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Sep 14, 2011 10:18 AM

Russell House Tavern...everyone's favorite small plates there?

Going to Russell House Tavern this Friday and noticed lots of delicious looking small plates on their dinner menu.

My bf and I may just order all small plates (tapas style) and skip the entrees, though the Ozark Heritage Pork Trio entree did catch our eye :)

Was just curious what people's favorites were off the Russell House Tavern dinner menu...

Some items that piqued our interest were:

--Short Rib Wellington

--House Charcuterie Board

--Melted Cambazola Cheese

--Crispy Pigs Head Cake

--House Made Terrine (though I dunno if we'd get this AND the House Charcuterie Board, may be too similar?)

--Foie Gras and Laphroig Terrine

--Brandt Farms Marrow Bone (had a delicious bone marrow tapas at Toro and was curious about this one too)

--Crispy Soft Poached Chip-in Farm Egg


--Deviled Local Farm Egg

(which egg dish have you guys liked better?)

And also--anything from the Raw Bar worth trying? We usually would go to a B&G or Neptune Oyster or Island Creek Oysters for raw bar items unless there is something quite delicious here too :)


Neptune Oyster
63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

Chip-in Farm
201 Hartwell Rd, Bedford, MA

Russell House Tavern
14 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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  1. The crispy poached egg is my favorite thing on the entire menu (by far). We were pretty underwhelmed by their charcuterie.

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    1. re: Gabatta

      2nd for the crispy poached egg. I still think about that egg.

      1. re: Prav

        third! I liked it so much, I've tried to make it at home, with limited success. Definitely my favorite thing I've tried there.

        1. re: cpingenot

          4th for the egg! It's a must-get anytime we are lucky enough to dine there.

    2. I have really enjoyed the charcuterie board and the terrine's. Also the poached egg although it's difficult to share. I'm not crazy about the raw bar there at all. The oysters and crab leg that I've had there have always been kind of "mushy" IMO. I just think there are way better raw bars around if that's what you want. But I like their housemade charcuterie quite a bit and have found their portions to be more generous than alot of places when it comes to the meats.

      1. A surprise hit that I've enjoyed is the smoked mussel salad with bacon. Delicious with bread! I also really enjoy their "Dirty Caesar" salad.

        Last time I had a half dozen Oysters and they were fine. Well shucked, no complaints.

        1. My favorite from dinner this past weekend was something whose complete name I can't remember, but featured smoked lamb belly.

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          1. re: Ruprecht

            I had that this week too and really liked it: smoked lamb belly on crostini, I think it was. It was like fried lardons of lamb belly, not what I expected but very tasty.

            Also really liked the crispy pigs head cake as others have said, which is topped with a poached egg. All kinds of flavor and texture. And definitely worth getting bread to sop it up.

          2. The Crispy soft poaced egg is divine. I've enjoyed the Crispy Pigs Head Cake as well.