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Corner Tavern and Cafe 47 Back Bay

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Corner Tavern and Cafe 47 Back Bay

ced9 | May 29, 2009 07:51 AM

So, they aren't doing a very good job of advertising the Corner Tavern at all so I figured I'd post something encourage people to check it out. This place was formerly the Last Drop and reopened a little while ago with a full menu and much nicer vibe. It is more of a wine bar now. It opened around the same time as Cafe 47 (which is about 2 doors over) and I had high expectations for Cafe 47 and low for Corner Tavern...much to my surprise I have been to Cafe 47 twice and Corner Tavern is just about a weekly habit now. The menu at Cafe 47 has many reasonable options that sound decent but once you see it infront of you it screams cheap on your plate. The ingredients just tast like someone took them out of a prepackaged carton...from the salads to the salmon. Although the pizza is decent the rest of the menu is no better than a chain spot. Infact, I'd say it was worse than a chain because some items we ordered were striaght up inedible-the risotto tasted like it had been mixed with cream cheese...enough said. Anyway, last drop is doing it right, I think. They kept the menu simple but solid. They have little snacks you can mix (olives, nuts, etc) and match if you just want bar bites but also have entrees like schwarma wrapped in warm fresh pita with a nice yogurt sauce. I am not snobby about food, clearly I just look for quality ingredients and I found it ironic that the newly opened bar is doing it better than the newly opened restaurant. I will warn you Corner Tavern is def a BAR so don't go expecting a nice sitdown meal. Anyone else been yet?

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