In the heart of Boston's Financial District lies a new venue with an old-timey feel. Established just this year, Bostonia Public House is situated on the corner of The Board of Trade Building not far from Faneuil Hall.
I came here with a fellow blogger and we were swooning over everything from the decor to the menu. Read on to find out why!
Bostonia Public House
I love the venue's corner location - it allowed designer Taniya Nayak to adorn tall, wide windows along both sides of the restaurant. As an avid people-watcher and food photographer, I love the natural lighting and street views that these windows provide.
These chairs are no joke - they are heavy duty and exquisitely comfortable, with handles on the back to help you pull them out.
I ordered a morning tea and was brought this adorable tea carrier. Extra points for the waiter who was patient enough to deal with us food bloggers asking for a picture!
I went with the Green Tea Passion, and was pleasantly satisfied with it's full flavor.
Allow me to introduce the scrumptious Fork Tender Meatballs, with parmesan cheese and basil oil. I was blown away not only by the flavor, but the presentation of this dish.
We ordered a variety of oysters, each of which was incredibly fresh and not too briny.
Oysters are so fun to eat! When finished, I love to put them back on the ice upside-down so I can see their beautiful shells.
How gorgeous is this presentation? Here you see the incredible Lobster Roll & super fresh Heirloom & Arugula Salad.
My Lobster Roll was served cold and jam-packed with delicious ingredients such as avocado, corn, and even a side of pickles. I love dill pickles, so this was a welcome surprise! The brioche roll was thick, sweet, and perfect. The fries themselves were great as well - not too thick and not too small. I could not recommend this dish more!
Bostonia is full of adorable details, if you know where to look. This vintage typewriter was set up for patrons to leave notes for the management, and each day every note is read! I think this is a great testament to not only attention to detail, but to ensure the voice of the patrons are being heard - and not just on Yelp, but in an old school paper-and-pen style.
Last but certainly not least, we have the doughnut holes. These glorious desserts are actually Sweet Potato Doughnut Holes, and fried with bourbon. That's right, instead of empty fried dough (as good as that is), these are made from sweet potatoes. They still tasted much like regular doughnuts, only they were much heartier and had a bit of a rustic flavor. I highly recommend these as an end to your meal here!
All in all, our visit to Bostonia was glorious. They seem to have a knack for putting a spin on the classic dish - from sweet potato doughnuts to avocado lobster rolls.
Word on the street is that their brunch menu (served on Sundays), has a divine menu and a Bloody Mary Bar! We just may have to come back to try this as well - and I hope they still have those doughnuts!
Comment Challenge: I love lobster rolls! Do you have a favorite lunch item?