Some of you may remember the ABC Dining in San Francisco which kicked off this whole blog 3 years ago! I completed all 26 letters and restaurants back in SF, and I’m determined to do the same in Boston! I was stuck on the letter G for the longest time, but we finally went to Gaslight Brasserie du Coin for brunch this weekend so I’m back on track!
Aside from continuing my Boston ABC Dining, we were both so glad we finally dined at Gaslight in the South End! First of all, we need to talk about how cute the ambiance and interior is at this French Brasserie! There’s a classic, vintage feel that’s very comfortable to dine in, from the wood seats to the tiled walls, ceilings, and floors. Maybe I’ve been watching too much Boardwalk Empire lately, but it reminded me of a place gangsters would eat, in the coolest way possible.
The food itself at Gaslight is crazytown. It was one of those meals where we both just kept talking about how blown away we were! The prices were shockingly reasonable too – less than $20 each for fab food, great atmosphere and great service. Our waiter chatted with us when he found out we were also from California, gave us an update on our order and it’s queue in the kitchen, and was knowledgeable about gluten free options when I inquired about them. Plus, our waters were always filled to the brim no matter how hard we tried to drink it all!
I ordered the Berkshire Pork Hache – best decision ever made. It came with confit pork, crispy potatoes, chili sauce verte, and two fried eggs, AKA protein central! The ingredients came out in patty form, cooked to perfection and filled with flavor. I scarfed it down in about 10 seconds.
This may not be a Pinterest or Instagram worthy shot, but I wanted to show the consistency and patty-like texture of the meal! It was soft enough that no knife was necessary.
For even more flavor, the Poached Eggs a la Bearnaise is an excellent choice. With sauteed kale, caramelized onions, and plenty of garlic, this egg dish is one to savor and enjoy!
In case it wasn’t clear enough, I can’t recommend Gaslight enough! Amazing food, great service, and fun atmosphere. What more could a diner want in a meal? There’s also outdoor seating which looked inviting for the hotter summer months.
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