For our weekly date night, Matt and I headed to Harvard square to have a beer at an old favorite and eat dinner at a new gem.
Grafton Street Pub has been one of our favorite restaurants since we first ventured to Cambridge during my graduate school interviews – the atmosphere is urban but cozy and the beer selection is great. I ordered the Berkshire Brewing Co. Cabin Fever, which was perfectly balanced and very drinkable.
We warmed up at Grafton Street and then headed to its new sister restaurant: Russell House Tavern. You can definitely tell these restaurants are sisters because they have a similar vibe. I got Harpoon’s new Belgian Pale Ale – LOVED this because it had the spice of a Belgian, but a teeny tiny taste of bitterness on the finish.
Airy bread with pesto dipping oil was enjoyed while Matt went back and forth over which entrée he wanted. Ever since I was jealous of Matt’s burger in Portland
, I’ve been craving one hard core, so when I saw a grass fed burger on the menu, I didn’t need to read any further.
The waitress asked if I wanted fries or a salad, and right when I was about to say salad, she said why don’t I just bring you half and half? Done and done.
Thick and rare, flavorful and juicy and all for $11…need I say more?
After downing this guy, I practically levitated to my bed with a smile.
Tell me what you think!