Don’t Feel Like Going to Chinatown? Try Bernard’s
Who says you need to take the orange line to Chinatown for authentic food? Avoid the T and head to Bernard’s in the Chestnut Hill Mall, voted Best Chinese in the Improper Bostonian‘s “Boston’s Best 2010.”
In lieu of a cocktail, how bout sake? If you are like me and not too familiar with different sakes, ask your server who will gladly give you a knowledgeable recommendation.
For an appetizer, don’t miss the Boneless Barbecued Spare Ribs ($8.5), sure to delight any fan. The Pan Seared Scallion Pancakes ($5.5) are a must, and for something a little different, I recommend the Cold Sesame Noodles ($5.5).
BeantownEats did some research on entrees and it sure paid off; the Steamed Filet of Chilean Sea Bass ($23.95) is our first choice. In the mood for something more traditional? Try the Peking Duck ($39.95). Your server will not only show you the proper way to prepare the duck for eating, he will also serve it to you! Just want a taste? Order the half duck ($24.95) and share amongst the table.
Even after reading, you’re still thinking, “But Chinese in a mall??” Trust BeantownEats, you don’t have to work up an appetite shopping to have an excuse to go to Bernard’s.
Note: Pictured in first photo (left to right, top to bottom): Cold Sesame Noodle, Sesame Chicken with white rice, Crab Rangoon, Pan Seared Peking Ravioli, Boneless Barbecued Spare Ribs.