Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >
Jan 6, 2009 02:31 PM

Rolls/bread/spreads...the best

Hello all. I would love to hear from folks which restaurants you think have the best bread baskets/rolls and spreads. For instance, some favs of mine are the cornbread at Union Bar & Restaurant. I do think Bertucci's makes very delicious rolls and I do like Back Bay Restaurant Group's (Charley's, Abe & Louie's, etc) warm, crusty loaves. Franklin Cafe makes a great bean spread to go w/ the bread they serve before dinner. So what's your opinion??

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Sel de la Terre is the best I've had locally. Most of the expensive steakhouses also provide worthy bread offerings, often in big baskets: Abe & Louie's, Capital Grille, Smith & Wollensky, and Grill 23 were good, if memory serves.

    1. the split bone marrow on toast at Craigie
      Trattoria Amelia in Kendall square (are they still open?) used to serve some great bean spreads with their foccacia

      2 Replies
      1. re: barleywino

        Oh, yeah. Cragie's bone marrow makes my teeth sweat from ecstasy.

        1. re: barleywino

          Amelia's is still open! They also just renovated the entire room. It looks really nice.
          The food and the spread are the same! Great spot!

        2. Brookline Family Restaurant's white bean salad with Turkish bread. So good, I can't believe they give it away.

          1. The last time I went to Flemmings they had two delicious wine based cheese spreads for their crostini. I was enthralled with them

            1. Sportello with the scali bread and ricotta, evoo, salt and jammie thing...addictive