Boston Restaurant Blog -- March, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Since St. Patrick's Day is on a Monday this year, it did not look like I would be able to do much of anything on March 17, but we did end up spending the afternoon at an Irish pub today (March 16). And while Brennan's Grille in Easton was a bit disappointing, it was nice to have a pint and some pub food while listening to a bit of Irish music.
I had been to Brennan's a couple of times for dinner over the past few years, and I recall the food being pretty good. I also remembered the great atmosphere there, as they have creaky old wooden floors, beams along the ceiling, and a working (gas) fireplace in the dining room. Unfortunately, while the dining area remained a pleasant place to be, the food that we had earlier today was not up to par. The French dip included roast beef that was limp and lukewarm, and the corned beef and cabbage dinner included corned beef that was very fatty. The fries that came with the French dip were decent, and the boiled potatoes that came with the corned beef and cabbage were pretty good. The highlight was probably the homemade chicken soup, however, as it had lots of fresh carrots and a ton of white meat chicken, as well as a nice broth. The pints of Guinness were well-poured, though it took more than 10 minutes for mine to arrive. Entertainment included traditional Irish music on the stereo at first, followed by a singer from Ireland who used what must have been a karaoke machine to accompany him. It was a bit cheesy, but a lot of fun.
I hope that this was just a subpar day for Brennan's, food-wise, as a number of people I know (including myself) have had some good meals there in the past. I'll probably get back there over the coming months for dinner, with my fingers crossed that the food will be back up to a decent level.
If you want the address for Brennan's Grille, here it is: Brennan's Grille, 402 Turnpike Street (Route 138), Easton, MA 02333. The phone number is (508) 238-3773.
Love goin' to Brennan's...Staff is outstanding. Food top notch. Brennan's is our favorite spot.
Posted on 5/3/08
I think Brennan's has gone out of business - the sign out front says "Closed for Vacation" and there's no mention of the Easton location on the Brennan's website (just their Cape Cod location in Dennisport).
Posted on 7/17/08
Real estate sign on front confirms that it is closed and for sale - too bad as it was a great place. Oh well.
Posted on 7/18/08
The place has never been the same! When it was the original owner and original chef, you could always bet on getting an exceptional meal. THE DRUNK N DIRTY STEAKTIPS... I miss them so much! People advertise her steak tips but none compare!
Posted on 3/30/09
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