Recently, we heard about the booming restaurant scene in cities like Waltham, Newton, and Belmont, more commonly known as the Metrowest of Massachusetts. More than likely, this is correlated to the recent developments in retail, commercial, and residential properties being populated with an influx of young professionals. Because of this, the surrounding areas are capitalizing on establishments that draw this demographic through the door. And boy, are the residents in the suburbs benefiting from this shift.
With restaurants featuring more tapas style plates and craft beer brews as well as the additional draw of a less crowded patio, it’s hard to not appreciate this scene. One of the newest places on the block is Brewers Tap and Table, or BT&T to the locals in this area.
From the outside, the building still looks under construction. Originally home to a 20 year old brewing company, the inside is not to be overlooked. It is adorned with exposed HVAC and industrial style lights hanging from high ceilings and complemented by the large farm style tables which are well suited for mingling. The large bar curves from the front of the waiting area all the way to the lofted second floor’s stairway and patio entrance. Intimate tables for two are located along the windowed wall overlooking the bustling Moody Street and allow for great people watching as they are tinted from the outside.
Opened by a couple from Vermont, the globally inspired menu brings together the likes of Asian cuisine and Latin spices for amazingly unique pub fare. It was hard to choose from the creative starters and entrees. With choices like pulled pork flatbread with harissa sauce and pickled jalapenos to fried feta cheese, the menu is sure to have something for everyone including fellow chefs or a picky two year old. Scroll down to see our exact choices below.
We had a great time laughing at our flight choices and the most recent movies we saw. It was great to be among other couples looking for a special location to experience together. It was a diverse crowd, which we appreciated and were sad when we had to leave. Also, a quick food for thought, if looking to grab a table for your next date night, be sure to book a reservation beforehand. The place gets busy quickly and customers tend to enjoy themselves.
Have you been to any new restaurants in the Metrowest area of Boston? If so, what was your favorite dish? We’d love to hear! Oh, and as always tune in to @writetogetaway on Instagram to see our future date nights!
Appetizers: Pulled pork flatbread, sweet chili wings, and roasted carrots
Main dishes: BT&T grilled cheese and crispy chicken sandwich
Dessert: Creme brulee of the day – reese pieces
Drink Choices: Flights featuring Areonaut’s cita galaxy session IPA, Springdale’s Amadan Irish stout, Down the Road’s patchwork kilt Scottish ale, Artisan’s ginger libation ginger beer, Banded Horn wicked Bruni lager, Queen City’s south end lager (we overlapped on a few)