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A Couple Of Quick Reviews (Post 390 and Bombay Club)


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Some quick reviews from a couple of places we recently visited:

Post 390

A very warm and inviting space, I can see why this has become a trendy spot to grab drinks in the Back Bay. We went there for lunch on a bitter cold day and was seated upstairs by the huge windows facing Clarendon. The service was at times spotty. The waiter didn't bring our drinks out at the same time, me having to wait for my Coke until after our meals have arrived. I got the deviled eggs and hamburger and Abby got the Turkey BLT. My burger was very salty, but the deviled eggs were awesome. Best thing about the lunch. Abby's BLT was a complete dud. Why? Because it didn't include the B or the dill cream cheese it was suppose to come with. The couple sitting next to us had ordered the same plate and they got bacon and the dill cream cheese. When we told the waiter about this, he said that he didn't think there was bacon in the sandwich but he will go check with the chef. (What would the B stand for then? Such a strange response.) Sure enough the chef messed up the sandwich and it was suppose to have both bacon and the dill cream cheese. Major props for the manager to come out and take the sandwich off our bill. Overall...eh. I'd come back for drinks because both the downstairs and upstairs bars seem nice, but I'd probably eat somewhere else first. I give Post 390 a 2 and 1/2 out of 5.

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Bombay Club

Taking the space of Pho Republique (one of our favorite spots to get a drink in our neighborhood) is the Bombay Club. I've apparently eaten at their location in Quincy Market, and I remember it being pretty good, if not expensive. We were meeting our friends Vivek and Mahima for dinner and we arrived to a relatively empty restaurant. It was kinda early, 6:30, and by the time we finished our meal a few other parties had entered. Normally I'd judge an Indian restaurant by their chicken tikka masala (I know, it's the national dish of England and not really an Indian specialty...but I just love the stuff) but this night we both ordered new-to-us items. We started with the Somosa Medley and Abby got the baked stuffed zuchinni and I went with the Punjabi Dhaba Chicken aur Naan. Everything tasted wonderful and fantastic. There was not a wrong step at all. Even the heat of my dish fit perfectly with the rest of the flavors and didn't drown out the subtle spices in the chicken. I forget what our friends ordered, but they were pretty pleased with their dinner. Normally we go to Mela for Indian food in the South End, but now we'll most likely have to flip a coin. I give Bombay Club a very solid 3 and 1/2 out of 5.

Our friends Vivek and Mahima:


Hello There. Really enjoyed your scrumptous looking photos. In particular, the sandwiches. I love Boston and I Love, Love Back Bay. So happy you shared this. I'm now your loyal follower. I have to know what they did to the corn on the cob at Cafe Habana. Any recolection? thanks a million, come to my blog, i'd love to have you as a follower. Keri (a.k.a. Sam)

Your blog is amazing. Will definitely link it.

Did a search for how they did the grilled corn and found this: