Boston wouldn’t be Boston without Newbury Street. This popular Back Bay destination for tourists and locals alike contains some of the best shopping and eating in the city. While you’re taking in the sights, I recommend a stop for lunch or dinner, or a drink at the bar at 29 Newbury Restaurant. And, whatever time of day, don’t forget the soup!
With outdoor patio seating you can indulge your people watching tendencies, or have a seat in their elegant air conditioned dining room, while enjoying a bowl of New England Clam Chowder or Gazpacho Soup, both perfect summer favorites and done well by 29 Newbury.
You could think that hot soup on a hot day might not hit the spot, but that would mean you haven’t tried 29 Newbury’s New England Clam Chowder.
New England is, of course, famous for its clam chowders. You’ll find this soup on menus at a multitude of restaurants in and around Boston. As a native of Maine and a long time Boston resident, I usually skip it, knowing how difficult it is to make a really good clam chowder, and few are as good as I can make at home with fresh ingredients. 29 Newbury did this one right. This chowder was thick, creamy, very smooth, and filled with marvelous flavors. And, even though the temperature of the air was nearly 90 degrees, the chowder was a perfect summer indulgence that didn’t feel heavy or over heated. It was just light, fresh and delicious!
The Gazpacho of 29 Newbury was a fantastic surprise! Again, filled with flavor, this rich cold soup was another perfect summer starter. I could taste the cucumber, and added to the rich tomato base it was all perfectly seasoned with a pleasant spicy kick. Even my friend, who generally doesn’t veer far from the basic chicken noodle, found this Gazpacho a very enjoyable soup!
As summer favorites it’s wonderful to find both done so well! And, along with the soups, I tried one of the specials of the day – a roasted portabella salad, with leafy mescaline and Gorgonzola cheese. It was a lovely finish to a lovely summer evening meal.