Amid the constant hum of Back Bay’s shopping hub at the Prudential Center and business activity in its towering office buildings sits Towne Stove and Spirits, Boston’s definitive something for everyone restaurant offering a host of lively experiences from handcrafted cocktails at the street-level bar overlooking Boylston Street, to comfort-focused bites, and refined main dishes in its multiple dining spaces.
The atmosphere is both laid back and sophisticated. I loved the open dining room, with big windows that let in lots of light, and the high ceilings. The downstairs bar was much cozier and a bit darker; making it a great spot for a date night or after work drinks.
For my second plate I headed over to the hot stations where I tried creative dishes such as the pan seared salmon with green kale and pin nuts, poached eggs, maple glazed pork, and a deliciously short rib hash. The poached eggs were runny, and the hash was seasoned perfectly.
Unfortunately the dessert display lacked in gluten free options, and I was only able to have berries and homemade whipped cream.
Our server was attentive: constantly refilling coffee and water. And surprisingly, the coffee here was really good, not something I expected, and not something you often find anywhere other than cafes and coffee shops.
Join the Towne every Sunday from 11am-3pm for their Brunch Buffet.
Price is $38 per guest, and there are plenty of tasty gluten free options to make it well worth the money spent. (Children under 12/$14)
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Disclaimer: I received brunch free of charge as part of the Boston Brunchers, with the exception of gratuity, which we happily paid for the great service. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.