New American has got to be one of my favorite cuisines, and Audubon Boston does it very well. This genre takes traditional dishes and puts a fun, delicious spin on them to bring them to life.
Taking advantage of their back patio while it's still summer - I love the bamboo view! The only thing that stinks about this is that when the wind blows, little bamboo leaves go flying about. Personally I think it's a fair trade-off for the ambiance that the bamboo provides.
Right off the bat, I'm happy with the menu because they have this cute "Pickled Garden," filled with pickled veggies. I'm a huge fan of pickled veggies - they're scrumptious AND healthy!
Next, we ordered the Mussels with red curry coconut broth and grilled baguette. I have mixed feelings about this plate because while the flavor is great, it's a tad too spicy for my taste. Some bites actually cause you to start coughing a bit! But for the spice lovers, this will be your favorite.
I ordered the 8 oz Burger with avocado and carmelized onions - YUM! Everything was extremely fresh and tasty. The only drawback here was that the brioche bun was a bit smaller than the patty itself.
Nick ordered the Statler Chicken, with blistered long beans, burnt orange gravy, toasted focaccia, and roasted tomato jam. Yes, it was as good as it looks. It's tough to find good chicken - that is, one that isn't too dry, or under-flavored. I rarely order it at restaurants for this reason, but the chicken plate at Audubon did impress me with it's juicy flavors.
From the bamboo, to its stone tables and brownstone views, Audubon offers its patrons a rustic experience with really exceptional dishes. We've gotten the same waiter (tall guy with a beard) every time we've visited, and not only does he provide us with great customer service, but he's honestly hilarious! To me, these are the ingredients for a great restaurant experience. Check out other New American restaurants!
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