Last Friday, Steve and I met up with his cousin Doug and spent the afternoon and evening in Boston. We wandered around the Government Center/Quincy Market/Boston Harbor area chatting and catching up. The highlight of the evening was a dinner at the Union Oyster House, which is a Boston landmark and America's oldest restaurant.
We had a 6:00 reservation, but we were running a bit early and arrived at 5:40 or so. They were able to seat us immediately, and so we went to our table and began to review the menu. As was expected - it was completely drenched in seafood. Steve and Doug ordered the Shore Dinner which consisted of lobster (boiled or broiled), a bag of steamers, an ear of corn, and 2 red potatoes. Included in the price was also a cup of clam chowder and a dessert of either indian pudding or gingerbread. Steve ordered the lobster broiled to try something new. From what he said, the clam chowder was quite tasty, the lobster and steamers were really good, and well... let's just say he tried the indian pudding.
Not being much of a lobstah lovah (yeah, I said it), I went ahead and ordered the grilled swordfish special which came with snap peas, mashed potatoes, and a roasted tomato. I also ordered the cream of tomato soup as an appetizer and the Boston Cream Pie for dessert (no... I don't like clam chowdah either). The soup was so smooth and tasty; I'm not usually much of a tomato soup person (unless it's with grilled cheese), but this was a great one. The swordfish was also quite good, it flaked right off with the fork and was not over or undercooked. The snap peas were crisp and cooked in a light oil (tasted like with some lemon too). The mashed potatoes were red-skinned mash with a slight taste of garlic and butter. Overall, the meal I had was really good.
Overall, our experience at the Union Oyster House was a very delicious and good one. We would definitely go back there again if we were in the city. The food was great and the staff were friendly. If you're ever looking for a place to eat in Boston, definitely check out this historic landmark.