Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tavern on the Water

To get me out of the house (so Z could prepare for my surprise party), a few of my girlfriends took me out for a birthday lunch at Tavern on the Water in Charlestown. Tavern on the Water boasts gorgeous views of the Boston skyline and a sunny outdoor deck that gets a cooling comfort from the sea breeze (even on 90 degree days).

For a party of four, we did not have to wait long at all for a table on the deck, despite how crowded the restaurant was. Thirsty, yet feeling celebratory, I ordered an ice water and a glass of pinot grigio, served in a classy plastic wine glass (we ordered a bottle to split among the table - it's cheaper!).

For an appetizer, we all split the Queso Dip ($8.50), served with flash fried tortilla chips - because what's better than hot, spicy cheese on a humid July day? Nothing!

The cheese dip was traditionally spicy, wonderfully chunky and oh-so satisfying. I can never get enough gooey, melted cheese. 

For an entree, I ordered the Greek Salad ($9.50), served with feta cheese, olives and oregano vinaigrette. Despite the steep price tag, it was perfectly lightly dressed, and the vegetables (especially the grape tomatoes) were obviously fresh. For being a simple Greek Salad, it was rather impressive. 

The food at Tavern on the Water is not mind blowing, but it's definitely worth the money. Sitting on the deck and watching the boats go by also made dining there a relaxing, scenic experience. Despite the sunburn lines I have now from our sunny lunch there, I definitely plan to go back soon - but maybe for dinner, when the sun has set a little bit. 

Have you ever been to Tavern on the Water? What's your review?

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  1. Love it! The lobster roll is also delish =)

  2. I have never been to Charlestown! I really need to get over there.

  3. One of my best friends lives in Charlestown and we used to go here all the time for happy hour! I haven't been there in way too long!

  4. I've never been there but have been curious about the food there because I'd like to go since the view is so awesome!

  5. I love it here! For drinks especially but the seafood options at dinner are decent and so is brunch.

  6. Everything looks great! I had an AMAZING lobster eggs benedict here last month. I was very pleasantly surprised! Also? Their bloody mary bar!