Thursday, May 22, 2014

Date Night at B&G Oysters

On Saturday night, we went out for a classic "dinner and a movie" date night in Boston.  Over the years, we've been working our way around Barbara Lynch's wonderful restaurants (she just won the James Beard Award for Best Restaurateur for good reason). We've had fabulous dinners at Menton, No. 9 Park, Sportello, and Drink, so the next spot on our list was B and G Oysters in the South End. 
Now that spring is officially here, their back patio is open for business, and we were lucky enough to be seated out there under strings of white lights and overhanging trees. We started with local oysters, shrimp cocktail, and rose wine. Is there a better combination while sitting outside on a warm evening? Their cocktail sauce was a bit horseradish-y for me, but the seafood was perfect.
For my entree, I went with homemade pasta with fresh Jonah crab meat which was very good though a tad under-seasoned. My husband opted for tile fish served alongside some of spring's finest vegetables: fiddlehead ferns and ramps. After our plates were cleared, we lingered over the last of our bottle of wine, enjoying the nice evening.
After dinner, we walked to the movie theater rather than taking the T. It was a good night for a stretch of the legs. From the brownstones and brick sidewalks of the South End to the towering Hancock tower around Copley Square to the sidewalks around Boston Common,  we soaked in the views of this beautiful city that we've come to love so much.  It was a pretty great impromptu date night out on the town. Though you really can't go wrong with an evening spent at a Barbara Lynch restaurant. She would never lead you astray!

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