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Boston Restaurant Blog -- November, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Poutine and More at Blue 22, Quincy

We checked out a new restaurant in Quincy called Blue 22 Bar and Grille a couple of weeks ago. I didn't know much about the place other than the fact that they serve poutine (French fries with cheese and covered with brown gravy), but that was enough for me to give it a try. And while the food we tried at Blue 22 was a mix of great and not-so-great, I was impressed overall with the place.

photo of Blue 22 Bar and Grille, Quincy, Massachusetts Blue 22, which is located on the northern edge of Quincy Center where Fajitas and Ritas used to be, is an attractive place in an industrial sort of way, with dark floor tiles, exposed wires and pipes along the black ceiling, and rather harsh, bright lights that can be irritating, depending on where diners sit. A small bar sits in the middle of the dining room, and a few window tables are found in the front. The menu is pretty eclectic, with a mix of Asian dishes, pub grub, and comfort food. We ordered the poutine to start us off, but were a bit disappointed by it. Usually, cheese curds are used for poutine, but this was not the case at Blue 22. And there was substantially too much cheese and a bit too much gravy used, which overwhelmed the taste of the fries. Fortunately, our main entrees were better, including a mouthwatering beer-basted cheeseburger that had just a hint of a bitter aftertaste from the beer, and a delicious plate of steak tips which were marinaded in an Asian teriyaki sauce. The Asian-style rice pilaf that came with the burger was a bit hard and dried out, while the garlic mashed potatoes were also dry but still tasty.

Poutine aside, our meal at Blue 22 Bar and Grille wasn't bad at all. If we go back to Blue 22, I think I want to try some of the Asian dishes the next time we go, as they have homemade dumplings and Japanese country-style grilled chicken, both of which sound like they might be worth a try. If I do get back there, I'll definitely let folks know how it was.

For those of you who would like the address and phone number for Blue 22, here it is: Blue 22 Bar and Grille, 1237 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169. Phone: (617) 774-1200.

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DA said:
We had the pan-seared meatloaf. Not to mince words, it was burnt.
Posted on 2/15/08
anonymous said:
Make sure you go see Suzie at the bar. She made the BEST drinks, and the food is awesome!
Posted on 6/11/08
Jah said:
Heard about this place and wanted to try the dumplings. They were great. Can't say the same for the rest of the food. Hamburger was tough as shoe leather, roll stale, too many onions, not good at all. The fries were nice and crisp, but after sitting a while they turned into a mess...all stuck together with the cheese and gravy. Impossible to eat after that. We won't be going back.
Posted on 8/14/08
NTP said:
I thought the only thing missing from this eatery was Keno. Where's the Keno...
Posted on 9/19/08
Dean said:
The food was awful. Not consistent at all, and overcooked. There are much better places to go in Quincy than Blue 22.
Posted on 1/19/09
Shawn Metcalf said:
I went there this past weekend and the food was well overcooked. Not pleasing at all.
Posted on 1/19/09

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