Last weekend we dragged our friends to Charlestown for dinner and drinks. The weather in Boston is finally warm and sunny, so we decided to walk through the Navy Yard, on or way. The Navy Yard is one of my favorite areas in all of Boston. Established in 1800, the Charlestown Navy Yard was one of the oldest ship building facilities in the US, and is home to the USS Constitution and the USS Cassin Young. If you enjoy history (as I do), you’ll love the area. The four of us meandered down the cobblestone and wooden sidewalks, taking in the views of the ships and water, in the early evening sun, before we turned down a side street and made our way towards the back of a long stone row building. Why? Because that’s where one of the best gems in Charlestown is discretely tucked away, The Navy Yard Bistro.
The Navy Yard Bistro is especially lovely during warmer months, when outdoor seating is plunked down on the sidewalks, underneath a row of trees. The Bistro only takes reservations for parties of 8 or more, so we put our name on the list, ordered drinks and made our way outside to wait for a table. Once our table was ready, we sat down in the twilight and got down to business as the leaves gently rustled above us in the breeze. Please excuse the photos, I forgot my camera, and darkness was quickly approaching.
We started off with a delicious Pinot Noir. Followed by grilled marinated hanger steak, pommes frites, and bordelaise sauce for two of us. Scrumptious. Steamed P.E.I. mussels with leeks, garlic, white wine, lemon, shaved almonds for P, which she said were some of the best she’s ever had, and that’s saying something. And ginger sake salmon with steamed jasmine rice, Seaweed & Cucumber Salad, wasabi crème fraiche, ponzu Sauce for Jonathan.Everything was delicious, as per usual at The Bistro. After parting ways with our friends, we decided to walk home past the monument. If you’re looking for a great meal under the stars, you can’t go wrong with the Navy Yard Bistro. Find more info HERE.