Saturday, March 27, 2010

When A. asked me where I wanted to go for dinner for my birthday, I said, "How about Jerry Remy's new restaurant?" R. then responded with, "It figures!"

We went this evening, parking in Newton Center and taking the Green Line in to Fenway station. A short, but chilly walk later we were at the restaurant.

The inside is striking. Shiny hardwood floors, a big long bar and more flat screen TVs than you can shake a stick at. Overlooking the bar are the two "Screen Monsters", giant projection screens that were playing the NCAA basketball games while we were there. The large back windows look out onto Fenway Park - see a picture here.

The food was good, but they are still working out some kinks in the kitchen. R. ordered a plain cheeseburger, just a burger, cheese and bread. It took them 3 tries to get that right - the third version was brought out by the manager, who took it off the bill. The menu was somewhat incomplete, too. A. ordered a veggie burger, but the menu didn't indicate that it came with cheese so that had to be sent back as well.

Once the technical issues got worked out, the food itself was tasty. The burgers came out with fried pickles, which were really tasty. The beer list was pretty good - I had a Wachusett Green Monsta Ale, which seemed like a very appropriate pick, given the location!

A table nearby had a bunch of guys with laptops sitting around - it took me a minute to figure out that they were doing their fantasy baseball draft. They were allowed to hook up one of the laptops to a big flat screen over their table so everyone could see the Excel spreadsheet that was keeping track of the draft picks. It was pretty cool that they were allowed to do that.

Bottom line, Jerry Remy's is a great place for a boys night out or for dinner before a game at Fenway, but probably not the best family destination with younger kids, especially if you have picky eaters. J. and I would certainly go back, but I don't think the girls liked it as much as we did.


At 9:25 PM, Blogger Bismo said...

Good stuff, I was waiting to hear your review! Buster & I are probably going to stop in there just for a beer (and a coke for him of course!) before our game on the 21st to check it out (we'll be there in the early afternoon). Cool that they have the Green Monsta, that's recently become a favorite of mine now that I can get it in bottles nearby!


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