I hadn’t caught up with my friend, BosGuy in a while so we decided to grab brunch a few Saturday’s ago. Trying to think of somewhere new to go was very “trying” for both us. Me, in particular as my brain was completely work fried leaving it with little to no capacity to come up with a location for us. BosGuy to the rescue… he found a relatively new restaurant called Roost Bistro on Newbury Street. I had never even heard of it but of course am always open to trying new places.
Located between Fairfield and Gloucester, Roost is housed on two levels in one of Newbury Streets brownstones. I walked up the few steps to the restaurant where BosGuy was waiting in the empty main dining area. The restaurant is very cute with chalk menu walls on one side, exposed brick on the other and cozy small table seating. They also had a little bar area, which seated about 8 people.
The weather was so utterly glorious reminding us that winter is around the corner and outside seating must be taken advantage of immediately so we asked to be moved outside. Seated at a high top tiny corner table on the two tier patio, we felt like we could have been on a Paris Street with the sun shining and the cool breeze lightly blowing. Our snug table was right up against the patisserie located on the lower level of the building, where we could salivate over the decadent and delightful looking pastries and cheeses.
Service was slow due to understaffing so it took us while to even get coffee. Our waiter was quite apologetic and we were totally fine given neither of us had to rush anywhere. I ordered a coffee and Mimosa and was happy just catching up with my friend, while we waited for our brunch orders of Eggs Benedict for me and a Spanish Omelet for my friend.
I had asked for my fruit to be on the side as I have such an aversion to fruit juice being near my eggs. It is just not right and our waiter totally got it, which I appreciated. My bennie of perfectly cooked eggs, just yokey enough was quite tasty and the fruit salad added more flair to my brunch than just water melon.
My friend seemed to thoroughly enjoy his omelet overstuffed with chorizo and caramelized onions.
The brunch menu offers the standard classics one wants from an easy going brunch place from the Bennys to omelets and to sandwiches and stuffed french toast.
While I don’t have as much exposure as I would like about the restaurant, I am very intrigued to go back and try more of what they have to offer and I think my friend would agree based on his recent review of our brunch.
Roost is now another addition to my list of places to go for brunch and hopefully soon dinner.
Have you tried Roost?
Roost Bistro can be found on Opentable.com