The first dish we had was The Mission's Bruschetta with roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, aged balsamic glaze, cold press olive oil, and grilled bread. First, we have to say that the presentation of this dish was great. The aged balsamic drizzled on top was delicious and added a nice touch of sweetness to dish. Our only complaint about the Bruschetta would be the lack of mozzarella cheese; there were a few pieces sprinkled on top but we would have liked to have a bit more. However, the tomato was fresh and the overall flavor of the dish was good.
Next came the New England Clam Chowder. We could not believe a cup of this delicious soup costs us only $3. The best part of the chowder were the chunks of bacon inside, delicious! Overall a great cup of chowder!
The second appetizer we ordered were the The Mission's Crab Cakes, which are lump jumbo crab cakes served on top of a stone ground mustard buerre blanc sauce with a grilled corn, baked lardons, and tomato "salsa." These crab cakes where pure crab, there was basically no filler. The buerre blanc was absolutely delicious, the tomato "salsa" was extremely fresh, and the baked lardons (bacon) tasted great when mixed with the crab. This was a great dish, we will definitely be ordering it the next time we eat at The Mission Bar and Grill!
Lastly, we had the Mission Burger. It was a decent sized burger, charred on the outside but perfectly cooked to a medium on the inside. The hand cut fries were crispy and the bun was toasted. This was not the best burger we've ever had but it was not the worst either.
Overall, The Mission Bar and Grill is a great neighborhood hangout spot. The music is a little loud and the tables are a bit cramped, so we would not recommend it for a first date. However, if you are looking for good food, great service, and a cool atmosphere on a Friday night The Mission Bar and Grill would be a great place to check out!
For more information on The Mission Bar and Grill go to http://www.themissionbar.com/.