28 Degrees, located on the corner of Tremont and Appleton Street in the South End, is one of those restaurants that, once you eat there, you will come back to again and again.
Named after the temperature of a perfect martini, 28 Degrees has a great vibe the minute you walk in the door. The space is modern and dimly lit, making it romantic and cozy on a cold evening. The bathroom area has running water on the ceiling and you can see through the walls into the washroom area. Something you must see in person to appreciate.
And the food lives up to the atmosphere. We started with the small plates which are great for sharing and range in price from $11 to $15.The sweet corn salad was the perfect combination of sweet and tangy, with arugula, goat cheese and, of course, sweet corn. The yellowfin tuna tartare was very fresh and seasoned correctly, set on a light crispy wonton.
The large plates sampled were the seared local scallops and seared strip steak. The scallops were perfectly cooked and were laid on top of potato puree and spinach; which was a good accompaniment for the winter season. The steak was served with fingerling potatoes and asparagus with bordelaise Jus. Truffle parmesan fries, although not included on any dish, are a great side plate for sharing. Large plates range in price from $18 to $29.
The drinks were just as tasty as the food. The frozen bellini, which is the signature drink at 28 Degrees, was light and sinful at the same time. Even though winter is upon us, I highly suggest you try this concoction. Also tasted was the blueberry basil martini, which was right on target with the amount of sweet fresh blueberries vs. alcohol vs. basil.
To end the evening, the dessert platter had something for everyone; embracing all the tastes and flavors anyone could ask for.
1 Appleton Street
Boston, MA 02116
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Late Night Menu Available: 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Bar: 5 p.m to 12:00a.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Late Night Menu Available: 11 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Bar: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.