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Washington Square Tavern - Brookline


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Washington Square Tavern - Brookline

Jujubee | Apr 8, 2004 10:01 AM

We stopped by here for dinner last night and I was very pleasantly surprised at the tastiness of my dinner.

We started with an appetizer of proscuitto with fig relish and balsamic glaze. I thought it needed more of the salty proscuitto to balance out the sweeter fig and balsamic, but that did not stop us from eating every last bit.

I had the entree of fried catfish with mango salsa and a generous serving of a warm black bean relish-type side, well-spiced and flavored with a bit of tomato. This was quite good: crispy seasoned catfish, and a good warm/cold, sweet/salty/spicy balance from the accompaniments. Very tasty. My husband enjoyed the veal chop he ordered as well. It came with a little arugula and green bean salad on the plate that I couldn't help stealing several bites of.

I was not in a drinking mood, but they appeared to have a good selection on tap and a good bar (as the name would suggest). No desserts, but Athan's is right across the street. Oh, one sort of strange thing to be aware of: They will seat 2 different small parties at one table for 6. So at our table there was a 3-person family at one end and my husband and myself at the other. It was strange for maybe the first 2 minutes, but the tables are spacious enough and the room has enough background noise that it quickly became a non-issue for us. However, it is something to be aware of.

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