We were hoping for so much more. Stayed in the city to celebrate my husband's birthday and couldn't get a reservation at No. 9 for 4 on a Tuesday until 8:30 so we ditched our friends and went solo at 6:45 pm. The place was busy, and while I told them we were having a special night, ended up at a booth next to the busy kitchen and heavy foot traffic. Sat there for 20 minutes waiting to be served, even though I had told them ahead of time we were doing the tasting, so by the time the first course came we were dying for a drink. Dressed up thinking it was a suit /dressy environment only to have the table next to us in blue jeans and fleece jackets which took our experience down a notch. Ordered the tasting with wine, and were underwhelmed. Food was VERY small portions on huge plates. Expected mid range wines at $60/pp, but found out later (Google) that retail bottle price was $10.99, $15.99 and $19.99...we could have ordered a $120 bottle and had a nicer time. Food was not memorable and we left after 2 hours, hungry and annoyed. Boston has so many options for fine dining, next time we'll go elsewhere.