Today we headed into Southie for brunch at the Lincoln Tavern. Every time I head to Southie, usually just to Castle Island or Rondo’s Sub Shop, I always think of the old Song “I was born down on A Street, raised up on B street, Southie is my home town”. Southie is not my home town, but I always remember my Dad singing that every time we went to South Boston when I was a child.
I have only recently discovered the Lincoln Tavern, and today was my second time dining there. The restaurant has such a great warm feel to it with the exposed brick, dark wood, and old school lighting. It is a very popular spot and has been packed both times we have been there. The waitstaff has been great, the managers have been friendly and professional, and the food has been amazing. The only negative aspect has been the hostesses, which have all been quite rude, but maybe they were all having a bad day, both times. Maybe?
Both times have been on a Sunday morning, and I think the next time I go it will be on a different day and time. I wasn’t the oldest person in the restaurant, but I was definitely in the minority. As a person who is only in their 40’s, this restaurant made me feel much older. I’m hoping it is just the Sunday brunch that attracts such an all young crowd, but time will tell.
I know it’s been awhile since I was in my twenties, but I have never seen a morning party location like this other than tailgating. It’s crazy! If you are looking to party on a Sunday morning, this is the place to be. It made for great people watching.
They serve brunch every day and the “Friday Test Kitchen” brunch sounds like something I will want to try. The menu changes weekly and I have just followed them on Instagram to see what the weekly offerings will be.
Both times the food has been excellent, which was good and bad. Bad because I would come here more often if I didn’t feel so old.
I was so surprised when we were treated with complimentary blueberry coffee cake while we waited for our meal. On our first visit it was amazing, but today it was a little dry and just ok. Regardless, what a nice treat and definite added points in my book!
The first time I dined there I ordered the Eggs Benedict which was honestly an out of body experience. Holy wow! Ham, spinach, boursin cheese, poached eggs, asparagus, and hollandaise sauce, accompanied by crispy hash browns. It was so rich and sinful that I just couldn’t bring myself to order it again today, even though I REALLY wanted to. Absolutely delicious!
My husband had a little more willpower than I did and ordered the California Omelet both times, which has egg whites, pepper jack cheese, avocado, bacon, and mango salsa. It was also accompanied by the hash browns. He loved the omelet. Oh, and did I mention the hash browns were so good!
Today I ordered the Fruity Pebble pancakes because I just felt like I had to. Right? Fruity Pebble pancakes? I am not a fan of Fruity Pebbles, and hardly ever order pancakes, but it was something I just had to try. It came with a cereal milk anglaise which was a little too much for me, but it was fun, and worth trying. As far as Fruity Pebble pancakes go, these were good!
My son ordered the Hot Chocolate Pancakes which came with a marshmallow topping and crushed peppermints, with a side of hot fudge. Yikes! Definitely a sweet treat, but he loved them!
Needless to say we both brought most of our pancakes home.
If the lunch and dinner are anything like their brunch, then it must be delicious. The Lincoln Tavern is a place you need to try, just try to look young 😉