Southie's new one stop shop for all things food and drink is Lincoln, the massive new restaurant that recently opened on West Broadway taking over the former Payless space. The thoughtful design of the space makes it an easy choice for a ton of different occasions, it's a convenient and casual, which is great for a quick weekday bite to eat and it also has an upscale back room which is nice for a date night. Not to mention the option of pre or post dinner drinks at the bar, watching a game, and (my personal favorite) enjoying wood-fired pizza late night. Yeah, they have that too.
The above photo shows the front room, with a huge bar on the right with tons of standing room behind it. (Something tells me they're going to need it.) The booth seating on the left is perfect for casual dining.
Designer Erica Farthing of Assembly Boston worked closely with Cafco Construction and Sousa Design Architects to design and achieve the owners' vision of a classic American Tavern. Inspirations were drawn from classic taverns in the 1930s the original tin ceilings and brick walls of the classic building that was once Gorin's Department store were maintained.
The back room has a more upscale bistro vibe, with a stage for live music. It reminds me of Beehive a little bit. The design of the clock above the entryway kind of gives the space an old train station feel.
And then there's the food. The menu runs the gamut from pizza to comfort food to bar snacks. Here we have a preview of the entrees: buttermilk fried chicken, wood grilled salmon, and peppercorn crusted tuna steak.
I haven't been since the opening week, but I've heard that Lincoln is off to a great start with a ton of people in there and even a line sometimes. Looks like this was just the type of place that West Broadway needed.
All photos by Mike Diskin
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Michelle Zippelli is a Boston based hedonist who is committed to finding the best food that Boston has to offer. She has lived in Boston for 6 years and works in online marketing. Michelle loves meatballs, live music, exotic cheeses, Mexican food, spur of the moment dance parties, and all things pickled.
Jacki Morisi is a self-proclaimed bon vivant extraordinaire. A Boston native whose waking hours are exclusively focused on travel, music, food, and fare ... emphasis on food and fare. She's a firm believer that just because you're living on a young professional's budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste, and carries this mantra into each and every dining endeavor.