Feb 082017
 

I love brunching, don’t you?  There is just something special about that mid-morning meal that tends to bring people together to share a meal and quality time with friends and family. I recently had a chance to try brunch at Lincoln Tavern in South Boston and the best part is that I got to experience their brunch test kitchen the day I was there.

Lincoln is one of the city’s most sought after brunch destinations on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm), but Chef Nicholas Dixon and his team also do a Brunch Test Kitchen menu every Friday from 10:00AM – 3:00PM. Each week the Brunch Test Kitchen features a new line-up of off menu items that are potential contenders to join Lincoln Tavern’s already award winning brunch line up. Think: Nutella S’mores Pancakes that are super stacked chocolate chip and marshmallow pancakes with layers of Nutella, toasted marshmallow and graham cracker crumbs, Fried Chicken & Cheddar Biscuits with sausage gravy and quail egg, a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake with vanilla ice cream, fireball and rumchata…..you see where I’m going with this.

Located in the heart of South Boston, Lincoln is a classic American tavern that offers guests a welcoming combination of home-spun, American fare alongside a wide variety of rustic, wood-fire-grilled specialties.

Built with the intention of being a comfortable meeting spot for locals looking to share stories at the end of their long day, Lincoln draws inspiration from its surrounding, hard-working, and uniquely American neighborhood.

Revitalizing a nearly forgotten West Broadway space that at one time housed the area’s only department store, Lincoln feels nostalgic. It’s open-air, tiled-floor cafe, grande bar, and soaring, original tin ceilings remind us of a time when dining halls and supper clubs were a way of life.

I got a chance to try out some of the Brunch Test Kitchen items recently with some blogger friends and want to tell you about a few of the things I tried from the test kitchen menu.

Philly Cheesesteak Hot Pocket
(shaved wagyu sirloin, griddled peppers and onions, Tallegio cheese sauce)

Fluffernutter Parfait 
(peanut butter mousse, homemade fluff, cookie crumble, caramelized banana)

Fried Calamari
(fried onion, cherry pepper aioli, lemon)

Fruity Pebble Pancakes
(stack of pancakes, cereal milk anglaise)

Roasted Onion & Goat Cheese Pizza 
(oven roasted leeks and shallots, caramelized onions, shaved garlic, romesco sauce) — this one is on their regular menu, but I highly recommend it.  It was phenomenal.

Brunch Pot Pie
(sausage gravy, confit potatoes, broccolini, peas, sage, sunny-side up egg, honey butter)

Butternut Squash Pancakes 
(toffee caramel, brown compound butter, toasted walnuts, whipped sour cream)

I was in heaven. Everything I had was incredible, but that Fluffernutter Parfait was my favorite by far. I was really impressed by the variety on the menu and can’t wait to get back there again soon.

Grab a booth up front with friends for dinner ­— or make your way past the lively main bar and into the back room for a more traditional sit-down, dining experience.

Lincoln Tavern is located at 425 West Broadway in South Boston. Street parking is available (if you get lucky) or there is lot across the street that offers 2-hour parking.

Be sure to follow Lincoln Tavern on Instagram @lincolnsouthbos to stay up to date on each week’s brunch test kitchen offerings or  let them know what you would like to see more of!

  94 Responses to “The Brunch Test Kitchen at Lincoln Tavern in Southie #BrunchTestKitchen”

  1. Brunch is my favorite meal and all the food looks scrumptious. I’m craving that parfait. OMG – it looks so good!

  2. Well I now know where to go if I am ever in the area for a great brunch. All the different food plates look so good.

  3. I love that they have a wood fire grill! That always makes food taste good!

  4. Ummm, holy cow! That food looks AMAZING! I’ll take one of those fluffernutter parfaits please! lol. The restaurant looks like it has a great vibe! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh my goodness. That Philly Cheese Steak Hot Pockets look divine! I am a meat lover so every dish you featured that has meat in it, I absolutely love! This is such an awesome place for brunch!

  6. I would love to try the Fluffernutter Parfait, well, actually I would like to taste it all! A must-try place i bet!

  7. OMG everything looks delicious and perfect for brunch with family or friends. Yum! Now I’m hungry lol

  8. Brunch is my favorite meal, it’s awesome when you can mix breakfast and lunch together. I love the ambiance of this place and the food looks amazing: specially those butternut squash pancakes and parfait, yum!

  9. Sounds like a cool place to have brunch! I have brunch all the time technically, as I always forget to eat breakfast

  10. I am drooling over the fried calamari, yummy! It’s been a while since I had some. Nice place to grab some bites.

  11. I love having brunch with friends or family. It is something we do sometimes when my sister comes to town. The Brunch Hot Pie is something I would love to try for sure. Thanks for sharing this amazing place to share brunch.

  12. I love brunch!! We do brunch almost every weekend. What some yummy tasting food you got to try out. I love the idea of the philly cheese steak hot pocket!

  13. If that’s a test kitchen, then call me a Guinea pig, because I wan to eat all the food! ALL. THE. FOOD!

  14. That looks like an amazing place to eat. I LOVE the atmosphere, and the food looks amazing. AMAZING!

  15. I am a huge brunch fan! All of that food looked so good and super fancy.

  16. I am a huge brunch fan! Your post reminded me that I need to go out with my girls for brunch more often. All of that food looked so good and super fancy.

  17. What a fun idea to do. All those dishes look delicious (except the fruity pancakes one). Hope you had fun!

  18. Well that all looked very appetizing. I’m not really a brunch person but since I could eat breakfast for dinner I’m sure I could adjust easily.

  19. Oh wow! All of that food looks so amazing. I so want to take a trip to this place!

  20. Brunch is probably one of my favorite meals. This place looks amazing and the food looks so delicious!

  21. There were so many things on that list that you tried that I would love to try. Those fruit pebble pancakes look delicious!

  22. Wow! This good all looks so delicious! Brunch is a lost meal for sure!! LoL!!

  23. Wow, Wow, Wow! I want it all! And if I can’t have it all, then the Fluffernutter Parfait will have to do 🙂

  24. It all looks yummy. The location is beautiful.

  25. Woah, it all looks so good I do not even know what to try first! I know my kids would love those pancakes!

  26. I love brunch too! It’s the best of both worlds, and that Philly Cheesesteak Hot Pocket looks amazing! Boston is definitely on my bucket list to visit!

  27. Everything looks awesome! I can’t decide what I would like best, but it’s probably the Fruity Pebble pancakes. I love Fruity Pebbles.

  28. I love brunch! My friends and I try to get together for brunch every Friday. It’s our social outing and we try new places each time. Too bad I don’t live in Boston because this place looks amazing. So many good choices – the brunch pot pie, fluffernutter parfait and butternut squash pancakes, yum!!

  29. Wow! Those dishes look amazing. I think I’d be most excited to try the hot pocket and the parfait. Yum! Lucky you.

  30. I love brunch and everything you showed us looks amazing. That Flutternutter thing, omg. I would die to have one now!

  31. I want all of this! Yes, I do love brunch. You get the best of both worlds.

  32. Yum. Looks like it could be a fun place to try out for Valentine’s Day.

  33. This looks like an amazing place to enjoy a meal with friends! Lovely photos, too – I especially love the sound of the Brunch Pot Pie!

  34. I’ve never really been much of a brunch person but these recipes look amazing. My kids would love the fruity pebble pancakes.

  35. All of the food looks so delicious I think I’m drooling. I haven’t been to Boston in a while but I know where I’m going the next time I’m there.

  36. Even though I’m not a big breakfast person, I absolutely adore brunch. I love trying new places, especially when they have unique menu items. Feeling like I might need a trip to Boston soon.

  37. I love having brunch on the weekends. the food from this tavern is delicious. I definitely need to stop by south Boston to try it out.

  38. Wow! Just Wow! Everything looks so unbelievable! The next time I am in the area, I have got to stop in and eat!

  39. Their plates are really pretty, and the food looks delicious. I would love to eat at this place if I ever get up that way. The atmosphere seems to be just what I would like.

  40. Brunch is THE best. I am such a big fan of brunch and oh man, this looks amazing! Look at those pancakes! Unreal!

  41. I love doing brunch – especially on a Sunday and much of what you have here would make for a fine meal indeed! Might have to check out one this weekend!

  42. Oh my gosh, this place is the real deal! I’d be so excited to try out some of their impressive meals!

  43. Brunch is seriously amazing! It is the best of everything. Those pancakes look so delicious. Nom!

  44. This food all looks so delicious. I would love to check out this place. I would start with the Philly Cheesesteak Hot Pockets.

  45. What a fun experience. Any time someone else cooks for me I’m always thrilled.

  46. The food looks exquisite! That parfait must taste amazing! There’s just so many comfort food here to try, the kids will also love it for sure.

  47. I love reading your posts! Ahh, I was just in Boston a couple of weeks ago and out of all the bars in Boston, I picked Lincoln Tavern in Southie – not because of the atmosphere, crowd or drinks… it’s because of the pizza they serve at the bar! Amazing!

  48. Holy moly all of that food looks amazing!! I need to get back to Boston ASAP!!!

  49. I love brunch, I think mainly because you can eat breakfast items and lunch items at one table sitting. I have to say I can’t figure out which would be my favorite but I will take your word on the parfait.
    I am not sure how I would be able to walk away when I was done.
    I enjoy your posts on the places around the Boston area, I hope to vacation there in the future.

  50. There is a brunch test kitchen? I could do that All. Day. Long!

  51. Oh my goodness!! I love a good brunch with friends!! This place looks amazing!!

  52. Ooh those fruity pebble pancakes look awesome. I might have to try to make some of those. Brunch is definitely one of the best meals.

  53. oh goodness, I want to eat every single one of those things! Ok maybe not the calamari but everything else looked like heaven. so so sooooo good.

  54. wow they all looks so tasty!! i always wanted to eat in a nice resto and this one is very interesting

  55. Oh man, loving the pancakes! I sure wish this place was close to me because I’d be there this weekend!

  56. OMG! All of that food looks so so delishhhh!!!

  57. Looks like an amazing restaurant!n I want to try that Roasted Onion & Goat Cheese pizza! Looks SO delicious!

  58. That was a bunch of tasty pastries, I would love to have them all. The goat cheese pizza seems good, as you say..It was phenomenal!

  59. I am such a brunch girl! I love being able to eat a host of different foods and have it be socially acceptable to drink early in the morning too- this brunch test kitchen looks amazing!

  60. Looks like they’ve got great foods! That Fruity Pebble Pancakes look so fun and delicious! I’d love the pizza too! Yum!

  61. Everything above looks so yummy! However, being vegetarian and a cheese lover, I would go with the Hot pockets 🙂

  62. This is heaven right here on earth. So many fun foods to try. I would have a serious stomachache after.

  63. What a beautiful restaurant! I would love to try those fruity pebble pancakes, for sure! They look amazing!

  64. How nice does all the food look!! This is spot on my kind of place – that parfait looks to die for, I could kill for anything with peanut butter in it haha x

  65. I agree brunch can be such a social meal.
    We had brunch last Easter with our extended family and it was rewarding.

  66. I always love a wood fired oven. The butternut squash pancakes sound so good too! This looks like a fun experience.

  67. is it like a kind of bistro right? what’s the one with the egg on top? it really looks so delicious

  68. Wow that food looks amazing. Especially the pancakes, heavenly.

  69. If that’s how you brunch I want to come next time. 😉 This place looks delicious.Thanks for sharing such a yummy looking post.

  70. We love a good brunch. We have a place here called Cherry Reds that we go to quite often.

  71. We love a good brunch. We have a place here called Cherry Reds that we go to quite often.It is amazing.

  72. Oh my god, those Philly Cheesesteak Hot Pockets looks delicious. This is a fantastic review of this restaurant. If I ever travel out that way, this will be a must for me. Thanks for sharing.

  73. Omgosh, brunch is my absolutely favorite!! I was just talking to a friend earlier today about a brunch festival Atlanta is having next month (Atlanta has a festival for everything, lol).

  74. Oh the pancakes! One of my favorite breakfast/brunch things to eat. And the Fluffernutter Parfait? Yesssssss!

  75. Wow. That food looks so yummy. I love brunch! It might be the best meal ever 😉

  76. Brunch looks great. Every dish looks so delicious. Looks like a fabulous restaurant.

  77. This looks amazing and delicious! Love it, and I wish I could eat this, haha 🙂

  78. I would need to try one of everything you just listed. YUM! I bet you felt like you had a food baby afterwards, haha!

  79. I absolutely adore brunch and often like to have brunch with my parents. I have no doubt they would love a place like this! It all looks so delicious!

  80. Wow this is a brunch!So many cool options I love brunch because the creativity really comess out in the food since its not a real meal and I love it. I love the flutternutter and the fruity pebbles pancakes and the butternut squash one! Yum!

  81. As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your post. Wow those pancakes looks really yummy! I’m actually drooling right now looking at it. Thanks for sharing this incredible place.

  82. Those look so yummy especially the pancakes. Brunch is the best meal of the day (yes I consider it a meal all on it’s own) I would love a place like this so many options.

  83. Those fruity pebbles pancakes would be a hit with my crew, Brunch is the best because you can have whatever your appetite desires.

  84. Wow, these food make me hungry. I haven’t had breakfast yet 😉

  85. Looks really amazing. I would love to try out the fruity pebbles pancakes! They look so good and I rarely have pancakes so yes please!

  86. I really love enjoying brunch with the family too. This Kitchen makes some delicious brunch dishes that are literally making my mouth water.

  87. Omg every last dish looks absolutely amazing!!!!! Definitely wish this place was a tad bit closer so I could try it out for myself!!!

  88. They say that way of cooking makes the dishes more delicious. I don’t know why or how but I agree. I like the presentation of the meals. they look really deicious!

  89. well it’s official… I’m hungry! Your photos of the food have me craving brunch at the Lincoln Tavern : ) I’m with you when it comes to brunch, it’s awesome! yum! thanks for sharing this spot, whenever I’m in Boston I’ll have to check it out!

  90. That food looks AMAZING! I’d really love to try those butternut squash pancakes!

  91. Wow! The aesthetic of the place and the food all look amazing! Seems like a great experience

  92. I often find myself brunching, Robin. So, your post was very helpful and amazing.

  93. All of that food looks delicious. I’d eat there! The Fluffernutter Parfait looks especially yummy.

  94. Oh my. I definitely need to check this place out.