We ended up arriving late because we couldn’t find a parking spot. We drove around for a good 20 minutes trying to find the spots they tell you about on the website, but they were all full. We ended up parking in a lot and walking. We leave our coats and squeeze into a table. Our waitress is attentive, and sassy as hell, which we love. We start with the brussels sprout app ($12). You can tell yourself that there’s something healthy in there, but man, deep fried, bacon tasty goodness….throw in some hazelnuts and blue cheese…and there is nothing healthy about this, LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
Local Beets ($12) with some crushed up amaretti cookies, really nice bold flavors and textures. We ate this up in about 2 bites.
The Ricotta Cavatelli ($22) was a large portion, but it was so good you didn’t want to leave any. I loved the flavors and the light sauce, it certainly filled me up quickly. The others at my table ordered the steak frites ($29) Creekstone Farm Bistro Steak with Hand-cut Fries, Pickled Red Onions, Cress, Garlic Aioli & Red Wine Jus. They were delicious, really tender and juicy, cooked to perfection. The fries were crispy and salty, really nice.
Apple Crisp ($8) of course for dessert, really nice end to the meal – just enough sweetness to end the night. The seating is tight here, but the food and the service make up for it. It felt very warm and friendly. I loved the food, and am anxious to try the JP location next, I can certainly see what all the hype is about.
5 Cragie Circle, Cambridge, MA