Lower Gin Mills: Lion's Tail Gin, elderflower, mint, lime and house made ginger beer. It's for those who like their daytime weekend libations more on the boozy side.
Everyone is always asking us where to go for brunch. There are lots of options but when we were invited to Lower Mills Tavern to try out their experience we were game.
It's not an area we visit often but the traffic was fairly light on the rainy, cold Saturday we visited and we found it warm and inviting inside with a pretty good crowd at 1PM.
Three Little Birds: Citrónge liqueur, pomegranate juice, strawberry-blood orange shrub and prosecco. Refreshing and lighter.
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with blackberry compote, served with home fries.
We began with a couple of cocktails, tasty indeed, as we glanced over the menu. Everything looked good but we knew we just had to begin with the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. They did not disappoint.
Steak And Eggs Hash with mushroom, red onion, breakfast potatoes, fresh mozzarella, chive and rosemary oil.
The eggs featured in this dish were perfectly poached and runny, a classic, hearty breakfast dish.
The Home Fries at Lower Mills Tavern were really some of the best we've had, perfectly seasoned with an almost creamy texture under that outside layer of crisp.
Chicken Sandwich: Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Vermont cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion and creamy ranch dressing on a seeded brioche bun.
The Chicken Sandwich was my favorite menu item. I always think the buttermilk helps but, really, you either nail it or fail it. This one was great.
Avocado Toast with eggplant hummus, chili-toasted chick peas and balsamic gastrique on whole wheat bread.
How can one not try the Avocado Toast? It's such a thing now but this one was perked up with those chickpeas offering a tinge of heat we liked.
A side of Cauliflower Mash.
We also really liked the architectural details of the restaurant design which gave things an authentic mill town feel, the exposed brick and comfy leather banquettes were inviting and casual. It was the kind of place you can just slow down and relax in for hours.
The verdict: The next time we are asked where to head for weekend brunch south of downtown Boston we'd advise anyone to try Lower Mills Tavern.
2269 Dorchester Avenue
Boston, MA 02124
We were invited to attend this brunch as members of the media with no promise of any editorial consideration.