Sunday, September 29, 2013

Bar Louie in Fenway

           I recently had the opportunity to attend a grand opening event at the new Bar Louie in Fenway just prior to their opening to the public. I'd been to the Foxboro locationfor drinks and apps, and was interested in seeing how this one compared. It definitely had a more upscale look and feel, and with the location just up the street from Fenway park it's a nice alternative to some of the sports bars in the area.

          We started with some cocktails and were impressed with the creative list.  My favorite was the s'mores martini made with vokda and chocolate liquor and garnished with chocolate, marshmallow, and crumbled graham crackers. My friend enjoyed her Bloody Mary with accompaniments of pickles, olives, meat, and cheese!

            We shared an appetizer of the salmon sliders, which ended up being my favorite dish. I thought the bacon was an unusual pairing with salmon, but this just confirmed that yes, everything is better with bacon (including salmon)!

          We also shared two entrees including the Mexican Sunrise and BBQ ranch salad. I preferred the Mexican Sunrise, which was a cheese quesadilla, topped with black beans, salsa verde, salsa rojo, lettuce, cilantro, and a fried egg. But the salad was no joke - a giant bowl of field greens, corn, tomato, cilantro, bacon, avocado, tortilla strips, fried onion strings, barbecue ranch! We had a hard time finishing either of these dishes, they were both so big!

          Bar Louie is a nice addition to the Brookline Ave bar scene near Fenway, especially if you're looking for a fun cocktail rather than a beer (the focus of many of the neighborhood bars).
Bar Louie on Urbanspoon

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