Back Bay Grill crafts upscale American dining with a delectable twist, all within the confines of an intimate, yet casually cool bistro environment. The culinary concoctions of award-winning chef Larry Matthews harness the power of the season’s most plentiful ingredients, resulting in an always-evolving menu that changes with the time’s ever-changing whims and hairstyles. Embark on a tasty expedition with the Maine crab cakes, paired with rouille aioli, shaved radishes, and frisee ($12), or the Bangs Island mussels, steamed in a savory mist of white wine with chorizo, saffron, and herbs ($11). Greener fare includes the poached Bartlett pear salad, adorned with a delightful dusting of watercress, goat cheese, toasted pine nuts, and sherry ($11), or a hearts of romaine salad drizzled with garlic dressing ($9). For the main-course minded, the sautéed duck breast, with potato gnocchi, chanterelle mushrooms, and haricot vert ($27), and the grilled, all-natural flat-iron steak keep incisors occupied from their ongoing online poker games ($26).
The New Brunswick Diner soothes sustenance-seekers with a menu loaded with straightforward creations of culinary Americana. Endure the smug smirking of the rising sun with the support of the early bird special ($3.99)—a heaping platter of eggs, bacon, homefries, and toast—from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., or show up any time for breakfast items such as the James Dean, a combo of biscuits and gravy with eggs ($6.99). A bowl of homemade new england clam chowder ($5.99) relaxes taste buds like a tasty tongue jacuzzi, and the meatloaf dinner swaddles gullets in a down comforter of mashed potatoes and gravy ($8.99). The claw- and knuckle-filled lobster roll ($14.95) and freshly breaded, fried Maine shrimp ($10.95) both come with fries and coleslaw.
Lobster benedict, BLT croissants, and seafood chowder are just a handful of the homestyle comfort foods one may find scrawled on the Daily Specials chalkboard at Charlie's Diner. The small restaurant specializes in homemade dishes, desserts, and making your grandmother jealous of its biscuits. Run by a mother-and-daughter team, the diner serves its comforting classics for all meals of the day