Restaurant review: BoMA Restaurant and Bar

After more false starts than an entire NFL season, BoMA Restaurant + Bar finally opened their doors to the public last week.  The renovation of the space is dramatic and exudes a warm and cozy vibe.  Dark colors contrast with the exposed brick and oversized, unique chandeliers that provide a relaxing environment to meet for drinks or grab dinner.BoMA Restaurant and Bar

The dinner menu at BoMA has sixteen options including “Small Plates” which is how Chef Bussell describes appetizers; these range from $8-$12.  The menu also includes three options referred to as “Lighter Fare”, but think “pub grub” since it includes food like their burger with duck fat french fries.  Lastly, there are six “Large Plates” ranging from $20-$27.

BoMA Restaurant and BarWe started our dinner with the roasted beets and goat cheese salad $11 and roasted clams and chorizo $12. Both were very satisfying, but I preferred the clams and chorizo with my ale.  Beer lovers note BoMA has 16 craft beers on draft that will rotate with the seasons.  Below you can see we opted for the comfort food listed in the “Lighter Fare” portion of the menu.  The Fish-n-Chips is $15 and the BoMA burger is $14.  Both hit the spot and I predict will be some of the restaurant’s best sellers.BoMA Restaurant and Bar

Earlier this month I was invited to try their menu and we ordered the Chestnut Ravioli, Duck Confit, Rabe in Pistachio Cream ($24) and Grass Fed Hangar Steak, Texas Hash, Greens in Chili Garlic Butter ($26); read here for more about these tempting meals.

As mentioned above, BoMA is located in the South End at 1415 Washington Street across from The Cathedral of the Holy Cross.  Although BoMA was not taking reservations this past weekend you can call ahead at (617) 536-2662.

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One response to “Restaurant review: BoMA Restaurant and Bar

  1. The owner was extremely rude and remained silent when I said hello to him at the bar. He’s lucky I am not employed by Homeland Security (indefinite detention would be the only thing on his menu).

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