Friday, June 1, 2012

Abigail's

A leisurely paced walk from the Royal Sonesta lead us to Abigail's located in East Cambridge at 291 3rd Street, to kick off the bachelorette evening festivities. This was my first time at the recently opened neighborhood bistro, the ladies and I grabbed seats at the natural wood bar for some ice cold Oysters and cocktails. I washed two beautifully shucked Island Creeks ($15 for 1/2 dozen) down with an expertly crafted "tall & short" cocktail called The Salt Marsh ($8); an entirely appropriate pairing if you ask me! With an illuminating pink hue that looks like it would be sticky sweet, it is actually just the opposite thanks to the splendid combo of gin, grapefruit juice and a double dose of bitters - both Angostura and Peychaud's. The thickly salted rim boosts the boldly sour meets a hint of bitter flavors and does justice to the name, proving salt can garnish more than just a margarita. The neutral toned and modern decor in the lofty space is comforting and casual, the vibe makes for easy conversation and the staff is warm and welcoming. I was impressed on this short visit and am definitely looking forward to returning for a proper meal and another Salt Marsh!
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11 comments:

In and Around Town said...

I am surprised you did not get an Aperol cocktail to match your umbrella!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I think this is one of the few times during the day that you and I did not drink bubbly. :-)

Megan said...

Can we go back for more oysters? This was a great place to stop in.

Ameena said...

The outside of this restaurant is really pretty...love classy establishments like this!

Michelle Collins said...

Your photos, per usual, are gorgeous. I need to try that drink!

Kerstin said...

Sounds like such a fun night! :)

Apolinaras works in Kendall and goes to Abagail's a lot for lunch - I want to check it out too :)

Meghan said...

I really love the bar at Abigail's. Those oysters were amazing.

Elizabeth said...

Dave got oysters when we went here last year. Definitely something they do well.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I've never tried an oyster before! Many people love them the but thought of the consistency freaks me out haha ;)

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Gin and grapefruit is an awesome combo! Love your cocktail choice :)

Lin @ BeantownEats said...

HA! All you had to do was show me the Aperol umbrella!