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Jun 29, 2011 05:23 AM

Search for the Greatest Bloody Mary

As of right now,

#1 Cambridge Common

Not sure it gets better than this one...

#2 Highland Kitchen

Can anyone recommend some solid bloody mary spots? I mean a place that whether or not breakfast/brunch is worth it....the beverage makes the morning.

Cambridge Common
1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Highland Kitchen
150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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    1. I'll start with my general disclaimer that I hate the "bloody mary bar" (a la East Coast Grill). If I wanted to make my own bloody mary, I would be at home, making my own bloody mary... not going to a bar and giving you $9 to hand me a glass with vodka in it.

      That being said, my hands-down favorite bloody mary in the Boston area is at Deep Ellum. They use a bit of wasabi to up the spice, and serve it with a pickled green bean. Great stuff.

      I've also been impressed with the bloody mary at Foundry on Elm, although consistency has been an issue. Sometimes it's great; sometimes it's just OK.

      I'll agree that Highland Kitchen is also good, but I'd put it at #3 in this list. I haven't tried Cambridge Common.

      Deep Ellum Bar
      477 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134

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      1. re: huuvola

        I have Deep Ellum on the To Go To list - keeps coming up in posts... need to venture out there

        though you have to try Cambridge Common

        Deep Ellum Bar
        477 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134

      2. Union Bar and Grille used to be my favorite Bloody Mary, spicy and served with Tomolives. I haven't been there in a few months though.

        Union Bar and Grille
        1357 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

        1. East Coast Grill, hands down.

          Highland Kitchen is yummy.

          Fat Cat's is good, too.

          East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
          1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

          Highland Kitchen
          150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

          Fat Cat
          24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169