Three Things to Order at Yard House
With the anticipated public opening of Yard House in Fenway tomorrow, here is a quick look at what you can expect. Jon and I frequent their Dedham location on weekend trips to Costco and have always enjoyed it. Here’s Three Things to Order at Yard House.
Boasting a very large draft beer selection, the Yard House menu has something for every beer drinker. If you are overwhelmed by the choices, simply ask your server or bartender for a recommendation. Turns out one of Jon’s new favorite beers is Kona, recommended by our bartender, who also offered Jon a sample since he had never tried it before. The beer menu is broken down by beer type, making it easy to read for even the occasional beer drinker. Non-beer drinkers fear not; Yard House also offers menus of wine, house specialty cocktails, martinis, mojitos, sake and some “fresh and skinny” options as well.
2) Onion Ring Tower
This appetizer is tried and true; perfectly-sliced rings are beer battered and dusted with parmesan, served with both chipotle and buttermilk ranch dipping sauces. Great for sharing at the table, these crispy finger-foods are served piping hot and delicious.
What’s more American than beer and a burger? With almost a dozen to choose from, you really can’t go wrong. My favorite thus far is a traditional BBQ Bacon Cheddar Burger with applewood smoked bacon, and sides of BBQ rum sauce and roasted garlic aioli to add as you see fit. Cooked to a perfect medium rare, the beef flavor stands out and is not overwhelmed by the small but supportive bun. I’d suggest upgrading the regular sides fries to the truffle fries, topped with shredded parmesan and fresh herbs.
Korean BBQ Beef: Marinated boneless short ribs over jasmine (or brown rice) with Korean vegetable salad and green onions. It’s always fun to see unexpected items pop up on a “pub” appetizer list that isn’t fried or covered in cheese. This meat is tender and the vegetables provide a nice crunch.
Thai Chicken Noodle Salad: Egg noodles, grilled chicken, broccoli-carrot-sprout-cabbage-cilantro slaw and spicy peanut vinaigrette. This salad has become a favorite of ours, and a very healthy option on the menu. Opt for the blackened chicken instead of plain grilled; the heat will balance well with the sweetness of the sauce, along with the cool cucumbers and noodles.
Despite all of the bars and beer pubs in the Fenway area, there can never be enough during baseball season. Yard House will join the ranks of the other beer and burger establishments, providing pub-grub to the hungry, and a great beer list for the thirsty.
Do you plan to check out Fenway’s Yard House?