Lin at Lunch: Bristol Lounge
Their lunch menu consists of the typical appetizers, salads, sandwiches and main courses. Their beverage menu also consists of non-alcoholic drinks that deviate from standard soda. I love seeing this concept on a lunch menu and we took full advantage, ordering a cucumber seltzer and raspberry lemonade. After some talk on twitter, we were sent out an order of their Avocado Fries courtesy of The Bristol Lounge. We had tried something similar at Local 149, and were pleased that these were equally delicious! The avocado keeps this appetizer on the lighter side and the cilantro dipping sauce really brings an added flavor that makes these little bites a must-try.
Avocado Fries with shaved jalapeño, aged cheddar and cilantro dipping sauce on the side (vegetarian)
After the appetizer, I wanted to make sure I ordered something light so I wouldn’t need a nap before returning to work. That being said, this sandwich was so large that I was only able to finish half of it! I liked the idea of pancetta replacing traditional bacon, and I really liked that they went with a turkey BLT, rather than a sometimes overwhelming and difficult-to-eat turkey club with the extra sandwich layer. As you can see, there was a generous amount of turkey. Tarragon mayo is served on the sandwich (beware mayo haters!) and provides a very nice compliment to the sandwich.
Turkey BLT with turkey, pancetta, tarragon mayonnaise, arugula, tomato, focaccia, house-fried kettle chips
Jon didn’t even have to look at the menu to know he was ordering the burger. He is a “purist” and asked for no cheese, and enjoyed every single bite. This is a simple burger, with simple ingredients, executed with a perfection that is deserving of this burger’s accolades.
The Famous Bristol Burger with aged Vermont cheddar cheese, house-made pickles on a brioche bun with truffle french fries
I had meant to keep the recipe to list the prices on these dishes since they are missing from the online menu. Being an upscale restaurant in a Four Seasons hotel, I expected a high price point, and I was correct. But our food was very good, and it was a very nice lunch treat for both of us.
The Bristol Lounge is located in the Four Seasons at 200 Boylston St, a 5-minutes walk from both Arlington and Boylston green line stations.
Where do you like to treat yourself for lunch?