Boston Restaurant Blog -- August, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
After a fun afternoon at a family gathering the other day, we decided to head up to Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain for a light Saturday night dinner. I've been to Doyle's at least 100 times in my life, but most of those times have been for a round or two of beers and perhaps some appetizers, mainly because I have never been totally in love with the food at Doyle's. Over the last year or so, however, it seems as though the food there has gotten better. So we figured it wouldn't be a bad place to go for a mellow Saturday evening.
And as it turned out, our sandwiches were excellent; the turkey club was filled with thin slices of delicious white meat turkey, and the bacon was crisp and dry--just the way it should be in a club sandwich. The roast beef sandwich au jus was even better, with thin, lean, incredibly tasty slices of roast beef and mouth-watering beef stock on the side. The fries were also very good, and the beers, of course, were absolutely outstanding. It is tough to beat a Sam Smith IPA (unless you order a Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout, which they also have; love the Sam Smith line of beers!).
One aspect of Doyle's Cafe that I love is the fact that it represents the Boston of old; it is a comfortable old place where politicians and locals dine next to one another, while groups of people at the bar sip their drinks under the hanging lamps that look like they have been around since the early part of the 1900s. Doyle's is one of the few remaining "old Boston" watering holes, and I hope that, unlike so many of the others that have fallen by the wayside, Doyle's will be around for many years to come.
If you would like the address for Doyle's Cafe, here it is: Doyle's Cafe, 3484 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. The phone number is (617) 524-2345.
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