Modern American cuisine is like dark matter—it's all around us, and yet we don't truly understand it until it inverts itself and swallows up the stars in a single galactic gulp. Splurge on ever-present eats with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of food at G Bar and Kitchen in Swampscott. G Bar and Kitchen is open Monday through Saturday.
The brainchild of gastromind Chef Gregg Brackman, G Bar and Kitchen incorporates Italian and French influences into its inventive dishes, all made with quality ingredients. From the spring menu, start with the beet salad, a berry-hued blend of candy-striped beets, goat cheese, and watercress bathed in lemon-olive-oil emulsion ($9). Noodle-centric dishes, such as a the local-lobster gnocchi (market price) with hand-rolled potato pillows, sherry-thyme butter, and arugula, or the risotto ($24) with shrimp, mushrooms, and truffle, will satisfy discerning professors of pasta-ology. For a main course, try the crispy-skinned and roasted chicken ($24) with mashed russets, trip, and tequila-lime buerre blanc, or the eggplant Milanese ($22) with pomodoro, béchamel, and parmesan. Side selections include goat-cheese potatoes ($6), the green du jour ($5), and creamed shallots and spinach ($5)—all ideal wingmen for entrees hitting the dietary dating scene.
The Boston Globe says:
- …for the most part, the straightforward cooking - upscale but unpretentious - is the restaurant's attraction. Combine that with the friendly staff, the sweet little space, and the neighborhood vibe, and Swampscott has a welcome new choice. – Devra First
256 Humphrey St.
Swampscott, Massachusetts 01907Get Directions