Boston Restaurant Blog -- October, 2005
Thursday, October 13, 2005
After a few tries, I finally got to the Ashmont Grill in Dorchester, and believe me, it was worth the wait. The Ashmont Grill, along with Bridgeman's in Hull, is one of my favorite new restaurants in the Boston area (though Bridgeman's is no longer all that new anymore).
First, the atmosphere: a slightly upscale feel without being pretentious (which would NOT work in salt-of-the-Earth Dorchester, even in Ashmont Hill, which is a pretty wealthy neighborhood). Everyone there, from hostesses to waitstaff to bartenders to assistants, is very nice. There is a good mix of people coming to the Ashmont Grill; working class, urban professionals, middle class, and so on.
As far as the food at the Ashmont Grill: The portobello burger was almost too good to be true. The pressed cuban sandwich was outstanding, with fresh pork loin, ham, cheese, and pickles on tasty bread. The macaroni and cheese and french fries were excellent side dishes, with the mac and cheese being light and fresh, and the fries being hand cut with the right amount of salt. The mashed squash with bourbon, which was a special at the Ashmont last night, was another great side dish. As far as drinks, the beer selection was excellent, and there were a lot of interesting-looking mixed drinks floating around the place.
All in all, a terrific experience at the Ashmont Grill. Kudos to those who brought this new restaurant to Ashmont Hill.
For those who need the address and phone number for the restaurant, here they are once again: Ashmont Grill, 555 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124; the phone number is (617) 825-4300.
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