Sunday, February 1, 2015

Plating the Field

Many plates for many tastes at BoMa


Two out of your last three exes would likely agree: maybe you're just a little scared of commitment. 

At least one place understands where you're coming from. Welcome to BoMa, the new South End gastropub that's all about keeping your options open.

With a menu broken into five categories -- Tiny, Small, Light and Large Plates, plus Sweets for dessert -- you'll be free to try a little of everything.

Smaller plates (like the duck fat french fries or the crispy shrimp with pickled heat and chili chocolate) are perfectly sized for sharing with a date, or go for heartier fare like the grass-fed hangar steak with Texas hash and greens. That is, if you're ready yet. 

BoMa gives you choices within the space itself, too: Dine at the 15-seat bar near the floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on to Washington Street or at a corner booth tucked amidst dark wood beams and exposed brick in the dimly-lit dining room.

On top of all that, they know how to keep you interested with a bar that stays open until 1a and a Sunday brunch program coming in the next several weeks. 

When you finally decide to commit, it should be to this place.

1415 Washington St., South End
(617) 536-2662

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 1 (out of 4)
Subway: Orange Line to Back Bay 
Hot seat: Duck into a grey-leather corner booth for a little privacy
Best bets: Lobster mac and cheese; grass fed hangar steak; grilled swordfish
Round midnight: Stop in afterwards at The Beehive for some late night jazz, or a stiff night cap at Deluxe
Nearby: The Beehive; Deluxe; Oishii

photo courtesy BosGuy

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