American cuisine is like America itself: adventurous in spirit, rooted in a rich tapestry of ethnic backgrounds, and chock-full of exploding fireworks. Feed your patriotic palate with today's deal: for $25, you get $50 worth of seasonal American cuisine at Tremont 647, a 60-seat eatery in the heart of the South End run by celebrity chef Andy Husbands.
The menu at Tremont 647 takes advantage of the wealth of New England's ingredients, changing with the seasons to provide the freshest fare available. Warm up the taste-bud orchestra with an appetizer of rock shrimp and sweet corn risotto ($11) with black truffles, spinach, and shaved parmesan before delving into the wild heart of American flavor country with a cornmeal-crusted catfish ($19) served with shrimp and cheddar grits, collard greens, and remoulade. For a southwestern take on meaty meatiness, tackle a wood-grilled, sage-crusted rib eye with sweet potato gratin and sweet-and-sour kale ($24). Or opt for an Eastern-influenced hoisin barbecue spit-roasted chicken with oyster mushrooms and scallion soba noodles ($21). Gourmands with gills, meanwhile, can stick to coastal waters with Pat Woodbury's Wellfleet clams in a white wine broth served atop capellini pasta with herb pistou, caramelized corn, spinach, and Pecorino garlic toast ($23). Finish your feast on a funny note by tossing Andy's signature banana cream pie ($7) into your own face, then chasing it with a combination of butterscotch and nut brittle.
For all its haute cuisine, Tremont's keeps its dining atmosphere casual and cozy, with a clientele as local as its ingredients. Reservations, like wearing chain mail while wrestling a bear, are highly recommended.
Tremont 647 won Best of Boston 2004 Brunch and Best of Boston 2002 Neighborhood Restaurant, South End from Boston magazine. The Boston Globe reviewed Tremont 647, and Zagat rated the food and service “very good to excellent.” More than 100 OpenTable reviewers give the restaurant an average of four stars, and more than 330 Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars:
- “There’s always a party” at this “funky”, “hip South End eatery” where chef-owner Andy Husbands’ New American comfort food exhibits a “surprising” amount of “inventive”, “tasty” “twists” for being so “reasonably priced” – Zagat
- In a neighborhood chock-full of great places to eat, Tremont 647 stands out as the community hangout for dinner, not to mention for its wacky come-dressed-in-your-pajamas Sunday brunch. Locals flock here in droves for chef Andy Husbands's menu of comfort food, from momos (Tibetan dumplings) and homemade tater tots to grilled skirt steak and garlic sausage pizza. – Boston