Last Saturday before heading over to watch the Lion King at the Boston Opera House we went to the Back Bay Social Club for dinner. We have heard of their burger from multiple sources, most of which call it one of the best burgers in Boston. We though we would decide for ourselves.
We were in a good mood and ordered a couple sangrias. The White Peach Sangria was light and refreshing. It would be the perfect drink for when dinning al fresco during a hot summer day. The Pomegranate Red Sangria was packed full of pomegranate flavor. The Back Bay Social Club does not serve watered down drinks. These sangrias packed a punch!
|Pomegranate Red and White Peach Sangrias|
To start our meal we had Back Bay Social Club's Rhode Island style Calamari with sweet cherry peppers and garlic butter. This calamari was absolutely delicious! The real piece of resistance was the crispy piece of bread sitting below the calamari. It was soaked with the garlic butter and had an almost bacon like flavor. This dish is not for those out there counting calories. It is fried, fatty, buttery, and mouth watering!
|Rhode Island style Calamari|
Next came the Meat Candy which is composed of kielbasa, brown sugar, and pineapple. This dish surprised us, we were expecting crunchy and instead got mushy deliciousness! This dish achieves the perfect balance of sweet and sour. The brown sugar sauce was finger liking good. The kielbasa was well made and cooked correctly. The name alone on this dish is tempting and the flavors are addictive!
Our first entree was the Brisket which is smoked in barbecue sauce and served with creamy mac n' cheese and broccolini. Our only issue with this dish would be the clunky plating which could use some refinement. The brisket was a little on the though side however it had good barbecue flavor. The mac n' cheese was enjoyable, especially the homemade creamy cheese sauce. Surprisingly the star of this dish was the broccolini. It added a much needed crunch to the dish and the lemon sauce topping it was exquisite!
|Brisket with Mac N' Cheese and Broccolini|
Last but not least we had the much talked about Social Burger topped with caramelized onions and sharp cheddar. This $22 burger is as straightforward as a burger could possibly be. The lightly seasoned beef was the star and the burger was cooked to a perfect medium. We would place the Social Burger on our top 5 of best burgers in Boston.
|The Social Burger|
We loved the sophisticated yet laid back atmosphere at the Back Bay Social Club. We would recommend the Back Bay Social club to large groups looking for a higher end restaurant with superv service and great food!
For more information on the Back Bay Social Club please visit http://www.backbaysocialclub.com.