Monday, March 31, 2014

Stuff I Ate - The Barrel House American Bar in Beverly, MA

If you haven't yet tried The Barrel House American Bar in Beverly, you don't know what you're missing. Envision house cured meats from free range farms, local produce and an appetizer menu that leaves you without room to take on the entree course. If you consider yourself a foodie, DO get to Barrel House soon. 

This weekend we made our second trip in a mere four weeks and I suspect this will become a sort of addiction.  Note: this is no place for dieters or seafood seekers. The Barrel House is for gourmet carnivores and their friends. Your husband will love it.

From the high backed leather banquets to the exposed brick and cavernous lighting, The Barrel House in Beverly, MA is both sexy and cozy. 

The cuisine is a foodie adventure with an ever changing Charcuterie board offering a surprise every time. The honey almond fondue is another highlight and the poutine...mmm the poutine.  Add a creamy lush beef tartar topped with quail egg and we had so much food for our hungry party of 4 - we couldn't even finish. 

The vast wine and craft beer list offered pleasing potables for any enthusiast and our server, Stephanie was knowledgeable, friendly, cheerful and attentive.  We will definitely be back -often.

A little about The Barrel House American Bar from their website:
Barrel House American Bar, located in historic Ellis Square, in the heart of downtown Beverly, is a neighborhood bistro specializing in American and French regional cuisine. Our Depression era building features a bustling dining room, with an authentic tin ceiling, reclaimed wood floor, period lighting, and tufted banquette, providing a warm and comfortable space for an evening out. Casual diners and larger parties may enjoy our spacious family table and the friendly shared experience it provides. Or if you prefer, cozy up to our beautiful cast pewter bar for a classic cocktail or craft beer. At Barrel House American Bar, we believe in serving an outstanding home-made product in a sustainable and responsible way, while helping the local economy by buying from local producers.