December 5, 2012 - Service was superb. Entire staff was there to make sure your dining experience was the best possible. Our waiter constantly checked on our table to make sure my girlfriend and I were ok and if we needed anything. Mozzarella Salad was HUGE and my steak was cooked perfectly as was my girlfriends Butternut Squash ravioli. This certainly is a restaurant to go to for special occasions like Anniversaries, birthdays, etc.
November 28, 2012 - Great menu. Warm and friendly environment. Wait staff is just superb. Could not ask for a better dining experience.
November 22, 2012 - You would normally expect slow service on a busy holiday like Thanksgiving, however, the Beacon Grille ALWAYS steps up and provides the best service. The hostess, waitstaff etc. are always professional, knowledgeable and very friendly. The food is always of the best quality and on this particular case it was outstanding. There were many and varied choices for all in our party, and the staff replaced everything constantly with nice hot items. This has quickly become one of our very favorite restaurants for special occasions as well as a quick lunch.
September 1, 2012 - I took my mother here for her birthday, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quiet elegance, creative menu, attentive and professional staff, and not too hard on the wallet. We had a warm seafood salad, that was perfectly dressed. I asked to have the salmon substituted with another fish, which was easily accommodated. We weren't rushed, but the wait staff kept an eye on us in case there was something that we wanted. We both left it with a happy feeling, that we'd definitely come back. It's also very accessible, as being visible from 128 across from the Woburn theaters.
August 24, 2012 - WOBURN, Mass., August 24, 2012 – Local kid turned legendary stand-up comedian Steven Wright returned to the area last weekend to celebrate his brother's birthday. The Burlington High School graduate, now well known for his deadpan one-liners, enjoyed an intimate dinner with family in one of the private dining rooms at Beacon Grille. Wright (center) his brother Bob (right), Beacon Grille assistant general manager Ben Simmons (left).
Woburn Advocate - August 1, 2012 - Woburn, MA — For the second year in a row, Wine Spectator magazine has recognized Woburn's Beacon Grille restaurant with its esteemed Award of Excellence. The upscale, American-style steakhouse, located at TradeCenter 128, will appear in the publication's August issue. "This designation is certainly very prestigious," said Beacon Grille beverage director Janet Urban. (more)
Woburn Advocate - May 17, 2012 - Woburn, MA — Beacon Grille restaurant at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn has a new, high profile executive chef. Damian Zedower has taken the top spot in the kitchen at this upscale suburban restaurant. Trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., Zedower worked most recently at Asana, the acclaimed restaurant... (more)
March 23, 2012 - Photographing at the Beacon Grille was a truly fun experience. The crew there is very organized and talented. The best part about our time there was learning all about the ways the restaurant runs very green. Energy star appliances, LED lights, rain water collections, and solar panels on the roof. But – oh… it is the food that really was – all yum.(click for complete review)
March 17, 2012 - Cocktailing beyond the city limits is a dicey gamble. A lot of the time you're lucky if the bartender knows what something as basic as a Manhattan is, never mind manages to produce a cobwebbed bottle of Angostura from the deep recesses of the bar like Indiana Jones digging for precious artifacts. And while the food at The Beacon Grille steakhouse is the focus, it's really the cocktails that stand out. (click for complete review)
Winchester Star - March 4, 2012 - Winchester, MA — Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates dined with a group of local philanthropists this week at the Beacon Grille restaurant at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn. The very private event was co-hosted by Winchester resident and Beacon Grille owner Bill Cummings and his daughter, Dr. Marilyn Morris of New Rochelle, N.Y. (more)
Woburn Patch - February 20, 2012 - "Former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader was recently in Woburn, dining at the Beacon Grille. What better day to highlight this photo than on Presidents Day then?" Joyce and Bill Cummings were delighted to host four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader at Beacon Grille... (more)
February 15, 2012 - Carlos and I broke our Valentine's Day tradition of having dinner at Machu Picchu restaurant in Somerville, MA by making a reservation at one of our favorite spots for fine dining, Beacon Grille. I was particularly excited about their exclusive Valentine's Day menu especially their Aztec Hot Chocolate drink. Joyce who handles the social media for Beacon Grille took our reservation request through Twitter @BeaconGrille . We even got to ask for Michael our favorite server! Awesome people, food and service keeps us coming back to this place. (click for complete review)
February 10, 2012 - Philanthropy (Merriam Webster's Dictionary): 2a : an act or gift done or made for humanitarian purposes. Going Green (ehow.com): Going green is a popular term used to describe the process of changing one's lifestyle for the safety and benefit of the environment. Chances are, foodies, if you've read these definitions someplace, they didn't have much to do with a classy, metropolitan- style restaurant serving the very finest meats, freshest seafood, and choicest game, until now (click for complete review)
February 9, 2012 - Imagine a restaurant that donates 100 percent of its profits to a foundation. Unheard of, you say? The folks at Beacon Grille in Woburn, Massachusetts don't seem to think so. The restaurant, which is also dedicated to the green initiative, donates all of its profits to Cummings Foundation, which has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to graduates of Woburn High School. (click for complete review)
January 1, 2012 - Hubby and I rang in the New Year last night at the Beacon Grille in Woburn, MA. Located less than a half hour from our house, it was on our list of local places to try. Turns out we were smart to wait - it was the perfect place for our New Year's celebration! (click for complete review)
December 9, 2011 - Another great meal at Beacon Grille! We enjoy this restaurant because of the "City Quality" food, but on the 128 corridor. They were quick and efficient, and the food was excellent! The scallops are delicious and the veal special was fantastic... melted in my mouth. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoyed quality food and beverages.
October 15, 2011 - My husband and I loved everything about the Beacon Grille. They were extremely prompt at seating and serving us. The food was amazing. We had the Shrimp Cocktail, Filet Mignon and Pear Cheese Cake. Delicious! We will definitely recommendit and we will definitely return.
September 23, 2011 - Second time visiting this establishment and second time I came away completely satisfield. Great drink selection and excellent food. From beef to seafood, they do it right.
July, 2011 - Former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently made a surprise visit to Beacon Grille, stopping by for lunch. At left,Newt Gingrich poses with Beacon Grille employees Tanya Mckeever, Denise McKeown, and Janice Girolamo.
April 28, 2011 - After some picture taking, we finally entered the restaurant. We had a reservation made NOT by phone, NOT by email but by Twitter. No joke. The very friendly social media rep who handles the @BeaconGrille Twitter account was very gracious to take my reservation request by Direct Message. Hey! I like that. I've always thought Twitter was one of the most useful social media tools out there and here is another way it was beneficial. (click here for the complete review)
August 15, 2010 - A Beacon in the Night In celebration of my mother's birthday, we went to Beacon Grille in Woburn last night. Don't let the big sign by the highway and 128 World Trade Center location fool you – the Cummings family has done a fantastic job of creating an oasis in Boston's nearby suburbs. The sophisticated interior makes you forget where you are, the menu offers something for everyone without overwhelming and the service is extraordinary. Our server was a true professional and the chef and GM visited us, along with making the rounds in the dining room. (click for complete review)
June 11, 2010 - Beacon Grille: Lunch Beacon Grille is one of the newest restaurants in Woburn, located just off Rt.128 at the Tradecenter 128. It is an unusual restaurant in that 100% of their net profits are donated to the Cummings Foundation, Inc., a charitable organization. There are plenty of restaurants that donate to charities, yet I am unaware of any other restaurant that donates so much of their profits. (click for complete review)
April 11, 2010 - Serious food comes with a side of social responsibility Open since January, the Beacon Grille is Cumming Properties' first venture into the restaurant business. Located within the TradeCenter 128 complex that includes Middlesex Superior Court, the restaurant specializes in steaks and seafood. An equally serious effort, however, has been dedicated to green practices: buying and hiring locally; installing LED lights, photovoltaic solar panels, and Energy Star-rated kitchen appliances; collecting rain water in a 7,000-gallon underground tank for watering trees and shrubs; converting cooking grease into biodiesel fuel; recycling glass and aluminum; and providing an on-site bus stop, bicycle racks, and preferred parking for low-emission vehicles. (click for complete review)
March 11, 2010 (TV Diner) - Diner For A Day, Greg Ciulla is in-studio to give us the 411 on Beacon Grille! It's new, and looks impressive - but it's only Greg who will make the ultimate call on the newest addition to the TradeCenter 128 in Woburn! (click for complete review)
January 29, 2010 (TV Diner) - We heard that the Beacon Grille in Woburn, MA donates 100% of its profits to charity, and as it turns out - it's true! A sweeping space, expertly prepared dishes, and a commitment to community make Beacon Grille a true neighborhood hot spot. (click to view the short segment)