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:46 pm

Sadly you won't find many people driving from the North Shore down to Weymouth to visit the "Butcher Shop". :cry: The Hilltop failed to adapt to a changing market and in some ways it was probably a victim of its own success.

Rumor around these parts is Market Basket is very interetsed in the site. One thing is for sure the site is PRIME Rt1 real estate. It won't be on the market long.
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Re: Goodbye Hilltop Steak House... It was good to know you......

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:52 pm

Too far east into that communist section of the state for me to care either way ... :funny:
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Re: Goodbye Hilltop Steak House... It was good to know you......

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:57 pm

Smitty

You know damn well if I invited you over for dinner and drinks at "The HillTop" your candy coal burnin' a$$ would be blazin' down the Mass Pike with your bib on!! :D
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Re: Goodbye Hilltop Steak House... It was good to know you......

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:00 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Smitty

You know damn well if I invited you over for dinner and drinks at "The HillTop" your candy coal burnin' a$$ would be blazin' down the Mass Pike with your bib on!! :D


....with a state trooper escort!...oh the humanity!
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Re: Goodbye Hilltop Steak House... It was good to know you......

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:02 pm

Ahhh you guys know me too well ... toothy
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Re: Goodbye Hilltop Steak House... It was good to know you......

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:54 am

In the past 6 years I think - we've lost the following -

Jimmy's Harborside
Joe Tecci's Ristorante'
Anthony's Pier 4
Hilltop Steak House

These places were around for around 4-5 decades - and they all fold in a very short span of time.
All of these were part of my youth. In fact when I was 11-12 years old my best friend's father had the contract to get rid of the capsized ship - the Peter Stuyvesant which was the banquet/function hall moored adjacent to Anthony's. It had capsized during the Great Blizzard of '78. Walking around on the capsized underbelly. Regret I didn't have a camera!

Very said to some of these places go.
I'd frequent Anthony's several times a year on special occasions - almost always had good service and food was always excellent w/4lb lobsters.

I'd recall my dad telling me how he'd go to Joe Tecci's in the Grape Room...and in come some of the 80's Celtics starting five.
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