Whenever I’m off work on a Friday (which is rare) I like taking in luxuries of the day for instance waking up later than usual, walking around the city like a tourist, and of course having a REAL lunch. The usual 30-minute break doesn’t allow much catching up or better yet food enjoyment. It’s more like a mundane necessity than extraordinary nourishment for the body. This is how I stumbled upon Ferrara’s.
I was looking for lunch with friends, and instead they said, “let’s do brunch”. “On a Friday?” I thought. No way!
Voted Best Brunch in Boston Ferrara’s keeps brunch lovers like myself happy with an amazing menu Friday thru Sunday from 8am to 3pm! If you’re not a brunchie junkie like me then you can join Ferrara’s for dinner Monday thru Sunday from 4pm til closing. The only thing that makes me sad is that I’m just finding out about this gem and they’ve been open since June 2012. So many wasted Sundays!!! And Fridays!!!
Casual and modern patrons can come in right after work for a drink and hangout or make Ferrara’s a destination for dining. The location of the restaurant is close to Haymarket Station making commuting by T easy peasy.
Menu meal prices are between $4.95 and $16.95 while sides are between $1.95 and $4.95. I was excited when I seen the “Seafood Benedict” option on the menu and had to have it. I went with the Fresh Lobster Meat instead of the other options of Maryland Lump Crab or Shrimp and washed it down with some cranberry juice. This was only the start of a beautiful experience.
My lobster was SO tender with nice chunks! The home fries here are to die for! Cooked up with onions and seasoning, they don’t need any ketchup. I was full, I was happy…and then the chalkboard caught my eye. It read, “Egg in a Jar”. I read the contents and ordered one for my table. We agreed to not have your potbellies “visible” so we shared this special.
The Egg in a Jar contained Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Mushrooms, Seasoned Grilled Chicken, a toped with a Warm Sunny-Side Up Egg and Crispy Prosciutto. At the time it just sounded different, but after the first bite it was my fate. The prosciutto was yummy! I never had it crispy before then. We broke the yolk of the egg so it could run throughout the jar, which worked out well. Served with elongated Siciliano bread we quickly dug into our jar, almost as if we didn’t consume our brunch prior. The mash and chicken delivered as promised and the mushrooms were a nice balance. If this item is served again when I return I’m getting it for MYSELF hands down.
I can see how and why Ferrara’s is worthy of high ranks in the city. With good service, good prices, and tasty meals one has to give credit where it’s do.
FERRARA’S KITCHEN + BAR
76 SALEM STREET