The one recognized day when mothers’ of the world are treated like royalty, walk on beds of rose pedals, and don’t have to lift a finger for anything.
At least that’s what will happen when I’m a mom.
To show the special lady in my life and my sister AND her friend how much I care I took them to one of my FAVORITE Dorchester eats, Savin Bar + Kitchen. One of the perks of this restaurant IS the location. Right across from the Savin Hill T Station on the Red Line and with plenty of public parking on the street this restaurant is inviting for all means of travel.
Established in 2010 by Kenneth Osherow and Driscoll DoCanto, and with renovations in 2010 and 2011 Savin Bar + Kitchen definitely promises what it states on their site, “The ambiance is comfortable yet with an energetic buzz that has lit up Savin Hill.” I can recall walking on Savin Hill Ave back in 2002 and the atmosphere in the neighborhood wasn’t as inviting in the slightest. With new, welcoming eateries, like this restaurant, spirits in the area are higher.
Brunch runs on Sunday from 11am to 3pm and with Mother’s Day being the focus point reservations here were key. They were Very busy!
While my mom got the Grilled Chicken Breast sandwich I ordered the Sirloin Steak Tips cooked medium-well with Eggs cooked over-hard. My char-grilled sirloin tips were topped with Chimmichurri (a sauce made from finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and vinegar that’s great with cooked meat), a grilled tomato served with spinach on top (which I didn’t eat) and home fries.
And what did I choose to wash all this down with? Water today boys and girls. I had a cranberry juice after though.
Now I have a love/hate relationship with Savin and their seasonal changing menu options (wink-wink). I LOVE that they keep it new but then I hate to see something new leave; nevertheless you can find brunch favorites here for reasonable prices. An entrée ranges from $8 to $17 dollars and sides are from $2 to $7 dollars, mix that and “wet your whistle” with brunch cocktail in different styles of Mimosas, Bellini’s, Bloody Mary between $8 and $10 dollars. Not into brunch drinks? They have a full stocked bar that is aimed to please it’s patrons including other cocktails, margarita’s and sangria’s. Love sangria season.
Before my steak I wanted to try my sister’s side of bacon. That was some good bacon! Not too greasy, the PERFECT amount of Crunch! Oh, I had to hold back and remember it wasn’t mines. And then it appeared; my steak looked AND tasted very good. The chimmichurri brought more flavorful notes out of the steak. Unfortunately my camera died right as I was about to cut into the meat so I have no inside snapshot, but it looked good, trust me (ref. my previous photos). My eggs were perfectly pressed and the potatoes were satisfying and filling making my brunch experience complete as a whole.
Laid out with two rows of high-top tables and a regular seating with plush velvet backing this restaurant offers comfort with a modern approach. The downstairs space is available for many rental functions from private parties to art gallery shows. Every 1st Thursday of the month the location host an art gallery show free to the public. Talk about keeping Dorchester Cultured. Love it! Looking for entertainment on Tuesday or Thursday? Savin’s got you covered for Trivia night!
Friendly staff, mellow tunes, events, all smiles…in Dorchester? Absolutely!
Literally, “kid tested, mother approved!” Mom loved it! Xo.
Savin Bar and Kitchen
112 Savin Hill Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02125